Texas is, without question, one of the most popular states in the entire United States. Being the second largest state in the country, you can bet that there are lots of different places to see and activities to try. Not only is the state filled with interesting sights and attractions, Texas is also known for being an exceptionally dog-friendly state. The famed Southern hospitality is alive and well and extends not only to humans but also to their canine pals. Whether you are in for some outdoor or indoor fun, Texas has you covered. Here are a few of the top Texan activities that are perfect for you and your dog.
On a nice, sunny day out, nothing feels better than a good dip in the water. Luckily, there are lots of swimming options for you and your pooch in Texas. The most obvious choice would be the beach; Texas has a number of dog-friendly beaches where you can bring your dog, whether on a leash or off-leash. You can also choose to go to dog-friendly water parks. A good example is the Red Bud Isle in Austin, a peninsula where dogs are free to swim, socialize and roam around. There’s also the famous Rummy’s Beach Club in Houston, which features impressive facilities for both humans and dogs.
While dining with your dog seems like regular activity to do with your dog, the state of Texas brings the experience to a whole other level. Texas is teeming with dog-friendly restaurants and pubs where you can go out to dine with your dog alongside you. What’s even more impressive is that a lot of these restaurants feature their very own dog parks where dogs can play while their owners enjoy their meal. The best example is Dallas’ renowned Mutts Cantina, which features a 200-seat patio, a shared beer garden and a one-acre playing section for the patrons and their canine friends.
Going shopping for your dog is exciting because each shop is different and you’ll never know what dog goodies you are going to find. A good place to start is in the award-winning pet store Kriser’s Natural Pet, known for producing whole foods for all kinds of pets.
Texas has a couple of interesting and historic attractions that are worth checking out. Spots such as the River Walk in San Antonio, Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont and Texas Capitol Complex in Austin are some of the must-see spots when in Texas. The best part is that most of these tourist sites are dog-friendly!
With its size, diversity and lovely residents, Texas has always been a favorite go-to destination among Americans. Now, it has also become a top choice for pet parents who want to try new activities with their dogs. A trip to Texas will surely result in a paw-some time with your best furry friend.