• Lake Ray Hubbard

    Lake Ray Hubbard, Boot Scooting & More

    This weekend we spent the weekend on Lake Ray Hubbard. We hadn’t been to Ray Hubbard since 1982 and we were pleasantly surprised. Ray Hubbard turned out to be a fun lake. You can read the Lake Ray Hubbard review here. We started Saturday afternoon by launching at Robertson Park and headed under the I-30 Read more…

  • Fun Things to Do in Midland/Odessa

    In the heart of West Texas, nestled between the vast desert landscapes and oil fields, lie twin cities – Midland and Odessa. Rich in history, culture, and brimming with unique attractions, these cities offer a blend of activities that cater to all kinds of adventurers. From exploring the cosmos at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Read more…

  • Texas State Parks

    Texas State Parks: The Best Way To Experience Texas

    Grab your cowboy hat and saddle up for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of the Lone Star State! From the rustic charm of cozy cabin stays to the thrilling rush of paddling down untamed rivers, Texas State Parks offer a myriad of ways to truly experience the spirit of Texas. Whether you’re a golfing Read more…

  • State Fair of Texas 2023

    The 2023 State Fair of Texas

    Every year, from late September to mid-October, people come from all over the U.S. and around the world to visit Big Tex, the legendary icon of Fair Park in Dallas. Today’s State Fair of Texas started out as the Dallas State Fair & Exposition as a private corporation on January 30, 1886. It features hundreds Read more…

things to do in Texas

Discover fun things to do in Texas!

At Texas Outside, you can find all kinds of fun things to do in Texas. From surfing to hiking, fishing to festivals, or exploring lakes, rivers and canyons – there is something for everybody in Texas.

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Visit the Texas capitol city, known for live music and outdoorsy activities like hiking and paddling.




Check out the hub of the “Lakes and Prairies” region, with plenty to do both inside and out in DFW.




Come see the third largest metro area in America, with everything from birdwatching to boating and beyond.



San Antonio

Bienvenidos! Check out the riverwalk and the Alamo. From food to fiestas, this city is a lot of fun.