Howdy, folks! Today we're talking about the Lone Star State and its endless attractions. There are many reasons to visit Texas, but we've narrowed it down to our ten favorites. So saddle up, pack your bags, and start planning a vacation to one of our seven Texas resorts!
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the serving sizes. Texas BBQ joints are famous for serving up heaping platters of meat and sides. These decadent dishes can be found throughout the state and we've highlighted our favorite Texas BBQ restaurants for you to check out.
If you're further south, especially around San Antonio or El Paso, you'll find more Tex-Mex food. This fusion cuisine pairs Texas favorites with classic Mexican cooking. Dishes such as chili con carne, fajitas, queso, and breakfast tacos are all Tex-Mex favorites. Be sure to check out hole-in-the-wall Tex-Mex eateries during your vacation to San Antonio!
Texas has a long, rich history, both before and after the colonial settlers arrived. Numerous Native American historical sites exist in Texas, including Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas. There are also more recent historical sites, such as The Alamo, the Sixth Floor Museum, and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site.
If there's anything that's well and truly Texan, it's ranch culture. The Lone Star State has a long legacy of raising cattle and it continues today. While you can explore the ranches of the countryside, you may also enjoy visiting a rodeo while in Texas. Or perhaps take a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards, where cattle drives still take place twice a day.
Texas is home to numerous cities, each with a distinct flavor and flair. In Dallas, you'll find glitz and glamour in an oil boomtown. Whereas neighboring Fort Worth offers the rugged Texas spirit of rodeos and ranching. Different from both cities is the metropolis of Houston, a diverse Gulf Coast collection of communities ranging from new developments to historic small towns like Katy.
Then there are the Hill Country cities of Austin and San Antonio. Austin is the quirky capital of Texas, filled with arts, culture, music, and outdoor activities. It's the perfect place to discover new trends and live your hipster ideal. On the flipside is San Antonio, a city steeped in Southwest history that's now known for its vibrant River Walk and Tex-Mex food. Wherever you choose to vacation in Texas, you'll find plenty to explore!
Texas Hill Country has become a beloved vacation destination and is one of the best reasons to visit Texas. This region, extending into both Austin and San Antonio, features a fascinating blend of Spanish and German culture. Charming towns like Fredericksburg and New Braunfels sit at the heart of this mix, with German restaurants and music halls in abundance.
Here are a few other adventures to experience in Hill Country:
We know it's been said a million times, but everything truly is bigger in Texas. From the food to the cars to the homes, you'll find that the Texas way is to go above and beyond. For your vacation, that means more fun, more relaxation, more space, and more amenities. Whether you're bringing a big RV or searching for a sizable vacation cottage, Texas is the place for you.
Rounding out our list of reasons to visit Texas is the famous State Fair of Texas. In a normal year, the State Fair draws 2.25 million visitors, making it the largest fair in the U.S. Here, you'll discover fair rides, food stalls, agricultural displays, and incredible shows. It's a one-of-a-kind event celebrating all things Texan that simply can't be missed.
We hope you've enjoyed these ideas for your next vacation to the Lone Star State. With so many reasons to visit Texas, start planning your stay at one of our Texas resorts today. And don't forget to share these ideas with your favorite travel companion!