Things to Do In East Texas: Summer Fun For Everyone!

Summer in Texas means, fun, fun, fun! There are so many interesting things to do in East Texas, sometimes it’s hard to narrow down where to go and what to do. What a perfect way to break in your New RV, than to take advantage of a free weekend and do something fun in your area.

Here’s a list of upcoming events, destinations and things to do in East Texas for adults and children of all ages.

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An easy drive to the coast brings you to Galveston with a huge variety of fun activity available for everyone.

  • Learn How to Surf or Skate at Ohana’s Surf and Skate Camp on Galveston Beach-
    Ohana Surf Camps include information on water safety, protecting our resources and the basics of surfing for kids ages 6 to 17, while their Skate Clinics focus on injury prevention, as well as the introduction to the basics of skateboarding.
  • Enjoy a Harbour Tour on Galveston’s Harbour Boat Tours
    See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Fast, stable and sheltered, she was built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education, and is a perfect platform for waterborne experiential learning.
  • Grab Your Rod and Reel and go fishing at Galveston Island State Park
    Beach or surf fishing for spotted seatrout, sandtrout, redfish, black drum, croaker and flounder is popular and no license is required!

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  • Get Your Horse Time in at Aunique Ranch Tour
    Spend two hours on a working horse ranch. Ride along in the Kabota and tour the beautiful Aunique Ranch, home of the Gypsy Cob Horses. Love photography? This is the perfect opportunity to get some amazing shots these beautiful creatures.
  • Learn More About the Natural World around us by taking a Guided Nature Tour
    Programs range from bird watching hikes, live animal presentations, videos and general nature hikes. Plus, the tours are free! Can’t beat that.

What’s going on in Dallas?

  • Have Tea with Butterflies at the Texas Discovery Gardens and Butterfly House
    Enjoy ‘fancy’ activities, crafts, tea, and snacks, as they celebrate the book, “Bonjour Butterfly,” by Jane O’Connor! They party concludes with a noon butterfly release.Your little girls will be a aflutter. Have little boys to entertain as well? Slither on down to the Snakes of Texas Exhibit, which features 15 native snakes!
  • Get Off the Beaten Path at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center_
    Located just 16 miles south of Dallas, this true canyon with a 300ft rise from canyon floor to hilltop, is a unique, must see geological destination. You might even see some exotic and rare birds and plants on this trail, especially the Black-chinned Hummingbird of West Texas.

Do you know of other fun outdoor things to do in the area that you’d like other campers to know about? Contact Us at Explore USA RV. We’d love to hear them and spread the word!

Have an RV Service question before you head out on your trip? Our Many Service Centers throughout East Texas are ready and happy to help!Explore USA RV



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