10 Amazing Things You Absolutely Must Do In Texas

Updated on March 4th, 2019

The Lone Star State boasts an endless list of experiences from top-notch concerts to camping in the wild or getting lost in the buzzling cities.

Nature lovers will adore its deserts, the Rio Grande, and pine forests. Art connoisseurs can dive into Impressionist and Renaissance art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Space and engineering enthusiasts cannot miss the Space Center Houston with NASA displays.

Austin will charm you with its eclectic music scene. Texas has something for everyone. Here’s is our list of top 10 things to do in Texas:

 

1. Lone Star Rally

Do you hear noise from the roaring engines spreads around Galveston? It’s largest motorcycle rally of Texas rolling in.

Lone Star Rally gathers about half a million people annually.

Over the long weekend, you can enjoy bike shows, all new Car, Truck & Jeep Shows, attend free concerts and demos, and meet the vendors selling motorcycle accessories,hand-tooled leather, and crafted jewelry.

Galveston is a tourist city, so there are lots of outdoor restaurants to view Lone Star Rally in action.

 

2. State Fair of Texas

One of the longest-running festivals in Texas welcoming visitors since 1886, also recognised as Dallas’s signature event.

About 3 million people attend it every fall. Texas State Fair has it all from entertainment, history, and art to agriculture and cuisine.

Visitors can experience true Texas culture — taste a famous corndog, ride the Texas Ferris Wheel, attend lots of concerts, art exhibitions, an auto show, and livestock shows.

Take dozens of pictures during parades with the mascot — a 52-foot smiling cowboy. Fun for the whole family!

 

3. Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

What a nice way to learn everything about space exploration for kids and adults at the NASA Johnson Space Center! Explore the history of space studies and to foster your love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

At the museum, you will see a collection of space artefacts and moon rocks, watch fun shows and theatre performances.

Space fans get a chance to see a Saturn V rocket and a real NASA Mission Control.

 

4. The Alamo

Back in 1836, about 200 men took a stand for Texas in a battle at the Alamo, a mission transformed into a fort.

Ultimately they lost the battle, yet, Texas was successful in the war for independence from Mexico.

Today, the Alamo is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and the most popular historic landmark in Texas drawing millions of guests to San Antonio.

Visitors can tour the fort, long barrack, church, arcade, museum, and gift shop. The Alamo offers a self-guided tour with audio accompaniment for an additional fee.

 

5. Bat Colony

Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony.

Come here from April to October to witness over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats whirling around the bridge at dusk.

 

6. Jacob’s Well Cliff-Jump

Thrill-seekers can head to the Jacob’s Well, a natural artesian spring with a limestone cave underwater.

It is believed to be the longest underwater cave in Texas, about 140 feet deep and almost a mile long.

We recommend this adventure only to the experienced divers. Regular folks can also enjoy the place and cliff-jump into a 12-feet swimming hole.

You will find it just outside of Wimberley, and the area it is open year round for exploration.

 

7. AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium)

The Stadium is more than simply home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. This is the world’s largest domed structure where besides the football stadium, you can explore a great museum.

AT&T Stadium runs daily tours that will be interesting to people of different ages and interest.

With its capacity of 80,000 seats, the stadium also hosts other events like concerts, boxing matches, college sporting events, and rodeos.

 

8. McDonald Observatory

Explore the starry skies of Western Texas at the McDonald Observatory. It belongs to the research department of the University of Texas.

The geographic location of the observatory makes it a perfect spot for studying space phenomena. Here you will find a variety of large telescopes, such as the Hobby-Eberly, one of the biggest telescopes in the world.

This observatory is dedicated to public outreach, and it runs daytime tours to the telescopes, star parties, and nighttime viewing events. The visitor center is open daily except for national holidays.

 

9. Bluebonnets

Texas is famed for the scenic landscapes when zillions of bluebonnets take over the state.

The blue carpet covers the Texas Hill Country in March and April, so bring some food and wine and enjoy a picturesque picnic. For the best views, take a ride on the Willow City Loop outside Fredericksburg.

 

10. Houston Art Car Parade

Unleash your imagination at the annual parade featuring a display of the most bizarre rolling art you have possibly ever seen.

The event draws thousands of spectators annually to see cars, motorcycles, bicycles, roller-skaters, and lots of other human-powered and motorized vehicles decorated in various themes.

Houston Art Car Parade is a celebration of crazy engineers and designers. The event finale comes with the Legendary Art Car Ball.

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