A Visitor’s Guide to Vacationing in Texas

A Visitor’s Guide to Vacationing in Texas

The Lone Star State is known for great food, saying it like it is, and good football. When taking a trip through the great area of Texas, there are a few must-do attractions you can’t leave without visiting:

1. Texas Hotels
Texas has some of the best hotels in the country, some of them being akin to an oasis with their expansive rooms, luxurious amenities, and beautiful locations. Some of the most popular are the Houstonian Hotel, which is set in 18 acres of forest, and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, which is an old mansion that has been turned into an adorable, luxurious inn. Spend time hiking or swimming at either hotel, eating from the five-star restaurants, or relaxing back in the comfortable rooms while watching DIRECT TV PLANO

2. Bluebonnet Trail
One of the most beautiful sites in Texas is the Bluebonnet Trail in Hill Country. The bluebonnets and other wildflowers are absolutely breathtaking during the height of the season.

3. Padre Island
Watch the rare, protected Kemp’s Ridley turtles as they hatch and make their way to the water. While on Padre Island, spend the evening sitting on the beach and looking at the Milky Way over the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

4. Texas State Fair
If you happen to be in Texas during the state fair, be sure to check it out. You’ll be able to hear the “Yee Haws” and jangling of spurs and belt buckles from a mile away. The fair is full of unique and unusual foods like fried bubblegum and deep fried pickles. Plus the fair has the circus, exotic animals kids can feed, and plenty of rides. At night, watch water light up the sky and dance to classic country tunes. The fair is help for an entire month, from the end of September to the end of October.

5. San Antonio
A melting pot of flavor, history, and entertainment, San Antonio is packed with attractions all of the family will enjoy. From Sea World to Six Flags, San Antonio has more than enough to offer. Check out the local educational museum that has great information on the early settlers of Texas. And, in order to get an authentic Texas experience, head down to the Riverwalk, which is a paved 15-mile path along the San Antonio River that features restaurants and shopping.

6. Food
When in Texas, be sure you get some authentic barbecue and Tex-Mex from local hotspots. Check out hole-in-the-walls or well-known chains that are high rated.

7. Texas Capitol
Visit the capitol and take the tour that’s offered several times a day. Afterwards, walk the several blocks and tour the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which explores the story of Texas.

8. Canoe
In the swampy area of East Texas, be sure to canoe or boat through the cypress trees. Over in the bayou of Caddo Lake, be sure to stop by for some of the famous fried catfish offered.

9. Austin City Limits
The longest-running music program in television history, Austin City Limits is a concert you don’t want to miss.

10. Scenic Drive
Visit Scenic Drive and watch the sun go down over the city as the lights come up over El Paso.

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