Texas, the second largest state in the United State of America, is known to host a beautiful history, a rich culture, an amazing attitude, breathtaking natural landscapes, an independent spirit and unrivaled exploration opportunities. Also known as the Lone Star State, Texas is its own master. It idles around the southwest as if it owns the entire place and the fact that “everything is bigger and better in Texas” is something that every Texan swears by. If you’re in love with things like unique attractions, cowboys, the Wild West, honky-tonk dancing and desert environments, Texas could seem to be a place right out of your fantasies.
Texas is also known to be a lot of fun. It has a lot of adventure, excitement, entertainment and there is no shortage of places to visit. The main cities of Texas are Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, but you can find equally amazing attractions and sights outside the city boundaries. Looking for something other than cities and deserts? Try out the ranches and lakes that Texas has to offer. Some of the main delights in the state are the rodeos of Fort Worth, the exciting music scene of Austin and the historic wonders like The Alamo. But irrespective of where you go, expect to find the typical Texan bravado.
As they say, there are no two ways about Texas – you either love it or hate it. Texans believe that their state is special, but then, this is all a part of the Texan charm. The locals are not the ones to hold back. They love speaking openly and freely. This fact can also be seen in their love for music, booze and food.
One of the most famous attractions in Texas is its endless expanse of coast lines along the Gulf of Mexico. Stretching to over 600 miles, the coastline ensures that there is no shortage of recreational activities, beautiful beaches and a splendid atmosphere. As you move inland, the Guadalupe Mountains and the Big Bend National Park ensures that you have more than enough natural beauty that you can possibly cover. In between the coastlines and the national parks lie all sorts of cities and towns that can offer you with everything you need to make your trip memorable.
The best way to explore Texas is to rent your own car. In fact, it is said that if you’re thinking about checking anything of value, you’re going to need your own vehicle. This is also true when you plan to visit a single city and stay within the city limits as well.
And while you’re in Texas, don’t forget to check out world-class rodeo entertainment in places like Houston and Fort Worth, real life cowboys in West Texas, ranches in San Antonio or the NASA Space Center in Houston. Finally, the River Walk in San Antonio is also known to be worth your while.