Get ready for a Texas-sized adventure

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, which at nearly 700,000 square kilometers is the second largest state in the USA. That outsized reputation certainly applies to adventure. You’ll find plenty of ways to get outside in Texas’ big cities, too, from golf courses in Dallas to kayaking on Lady Bird Lake in Austin to historic sites in San Antonio. 

Flanked by Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and New Mexico, Texas encompasses beaches, mountains, deserts and forests, meaning you won’t have to look hard to find an activity that suits you. You can horseback ride across the scenic meadows of Hill Country, admire the night sky in Big Bend National Park or sprawl out along the sands of Padre Island National Seashore (just be careful not to disturb any sea turtles).