• Beach on Island in Texas

    What Are Blue Dragons on Texas Beaches?

    Spring breakers first spotted blue dragons, or the Glaucus atlanticus sea slug, in early March 2024 on Texas beaches. Blue dragons are brightly colored blue and silver-gray sea slugs with a flat tapered body and blue stripes on their heads.  Blue dragons spend their entire lives in open water and float upside down just under Read more…

  • Swinging for Glory: DFW’s Byron Nelson and Charles Schwab Showdown

    May is an exhilarating month for golfers and golf fans in the DFW metroplex with the CJ Cup Byron Nelson at the TPC Craig Ranch at the first of May this year and the upcoming 78th Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth this May 23rd to 26th.  DFW is fortunate Read more…

  • Texas Panhandle Fires Update

    The Texas A&M Forest Service is the lead agency for wildfire response in Texas. On February 28, 2024, Governor Gregg Abbott authorized the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to mobilize state firefighting resources to support local officials in their response to wildfires impacting the Panhandle, the South Plains, West, and Northwest Texas. On February Read more…

  • Hiking Texas: Embark on 10 Lone Star Trails

    Texas has it all, bayous, beaches, canyons, caves, deserts, forests, lakes, mountains, an ocean with 350 miles of coastline, prairies, rivers, and the only-in-Texas Hill Country. Texas’ extremely varied terrain comprises over 800 habitat types. Texas’ habitats support 540 species of birds and migratory birds, and 142 species of mammals, amphibians, and other animals. Texas Read more…

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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.