DISCOVER TEXAS AT ITS BEST

Theodore Slate - Oct 10, 2011
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It is said everything is bigger in Texas, which perhaps may be true, but in its vastness there is plenty to discover; both big and small.

Texas is one of the biggest U.S. state. Its vastness may become overwhelming and if one is fortunate enough to have a few spare days, this state features an amazing variety of tourist highlights not to be missed.

The Big Bend National Park in Brewster County is a striking example of Texan beauty and diversity. A keen visitor will come across both archaeological wonders and Chihuahuan desert topography there. Indian heritage enthusiasts should not miss out on the Hueco Tansk State Historic Site in El Paso County. There, they can discover indigenous pictographs dating back several millennia.

If one is after art, Houston rightly deserves to be at the top of the list. Local reputed Museum of Fine Arts is often referred to as one of the best and largest museums in the U.S. – outside of NY City and Washington D.C. Houston also represents the great Space Race of the 1960s and the Johnson Space Center is a fascinating reminder of the diverting history of space travel.

The capital, Austin, is definitely worth a mention and a visit as well. Keep Austin Weird is local label, the city slogan. This exciting place features an overwhelming choice of live music, pulsating nightlife and an impressive selection of restaurants. Local pride, the State Capitol, is open to tourists and certainly counts as one of the major highlights.

San Antonio presents many tourists attractions. Alamo, to name one, is the site where one of the most dramatic battles of North American history took place and many visitors come to pay their respects. Riverwalk is a name shopaholics love to hear. This shopping and dining district is a true spectacle of its kind, also to be found in San Antonio. 

In North Central Texas, Dallas offers tons of tourist destinations including the George W Bush Presidential Library and the Perot Museum of Natural Science. From opera to theater, animal parks to amusement parks, this ninth most populous city in the US has tons to do and see. In fact, Toyota is relocating their headquarters North of Dallas to Plano another area with lots to keep you busy.

Plano is home to the iconic Southfork Ranch from TV show Dallas as well as a large nature preserve, historical attractions, museums, art galleries, shopping centers and state of the art entertainment venues. Leisure activities range from golfing to top-rated spas and you can count on delectable cuisine from five star restaurants to down-home Texas barbecue. There's something for everyone in North Dallas.

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