With the long Memorial Day Weekend coming up, the good people of Central Texas will be looking to have fun. Whether it be with family or just friends, it's a perfect time to get together. Luckily for most of us, there's a lot to do with the extra day off.

For some, like me, staying inside and enjoying the extra hours of sleep will be enough to be content. But with those who have extra energy, or little ones who want to enjoy the day, we've got you covered with some fun places to go.

Just remember if you're going out in the Texas heat to bring sunscreen! And most importantly, to stay hydrated. Yes swimming in pools cools you off, but you body will still need fluids to stay cool as well. So let's take a look at some of the water parks you can attend!

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It was recently announced that Killeen's Aquatic Center will indeed be open for the weekend. And while I looked at photos of the water park, I really wanted to hop onto the water slides! Though I have no idea if I'd be able to slide without hurting myself...

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Who doesn't love a good lazy river? It's perfect for tanning and moving right? Lion's Junction Family Water Park will definitely help with that. Though now that I think about it...should you move and tan...?

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Summer Fun Water Park, Facebook
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Summer Fun in Belton will also be...well, fun. It's in the name. And just look at those slides! As long as they give me a tube I think I could manage.

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Sometimes the lake is the best choice for a weekend such as this. If anyone owns a wave runner per chance let me know. I love those watercrafts so much.

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We must never forget why we celebrate this weekend. For those who gave us the ability to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy. Rucks on Main will honor those who have fallen starting Saturday morning in Temple's Santa Fe Plaza.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

This Texas Hobbit House Airbnb Is A Perfect Weekend Getaway Spot

For decades, people have dreamed of getting away to the Shire and relaxing in the comfort of Bag End. Imagine sitting by the fire with Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, and Gandalf and enjoying a pipeful of Old Toby with a bottle of Old Winyards.

While you can’t recite ancient Elvish and open a mysterious door to Middle-earth, you can stay in a comfy hobbit hole right here in Texas. This Hobbit House Airbnb is a great place to kick your feet up (hairy or otherwise) and enjoy some lazy R&R, but make sure you show some Dwarvish courtesy and wash the dishes after, eh?

This Awesome Treetop Dome Airbnb in Marble Falls Is Perfect for Nature Lovers

If you always dreamed of having a summer sleepover in an awesome tree fort, here's your chance. This beautiful Airbnb in Marble Falls lets you live your childhood dream with all the comfy adult amenities.

Chill Out This Summer at the 6 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.