11. Cliff-jump into Jacob's Well
Ever seek the thrill of diving headfirst into a natural artesian spring with an extremely dangerous limestone cave below it? Well, you’re in luck, because Jacob’s Well is just that. Thanks to a charted cave system nearly 140ft deep and almost a mile long (it’s believed to be the longest underwater cave in Texas), only experienced cave divers are permitted to go down, because as we stated, this guy’s pretty hazardous. But no worries -- regular folk can still cliff-jump into a 12ft swimming hole and hang by the water.
12. Embrace Texas’ Czech roots
Eat ALL the kolaches. Czech immigrants began arriving in Texas through the port of Galveston during the mid- to late 19th century, and they brought their sweetened dough, fruit, cheese, poppyseed, and sausage-filled pastries with them. Now you can find them all over Central Texas, from Houston to Rowena, but we suggest starting with Weikel's in La Grange, Hruska’s in Ellinger, and Czech Stop in West.