As more and more Americans are eager to get outdoors this summer one place you have to visit is the new Largest Crystal Clear Lagoon in Texas, Lago Mar located in Texas City near Houston and LagoonFest begins Memorial weekend.

That's right, you don't have to travel to Cancun to experience crystal clear turquoise waters in a tropical beach setting. You'll find it all in this 12-acre Lago Mar crystal clear lagoon located in the Bay area of Houston.  State-of-the-art technology has turned this waterfront getaway into a tropical paradise with turquoise water, multiple expanded white sand beaches, lagoon-side dining, a swim-up island bar, cabana pool, floating obstacle course, beach club, entertainment, and live music just to name a few from this sprawling resort destination.

LagoonFest kicks off Memorial weekend and runs through September 7, with bigger beaches, more bars, more concerts, and more water attractions. Lago Mar is located along Interstate 45 in Texas City.

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Texarkana make this your vacation destination this summer! Texas City is approximately 284 miles from Texarkana.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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