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4 MUST-VISIT GETAWAYS NEAR WILLOW PARK

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There’s nothing like a summer getaway to hit the refresh button on your life. And you don’t have to go far to enjoy a little adventure this season. Here are some of our favorite getaways in the region.

Turner Falls Park

Did you think you’d have to fly to Hawaii to enjoy a swim beneath a waterfall? Well, guess what? You can find it less than 150 miles away, in Davis, Oklahoma. This 1,500-acre park is home to Honey Creek, which falls 77 feet into a swimming hole beloved by locals. Here, you’ll find caves to explore, trails to hike, and rope swings to play on. It’s the perfect place for a getaway with accommodations for campers and RVs. You can even rent a cabin if camping isn’t your thing.

Driftwood

This little town, south of Austin, is worth the 3 ½ hour drive to get there. Take a tour of their amazing wineries – Driftwood Estate Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards and, and Duchman Family Winery are particular favorites. Driftwood also has some incredible breweries that rival the Austin scene. Take a walk at the 64-acre Charro Ranch Park, visit their historic Texaco station, and enjoy some of the best BBQ in the region.

Wildcatter Ranch & Resort

Just over an hour away is Wildcatter Ranch and Resort. This perfect blend of rustic Texas and an upscale getaway is everything you want in a weekend getaway. Activities include a rifle and pistol range, horseback riding, clay shooting, ranch roping, and archery. When you want to enjoy a leisurely stroll, stunning hiking trails run through the entire property. Finish off your day with a tasty dinner at the onsite steakhouse.

Texas Safari Ranch

If you’re looking for an exotic adventure, this ranch is for you. Just about two hours away, in Clifton, you’ll find over 600 exotic animals tucked away in this beautiful Texas landscape. They’ve got zebras, antelope, gazelles, and more – many of which are on the endangered list. Here, you’re free to get to know the animals better by taking a ride on their 10-miles of paved road, where you can explore the habitat.

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