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”