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Father's Day in Texas
From Danno Wise

Texas Offers Plenty of Activities for Dads

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to plan a trip to Texas for dear ol’ dad. No matter what your father’s interests, you can bet there is a Texas vacation that will put a smile on his face.

Most men think of outdoor activity when considering what to do in Texas. And, Texas offers plenty of outdoor activities to justify that mental image. Fishing is one of the most popular summer activities in Texas.

The Lone Star State offers some of the best bass fishing in the nation, with storied lakes like Fork, Toledo Bend, Falcon and Sam Rayburn leading the way. However, there are plenty of other Texas lakes which offer good freshwater fishing for bass and other species, as well as a host of other water sport activities such as skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, boating, sailing and windsurfing.

Fly fishing has also become extremely popular in Texas over the past decade or so.

Most fly fishers head to the Texas Hill Country to fish the clear, cold waters for trout, Guadalupe bass, Rio Grande perch and other species. Salt water fishing is another top draw for fishermen heading to Texas.

All along the Texas coast, anglers chase redfish (red drum), speckled trout, and flounder. On the lower stretches of the coast, fishermen also have good tarpon fishing. At the extreme southern end of the coast, fishermen working the waters around Port Isabel and South Padre Island also can enjoy the only snook fishing outside of South Florida.

If your dad is the adventurous type, you may want to check into a trip with Lake Buchanan Adventures, who offers a variety of trips and activities, including kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking, and more. If dad wants to get wet, but at a more relaxed pace, you might want to consider tubing the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country.

Of course, the other popular type trip would be a golf vacation. Texas has a variety of the country’s top golf courses, ensuring dad can “tee it up” regardless of what part of the state he visits.

If dad won’t be able to make it to Texas for Father’s Day, you may consider bringing a taste of Texas to him. Lone Star Steak Company offers premium cuts of Texas beef, delivered right to your door. In addition, the company’s website offers a variety of cooking tips to ensure your steak will taste just like you would expect a “Texas steak” to taste.