7 Things to do in Texas if You are Visiting for the First Time

7 Things to do in Texas if You are Visiting for the First Time

If you want to enjoy the essence of the USA, then Texas is the place you need to go to. Everything is bigger, louder, and faster there, so why not start planning your trip now?

To give you plenty of food for thought, we’ve put together seven of the best things you need to do when you visit. Take a look, see which ones are for you, and then start packing. You won’t regret it!

Indulge yourself with a spot of deep sea fishing

Deep sea fishing is a great way to rest and relax on the water if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. It’s so relaxing and calming, and it’s also a great way to meet a few of the locals.

You can indulge in one of the most popular past-times, and no doubt hear loads about the local area at the same time. This kind of fishing trip is ideal if you want to get to know what makes this part of America tick.

Pay a visit to Cowboy Stadium

Cowboy nation is what they call the huge global following of the Dallas Cowboys, and when you head to their campus, it’s not hard to see why. The stadium dwarfs anything you’ll have seen before, and the buzz around game day is like nothing you’ll have ever experienced. Even if you’ve never sampled an American football game, you can get into it and pick up the rules in no time at all.

Treat yourself to a beer and a hotdog, a bit of merchandise, and take your place in the bleachers. Ideal if you want to get into the one thing that Texans love above all else. And if you’re really into it, there’ll be no shortage of college and high school football games to get your teeth into either.

Go horseback riding to explore the countryside

Cowboy country demands that you get yourself in the saddle at least once, so who are you to turn down the chance to go for a ride you’ll never forget? There’s nothing like feeling the sun beating down as you trot along on a thoroughbred, so make the most of it. With a little practice and patience, you’ll be able to find your feet and build your confidence.

It’s all about being open to new things, and horseback riding is the one thing that you can’t leave Texas without trying.

Spend some time at a shooting range

Texans love their guns more than any other state, which is why you need to head on over to a range. There’ll be all sorts of weapons you can try out, and plenty of advice and instruction on the basics.

If you’ve never tried it and feel a little nervous, just treat it like a sport. It’s about practicing your aim and hitting the target as accurately and frequently as you can. Once you start to get your eye in, you’ll find you really get into it.

Enjoy the local craft beers at a brewery

Craft beer is a craze that’s been sweeping the US for the past couple of years, which is why you can’t fly home without sampling some. Popup microbreweries are everywhere and offer great tasting beers you won’t find in the supermarkets. If you want to really get to know the locals, there’s no better way to do it than over a few pints at a bar.

They’ll be warm and welcoming, and will certainly give you plenty of other ideas for things to do whilst you’re in Texas. Just what you need to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Hire a Cadillac and go for a drive

The iconic American state demands that you drive the most iconic of American cars at least once. The rev of the engine and the sheer horsepower will be more than enough to get your heart racing. You don’t even have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy it. Just by taking in the big boulevards and sweeping highways you’ll be able to get an insight into what makes the Texans who they are.

This is a state that does everything bigger than the rest of the US, and you don’t see it anywhere clearer than when you are behind the wheel.

Head to Dallas for some shopping


Dallas is the land of great food, skyscrapers, and miles and miles of incredible shopping. If you feel like treating yourself before you fly home, you need to give your wallet a workout in a few of the malls.

There’ll be more choice than you know what to do with, and that’s all the persuasion you should need to go and have a look for yourself.

Enjoy it, sample some of the local sweet treats, and you could even pop to the cinema on the way back to your hotel.

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Written by Rebecca.B