Texas Outdoor Activities Fun Things To Do

Sky diving - give it a try! Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'Holy cow... What a Ride!' So Live.Play.Enjoy... Get Outside!

One of the great things about Texas is that it offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and fun things to do that you can enjoy year round (although I can’t recommend tubing the Guadalupe in January). This section of Texas Outside is for all of you who love outdoor activities and sports including: hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, disc golfing, horse back riding, surfing, scuba and snorkeling, windsurfing, tubing (can we call that a sport?), and more. 

Click on any of the below outdoor activities and fun things to do to learn more about that Texas outdoor activity:

Airborne Adventures

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Airsoft Fields

Texas Airsoft Fields


Houston Botanic Garden

ATV Parks

Texas ATV Park

Bird Watching


Boating & Lakes

Marina Sunset

Botanic Gardens

Houston Botanic Garden

Bouldering in Texas


Bubble Ball

Bubble Ball




Vineyards Campground


Palo Duro Canyon


Natural Bridges Cavern

Challenge Courses

Heard Ropes Course


Climbing Wall

Disc Golf

Bear Creek Disc Golf Course



Escape/Panic Rooms

Austin Panic Room


Oak Hollow

Drive-in Movie Theaters

Texas Drive-in movie theater


Flyboard North Texas


La Cantera-Palmer Course

Kids Activities

Kayaking Lesson at Big Bend Ranch State Park


Kayaking the San Saba

Nature Preserves

Brazos Woods

Outdoor Clubs

Activity Club

Planetariums in Texas

planetariums in texas


Rafting in Big Bend

Rock Climbing

Climbing in Houston Area


Sailing with BSailing

Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive to Concan

Scuba & Snorkeling

Scuba & Snorkeling in Texas

Segway Tours in Texas

Segway tour





Tubing the GuadalupeCanoeing in TexasZip line at Wired in CantonGolfing at Cowboys Golf CourseKitesurfing

For information and articles that include some of the above and highlight some fun trips, read:

Texas Biking - find some good information and links on biking in Texas. Get outside and pedal Texas.
Trail Listings and Ratings - find a trail that is right for you
Hiking and Backpacking in Texas – find the perfect place to hike in Texas
Kayaking in Texas - information on trails, forums, kayak fishing, clubs, dealers, and other kayaking resources
62 Things To Do Outdoors - ways for people of all ages and abilities to get active outside
Equestrian or Horseback Riding - go to this section to find out where to horseback ride in Texas and other equestrian content
Tubing in Texas -- look here to find where to rent a canoe, tube, or raft to drift down some Texas rivers like the Guadalupe, Brazos, San Marcos, or others
Texas Golf Courses -- visit Texas Outside's golf section to read a review of a golf course, locate a course, find a coupon, make a discounted tee time, and buy some cool golf equipment
Rock Climbing - find out where to climb in Texas
Paraglide Texas - paragliding lessons, tours, gear, and more
Caving – explore Texas Caves
Scuba and Snorkeling - swim with the fish
Pegasus Flyers Inline Skate Club - a non-profit organization established to promote all styles of inline skating in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as both a safe and fun lifetime activity
Surfing, Windsurfing, and Kitesurfing - fun, exhilarating activities
Disc Golf - find courses, clubs, and more
Paintball - here are some paintball locations in the Dallas Fort Worth area
Geocaching in Texas - this is an excellent site for information on geocaching