(StatePoint) When the sun is shining, it's no time to stay inside. Texas is made for being outside and enjoying everything it has to offer. It's time to go see some animals, taste some great local agriculture or find the next great post for your social media. 

There is no need to worry about where you should go. Here are some perfect options for getting out of the house and enjoying the nice weather. 

 

Enjoy Wild Animals and Tasty Farm Goods in Alvin

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Tucked between the hustle and bustle of Houston, and the sandy beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast, lies Alvin. You can get up close and see over 500 different exotic animals at the Bayou Wildlife Zoo. You can feed different animals while traveling through 80 acres of safari-like adventure. Don’t forget to visit the petting zoo. Froberg’s Farm has a 60-year family tradition of raising, picking, and selling the best fruits, vegetables, and nuts in the area. Stop by Froberg’s Farm for pick-your-own strawberries, flowers, and vegetables. Make sure to stop by the Froberg’s Country Store, which offers homegrown fruits and vegetables, along with pies, jams, peanut brittle, and other treats. Perfect outdoor activities for the whole family! For more information, visit visitalvin.com.

Discover the Beauty of Big Bend National Park

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There is a lot to fall in love with at Big Bend National Park. The park offers solitude, so you can get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. That peace can be found in the mountains or the desert. Check out the many out of the way campsites to take a break from it all. For those not wanting to rough it quite so much, The Chisos Mountain Lodge has a variety of rooms available, plus a gift shop and dining. Don't miss out on the river trips that move through beautiful limestone canyons. For those that have horses, bring them along. The park is full of trails to take them out and enjoy the day together. 

Find Fun at South Padre Island

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The beach is calling for you to come to South Padre Island this Spring Break. Located along the coastal tip of the Gulf of Mexico, the area is packed full of great outdoor options. You can take a horse ride along the beach, brave a family on zip line adventure, or enjoy the rides and games at Island Adventure Park. If you want to get closer to nature, there is plenty of natural wildlife, including birds, dolphins and sea turtles. The area is great for fishing, with options from the shoreline or out on a boat in deeper waters. Luxurious accommodations are available, including some right on the beach. If the parents need a little time to relax, don’t miss the many spa options.

Photo 1 Credit: (c) Visit Alvin

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