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Things to Do With Kids on South Padre Island
South Padre is Texas' southernmost beach destination and a great locale for a family vacation, offering plenty of activities for children of all ages.

Texas Travel Guide
From Gulf waters to Big Bend mountains, big cities to ghost towns, state-of-the-art attractions to historic museums, Texas has something for everyone.

Spending the Holidays in San Antonio
San Antonio is one of Texas' most popular tourist destinations and is also one of the best spots to spend the holiday season in the Lone Star State.

November Vacation Ideas in Texas
The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving see pleasant autumn weather across Texas, as well as numerous festivals, events and activities.

Where to Spend Thanksgiving in Texas
There a lot of options for where to spend Turkey Day in Texas. Here are some of the top towns to spend Thanksgiving weekend in the Lone Star State.

Fall Events, Festivals and Activities in Texas
There are a number of great events, festivals and activities staged each fall in Texas. Here is a list of a few of the very best.

Things to Do in East Texas
Known for its densely wooded terrain, the East Texas region is full of attractions and activities to help visitors have a memorable vacation.

West Texas Attractions
West Texas is a big region, with enough attractions to fill out a family vacation. Here are some of the best things to see while visiting West Texas.

East Texas Attractions
The East Texas Piney Woods Region is full of both natural and man made attractions, offering visitors plenty to see while on vacation.

Texas Panhandle Attractions
The Texas Panhandle plains is an expansive region with a number of unique and interesting attractions, offering visitors plenty to see and do.

Things to Do in South Texas
The southernmost region in Texas is full of historical attractions, outdoor recreational opportunities and much, much more.

Fun Things to Do in West Texas
Although it is a vast and remote region, West Texas offers visitors plenty of things to see and do while on vacation in this end of the state.

October Vacation Ideas in Texas
October is a great time to visit Texas. With cooler fall temperatures, outdoor recreational activities abound in October, as do fairs and festivals.

Texas Vacation Information
Traveling to Texas? The state is packed from border to border with historic cities and sights, hotels, museums, theaters, restaurants, stadiums, lakes, rivers, nature trails, parks and more.

Information for Texas Cities
Information on attractions and activities taking place in cities across Texas.

Texas Road Trips
Information for planning a road trip through Texas.

Regional Attractions
Each Texas region has a variety of great attractions.

Texas State Symbols
Texas is full of legend and lore, much of which has been commemorated in official state symbols, many of which can add to a Texas vacation.

Seasonal Activities in Texas
As the seasons change, so do the available activities in the Lone Star State. Additionally, Texas usually offers unique ways to celebrate the major holidays.

Fall Vacation Activities
From festivals to football games, there is plenty to see in do in Texas during the fall season.

Spring Vacation Activities
There are a variety of vacation activities available in Texas during the spring.

Summer Vacation Activities
Summer is a great time to visit Texas, with plenty of seasonal activities available.

Texas Football
Information regarding high school, college and professional football in Texas, including college football bowl games, to help football fans plan a vacation to Texas during football season.

Winter Vacation Activities
Winter offers plenty of vacation activities in Texas, especially for visitors spending the holiday season in the Lone Star State.

August in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during August.

July in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during July.

June in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during June.

October in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during October.

April in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during April.

May in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during May.

November in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during November.

September in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during September.

December in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during December.

February in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during February.

January in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during January.

March in Texas
Information for planning a Texas vacation during March.

Visiting the Top Five Texas Aquariums
Texas houses a handful of world-class aquariums, plus dozens of smaller ones. Visiting these aquariums is a great way to complete your Texas vacation.

Top Ten Attractions in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area
From world-class zoos and museums to Texas-sized honky-tonks, the DFW area offers visitors a variety of unique attractions and activities.

San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel Guide
San Antonio's Riverwalk features a number of world-class hotels right along the shores of the San Antonio River.

Texas Festivals - Festivals Across Texas
Texas has one of the most diverse populations in the state. This unique blend of people, coupled with Texas’ varied geographical regions, has resulted in a number of festivals that are just as diverse as the people who call Texas home.

November Events, Activities and Festivals in Texas
In Texas, the holiday season begins in November with a variety of events, activities and festivals, including Thanksgiving and Christmas parades.

Top Fall Vacation Ideas in Texas - Texas Vacation Actvities
Seasonably mild weather coupled with a myriad of events and activities makes fall a perfect time to visit Texas.

Texas Travel: List of Resorts
Visitors to Texas can find a number of all inclusive resorts across the state, including many in some of Texas' most popular vacation destinations.

December Events, Activities and Festivals in Texas
The December calendar is filled with a variety of festivals and events held throughout Texas, offering visitors plenty to see and do.

Things to Do in Texas During November
November offers a full month of fall weather, as well as the start of the holiday season in Texas. Here are some ideas for things to do in November.

Family Spring Break Destinations in Texas
Although college crowds draws most of the Spring Break attention, Texas also has a number of great family-friendly spring break vacation attractions.

Camping in Texas - 5 Best Places for Campers
Whether it is a state park, national park, a sandy stretch of beach or a natural reserve, Texas offers campers a vast variety of areas to choose from.

Celebrating Labor Day in Texas
Labor Day is considered by most to be summer's last hurrah. If you happen to be spending the final three-day weekend of summer in Texas, there are plenty of events and activities to make sure summer ends with a bang.

October Events and Festivals in Texas
October is one of the best months to visit the Lone Star State. There are a variety of events and festivals are staged across Texas in October.

October Events and Festivals in Texas
October is one of the best months to visit the Lone Star State. There are a variety of events and festivals are staged across Texas in October.

Top Texas Towns for a Valentine's Vacation
From tiny towns to big cities and quaint villages to beach towns, there are plenty of options for visitors looking to spend Valentine's Day in Texas.

Texas Beaches and Oceanside Attractions
Texas' many excellent beaches are often overlooked. Don't miss your chance to grab a stretch of Texas sand while on vacation in the Lone Star State.

Attractions in Corpus Christi Texas
Corpus Christi is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the Gulf Coast and is home to a number of interesting attractions.

Things to Do in Texas in October
Thanks to mild weather and a vast array of amazing events, Octber is a great month to visit Texas.

Family Spring Break Activities in Texas
Although Spring Break is most often associated with college kids and wild parties, families with young children are also out for vacation during March. There are plenty of family friendly activities in Texas for a family spring break.

Small Texas Towns
Not all there is to see in Texas is in big cities. Much of the state's charm lies in out-of-the-way adventures found in the many small towns lining Texas roadways.

Photos of Texas
Texas is a huge state, filled with a number of wonderful things to see. These photos of Texas are just a sample of what visitors to the Lone Star State can expect to see during their visit.

Attending NFL Training Camps and Games in Texas
Football is extremely popular in Texas. Each fall, thousands of local residents and out-of-state visitors head attend games and training camp sessions for the state's two NFL teams -- the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.

Texas Historic Sites
Texas has a long and interesting history. Luckily, many of Texas' most historic sites and landmarks remain today. Learn about Texas' historic sites - from the famous to the obscure - from About guide Danno Wise

Texas Museums and Aquariums
Just about every town in Texas is home to a museum. Traditional museums on topics such as history and science abound, as do museums celebrating the unusual or zany, such as the Ripley's Museum in San Antonio.In addition, Texas has several world-class aquariums offering a view of the underwater world. Learn the details of Texas' top museums and aquariums from About guide Danno Wise.

Texas' Natural Attractions
Canyons, caves, rivers, mountains, lakes and bays - Texas is a virtual bounty of natural wonders. Today visitors to Texas can tour many of these sites, some of which are state parks and others which are privately owned and managed. Let About guide Danno Wise point the way to these jaw-dropping natural wonders.

Texas Nature Centers and Parks
Texas is a huge state, with lots of natural areas, many of which are now State or Federal Parks.

Planning a Trip to Texas
Information for Planning a Texas Vacation

Texas Recipes
From salsa to barbecue sauce, Gulf shrimp to brisket, Texas is full of great, unique tasting foods. Although you can't take Texas home with you after vacation, you can always enjoy a taste of Texas by trying some of these Lone Star State recipes wherever you are.

Texas Theme Parks
From roller coasters to water slides, these theme parks offer Texas size fun! Find out where the best ones are located from About guide Danno Wise.

Texas Zoos
Texas is home to some of the top zoos in the nation. A visit to these zoos allows tourists to see both native wildlife, as well as exotic species imported from around the globe. Learn about the best Texas zoos from About guide Danno Wise.

Hurricane Season in Texas
Information for planning a vacation to Texas during Hurricane season.

Where to Stay in Texas
Information for booking hotels, motels, cabins, lodges, and other accommodations in Texas.

Texas Attractions and Entertainment
Texas is full of things to see. From historic landmarks to space-age marvels, you won't want to miss these attractions during your Texas vacation.

Texas Golf
Texas has more golf courses than anyone could ever hope to play. From par-three resort courses to PGA-caliber tour courses, there is a course for every skill level to be found in Texas.

Texas Running
Every week there is a competitive race to be found in Texas - 5ks, 10ks, marathons and half-marathons are all regularly held, as are a variety of walks and

Texas Water Sports
With hundreds of miles of coastline and dozens of inland lakes and rivers, Texas offers a visitors a variety of water sports to choose from. Whether it is a slow-tube down the Guadalupe or riding a wave off South Padre, there are plenty of ways to

Caves & Caverns in Texas
Information on caves and caverns in Texas.

National Wildlife Refuges in Texas
Listing of National Wildlife Refuges in Texas.

Nature Centers in Texas
A listing of nature centers in Texas cities and towns.

Texas State Parks
A listing of Texas State Parks. Texas Travel.

Texas Fishing
From sight-casting to tarpon to tournament fishing for black bass or fly fishing for rainbow trout, Texas offers fishermen more than any other single state. Texas is chocked full of rivers, creeks, streams, ponds, lakes, bays, bayous and inlets to fish in, all of which have their own unique characteristics.

Texas Outdoor Recreation
Fishing, boating, kayaking, camping, hiking, mountain biking - if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Texas! Find out about the best Texas outdoor activities from About guide Danno Wise.

Family Vacation Destinations in Texas
Top spots for family vacations in Texas.

Texas Birding
Texas has a wide variety of geographic regions in which visitors can bird. Each of these regions has its own unique

Houston Restaurants
As the nation's fourth-largest city, Houston has a dining guide worthy of its size.

El Paso Restaurants
There is more to El Paso's dining scene than Mexican food. Find out what this border town has to offer in the way of eateries.

El Paso
Situated between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande River, El Paso emobodies the spirit of the Southwest. A historic border town, El Paso has become a modern city without sacrificing its Old Southwest flair. Events and attractions abound in this fabled

Galveston
Galveston blends historic landmarks, buildings, hotels and homes with miles of sandy beaches and state-of-the-art attractions. This uniquely Texas island offers visitors a host of activities not to be found elsewhere. Get inside information on Galveston from About guide Danno Wise.

San Antonio
San Antonio is the most popular tourist destination in Texas. Boasting a long list of restaurants, shops, hotels and attractions, San Antonio offers something for everyone. Find out all you need to make your San Antonio visit an enjoyable one from About guide Danno Wise.

South Padre Island
South Padre Island is the jewel of the Texas coast - providing visitors with a tropical ambiance while still in the Lone Star State. About guide Danno Wise provides an inside look at what to do and where to stay while visiting this South Texas destination.

San Antonio Restaurants
Most folks think Tex-Mex when they visualize eating in San Antonio. While it is true that SA offers wonderful Southwest cuisine, there is plenty of other dining options in the Alamo City.

South Padre Island Restaurants
South Padre Island visitors have their choice of top flight restaurants offering seafood, Mexican cuisine, burgers, steaks and more.

Austin
The state capital of Texas, Austin is rich in history as well as social and cultural experiences. Get an inside look at Austin from About guide Danno Wise.

Galveston Restaurants
Whether it is seafood along the seawall or tacos and margaritas by the bay, there is no shortage of fine eateries on Galveston Island.

Houston
Houston is the nation's fourth largest city. If you are planning a trip for business or pleasure, look here for information on the sights,sounds and tastes of the Bayou City from About guide Danno Wise.

Austin Attractions
There is plenty to see and do while visiting the Capitol City. Of course, the Capitol itself is a top draw, but Austin also boasts world class museums and other attractions.

Austin Nightlife
Austin has long been known for its music scene, unique watering holes, interesting people and lively clubs. Next time your looking to spend a night out in Austin, check out one of these bars or clubs.

Corpus Christi
Known as the Sparkling City By The Sea, Corpus Christi features wonderful hotels, fine dining, sailing, fishing, beach combing and world-class attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium. Let About guide Danno Wise fill in on the details.

Corpus Christi Restaurants
Whether it is seafood by the bay or a burger in a small diner, Corpus Christi has a restaurant for any appetite.

Austin Restaurants
From barbecue to burgers, Tex-Mex to Italian, Austin is full of quality eateries.

Corpus Christi Entertainment
Corpus Christi has the Coastal Bend's most happening nightlife scene, not to mention plenty of annual festivals to keep visitors entertained.

Austin Entertainment
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Corpus Christi Hotels
Looking for a beach bungalow? Or, a high-rise hotel? No matter what you see yourself staying in during your seaside vacation, you are sure to find it in Corpus Christi.

Austin Hotels
Austin has a hotel, motel, cabin or bed and breakfast to fit every budget and need.

Corpus Christi Sports and Recreation
Sports enthusiasts may be surprised to learn Corpus Christi has several college and pro sports teams in the area - they even have a pro ice hockey team! Not to mention a wide variety of activities for amateur athletes.

Corpus Christi Attractions
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Corpus Christi Nightlife
Corpus Christi not only offers visitors plenty to do during the day, the Sparkling City by the Sea also has plenty of nightlife options.

Dallas
Dallas embodies all that is Texas - from cowboys to businessmen, from entertainers to football players. Get information on Dallas' unique brand of shopping, entertainment, attractions, hotels and dining from About guide Danno Wise.

Austin Sports and Recreation
Whether you are a fan or a participant, Austin has just what you need to get your sports fix. UT athletics, top golf courses, jogging trails and more await sports-minded visitors.

El Paso Attractions
There is plenty to see and do way out here in West Texas. From natural wonders to manmade marvels, El Paso boasts an impressive list of attractions.

Dallas Attractions
The 'Big D' is loaded with attractions. Learn all about the best ones before you leave on your trip.

Dallas Nightlife
From country honky tonks to new age dance clubs, Dallas has a variety of bars and clubs to help you enjoy your night on the town in the Big D.

El Paso Entertainment
Find out what's happening on the border - from concerts to nightclubs, El Paso's entertainment scene is as hot as the West Texas sun.

El Paso Hotels
Find just the right place to stay - hotel, motel, cabin or bed and breakfast - during your visit to El Paso and the Old Southwest.

Dallas Hotels
Dallas is home to some of the world's finest hotels. However, there are rooms of all price ranges available in the 'Big D.' Find the one that's right for you.

El Paso Sports and Recreation
Home to the annual Sun Bowl, UTEP Miner athletics, El Diablo baseball and a host of amateur athletics, El Paso's sports scene runs 365 days a year.

Dallas Sports and Recreation
Dallas is best known as home to

Galveston Island Nightlife
Like most 'beach towns,' Galveston has its share of nightclubs and bars to keep visitors busy after the sun goes down.

Dallas Restaurants
Texas favorites such as chicken fried steak and barbecue are plentiful in Dallas. But, so are a variety of other cuisines.

Dallas Entertainment
Every band on tour stops in Dallas. Between big-name touring acts, Dallas is home to a variety of local musicians and performing artists.

Galveston Island Hotels
Seaside, bayside or somewhere in between - rest assured there is a place for you to stay on Galveston Island.

Houston Attractions
The Space City lives up to its name with a long list of attractions you won't want to miss on your trip to Houston.

Houston Nightlife
From biker bars to Irish Pubs, honky tonks to upscale nightclubs, just about every type of bar and club is available in Houston.

San Antonio Sports & Recreation
Home to the NBA's Spurs, as well as jogging trails, paddling courses and other sports and recreation venues, San Antonio offers sports fans as well as amatuer athletes plenty of options.

San Antonio Entertainment
Mariachis along the Riverwalk, along with art shows, concerts and more offer visitors plenty of entertainment options.

Houston Entertainment
What CAN'T you do in Houston? The Bayou City's nightlife is among the best to be found and a wide range of concerts, plays, symphonies, operas and other performing arts keep visitors and locals alike entertained.

San Antonio Hotels
From romantic views of the Riverwalk to internet-ready rooms by the airport, San Antonio has accommodations to fit every need.

Houston Hotels
Stay in a one room cottage or a high-rise penthouse - every lodging option is available in Houston.

Houston Sports & Recreation
Every major sport and several minor ones have teams based in Houston. In addition, the Space City is home to the annual Houston Marathon and a wide variety of other professional and amateur athletic events.

South Padre Island Attractions
South Padre Island has much more to offer than just surf and sand. Check out Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, the Point Isabel Lighthouse in nearby Port Isabel, the SPI Nature Center, local museums and more.

San Antonio Nightlife
With so much to offer visitors, it's hardly a surprise that San Antonio also has a wide variety of clubs and bars to help keep the fun going well into the night.

South Padre Island Hotels
Hotels on the beach, condos on the bay, and rental houses all over the island - South Padre Island offers visitors a wide array of accommodations.

San Antonio Attractions
Old World charm, historic landmarks and modern-day attractions combine to give San Antonio visitors plenty to see and do.

South Padre Island Entertainment
From Spring Break straight through the end of the year, South Padre Island's entertainment scene is happening. Concerts, fireworks, and musical performances at Schlitterbahn Beach are just a few of the entertainment options available to visitors on SPI.

Prairies and Lakes Region
The name says it all. This region offers many beautiful lakes with unique towns lining their shores. However, the Prairies and Lakes Region of Texas is also famous for Trade Days in Canton, the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, wineries in Grapevine and much more.

South Texas Plains Region
Many of the towns found in the South Texas Plains have an Old Mexico feel to them. That is hardly surprising when you consider most of them have a strong Mexican heritage that is celebrated to this day.

South Padre Island Sports & Recreation
South Padre Island's sandy beaches have long been known as a top beach volleyball venue. However, SPI also offers joggers, walkers, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and golfers plenty of places to

Big Bend Region
Way out in West Texas, tiny towns with wide spaces in between are the norm. Find out what these Big Bend region bergs have to offer.

Gulf Coast Region
Tiny fishing villages have existed in Texas since the region was a colony of Mexico. Over the years, many of the small towns dotting Texas' coastal curve have turned to tourism instead of fishing, taking advantage of their rich history and seaside location.

Hill Country Region
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular regions in the South. And, with good reason. No other location of the state has so much small town charm. A stroll through a Hill Country town is a step back in time.

Panhandle Plains Region
Given life during the oil boom, the many small towns strewn across the Texas Panhandle are remarkably resilient.

Piney Woods Region
Starting with Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, and continuing with latter day timber towns, these Piney Woods towns and villages are unique and memorable.

Visiting Texas' Coastal Bend Region
Together with Corpus Christi, the towns of Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Fulton and Ingleside combine to make the Coastal Bend Region a unique vacation destination.

Visiting the Texas State Capitol
Visitors to Central Texas shouldn't pass up a chance to visit the Texas State Capitol and soak up some of the legend, lore and history that is Texas.

Summer Vacation Activities in Texas
Summer is the most popular season to visit Texas since there is so much to see and do. While visiting the Lone Star State this summer, don't miss visiting some of these attractions and taking part in some of Texas' best summer vacation activities.

Choke Canyon Resorvoir - Choke Canyon Bass Fishing
Located about an hour outside of San Antonio, Choke Canyon Reservoir has developed a reputation as one of the nation's top bass lakes.

Texas State Parks With Lodges and Cabins
Several Texas state parks feature cabins and lodges for overnight stays. Here are a half dozen such state parks that make for great vacation spots while visiting the Lone Star State.

San Antonio Outdoor Activities
There is a myriad of outdoor recreational activities available in and around San Antonio. Here are some suggestions for how to spend time outdoors when visiting the Alamo City.

Things to Do During Summer in Texas
Summer is by far the most popular season to visit the Lone Star State. Here are some of the best Things to Do During Summer in Texas.

Highland Lakes - Seven Lakes in the Texas Hill Country
The Highland Lakes of central Texas are brimming with outdoor recreation opportunities. If you're interested in boating, water skiing, fishing or simply lounging on a sandy beach, these hill country lakes won't let you down.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Driveable Staycation Destinations From Texas
With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas.

Best Drive-To Vacation Destinations Outside Dallas
With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas. Page 2.

Best Drive-To Vacation Destinations Outside Houston
With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas. Page 3.

Best Drive-To Vacation Destinations Outside San Antonio
With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas. Page 4.

Things to Do With Kids in the Texas Hill Country
Here are some of the most memorable vacation activities for families with children visiting the Texas Hill Country.

Day Trips from Austin
There are plenty of great towns and attractions within a short drive of Texas' Capital City. Here are a few suggestions for great day trips from Austin.

Things to Do With Kids in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a great location for a family vacation, with plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family, including the kids.

Summer Attractions in Texas
Summer is a great time to visit Texas. And, the Lone Star State is home to numerous seasonal attractions that are opened during the summer months, ensuring visitors have plenty of fun-filled options during their Texas vacation.

Top Ten Texas Destinations for Outdoor Adventures
Due to its varied terrain and wide-open expanses, Texas offers visitors a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Things to Do in Texas During July
July is the first full month of summer and there are plenty of things for visitors to Texas to see and do.

Visiting the Texas Coast During Hurricane Season
Texas, like other Gulf Coast states, is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms. However, this does not mean you shouldn't plan a trip to the Lone Star State during hurricane season, which officially runs June through November. In fact, some of the best Texas vacation activities and events occur during this time. But, there are a few precautions to take before heading out to the Texas coast during the height of hurricane season.

July in Texas
July is the ultimate summer vacation month and there are plenty of activities, attractions and festivals to give visitors an enjoyable and memorable Texas summer vacation during July.

Spending a Weekend in Corpus Christi
With great beaches, a myriad of attractions and activities, tremendous hotels and outstanding eateries, Corpus Christi is one of Texas' top vacation destinations. Corpus' close proximity to most major Texas cities makes it an ideal spot for a weekend getaway.

Day Trips From San Antonio, Texas
Although San Antonio, Texas' top tourism city, has plenty to see and do inside the city itself, there are also a number of top-rate attractions within a short drive of downtown. San Antonio area tourists and residents alike will enjoy these day trips, all of which are within easy driving distance of the Alamo City.

Texas Water Parks
As the Texas heat begins to rise during the summer, visitors to the Lone Star State will undoubtedly be looking for ways to cool off. Luckily, Texas is home to some of the biggest and best water parks in the nation.

Texas Fourth of July Celebrations 2016
If you happen to be heading to Texas for Fourth of July, you'll have no shortage of Independence Day activities to choose from. From tiny town celebrations to elaborate firework displays in major cities, no matter where you are in the Lone Star State on Independence Day, you find plenty of fun things to do.

Top Texas Budget Vacation Destinations
Looking to have a big time on your Texas vacation, but don't want to take out a second mortgage to do so? Don't worry, there are plenty of affordable destinations in the Lone Star State that offer plenty of bang for the buck.

Top 10 Texas Historical Attractions
Texas has a long and interesting history. Luckily, many of Texas' most historic sites and landmarks remain and are available for tours and viewing for Texas visitors.

Day Trips From Houston, Texas
Although Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, has plenty to see and do inside the city itself, sometimes it is nice to

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Winter Texans
While many people vacation in Texas for only a week at a time, many of our northern neighbors have grown accustomed to spending the entire winter season in the Lone Star State. If you plan to spend an extended vacation in Texas to avoid the harsh northern winter, learn what you can expect to see and do from About guide Danno Wise.

Texas Attractions by City
A preview of attractions found in each of Texas' top cities.

Texas Attractions by Region
A preview of top attractions in each of Texas' regions.

Things to Do in Texas
There are plenty of things to do in Texas while on vacation.

Family Vacation Activities in Texas
Texas offers a wide variety of family vacation activities.

TX Family Vacations
Families can have big fun in a big state when they visit Texas. Natural wonders, theme parks, water parks, festivals and other attractions await families on vacation in Texas. Learn about the best family attractions in Texas from About guide Danno Wise.

Texas Attractions
Historic battle sites, underwater wonders, space-age marvels and more await when you visit Texas. Let About guide Danno Wise introduce you to the best Texas has to offer visitors.

Best Time To Visit Texas
Texas has a lot to offer visitors. From outdoor activities to indoor attractions, the Lone Star State is brimming with things to see and do. But, what is the best time to visit Texas in order to get the most out of your vacation?

Top Texas Towns for Fourth of July
Fourth of July is the biggest celebration of the summer. Here are some of the very best Texas towns in which to spend this Fourth of July.

Summer Events and Festivals in Texas
Summer is a festive time in Texas. All across the Lone Star State, events, festivals, tournaments and other activities are staged regularly from June through August. In fact, some of Texas' best festivals and events occur during the summer months.

Six Quiet Weekend Getaways in Texas
If you are looking for a place to spend a quiet weekend in Texas, there are plenty of quaint towns and villages to choose from.

Best Places to Spend a Summer Day in Texas
Looking for a way to spend a summer day in Texas? Here is a list of two dozen great places to spend a great summer day while visiting the Lone Star State.

Best Places to Spend a Summer Day in Texas
Looking for a way to spend a summer day in Texas? Here is a list of two dozen great places to spend a great summer day while visiting the Lone Star State.

Best Places to Spend a Summer Day in Texas
Looking for a way to spend a summer day in Texas? Here is a list of two dozen great places to spend a great summer day while visiting the Lone Star State.

Texas Travel FAQs
Trying to figure out what to see and do while visiting a state as big as Texas can be daunting. However, for every question, there is an answer and Texas has a destination for everything you want to do while on vacation.

Top 5 Destinations for River Recreation in Texas
Texans love spending time on the state's various rivers. Whether it be float tubes, canoes, kayaks or rope swings - Texas residents and visitors are full of ways to enjoy these rivers and streams. If you are hoping to sample some

What is the closest airport to South Padre Island?
South Padre Island is one of Texas' most popular beach destinations. However, for those who have never traveled to the Tip of Texas, getting there may be confusing. South Padre Island does not have its own airport. However, that does not mean air travel is out of the question. In fact, South Padre is located relatively close to two airports that provide service to travelers throughout the United States.

Longhorn Caverns State Park
Longhorn Caverns are a Hill Country wonder that have housed Comanche Indians, Confederate Soldiers and, perhaps, and outlaw or two. Today the site is a state park, offering a number of tours and educational programs.

Top Family Vacation Destinations in Texas
Without a doubt, when families go on vacation, they are hoping to have fun. And, when families go on vacation to Texas, they are wanting to have big fun.

Winter Texan Towns
Each year, thousands of retirement-age visitors spend anywhere from one to six months in the Lone Star State. This group of part-time residents has come to be known as Winter Texans. Over the years, a number of small towns across Texas, who rely heavily on the business the Winter Texans bring, have begun catering to this winter crowd.

Mother's Day In Texas
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, plenty of Texas residents and visitors are looking for somewhere to take mom for a quick weekend getaway. Luckily, Texas has a wide variety of unique, quality hotels, spas and resorts, any number of which will ensure mom has a weekend she’ll remember forever.

Fall Fishing in Texas
Texas offers some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing to be found anywhere. As the weather and water begins to cool in fall, sport fishing in the Lone Star State is at its best. Anglers hoping for a world class angling experience would be wise to pack their rods and head to Texas during autumn.

Visiting Texas Beaches in Winter
Although the weather has cooled, there are plenty of beach activities for visitors to Texas. Lone Star State beach destinations offer year around attractions, events, and activities such as fishing, birding, shelling and more.

Top Golf Courses in Texas' Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley in Deep South Texas is renowned for good weather and plenty of recreational activities. Golf is among one of the most popular pastimes for outdoor enthusiasts in the Valley. As a result, the region boasts an impressive number of top notch golf courses.

How to Spend 48 Hours in Austin, Texas
Spend 48 hours in Austin, Texas, to learn more about this Central Texas getaway. Learn about fun things to do, where to see live music, shop and eat during 48 hours in Austin.

48 Hours in Austin - How to Spend 48 Hours in Austin, Texas
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West Texas Golf Courses - Golfing In West Texas
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Austin Restaurants - Restaurants in Austin
From barbecue to burgers, Tex-Mex to Italian, Austin is full of quality eateries. And, like the city itself, most of Austin's more popular restaurants have put their own unique twist on the dining experience.

Five Ghost Towns to Visit in Texas
Over the years, many towns have sprung up across Texas. Not all of these towns survived. Today Texas is littered with

Top Attractions on Galveston Island
Historic Galveston Island is home to a variety of popular attractions, from landmarks and historic buildings to modern wonders and scenic natural areas.

Festivals and Events Along the Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast plays host to dozens of great events each year.

Texas Travel: Eight Annual Festivals in August
August marks the end of summer and, of course, towns across the Lone Star State aren't about to let summer slip away without a few big festivals and events. From fishing tournaments to music festivals, Texas has an event for everyone in August.

Top Texas Salt Water Fishing Lodges
Texas is home to hundreds of miles of coastline and some of the absolute best salt water fishing in the country. Texas is also home to several top-shelf fishing lodges that cater to the needs of anglers heading to the coast.

Valentine's Day In San Antonio
Without a doubt, San Antonio is the most romantic city in Texas and the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day with your special someone.

Visiting Wimberley, Texas
Wimberley is a quaint little village in the Texas Hill Country, situated within an hour's drive to either Austin or San Antonio. Additionally, Wimberley is conveniently located to many Hill Country attractions and is home to a host of specialty shops and restaurants.

Visiting San Marcos in Summer
San Marcos is one of the most popular small towns in Texas. Located in the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is a short drive from either Austin or San Antonio. Although San Marcos, is a popular tourist destination year around, it is summer when the city truly shines.

March Flower Trails, Celebrations and Festivals
March is traditionally the time the flowers begin to bloom in Texas. Lone Star State visitors have a variety of options to view these abundant blossoms, including walking tours, festivals, celebrations, and driving tours.

Freshwater Fishing Lodges in Texas
Texas boasts quality freshwater fishing in lakes across the state. These high quality fisheries draw hundreds of thousands of fishermen to the Lone Star State each year. Of course, all of these anglers are in search of places to stay. Here's a few of Texas finest lakeside fishing lodges.

South Padre Island Restaurants - Restaurants on South Padre Island
Without a doubt, the white sand beaches and green Gulf waters are what bring visitors to South Padre Island and the 'Texas Tropics.' However, while vacationing on the southernmost beach in the Lone Star State, visitors have plenty of dining options as South Padre Island and nearby Port Isabel offer a wide variety of restaurants.

Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Houston
There are plenty of amusing things to do in Houston, even for the most finicky kids. Of course, the parents will have to navigate Houston traffic to get there, but these kids' attractions are worth the effort.

Top Texas Public Golf Courses
Texas has a number of great public golf courses that are open to all golfers.

Underrated Attractions in the Texas Prairies & Lakes Region
List of overlooked and underrated attractions in the Texas Prairies & Lakes Region.

Attractions Along the Texas Coast
Texas has over 300 miles of coastline bordering the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to many stretches of beautiful beach, the Texas Gulf Coast region is home to some of the state's most popular attractions.

Spring Running Events in Texas
March and April weather in Texas is just right for outdoor activities. As a result, a number of running and walking events, as well as triathlons and adventures races, are scheduled for the fourth month. Here are some of the highlights of Texas' running event calendar during the spring season.

Top Ten Attractions in San Antonio, Texas
Besides its rich history and Old World charm, San Antonio is home to some of the most popular and unique attractions in the Lone Star State.

Top Five Texas Lakes for Water Sports
Texas has plenty to offer water sport enthusiasts. Whether you prefer skiing, jet skiing, boating, swimming, diving or snorkeling, there is a perfect lake to spend time on the water while visiting Texas - which is a perfect way to beat the Texas heat.

Houston Festivals - Festivals in Houston
Houston is an incredibly diverse city. That diversity is highlighted in the various festivals and events held in Houston. From hot sauce to parrots, Houston has a festival to celebrate virtually anything imaginable.

HEB Holiday Parade
An annual Thanksgiving Day tradition for over 60 years, the HEB Holiday Parade signifies the official beginning of the holiday season in the Houston area.

Romantic Vacations on the Texas Coast
Texas coastal towns from Galveston to South Padre Island offer visitors a wide variety of options to make their romantic weekend getaway a memorable one.

Galveston Island - Visiting Galveston Island
Galveston Island is truly a year around destination. With plenty of attractions, world class hotels and restaurants, and, of course, miles of sandy beaches, Galveston is a perfect vacation spot any month of the year.

Texas Nature Trails - Viewing Texas Wildlife
Texas has an amazing amount of plant, animal and bird life. Additionally, visitors to the Lone Star State have no shortage of options when it comes to choosing an area to view this vast variety of wildlife.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge - Visiting Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is located in deep South Texas and offers visitors an opportunity to view a variety of bird and animal life which can be found elsewhere in the United States. Its location along the border and unique climate are enticing to both wildlife and wildlife lovers. Winter sees birders flock to the LANWR to witness migration, while the rest of the year finds visitors looking for the elusive and endangered ocelot.

The Most Unique Small Towns in Texas
There are number of interesting and unique small towns scattered across the Lone Star State. Here are a few of the most unique small towns in Texas.

Things to Do in Dallas - Dallas Vacation Activities
Dallas is one of Texas' largest and most popular cities. The 'Big D' is full of modern attractions, as well as natural attractions such as lakes, parks and more. And, of course, sporting events, namely 'America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys, are always a big draw. Regardless of what time of year you visit Dallas, you can be assured there will be plenty to see and do.

Shopping for Antiques in Texas
Recent years have seen an explosion in interest in antique furniture in Texas. So much so, in fact, that entire towns have begun developing their economies around this budding industry.

Texas Shopping Scene - Shopping In Texas
In a state the size of Texas, you would expect to be able to find any gift you are looking for. And, you would be right! The Lone Star State offers limitless shopping options, from giant malls to cozy cottage shops.

Most Unique Small Towns in Texas
While the big cities get most of the attention in Texas, it is a mistake to overlook the smaller towns that dot the landscape. Hundreds of tiny Texas hamlets offer visitors fun and entertainment in a big way.

Whooping Cranes in Texas: How and Where to Watch
The Texas Coastal Bend has long been a region whooping cranes migrated to for the winter. However this year, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, a record number of cranes have touched down along the Texas coast. Find out where your best bet is for viewing Texas whooping cranes.

Top Attractions in Austin, Texas
There is plenty to see and do while visiting the Capitol City. Of course, the Texas State Capitol itself is a top draw, but Austin also boasts world class museums and other attractions.

Festivals and Events in the East Texas Piney Woods Region
The East Texas Piney Woods region is home to a myriad of festivals, events and celebrations throughout the year.

Texas Cultural Heritage Festivals
Texas is comprised of people from a wide array of backgrounds and cultures. One benefit of this rich cultural diversity is the vast amount of varied cultural heritage festivals held across the state each year.

Best June Festivals and Events in Texas
June is the first month of summer vacation for families everywhere. Families heading to Texas for their vacation will have plenty of festivals and events to choose from to fill out their vacation activities.

Corpus Christi Hotels - Hotels in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi and its adjacent beaches are among the state's most popular places to visit. Luckily for visitors to the

Port Isabel's Day of the Dead Celebration
In Mexico, the end of October marks a time-honored celebration known as “Day of the Dead.” Over time, the tradition has crept into the Mexican-influenced Texas border region. In fact, several towns across Deep South Texas now host their own version of the Day of the Dead celebration. One of the more unique events takes place in the historic South Texas seaport of Port Isabel.

Bars and Clubs in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is known as the 'Sparkling City By The Sea' for all the daytime activities it has to offer. But, the fun doesn't end at nightfall, as Corpus also has a full compliment of bars and clubs for those looking to have some fun after dark.

The Weather in Houston - Preparing for a Trip
The weather in Houston during summer is generally sticky with a 20 percent chance of gooey. The region enjoys pleasant weather in the spring and fall, but rainstorms may pop up unexpectedly. Make sure you plan for every contingency before your trip to Houston.

The Top Beach Towns in Texas
There are dozens of 'beach towns' dotting Texas' coastline, which serve as a base for the thousands of beachgoers heading to the Lone Star State each year.

South Padre Island, Texas Seasonal Activities
South Padre Island is known primarily as a Spring Break destination. However, it is truly a beach for all seasons.

Top Ten State Parks in Texas - Travel Guide
Texas is home to one of the nation's best state park systems, which offers wonderful public access to these natural resources.

Information About Snook Fishing in Texas
Few anglers realize South Texas is home to the only viable snook population outside of Florida in the entire United States. If you have designs on landing a linesider, why not head to South Texas, rather than South Florida, and join the growing ranks of fishermen who can claim to have caught a Texas snook?

Ten Must-See Attractions in Texas
Texas has plenty of attractions to choose from. Here are the best of the best.

Natural Swimming Holes Around Texas
Long before modern water parks became popular, Texans had sought out many natural

Visitor Guides to Zoos Around Texas
Few people realize the quality of zoos found in Texas. From Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo on the Mexican border to the illustrious San Antonio Zoo to the one-of-a-kind Texas Zoo in Victoria, there are a variety of settings in which to view native and exotic wildlife in the Lone Star State.

Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Texas
Today, there is an endless array of cards and gifts that can be given on Valentine's Day. However, if you are going to be in Texas on Valentine's Day and want a truly unique experience, try one of these great ideas.

Thanksgiving Weekend Activities in Texas
Across the country, Thanksgiving kicks off the 'Holiday Season.' Texas is no different. In fact, from Thursday through Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend is chocked full of activities across the Lone Star State.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Texas
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer in most people's minds. Across the state of Texas, there will be a number of events, festivals and activities to help you get summer started the right way.

Texas Holiday Parades Between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Texans have some of the biggest, most unique holiday parades in the country. Visitors heading to the Lone Star State between Thanksgiving and Christmas would be well-served to attend one of these immensely popular events.

Holiday Light Trails in Texas
If you are hoping to view Christmas lights during your visit to Texas, you are in luck. There are several holiday light festivals and trails across the Lone Star State during the month of December.

Winter Vacation Activities in Texas
Sure, summer is the most popular season for vacations, but that hardly means it's the only time of year to take a vacation. If you happen to be headed to Texas during winter, there's still plenty to see and do.

Texas in January Vacation Guide
January is a great time to visit Texas. As the new year gets underway, the calendar is full of events, celebrations and activities across the Lone Star State.

San Antonio Staycation Activities
High fuel prices. Reduced time off from work. The list goes on and on. But, for whatever reason, more and more Americans are choosing a 'staycation' in their hometown as opposed to a traditional vacation. If you're among the growing group of 'staycationers' and happen to live in or near San Antonio, you'll have little problem finding ways to spend your staycation.

Top Texas State Parks for Summer Recreational Activities
Texas offers visitors and residents plenty of summer recreational activities. Those wishing to spend time outdoors have plenty of options, including dozens of state parks which offer visitors an opportunity to do everything from swimming to scuba diving, water skiing to mountain biking.

Visiting Lost Maples State Natural Area
Most people relate fall foliage and the “changing of the leaves” to the eastern portion of the United States. However, portions of Texas actually see dramatic changes in foliage coloration. Lost Maples State Natural Area in the Texas Hill Country has the most vivid fall leaf coloration in the state. Although the

Visitor Guides to Texas Museums
Whether it's a glimpse into Texas history, viewing famous artwork, or capturing a child's imagination, Texas has a museum that fits the bill.

Can't Miss Texas Food Festivals
Due to the vastly varied cultures which comprise Texas, practically every type of food is available in the Lone Star State. And, those various types of food are inevitably celebrated with a variety of festivals each year.

Can't Miss Texas Food Festivals
Due to the vastly varied cultures which comprise Texas, practically every type of food is available in the Lone Star State. And, those various types of food are inevitably celebrated with a variety of festivals each year.

Salt Water Fishing Tournaments in Texas
Texas has long been a hotbed for bass fishing tournaments. However, with the proliferation of salt water tournament trails, Texas has also become a favorite destination for coastal tournament fishing.

Texas Cinco de Mayo Festivals
Because Texas was once part of Mexico, the state has a long-standing Mexican heritage and follows many Mexican traditions, including celebrating the popular Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. Although many people believe this is strictly a border-region phenomenon, towns across the state hold festivals to celebrate Mexico’s most famous military victory.

Battleship Texas History and Tour
As the only surviving battleship having seen service in both World War I and World War II, the USS Texas is a prominent piece of US history. Today, it serves as a permanent public monument and historic site as the Battleship Texas State Historic Site.

A Quick Guide to Visiting the Alamo
The Alamo is not only one of Texas’ most important historical landmarks, it is also one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 2.5 million visitors annually.

Texas Attractions -- A-Z
Texas is full of great attractions. Here is an alphabetical list of nearly two dozen things that every visitor to the Lone Star State must see.

Texas Attractions -- A-Z
Texas is full of great attractions. Here is an alphabetical list of nearly two dozen things that every visitor to the Lone Star State must see.

Best Texas Annual Festivals & Events
Texas' ethnic and geographic diversity has resulted in some of the most varied and unique annual events to be found anywhere!

Fun Family Summer Vacation Activities in Texas
If you are heading to Texas for summer vacation this year, consider some of these fun family summer vacation activities.

10 Natural Attractions in Texas
Although Texas has some of the largest cities in the United States, it is also home to some of the country's most impressive natural attractions. Mountains, canyons, rock formations, caves, forests and esquisite beaches are just some of the natural attractions found in the Lone Star State.

Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend in Texas
There are plenty of events and activities during the Memorial Holiday weekend in Texas.

10 Vacation Activities to Do in Texas
For visitors to Texas, the list of things to do is virtually never-ending. From outdoor activities to indoor museums, from theme parks to festivals, there is always something to see and do during a Texas vacation. Here's a few of the most popular things to do during a visit to the Lone Star State.

Top Texas State Parks for Stargazing
Many of Texas' state parks are located in rural areas, away from the light pollution of big cities, making them great destinations for stargazing and celestial viewing.

Top Ten Things to Do With Kids in Dallas-Fort Worth
There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Dallas-Fort Worth -- and our top 10 list is an excellent starting point.

May Festivals and Other Fun Events in Texas
May in Texas sees pleasant weather and plenty of festivals. From Czech heritage to rivers to music and art, Texans find plenty of reasons to hold festivals during the month of May.

Often Overlooked Travel Destinations in Texas
The vast majority of visitors to Texas head to a handful of well-known tourist towns. While each of those popular vacation spots have plenty to offer visitors, so do these often overlooked Texas vacation destinations.

Texas Caves and Caverns
Texas is full of natural attractions. Some of the most breathtaking among these are the caves and caverns that are found throughout the Texas Hill Country. Touring these caves and caverns is one of the most memorable family activities to be found in the Lone Star State.

San Antonio Festivals - Festivals in San Antonio
San Antonio is Texas' most popular tourist destination by far. However, beyond all the exciting attractions available in the Alamo City are a number of great festivals that call San Antonio home on an annual basis.

Texas Hill Country Wineries
The scenic Texas Hill Country is home to more than four dozen vineyards and wineries, offering visitors to the region an unexpected way to spend time during their Texas vacation.

Dallas Summer Vacation Activities
Texas' second largest city is a great destination for a family vacation. Here's some of the best summer vacation activities in Dallas.

Texas Art Festivals
Texas has a wide-ranging art scene - from new age sculpture to watercolor outdoor scenes. Every type of art and every type of artist can be found in the Lone Star State. Texas' many art festivals are an excellent way to witness this art first hand.

Texas Flower Festivals
From fields of wildflowers to manicured flower gardens, Texas is full of flowers. Whether it's bluebonnets or azaleas, tulips or roses, Texas has a festival for every flower and every flower lover.

Food Festivals
Due to the vastly varied cultures which comprise Texas, practically every type of food is available in the Lone Star State. And, those various types of food are inevitably celebrated with a variety of festivals each year.

Holiday Parades & Celebrations in Texas
Everything's big in Texas - including parades and festivals to celebrate the holidays.

Texas Birding Festivals
Birding has become one of the top reasons tourists come to Texas in recent years. To celebrate the arrival of both the birds and the birders, there are a variety of birding festivals held throughout the Lone Star State.

Texas Book & Film Festivals
Texas is the homestate to a number of authors and filmmakers. Texans show their appreciation for both the written word and cinematic art with a number of book and film festivals throughout the year.

Galveston Island Entertainment - Concerts - Plays - Operas - Entertainment on Galveston Island Texas
After over 100 years, the 1894 Opera House still hosts live events. However, Galveston has a plethora of other live entertainment options as well.

Texas Museums - Museums Across Texas
Texas offers visitors a vast array of museums, ranging from the historical to the wacky.

Texas Music Festivals
From blues to country, from Reggae to folk, Texas has a festival for every genre of music.

Misc. Texas Festivals and Celebrations
Some Texas festivals just don't fit into a category. Although these unique events aren't easily classified, they certainly are loads of fun and worth attending.

Texas Outdoor Activity Events
There is plenty of wide-open spaces in Texas - and Texans love being outside. Virtually every month of the year is chocked full of events celebrating outdoor activities.

Texas Livestock Shows and Fairs
It's no secret Texas has a long history in the cattle business. To this day, livestock shows and the carnivals and fairs which accompany them are among the favorite festivals held in the Lone Star State.

Texas Ghost Towns - Visiting Texas Ghost Towns
Over the years, many towns have sprung up across Texas. Not all of these towns survived. Today Texas is littered with

Galveston Island Texas Attractions
Galveston Island boasts attractions ranging from circa-1800s homes lining Broadway to modern-day marvels like the Moody Gardens.

Galveston Island Sports and Recreation - Golfing - Jogging - Sports on Galveston Island
With its mild year around weather, Galveston is the perfect spot for a round of golf, a jog along the seawall, or any other of a host of recreational activities.

Texas Zoos - Zoos In Texas
From Gladys Porter Zoo down in Brownsville to the El Paso Zoo way out in West Texas, Texas visitors are able to visit several world-class zoos.

Texas Theme Parks - Theme Parks in Texas
Vacationers in Texas will be happy to know they have a wide variety of theme parks to choose from, all of which offer plenty of fun and excitement for the entire family.

Shamrock Texas St. Patrick's Day Festival
What else would you expect to celebrate in a town named Shamrock? The annual Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Festival has grown into a two-day event featuring parades, music, motorcycle rally, beauty pageant, craft show, carnival and more.

Attractions in the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular regions in the Lone Star State. Beyond its natural beauty, the Hill Country is full of first rate attractions.

Colorado Bend State Park
With a wide variety of outdoor activities and a unique natural setting, Colorado Bend State Park is one of the most popular outdoor recreation activity areas in Texas.

Touring the Texas Gulf Coast
With hundreds of miles of open beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico and dozens of inshore bays and rivers, the Texas Gulf Coast has long been a major draw for Texas residents and visitors alike.

Urban Outdoor Adventures in Texas
Outdoor adventure is a big part of Texas' appeal to travelers and residents alike. To that end, even the largest of Texas cities offer great outdoor recreational opportunities. Here are some suggestions for urban outdoor adventures in Texas.

Things to Do on the Texas Coast
From Brownsville to Beaumont, there is plenty to see and do along the Texas coast.

Texas Travel Experience
Texas is a large state that has a lot to offer visitors. Here's what visitors to the Lone Star State can expect when vacationing in Texas.

Birding & Wildlife Trails in Texas
Texas Parks & Wildlife features a variety of

Where Can You See Bluebonnets Bloom in Texas?
The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. This particular flower was selected in large part due to the vast fields of bluebonnets that bloom each spring throughout the central portion of Texas. Over the years, the wild population has been supplemented with planted parcels of bluebonnets. So, if you're looking to see blooming bluebonnets in Texas, what's the best spot to look?

Touring Texas Battlefields
During the mid-1800s, Texas was the site of numerous battles. During both the Texas Revolution and the Mexican/American War, a number of famous battles were fought on Texas soil. Many of these locations can still be visited today.

Things to Do in the Texas Panhandle
The Panhandle Plains region is the northernmost section of Texas. The unique geography of the area offers visitors a variety of unique vacation activities.

Best Beach in Texas
Texas has hundreds of miles of coastline. And, each summer thousands of visitors flock to beaches across the Lone Star State. But, what is the best beach to visit in Texas?

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Located just north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States, with a dome that rises 425 feet above the ground (1825 feet above sea level). Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970, Enchanted Rock is also part of the Texas State Parks System and attracts thousands of visitors annually.

Escaping the Crowd at Boca Chica Beach
Many visitors know about the desolate stretches of beach available along the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi. And, thousands of tourists flock to the sandy shores of South Padre Island each year. However, few people realize there is a beach which combines the qualities of these two popular Texas beaches. Boca Chica Beach is Texas' southernmost stretch of sand and one of its most desolate.

Top Museums in Houston, Texas
As the nation's fourth largest city, Houston has a lot to offer. Among its many ammenities, Houston has some of the best museums in the United States.

Strange and Odd Attractions in Texas
Texas is home to a variety of attractions. Many of theme are

Rodeos in Texas - Livestock Shows
Rodeos in Texas are more than entertainment -- they're a part of the state's heritage. While Houston has the biggest rodeo, all major Texas cities present professional rodeos at least once a year.

What to Do in San Antonio With Kids
When you're trying to figure out what to do in San Antonio with kids, it's tempting to rely on predictable favorites such as SeaWorld and Six Flags. However, you may want to try an offbeat option, such as Morgan's Wonderland, a family fun park for kids with special needs.

February in Texas
Winter's final month is best known for Valentine's Day. However, in Texas February sees a number of exciting and unique events, activities and festivals.

Dallas Outdoor Adventures
Although Dallas is one of Texas' largest cities, it is also home to a number of great outdoor recreation venues. With lakes scattered throughout the DFW Metroplex, outdoor enthusiasts are able to find plenty of outdoor adventures in and around Dallas.

Top Texas State Parks to Visit in Spring
The warmer weather of spring encourages visitors to spend more time outdoors. And, there is no better place to spend a day outdoors than in one of Texas' many state parks.

Spring Family Vacations in Texas
There are a number of great spring family vacation attractions and activities to be found across Texas.

Most Romantic Vacation Spots in Texas
Valentine's Day is always the peak of

Things to Do in Texas During December
The year's final month is full of holiday events and other festivities in Texas.

Autumn Attractions in Texas - Texas Fall Attractions
Fall is a great time to visit Texas, as the great seasonal weather is great for attending festivals or visiting one of the state's many outdoor attractions.

Top Festivals and Events in Texas Throughout the Year
Throughout the year, there will be a number of great festivals and events staged across Texas.

Texas Regions - Visiting Texas by Regions
Texas is a giant state. Because of this, visitors often have difficulty deciding where to go and what to do. Dividing the state into regions can be helpful when planning a Texas vacation.

Top Cities to Visit in Texas - Texas Travel Guide
Looking for a place to visit in Texas? Try hitting one of Texas' major cities. Each of these six cities offers a wide variety of activites and attractions, as well as first-class lodging and dining.

Texas Freshwater Fishing
Texas has a vast amount of rivers, lakes, streams and ponds. Within these waters live an amazing number of freshwater fish species which give Texas a high quality and diverse freshwater fishery.

Things to Do With Kids on Galveston Island
Galveston is one of Texas' oldest and most popular coastal destinations and is a perfect location for a family vacation.

Texas Destinations for Summer Fun
Texas is full of great destinations for summer fun. Here are some of the top spots.

2016 Texas Travel Resolutions
With a new year once again upon us, now is the time to conjure up a list of things you must see and do while traveling throughout Texas in the upcoming 12 months.

Popular Summer Activities in Texas
When it comes to summer vacation activities and destinations, Texas has something for everyone. From sweeping beaches to rushing rivers, from huge metropolitans to mountain peaks, vacationers can always find

Texas Towns and Locations for Spring Break
Texas has a number of great destinations for Spring Break. Here are a few of the very best towns and locations to head for this year's holiday.

First Day Hikes in Texas
Everyone wants to start the New Year off on the right foot. Luckily for those living in or visiting Texas, state parks across the Lone Star State offer a number of

Washington's Birthday Celebration in Laredo, Texas
Believe it or not, the country's largest and longest-running tribute to America's first president is held each year in Laredo, Texas. Founded in 1898, Washington's Birthday Celebration is a month-long party that runs from mid-January through mid-February. With events such as concerts, parades, fireworks displays, a fun run, carnival, pageants and more, Washington's Birthday Celebration attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.

Destinations & Attractions Close to Major Texas Cities
Often times a quick escape is all the schedule allows. Luckily for Texans - and visitors to the Lone Star State - there are several interesting attractions and destinations within a short drive of major Texas metro areas such as Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Things to Do on Galveston Island - Galveston Vacation Activities
From beaches to historic homes to modern attractions, Galveston Island is a great all-around vacation destination. Anyone heading to the big island will certainly find plenty to see and do. Here are few of the best things to do on Galveston Island - besides going to the beach, that is.

Galveston Island Beaches - Beaches on Galveston Island
One of Texas' most popular coastal destinations, Galveston Island features a number of public beaches.

Winter Holiday Festivals and Events in Texas
The winter holiday season is particularly festive in the Lone Star State, with a variety of holiday themed festivals and events.

Top Texas Hotels for New Year's
One of the most popular (and safest) ways to celebrate on New Year's Eve is by booking a room at a hotel which offers some sort of New Year's celebration. Here are a few suggestions for Texas hotels to stay at over New Year's.