• Texas surf parks

    Surf Parks in Texas

    There’s nothing like waxing up the surfboard and hitting a beach, even in Texas. While Texas isn’t known for surfing, there are great places here for surfers. There are surf parks in Texas if you know where to look for them. At Texas Outside, we like to make it easy. Try these parks for some Read more…

  • Tipis in Texas

    Texas Tipis & Glamping Trips

    Looking for some unique outdoor lodging? Try some of these tipis & glamping trips. Organized glamping trips feature all of the exposure to the great outdoors as traditional camping trips without the bugs, wild animals, sudden storms, leaking tents, smelly sleeping bags, and questionable food. Despite being outdoors, they come with awesome amenities such as Read more…

  • Fishing in Texas

    Planning the Perfect Fishing Trip in Texas

    If you’re looking for the perfect fishing trip in Texas, Texas Outside has more than a few recommendations. Texas isn’t the most popular place to go fishing. Still, it does have some hot fishing destinations. Since it is a big state, there are plenty of places to go for a fishing trip. The New Fishing Read more…

  • Texas distilleries

    5 Best Dripping Springs & Driftwood Distilleries

    Like many other parts of the country, Texas has hopped aboard the distillery train. In the past three years, Texas distilleries have made the scene and won awards at a rapid pace. Before 2013, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission had issued 39 distillery permits. In 2018, there were more than 154 active distillery permits in 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.

Our mission is simple and clear: to share the joy of Texas. Explore every corner of the Lone Star State with articles and maps of fun things to do across 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.