They say everything’s bigger in Texas, USA, and this state definitely brings big value and big adventures for tourists. Situated in the south of the USA, Texas is the second-biggest state in the country in terms of both size and population. What also isn’t lacking in Texas, USA, is the number of attractions, natural wonders, lively cities, and things to do in the always-intriguing Lone Star State.
Texans are obsessed with American football, so be to sure to attend a game. Whether it’s a high school, college, or professional game scarcely matters -- the stadiums will be packed regardless and you’ll encounter a fun sports scene like no other.
Nature is king in Texas, with a multitude of natural attractions all worthy contenders of your time. On the agenda should be any number of these -- the historic Big Bend Country, which harks back to the Old West; the Texan vineyards; the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast; the rolling plains; Piney Woods; and Hill Country, as well as the prairies, lakes, and ranches.
Despite having Southern hospitality in common, the cities of Texas, USA, are quite diverse. Austin is one of the more alternative cities and claims to be the live music capital of the world. Visit here for ever-present live musicians at almost every bar and world-famous festivals such as South By Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits. If you’re hoping to see a stereotypical "cowboy" (with boots, hat, and plaid shirt), Dallas is probably the most likely place to spot one -- and it has many other attractions as well.
Texas is rich in history, with six different nations having control of the region at various points in history. There’s plenty of places with historic significance to keep you fascinated if you like tales from the past. For example, The Alamo (site of the infamous Battle Of The Alamo) is worth a visit. Another good place to visit is Houston, which boasts many tourists attractions such as the Space Center Houston and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. Oh, and don’t forget to indulge in classic Texan cuisine, tasty BBQ.
This friendly state favours backpackers with Texas, USA hostels available to book in most of the major cities. Hostels in Texas, USA, are also dotted around the state in some smaller areas, all at fair prices. Some of the best places to look for Texas, USA hostels are in Houston, Austin, or Dallas. Many cities only have a limited number of Texas, USA hostels at any given time, so be sure to research what’s available before rocking up to town.
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I lived in Fort Stockton for six years. It's not a very nice place to live, but there are some interesting things to visit. The "world's largest roadrunner" welcomes you to town. Be sure and stop by the Comanche Springs pool. (It's much nicer than the regular city pool.) Also, if you are looking for great authentic …
I think Houston is a great city. It may not be the most exciting place to visit, but hell that doesn't matter. It's one of the greatest cities in the world.
I lived in Austin for nine years. Austin is very cool, except that it's so darned hot in the summer. Check out Barton Springs pool in Zilker park, an enormous spring-fed pool, always seventy degrees, perfect for a scorching day. A music reviewer for the Austin paper once wrote "Who's playing this weekend? Ho, hum, …