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Texas Independence Day is March 2. On that day, back inthe Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Eat a corny dog and the fried cookie dough and the funnel cakes … Admire the art deco buildings and artwork. Stare up at the new Big Tex. The Texas Ranch Roundup in Wichita Falls includes some of the best in the state from the big, legendary ranches.
Drink in the bluebonnets and other wildflowers that bloom in springtime. Drive the Bluebonnet Trail in Hill Country at the height of the season. Closer to Dallas, visit the bluebonnet trails in Ennis in April. Jump into a swimming hole in Central Texas.
Some are spring-fed pools. Canoe or kayak one of the beautiful, clear rivers in Central Texas, such as the Comal or Guadalupe. Or grab an innertube and float away. Head to Padre Island. Stay on the beach past sundown to see the Milky Way over the Gulf of Mexico. What were they thinking? Go deer hunting in picturesque Hill Country.
Take in the beautiful Hill Country views. The 1,acre center is home to over 1, animals and 50 species of native and non-native animals. Go eat some Tex-Mex. A hole-in-the-wall. Or a chain. Or one of these suggestions from across the state, or from this list of North Texas eateries. Specifically in Dallas: Don't miss listening to dueling mariachi bands while Proud texan lookin to find some fun down on fajitas and schooners of margaritas at El Ranchito in Oak Cliff on a Saturday night.
Go to church. Or visit St. Visit the Texas Capitol and take the tour offered several times a day.
Canoe or boat through the cypress trees and enjoy the swampy East Texas bayous that are Caddo Lake. Admire the roses in Tyler. Tyler is home to the largest municipal rose garden in the United States. Built inthe 6,square foot hall has a high-pitched tin roof and its original layout. It offers live music every day. SinceGruene Hall has hosted hundreds of celebrities. In the s, Gruene Hall held weekly dances and hosted traveling salesmen, high school graduations and badger fights.
Attend a taping of Austin City Limits. The PBS show is the longest-running music program in television history, the only television show to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time.
Watch a bunch of clips and episodes here. Oh, and there's a football game, too. Museums — and more museums. There are all sorts of great museums across the state. How to choose? The LBJ Ranch was where he was born, lived, died, and was buried. Tour Texas' presidential libraries — George W. Holy smokes batman! Hang out by the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin and watch the bat show : about 1. Visit the Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown — one of the best-preserved caves in Texas and home to prehistoric remains.
Ancestors used the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or huecos. You can hike, climb rocks, admire birds, study nature and stargaze. Catch a Friday night high school football game, preferably the Permian Panthers in Odessa, the team that inspired a movie and network TV show. Watch Intocable in concert when the group tours Texas. Find some peace at a Buddhist temple.
Try Wat Buddharatanaram in Fort Worth. Visit a charming small town with a quaint downtown square — perhaps Waxahachie in North Texas or Fredericksburg or Boerne in Hill Country. Or a bigger town with a charming square, such as McKinney. Head out to Marfathe arts mecca in Presidio County in far west Texas. Proud texan lookin to find some fun pearl-buttoned shirts and cowboy boots can make the place feel like a Western-themed outpost of Brooklyn.
And for a town of only about 2, people, you can amuse Proud texan lookin to find some fun nightly with screenings, readings and, of course, gallery shows. Slide down Flagpole Hill in Dallas after a snowfall or ice storm. Spend an afternoon at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas — soak up the sweeping views of downtown and explore the nearby Arts District.
Admire the clean bathrooms — the one in New Braunfels was once named the best bathroom in the country. Visit the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville.
Stroll along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Then drive past the beautiful historic homes in the King William Historic District. And tour the missions. Update: Tour the Alamotoo, of course -- we Proud texan lookin to find some fun to include this the first time around! Stop in Amarillo and look at the Cadillac Ranchthe public art installation that features painted Cadillacs.
Eat some more Tex-Mex. Then wash it all down with Shiner beer. And there are some we simply forgot to post in the first place. What else are we missing? Let us know — at eaasen kera. Hike to the highest peak in Texas at Guadalupe Mountains National Parkwhich is home to three species of horned lizards. The black bear, mountain lion, and javelina, along with bats, turtles, frogs, to, and species of birds, either reside in the park or use park resources.
Stuff yourself silly with some Texas barbecue. Like this story? Then follow us on Twitter at keranews. And visit keraews. Search Query Show Search. Show Search Search Query. Play Live Radio. Next Up:. Available On Air Stations. All Streams. Texas News. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. Pack your bags, fuel up your car, and come take a tour with us across the state … 1.
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