They say everything is bigger in Texas. Fortunately the nation's second-largest state lives up to the bold claim, impressing travelers with a potent punch. The Lone Star State is filled to the brim with breathtaking countrysides, significant historical sites, diverse museums, pristine parks, shopping meccas, mouthwatering barbecue, and more. From Big Bend to the Panhandle and Hill Country to the Gulf Coast, your pet friendly trip to Texas will be larger than life.
Best Time To Visit
With its wide variety of climates, it's always a good time for a pet friendly trip to Texas. Late February through April are the most popular months to visit when humidity is low and temperatures are mild. Do keep in mind that Texas has the dubious distinction of getting the most tornadoes per year of any American state, averaging 139 between April and June, primarily in north Texas and the Panhandle. July through September are the hottest months, making this an ideal time to head to the beach, though there is an increased chance of hurricanes along the Gulf coast, usually in late summer and fall. If you're hoping to explore the fantastic state parks, October is perfect with highs in the 80s and clear skies. During winter, the deserts in southern Texas are a lovely place to escape the snow and cold. For the best hotel deals, plan your trip for the off-season in whichever areas you plan to visit.
Things Not To Miss
With 32 miles of dog friendly beaches, the historic Victorian city of Galveston on Texas' Gulf Coast, makes a perfect pet friendly getaway.
Connecting some of the city's best historical and cultural sites, the 13-mile pet friendly San Antonio River Walk provides a unique urban park experience.
Unlike many national parks, Padre Island National Seashore is very pet friendly! Have a ball exploring 70 miles of coastline, prairies, dunes, and tidal pools along the Gulf of Mexico.
Experience the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country at Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio. The Savannah Loop and Lytle’s Loop are pet friendly!
Just south of Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. And, with more than 30 miles of pet friendly hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, it’s a great place to stretch your legs.
Beat the heat with a splash in the river at Guadalupe River State Park just outside of San Antonio.