Whether you’re interested in learning about the native fish of Texas or just want to catch a few of your own, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is the place to go, enjoy, and bring your kids along for some family-friendly fun. This center is one of five in the Lone Star State operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the only one that’s open to visitors. Here you can learn about our reservoirs and cast a line of your own! Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List.
The Texas Bucket List – South Padre Island Sandcastle
Sun, smiles, and sandcastles – staples at South Padre Island’s “Biggest Ever” Sandcastle! Sculptor Andy Hancock is just doing what he loves bringing cheer to the children and tourists of South Padre. Every inch of the towering castles is excruciatingly detailed and designed by hand. If you’re headed to the beach this spring or summer, be sure to stop and stand in awe of the permanent castles that stand guard over the sandy shores! Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Texas Tulips
We peek in at Pilot Point to visit a garden that’s known for its Texas Tulips.
There’s no better way to end your day than being surrounded by beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers and a glorious sunset. Take some time to tiptoe through the tulips because this one is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Washington County Bluebonnets
Down in Brenham are some of the most beautiful bluebonnets in the state. Green pastures covered in blankets of blue are a staple in springtime in the Lone Star State, the perfect spot to take the traditional Texas family portrait. Take the time to frolic through the fields because these sights are well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Austin Nature and Science Center
We start things off just a stones throw from downtown Austin at the Austin Nature and Science Center. If you’re looking to explore the environment, this is the perfect place to visit with the kids. A nature oasis on the edge of town, there’s no better place for hands-on, interactive fun and learning to introduce your children to environmental sciences. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Port Isabel Lighthouse
Set your sights across the sea at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! There’s not another experience quite like this one in the Lone Star State. This beacon that once beamed brightly across the bay is now open to any tourist willing to conquer the winding stairs up to the top – but oh, what a view! Combine all of this with its pre-Civil War history and the Port Isabel Lighthouse is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Palo Duro Canyon
If the Grand Canyon is one of your dream sights to see, you can’t miss the Palo Duro Canyon in Canyon, Texas near Amarillo. It’s a rugged, beautiful scene that has inspired artists across the generations. Come to hike, come to sit and see the sights and make sure you cross this one off the list on The Texas Bucket List.
The Texas Bucket List – Lake Casa Blanca
Nestled close to the border with Mexico lies Lake Casa Blanca, a pristine body of water whose shores glisten with jewels of the past – fossils, that is. This state park in Laredo boasts land that was once underwater, and has the fossilized remnants of sea structures to prove it. Whether you just want to take a scenic stroll through nature or hunt for mysteries of the past, Lake Casa Blanca is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – San Antonio Botanical Garden
We visit the mini-paradise that is the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Home to many different varieties of plants and exotic specimens, the gardens boast five greenhouses in the critically acclaimed Lucile Halsell Conservatory. From cacti and succulents to ferns and orchids, it’s an outdoor excursion you’ll want to take to appreciate the natural beauty of the Lone Star State.
The Texas Bucket List – The Lodge at Sanders Point
We kick back and relax in Del Rio to the beautiful views and dazzling sunsets of the Lodge at Sanders Point by Lake Amistad. There’s no better place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a family trip or weekend getaway in the cabins. We’ll see you after we’re done taking our own little vacation!
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