The COVID-19 pandemic has turned many Texans into couch potatoes, due to the fact that most fun things to do aren't quite as accessible as they normally are.

But just because fun is a little difficult this year, doesn't mean it's not out there.

This list will show you some of the most fun Texas things to do that are both pandemic-friendly and active.

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Christmas light drive-thru 

Why You Need To Go: These are the perfect event for anyone looking for some holiday fun during a global pandemic. There are numerous drive-thrus being held in all of the biggest cities in the lone star state, and they are all just as beautiful as the next.


Take a hike or bike ride 

Why You Need To Try: It is the best time for a beautiful fall hike. The leaves are changing and the weather is cool, and lucky for you Texas is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots in the country. This activity is perfect for anyone looking to get off the couch and still feel safe while being active outside.


Learn to smoke brisket 

Why You Need To Try: Texas is all about two things: brisket and tacos. So why not spend your downtime learning how to make this delicious food? Smoking a brisket can also take all day (10-12 hours) so you'll be constantly occupied. You can find a wide variety of instructional videos across the internet, or experiment your own way and find out if you can make this Texas special.


Create your own beer flight 

Why You Need To Try: Texas is home to some of the finest local breweries in the world. Brewers such as Martin House in Fort Worth and Austin Eastcider put out some of the most interesting beers you'll ever try, and most of them are available at your local grocery store. Build your own six-pack full of the wackiest beers you can find and have your own little tasting.


Learn to play an instrument 

Why You Need To Try: Playing instruments can provide a therapeutic experience and they don't have to be difficult. Ukuleles and even some guitars can be very affordable and keep you busy for hours on end. Youtube has an endless amount of instrument tutorial videos ranging from beginner to expert. For the full Texas experience, you have to learn acoustic guitar and just about every George Strait song there is. 


Socially-Distanced Yoga 

Why You Need To Try: What better way to get of the house than to use that time to clear your mind and enjoy some yoga? Socially-distanced classes are being taught across the state, but you don't have to leave your living room if you want to explore yoga and meditation, as Youtube has a plethora of instructional videos.


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