The USA’s state of Texas is a massive state, known for oil, space science, cowboys, and a fierce sense of independence. The state has come under the control of numerous countries over the years, and as such it has a vibrant and unique feeling that really sets it apart from other places in the US. To really explore the state fully and do justice to its many wonderful sights you really should have your own transportation.
Some terrific places to visit in Texas include:
Dallas is an immensely popular tourist destination in Texas, and it is brimming with things to do and see. A true shopper’s paradise, other highlights include the botanical gardens, Dallas World Aquarium, the zoo, plenty of art galleries and museums, White Rock Lake, and different amusement parks. Texas Theater is steeped in history – it was the place where the late President JFK was shot dead. Sport is big in Texas, and you can get tickets to see an exciting game – whether you’re into ice hockey, American football, or basketball you won’t be disappointed! There are also lots of golf clubs around the city and you can visit an energetic and exhilarating Rodeo Show.
Houston is the largest city in Texas. It is home to NASA’s Mission Control Center and many visitors enjoy trips to the Space Center. Other key attractions include the zoo, museums, art galleries, the Downtown Aquarium, sports grounds, breweries, parks, San Jacinto, and rodeos. The night life is lively and it is a very memorable city!
Austin is the state capital and it is known for being THE place for amazing live music. It is also famous for its love of alternative cultures; indeed, a state slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”! Some of the main places of interest in Austin include the large University of Texas, the impressive State Capitol, Lake Austin, Zilker Park, Krause Springs, various breweries, and Mount Bonnell. At dusk, head to the bridge on Congress Avenue to see hundreds and thousands of bats emerging for their nightly forays. To really feel the vibe of Austin and experience what makes the city tick, check out the lively night scene at 6th Street, admire the Baylor Street Wall Art, see the sights by pedicab, and watch a local sports game. An Austin music festival is sure to be heaps of fun if you are around at the right time. With a strong food scene, Austin really does have everything that you could possibly want!
The large city of San Antonio is the second biggest in the state of Texas. It has a lively and youthful atmosphere and it is often said to be the cradle of Texan freedom. One of the most visited places is the Alamo, where the famous historic battle was fought. There is a strong Hispanic culture and the city’s appealing nature is increased with a great dining scene and pumping night life. By day, there are museums and art galleries to explore, as well as historical sites and national parks. Spend time chilling out by the river or feeling the rush at the different amusement parks.
Some other great places to visit in Texas include the large border city of El Paso, the Wild West-esque Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, and Lubbock.