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For visitors to Texas, the list of things to do is virtually never-ending. From outdoor activities to indoor museums, from theme parks to festivals, there is always something to see and do during a Texas vacation. Here's a few of the most popular things to do during a visit to the Lone Star State.

1. Remember the Alamo

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The Alamo is not only one of Texas’ most important historical landmarks, it is also one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 2.5 million.

2. Relax and Dine on the Riverwalk

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The San Antonio Riverwalk is one of Texas' most popular tourist attraction. In addition to breathtaking views and excellent shopping, the Riverwalk is home to some of San Antonio's finest restaurants.

3. Hit the Beach

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Texas is known for a lot of things. However, Texas' many excellent beaches are often overlooked. Don't miss your chance to grab a stretch of Texas sand while on vacation in the Lone Star State.

4. See the State Capitol

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Visitors to Central Texas shouldn't miss an opportunity to tour the Texas State Capitol Complex. Legend, lore and history combine to make a tour of the Capitol Complex educational, inspirational, and awe-inspiring.

5. Visit the Space Center

After playing an important role in the Space Race of the 1960s, Space Center Houston has become a popular tourist attraction. Even today, when it remains crucial to the NASA Space Program, Space Center Houston is better known as an entertaining and educational attraction that draws thousands of visitors annually.

6. Go Birding

Texas has a wide variety of geographic regions in which visitors can bird. Each of these regions has its own unique "list" of species, many of which can be found nowhere else. When taken together, Texas offers visitors an opportunity to spot literally hundreds of bird species.

7. Tour a Museum

Whether it's a glimpse into Texas history, viewing famous artwork, or capturing a child's imagination, Texas has a museum that fits the bill. Across the state, museums dedicated to art, history, nature, cultural history and more are available to fill out any Texas vacation.

8. Get Thrilled at a Theme Park

Texans pride themselves on making everything bigger than it has to be. That certainly is the case when it comes to theme parks. Texas is home to some of the biggest and best parks and rides in the country.

9. Spend the Night Under the Stars

Texas offers visitors a variety of ways to spend time outdoors. For those visitors who never want to be indoors, Texas has a number of excellent spot to pitch a tent and spend the night under the stars. Whether it is a state park, national park, a sandy stretch of beach or a natural reserve, Texas offers campers a vast variety of areas to choose from.

10. Get Wet at a Water Park

As the Texas heat begins to rise during the summer, visitors to the Lone Star State will undoubtedly be looking for ways to cool off. Luckily, Texas is home to some of the biggest and best water parks in the nation.
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