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Texas Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Texas Holiday Light Trails
If you are hoping to view Christmas lights during your visit to Texas, you are in luck. There are several holiday light festivals and trails across the Lone Star State during the month of December.
Places for a Great Thanksgiving Weekend in Texas
Here are some of the best cities and towns to spend the Thanksgiving vacation in Texas.
December Festivals and Events
Texas usually experiences a bit of cooler weather during the final month of the year. However, the temperatures are still mild enough to be pleasant, particularly for those in attendance at one of the many festivals and events staged across Texas each December.
Winter Vacation Destinations in Texas
Throughout the winter season, much of Texas is geared for the holiday season, making for a festive vacation setting. Here are some of the best Texas winter vacation destinations.
Thanksgiving Weekend Activities in Texas
Across the country, Thanksgiving kicks off the 'Holiday Season.' Texas is no different. In fact, from Thursday through Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend is chocked full of activities across the Lone Star State.
Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting...
The Texas Hill Country communities of Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Goldwaite, Johnson City, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Round Mountain and Wimberley are all part of the Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail. Each of these towns offer visitors dazzling light displays among the rolling hills of Central Texas.
5 Top Texas Towns to Ring in the New Year
Everyone has a different idea concerning the perfect way to spend New Year's Eve. Many like to party, while others prefer to be secluded. Regardless of your personal preference, Texas has a town that is just right for ringing in the New Year.
Winter Holiday Festivals and Events in Texas
The winter holiday season is particularly festive in the Lone Star State, with a variety of holiday themed festivals and events.
Whistle Stop Christmas
In Cleburne, the Whistle Stop Christmas Lights wow visitors on an annual basis. The main draw for this county-wide event is the 11 acres of Christmas lights covering Hulen Park which stay lit for the whole month of December.
The 10 Best Outdoor Adventures in Texas
Due to its varied terrain and wide-open expanses, Texas offers visitors a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Top 10 State Parks in Texas, from Beaches...
Texas is home to one of the nation's best state park systems, which offers wonderful public access to these natural resources.
Take in the Holiday Season in San Antonio
San Antonio is one of Texas' most popular tourist destinations year around. However, the Alamo City is also one of the best spots to spend the holiday season in the Lone Star State.
A Parade of Texas Holiday Celebrations
Texans have some of the biggest, most unique holiday parades in the country. Visitors heading to the Lone Star State between Thanksgiving and Christmas would be well-served to attend one of these immensely popular events.
Natural Attractions
Although Texas has some of the largest cities in the United States, it is also home to some of the country's most impressive natural attractions. Mountains, canyons, rock formations, caves, forests and esquisite beaches are just some of the natural attractions found in the Lone Star State.
Enjoy a Great Texas Vacation During December
December is one of the busiest months of the year in the Lone Star State. From holiday parades to college football bowl games, holiday light trails to marathons, there are numerous events, activities, celebrations and festivals held across Texas during December.
Things to Do in Texas During December
The year's final month is full of holiday events and other festivities in Texas.
Kid-Friendly Dallas Activities that Grown-Ups...
There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Dallas-Fort Worth -- and our top 10 list is an excellent starting point.
Best Beaches in Texas
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.
November Events and Festivals in Texas
In Texas, the holiday season begins in earnest in November. This month, Lone Star State residents and visitors will be treated to a variety of events, activities and festivals, including Thanksgiving and Christmas parades.
Holiday Trail of Lights
Probably the most famous Texas light trail, Jefferson’s Holiday Trail of Lights features an enchanted forest, life-size gingerbread house, candlelight tour of homes and more – not to mention plenty of lights.
Craving Fun in the Sun? The 4 Best Beach Towns...
There are dozens of 'beach towns' dotting Texas' coastline, which serve as a base for the thousands of beachgoers heading to the Lone Star State each year.
Fall Vacation Ideas in Texas
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Texas. Beyond the seasonably mild weather, there is a variety of events and activities to keep visitors to the Lone Star State busy during the fall season.
Pitch Your Tent in the Top 5 Places to Camp in...
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.
Top 10 Sites to Connect with Texas History
Texas has a long and interesting history. Luckily, many of Texas' most historic sites and landmarks remain and are available for tours and viewing for Texas visitors.
21 Top Texas ‘Daycation’ Destinations
With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas.
Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Houston
There are plenty of amusing things to do in Houston, even for the most finicky kids. Of course, the parents will have to navigate Houston traffic to get there, but these kids' attractions are worth the effort.
Houston Holiday Parade Sets Holiday Season in...
An annual Thanksgiving Day tradition for over 60 years, the HEB Holiday Parade signifies the official beginning of the holiday season in the Houston area.
Things to Do in Texas During November
November offers a full month of fall weather, as well as the start of the holiday season in Texas.
What Airport Is Closest to South Padre Island?
South Padre Island is one of Texas' most popular beach destinations. However, for those who have never traveled to the Tip of Texas, getting there may be confusing. South Padre Island does not have its own airport. However, that does not mean air travel is out of the question. In fact, South Padre is located relatively close to two airports that provide service to travelers throughout the United States.
Spending the Holidays in Austin
Austin is the state capital of Texas and one of its most popular tourist destinations. During the holiday season, Austin comes alive with seasonal events and activities.
Salado, Texas
Whether you want a romantic getaway or a quiet weekend along, Salado is the perfect spot. Offering fine bed and breakfast inns, as well as quaint shops, dynamic water gardens, and carriage tours, Salado is sure to put your mind at ease.
Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade
A Dallas holiday tradition for over 20 years, the Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade not only kicks off the holiday season in the Big D, it is a major fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. You can get reserved seating, general admission tickets, or bring a lawn chair and sleeping bag and huddle up along the parade’s downtown route.
Santa's Wonderland
College Station’s Santa’s Wonderland features 2.5 million lights spread across 40 acres and is one of the largest holiday theme parks in the nation.
Viewing Fall Foilage in the Lone Star State
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Ring in the New Year in Texas
If you are lucky enough to be in Texas over New Year's, you may have a hard time deciding what to do - there are just too many options. Here are a few suggestions to make your Texas New Year memorable.
Things to Do During Winter
Although most think of vacation during summer, winter is an outstanding time to visit the Lone Star State, as there are still plenty of things to do in Texas during the winter months.
Santa's Ranch
New Braunfel’s Santa’s Ranch, which is a full drive-through Christmas Light Park, with over 1 million lights is a popular holiday season attraction in the Texas Hill Country.
10 Top Destinations in Texas For Family Fun
Without a doubt, when families go on vacation, they are hoping to have fun. And, when families go on vacation to Texas, they are wanting to have big fun.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Located just north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States, with a dome that rises 425 feet above the ground (1825 feet above sea level). Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970, Enchanted Rock is also part of the Texas State Parks System and attracts thousands of visitors annually.
Sundance Square Parade of Lights
Held each year in downtown Fort Worth, the Sundance Square Parade of Lights features over 100 illuminated entries and climaxes with the lighting of the Fort Worth Holiday Tree.
9 Fun Destinations for a Family Spring Break in...
Spring Break is most often associated with the annual debauchery college students partake in during their week-long break from spring semester studies. However, during this same time frame, thousands of school-age kids are also on vacation. Families of those kids are always looking for a place to go where they don’t have to have direct interaction with the college crowd. Luckily, Texas has several such family-oriented Spring Break outposts.
Catch Texas Friday Night Football Fever
Texans are truly football fanatics. Need proof? Read H.G. Bissinger's book Friday Night Lights or watch movie version of it (or the television series). Better yet, why not catch a high school football game live while visiting Texas.
10 World-Class Hotels Right on San Antonio's...
San Antonio's Riverwalk is one of Texas' top tourist attractions. Of course, the ultimate for any Alamo City visitor is to be able to spend their stay right on the Riverwalk. Luckily, there are a number of world-class accommodations offered on the shores of the San Antonio River.
6 Quiet Weekend Getaways to Try in Texas
If you are looking for a place to spend a quiet weekend in Texas, there are plenty of quaint towns and villages to choose from.
Big Bend National Park
Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, Big Bend offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities in a primitive setting. Backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, hiking, nature watching, camping - you name it, if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Big Bend.
Visiting Texas' Top Cities
Looking for a place to visit in Texas? Try hitting one of Texas' major cities. Each of these six cities offers a wide variety of activites and attractions, as well as first-class lodging and dining.
Things to Do in Texas
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.
Things to Do on South Padre Island
South Padre Island is Texas' southernmost coastal community. Due to its unique geographic location, South Padre has a more 'tropical' feel than other Texas beaches. But, although the beach itself is a huge draw for SPI visitors, it is hardly the only thing to do on this barrier island that lies just north of the Texas/Mexico border.
Celebrate the Holidays in Dallas
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Texas Rainbow Trout Fishing
Texas is not known for rainbow trout fishing. However, in addition to excellent year around rainbow trout fishing in the Canyon Lake Tailrace section of the Guadalupe River, Texas residents and visitors have literally dozens of locations to fish during the winter months as Texas Parks and Wildlife goes about their winter trout stocking program.
Wimberley is a quaint little village in the Texas Hill Country, situated within an hour's drive to either Austin or San Antonio. Additionally, Wimberley is conveniently located to many Hill Country attractions and is home to a host of specialty shops and restaurants.
Chuy's Christmas Parade Kicks Off the Holiday...
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Dickens on the Strand
In a town known for its history, it only makes sense to ring in the holiday season with characters from Christmases past. Such is the case with Galveston, where the annual Dickens on the Strand event helps usher in the month of December and kicks off the holiday season.[
Rodeos in Texas
Rodeos in Texas are more than entertainment -- they're a part of the state's heritage. While Houston has the biggest rodeo, all major Texas cities present professional rodeos at least once a year.
Visiting Texas Beaches in Winter
Although the weather has cooled, there are plenty of beach activities for visitors to Texas. Lone Star State beach destinations offer year around attractions, events, and activities such as fishing, birding, shelling and more.
A Quick Guide to Visiting the Alamo
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 visitors annually.
Taking in Texas' Top Festivals
Texas' ethnic and geographic diversity has resulted in some of the most varied and unique annual events to be found anywhere!
5 Must-Try Restaurants on the San Antonio...
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.
Attractions in San Antonio, Texas
Besides its rich history and Old World charm, San Antonio is home to some of the most popular and unique attractions in the Lone Star State.
Enjoy the Holiday Season in Houston
Houston is the nation's fourth largest city and the largest city in the Lone Star State. As one would expect from a city of this stature, Houston offers plenty to see and do during the holiday season.
Winter Festivals and Events in Texas
Even during the winter months, there are plenty of great festivals and events being staged across the Lone Star State.
The Top 10 Attractions in Dallas/Ft. Worth,...
From world-class zoos and museums to Texas-sized honky-tonks, the DFW area offers visitors attractions and activities that simply can't be found elsewhere.
Coastal Vacation Destinations in Texas
Texas has hundreds of miles of coast line and dozens of great "beach towns" to visit on summer vacation.
The Top 5 Aquariums in Texas
For a state the size of Texas, which features hundreds of miles of coastline and dozens of lakes, rivers and reservoirs, it is only natural to play host to some of the nation's best aquariums. Currently, Texas houses a handful of world-class aquariums, plus dozens of smaller ones. Visiting one of these Top Texas Aquariums is a perfect way to complete your Texas vacation.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Top 5 Spots for River Sports in Texas
Texans love spending time on the state's various rivers. Whether it be float tubes, canoes, kayaks or rope swings - Texas residents and visitors are full of ways to enjoy these rivers and streams. If you are hoping to sample some
Four over four decades, the German-influenced Hill Country town of New Braunfels has held their annual Wurstfest, which features plenty of sausage, strudel, pretzels, polka music and more.
Enjoy a Great Texas Vacation During November
November is perhaps the only true fall month in much of Texas. But, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving see pleasant autumn weather across the state, as well as numerous festivals, events and activities.
Top Winter Attractions and Events in Texas
Texas is such a diverse state that is truly is a year around destination. Visitors heading to the Lone Star State during the winter months definitely want to make time to visit one of these unique wintery attractions.
A Seasonal Guide to South Padre Island in Texas
South Padre Island is known primarily as a Spring Break destination. However, it is truly a beach for all seasons.
Texas Lakes for Water Sports
Texas has plenty to offer water sport enthusiasts. Whether you prefer skiing, jet skiing, boating, swimming, diving or snorkeling, there is a perfect lake to spend time on the water while visiting Texas - which is a perfect way to beat the Texas heat.
10 Attractions You Can't Miss in Texas
Texas has plenty of attractions to choose from. Here are the best of the best.
Things to Do in Dallas
Dallas is one of Texas' largest and most popular cities. The 'Big D' is full of modern attractions, as well as natural attractions such as lakes, parks and more. And, of course, sporting events, namely 'America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys, are always a big draw. Regardless of what time of year you visit Dallas, you can be assured there will be plenty to see and do.
Twice As Bright Festival
On Texas’ northern border, the Texarkana Twice as Bright Festival of Lights offers horse and carriage rides, as well as live reindeer to go with an impressive display of lights.
Winter Vacation Activities in Texas
Sure, summer is the most popular season for vacations, but that hardly means it's the only time of year to take a vacation. If you happen to be headed to Texas during winter, there's still plenty to see and do.
Six Flags Over Texas
Located between Dallas and Ft. Worth in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas offers everything from meet-and-greets with cartoon characters to water rides to extreme roller coasters. The park also hosts concerts, live shows and other special events.
Celebrate Oktober in Texas
Texas has a rich German heritage, which explains the numerous Oktoberfest events across the Lone Star State. Anyone who enjoys German food, drink and music will certainly want to make plans to attend one of these events.
South Padre Island Beach Photo Gallery
South Padre Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Texas. Not only is SPI well known for its fine restaurants and clubs, but also for its natural beauty. With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Lower Laguna Madre on the other, South Padre Island is surrounded by some of the clearest water on the Texas coast.
Things to Do in the Big Bend Region of West Texas
Although it is a vast and remote region, West Texas offers visitors plenty of things to see and do while on vacation in this end of the state.
Hueco Tanks State Park
Hueco Tanks offers a variety of outdoor activies, most notably camping and rock climbing. However, one of the biggest draws to this historic site are the prehistoric pictographs that dot the cave walls there.
Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium is also an indoor zoo, with birds, manatees, otters, bats, sharks and tropical fish. An excellent option on a rainy day, the Dallas World Aquarium is one of the top 10 things to do with kids in Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Texas Train Tours
Touring the Texas countryside in the spring is always scenic. However, touring aboard one of these historic trains adds an element of nostalgia and romanticism to the experience.
Attractions on Galveston Island
Historic Galveston Island is home to a variety of popular attractions, from landmarks and historic buildings to modern wonders and scenic natural areas.
Step Back in Time at Texas Renaissance Festival
One of Texas' most recognized annual events, the 2014 Texas Renaissance Festival runs from October 11 through November 30. Visitors shouldn't miss an opportunity to attend this unique, eight-week theme park which features period food, music, and entertainment, as well as eight themed weekends.
Texas Theme Parks
Texans pride themselves on making everything bigger. Here are some of the state's best parks, with some of the biggest and best rides in the country.
Enchanted Forest Renaissance Faire
Taking visitors back to the time of folklore and magic, the Enchanted Forest Renaissance Faire features plays, skits, music, dances, duels, craftsmen, merchants and more.
Ringing in the New Year in Austin
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Things to Do in Houston
As the nation's fourth largest city, Houston has plenty to see and do. Although it is not commonly thought of as a 'tourist destination,' Bayou City visitors can certainly stay busy and find plenty of fun things to do during their stay.
Texas and Its Many Excellent Spring Break...
Spring Breakers heading to Texas during March have a variety of options. Texas offers several fun-filled Spring Break destinations. But, the best ones book up fast, so those hoping to spend Spring Break in Texas better book their rooms well in advance.
Texas Winter Vacation Ideas
If you are heading to Texas for a vacation over the winter months, here are a few fun and entertaining vacation ideas.
Texas' Most Isolated Beach Offers Plenty of...
Many visitors know about the desolate stretches of beach available along the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi. And, thousands of tourists flock to the sandy shores of South Padre Island each year. However, few people realize there is a beach which combines the qualities of these two popular Texas beaches. Boca Chica Beach is Texas' southernmost stretch of sand and one of its most desolate.
A Capitol Visit
Visitors to Central Texas shouldn't pass up a chance to visit the Texas State Capitol and soak up some of the legend, lore and history that is Texas.
Children's Museums in Texas
Texas boasts an impressive number of museums - many of which are geared toward children. These kid-friendly museums offer families a fun and educational experience to add to their Texas vacation itinerary.
Get in the Holiday Spirit on the Texas Holiday...
A tour of wineries through the Texas Hill Country, the Holiday Wine Trail features wine tastings, appetizers, barrel tastings, art shows and more.
Things to Do in East Texas
Known for its densely wooded terrain, the East Texas region is full of attractions and activities to help visitors have a memorable vacation.
Fall Events, Festivals and Activities in Texas
There are a number of great events, festivals and activities staged each fall in Texas. Here is a list of a few of the very best.
Things to Do in San Antonio
San Antonio is hands down the most popular city for Texas visitors. From historical sites to modern day attractions, San Antonio has plenty to keep visitors entertained - no matter the length of their stay.
Garner State Park
Located on the Frio River in Concan, Garner State Park is one of Texas' most popular summer getaways. Whether it's swimming, fishing, paddling, or tubing, most visitors to Garner find a way to get on or in the water.
Texas Budget Vacation Destinations
Looking to have a big time on your Texas vacation, but don't want to take out a second mortgage to do so? Don't worry, there are plenty of affordable destinations in the Lone Star State that offer plenty of bang for the buck.
Nacogdoches, Texas
Nacogdoches Overview: The oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches, was originally a Spanish settlement. Over
What is the best beach in Texas?
Texas has hundreds of miles of coastline. And, each summer thousands of visitors flock to beaches across the Lone Star State. But, what is the best beach to visit in Texas?
Celebrate San Antonio!
San Antonio is Texas' most festive city. Never is that more evident than on New Year's Eve when the Alamo City stages its annual Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Eve celebration and fireworks display.
Space Center Houston: Family (and Budget)...
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.
15 Texas Towns Everyone Should Visit in 2015
With a new year comes new opportunities to see and do new things. Here are 15 out of the way Texas towns every visitor to Texas should see in 2015.
Texas Towns and Locations for Spring Break
Texas has a number of great destinations for Spring Break. Here are a few of the very best towns and locations to head for this year's holiday.
Start the New Year With a Texas Vacation
January is a great time to visit Texas. As the new year gets underway, the calendar is full of events, celebrations and activities across the Lone Star State.
Historic Texas Towns
Having been ruled by six countries, Texas has a diverse and interesting history, much of it taking place in tiny towns like these six.
Texas Holiday Parades
Believe or not, the 'Holiday Season' is once again upon us. And, what would the holidays be without parades? From now through December, Texas puts forth some of the country's biggest and best holiday parades.
Things to Do in January in Texas
January is the first month of the year and offers visitors to Texas plenty of ways to get the first vacation of the year started on the right foot.
Marfa, Texas
Marfa Overview: Home to the mysterious "Marfa Lights," the tiny West Texas town of Marfa plays host to
Longhorn Caverns State Park
Longhorn Caverns are a Hill Country wonder that have housed Comanche Indians, Confederate Soldiers and, perhaps, and outlaw or two. Today the site is a state park, offering a number of tours and educational programs.
Fun Festivals & Events in Texas During...
February may seem to some to be a dreary month. It is, after all, the last full month of winter. However, all across Texas, a variety of festivals, events and attractions will help visitors forget the winter blues.
Nine Flags Festival
For over 10 years, the annual Nine Flags Festival in Nacogdoches has celebrated the rich history and culture of Texas' oldest town.
Texas Hill Country Vacation
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular vacation regions in the Lone Star State.
11 March Events That Could Only Happen in Texas
March marks the beginning of spring and is also the host month for dozens of spectacular festivals and events across Texas. From St. Patrick's Day celebrations to the Houston Livestock Show, there is really something for everyone in the Lone Star State during the month of March.
Fall Fishing in Texas
Texas offers some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing to be found anywhere. As the weather and water begins to cool in fall, sport fishing in the Lone Star State is at its best. Anglers hoping for a world class angling experience would be wise to pack their rods and head to Texas during autumn.
Natural Attractions in the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular tourist areas in the southern United States. The prime reason for the region's popularity is its unique natural beauty and many natural attractions.
Things to Do on Galveston Island
From beaches to historic homes to modern attractions, Galveston Island is a great all-around vacation destination. Anyone heading to the big island will certainly find plenty to see and do. Here are few of the best things to do on Galveston Island - besides going to the beach, that is.
East Texas Attractions
The East Texas Piney Woods Region is full of both natural and manmade attractions.
First Night Austin
Held each year on New Year's Eve, First Night Austin includes an afternoon family festival, a procession down Congress Avenue, and a night-time art show and festival which features steet corners and storefronts converted into art galleries and stages.
Fredericksburg, Texas
One of the most popular small towns in Texas, Fredericksburg offers visitors quaint shopping and fine dining in a relaxing Hill Country atmosphere.
Get Dirty at San Antonio's Riverwalk Mud Festival
The San Antonio River, home to the famous Riverwalk, is drained each January. But, even without water in the river, San Antonio still manages to find a way to throw a party. The annual Riverwalk Mud Festival celebrates the draining of the river and includes such crowd favorites as the Mud Pie Ball, King and Queen Coronation, Mud Art Contest and more.
San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio’s famous shopping and dining district, the Riverwalk, is located along the winding banks of the San Antonio River, is a must see for any visitor in the Central or South Texas regions.
Things to Do in February in Texas
The second month of the year offers visitors to Texas plenty of things to see and do.
Things to Do in Austin
Not only is Austin the state capital of Texas, it is also a popular destination for in-state and out-of-state visitors alike. As one might imagine, the city is steeped in history. However, Austin has also developed a reputation for excellent live music, an expansive art scene, scenic outdoor experiences and more.
Texas' Top Birding Locations
Texas has a wide variety of geographic regions in which visitors can bird. Each of these regions has
West Texas Attractions
West Texas is a big region, with plenty of big attractions to fill out any family vacation.
Top Events in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is best known for its beaches and first class attractions such as the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium. However, Corpus Christi and the surrounding Coastal Bend communities also host an impressive number of annual festivals and events throughout the year.
Celebrating New Year's in Houston
Houston is the largest city in Texas and fourth largest city in the nation. It stands to reason a city that size would offer visitors plenty of options when it comes to ringing in the New Year.
Take a Ride at Fiesta Texas
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Need to Unwind? Check Out the Top 10 Texas...
Texas is full of attractions and has plenty of things to see and do. However, sometimes the best vacation involves taking things at a slower pace and allowing yourself to be pampered without having to travel great distances to take part in activities. If you like having everything you want right at your doorstep, one of these Texas resorts may be the place for your vacation.
Texas Bass Lakes
Black bass are the most popular freshwater gamefish in the nation. And, Texas is one of the top states when it comes to producing trophy largemouths. Although practically every lake in Texas has the capability of producing trophy bass, there are a few that are clearly above the rest.
Things to Do in El Paso
El Paso is unique in many ways. Its geographical locations - at the convergence of Texas, Mexico and New Mexico - is largely responsible for El Paso being 'its own little world.' Visitors to this border city have no difficulty finding plenty of things to do and are generally enamored with El Paso's unique charm.
Things to Do in Texas During March
Spring's first month is packed with things to see and do in Texas.
South Padre Island Summer Activities
Summer is the time to visit Texas' top beach, South Padre Island. Besides beautiful stretches of sand, top-notch hotels and condominiums and an array of impressive restaurants, SPI offers visitors a host of outdoor activities during the summer months.
Visiting the Texas Coast During Hurricane Season
Texas, like other Gulf Coast states, is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms. However, this does not mean you shouldn't plan a trip to the Lone Star State during hurricane season, which officially runs June through November. In fact, some of the best Texas vacation activities and events occur during this time. But, there are a few precautions to take before heading out to the Texas coast during the height of hurricane season.
Big Thicket National Preserve
Covering nearly 100,000 acres, Big Thicket National Preserve was the first such preserve in the United States. The Big Thicket NP is home to a diverse group of plants and animals and plays host to thousands of nature enthusiasts annually.
Corpus Christi Photo Gallery
Known as the 'Sparkling City by the Sea,' Corpus Christi is both an elegant city and a beachfront community. With everything from world-class museums and restaurants to amazing beaches, Corpus Christi has long been one of the top destinations for visitors to the Lone Star State.
Day Trips from San Antonio
Although San Antonio, Texas' top tourism city, has plenty to see and do inside the city itself, there are also a number of top-rate attractions within a short drive of downtown. San Antonio area tourists and residents alike will enjoy these day trips, all of which are within easy driving distance of the Alamo City.
What is the best time to visit Texas?
Texas has a lot to offer visitors. From outdoor activities to indoor attractions, the Lone Star State is brimming with things to see and do. But, what is the best time to visit Texas in order to get the most out of your vacation?
Take a Walk on the Wild(life) Side at Zoos...
Few people realize the quality of zoos found in Texas. From Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo on the Mexican border to the illustrious San Antonio Zoo to the one-of-a-kind Texas Zoo in Victoria, there are a variety of settings in which to view native and exotic wildlife in the Lone Star State.
Texas' Antique Shopping Scene
Recent years have seen an explosion in interest in antique furniture in Texas. So much so, in fact, that entire towns have begun developing their economies around this budding industry.
New Braunfels
Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, New Braunfels is a wonderful vacation destination -- especially for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. A variety of festivals, quaint shops and restaurants compliment the numerous natural attractions New Braunfels boasts, making it a complete vacation destination.
Summer in San Marcos
San Marcos is one of the most popular small towns in Texas. Located in the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is a short drive from either Austin or San Antonio. Although San Marcos, is a popular tourist destination year around, it is summer when the city truly shines.
Viewing Whooping Cranes in Texas
The Texas Coastal Bend has long been a region whooping cranes migrated to for the winter. However this year, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, a record number of cranes have touched down along the Texas coast. Find out where your best bet is for viewing Texas whooping cranes.
Attractions in Austin, Texas
There is plenty to see and do while visiting the Capitol City. Of course, the Texas State Capitol itself is a top draw, but Austin also boasts world class museums and other attractions.
Best Things to See & Do in San Antonio
San Antonio is Texas' most popular vacation destination. Here are a few suggestions for visitors wishing to experience the best San Antonio has to offer.
Jefferson, Texas
Jefferson Overview: Home to Caddo Lake and nearby Lake O' the Pines, Jefferson is located near the Texas/Louisiana
What to Do in San Antonio With Kids
When you're trying to figure out what to do in San Antonio with kids, it's tempting to rely on predictable favorites such as SeaWorld and Six Flags. However, you may want to try an offbeat option, such as Morgan's Wonderland, a family fun park for kids with special needs.
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