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Most Exciting Vacation Experiences in Texas
For Texas travelers looking for a little excitement in their vacation experience, there are a number of great options. Here are a few suggestions for exciting vacation activities in Texas that just about anyone in reasonable physical condition can partake in.

Cool Things to Do in Texas During 2016
Visitors to the Lone Star State in 2016 absolutely need to make time to experience a handful of activities that Texas has to offer. Hands down, these are some of the coolest things to do in Texas.

Interesting, Odd & Unusual Things to See in Texas in 2016
Anyone visiting Texas in 2016 must see these attractions. From odd to awe-inspiring, historic to mysterious, these are must see attractions for visitors to the Lone Star State.

Brownsville Texas - Visiting Brownsville Texas
As Texas' southernmost city, Brownsville offers visitors a year around vacation destination with easy access to beaches, birding, fishing, historical attractions and shopping and dining opportunities in Matamoros, Mexico.

Poteet Strawberry Festival
The annual Strawberry Festival draws over 100,000 visitors to the tiny town of Poteet. This event, which has been held for nearly 60 years, attracts nationally-known country music stars and Tejano entertainers in addition to the carnival, art show, rodeo, dances, parade and “Taste of Texas” food show.

Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade
A Dallas holiday tradition for over 20 years, the Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade not only kicks off the holiday season in the Big D, it is a major fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. You can get reserved seating, general admission tickets, or bring a lawn chair and sleeping bag and huddle up along the parade’s downtown route.

Things to Do on South Padre Island - South Padre Island Vacation Activities
South Padre Island is Texas' southernmost coastal community. Due to its unique geographic location, South Padre has a more 'tropical' feel than other Texas beaches. But, although the beach itself is a huge draw for SPI visitors, it is hardly the only thing to do on this barrier island that lies just north of the Texas/Mexico border.

Texas Saltwater Fishing - Saltwater Fishing in Texas
Saltwater fishing in Texas is as good as anywhere along the U.S. coastline. More and more anglers have been discovering this in recent years and packing their bags and rods to take advantage of the Lone Star State's world-class saltwater fishery.

What to Do When Visiting the USS Lexington
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Chuy's Christmas Parade
Why wait 'til December for a Christmas Parade when you can attend Chuy's Christmas Parade in Austin during November? This unique Christmas parade raises money for

Top Restaurants on the San Antonio Riverwalk
The San Antonio Riverwalk is one of Texas' most popular tourist attraction. In addition to breathtaking views and excellent shopping, the Riverwalk is home to some of San Antonio's finest restaurants.

Corpus Christi Festivals and Events
Corpus Christi is best known for its beaches and first class attractions such as the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium. However, Corpus Christi and the surrounding Coastal Bend communities also host an impressive number of annual festivals and events throughout the year.

Division 3 College Football Teams in Texas
Several Division 3 college football teams in Texas play an exciting, fan- and family-friendly style of football. And, a number of these colleges that field Division 3 football programs are located in popular small towns, giving visitors to Texas a chance to catch a college football game while on vacation. Here is a list of the Texas Division 3 football teams.

FCS Football Teams in Texas
Texas has more than half dozen teams competing at the FCS level, most of which are highly competitive on a national level. Here is a list of FCS college football teams in Texas.

Division 2 College Football Texas in Texas
Texas is home to college football teams of all sizes. There is an even half-dozen Texas teams currently playing in the NCAA's Division II. These mid-size programs usually play in quaint stadiums, offering fans an opportunity to see quality college football in an intimate setting.

FBS (Div I) College Football Teams in Texas
Texas is well known for football. High school, pro and college teams all call the Lone Star State home. Many visitors to Texas try to take in a game while here. And, college football is often high on the list. Here is a list (alphabetical, not ranked) of FBS (Div I) college football teams in Texas.

La Mansion Del Rio Review - Review of La Mansion Del Rio
Originally built along the banks of the San Antonio River in 1852 to serve as a school, the La Mansion Del Rio opened as a hotel in 1968. Today it is San Antonio's most elegant hotel, offering wonderful views of the world famous Riverwalk, world-class dining and luxurious accommodations.

South Padre Island Sand Castle Days - Sand Castle Days on South Padre Island
Each October, some of the world’s best sand sculptors head to South Padre Island for the annual Sand Castle Days, a weekend-long sand castle building extravaganza. What started as a tiny event two decades ago has since blossomed into one of the most prestigious sand art events in the United States.

George Ranch Historical Park
Located just outside of Richmond, southwest of Houston, the George Ranch Historical Park is a living history exhibit that aims to educate the public about Texas history situated on the site of a former working ranch.

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Located right in the center of Laredo, one of Texas’ most impressive border cities, Lake Casa Blanca International State Park offers a wide array of outdoor activities for visitors and residents alike. The park offers a variety of both land-based and watersport activities, with the central attraction being the 1,650-acre Lake Casa Blanca.

Corpus Christi - Visiting Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi and the array of small towns making up the Texas Coastal Bend region offer visitors plenty of vacation entertainment twelve months a year.

Galveston Island Festivals - Festivals on Galveston Island
Beaches, restaurants and historic homes are what most people envision when they think of Galveston Island. And, although Galveston is home to plenty of each, it is also the site for a number of festivals throughout the year.

Terlingua International Chili Cookoff
Held the first Saturday of November, the Terlingua International Chili Championship is the

Visiting San Antonio's HemisFair Park
Originally built to hold the 1968 World’s Fair, San Antonio’s HemisFair Park has been one of the state’s most popular attractions since its inception and features one of the Alamo City's signature landmarks - the Tower of the Americas.

Sea Rim State Park
A mix of marsh and beach, Sea Rim State Park isn’t a typical beach destination. However, this state park, which is located just south of Beaumont/Port Arthur is a nature-lover’s delight. Bird-watchers and beach-goers often co-exist on this stretch of sand, which is the northern-most beach in Texas.

Visit the Renaissance Festival in Texas
One of Texas' most recognized annual events, the 2014 Texas Renaissance Festival runs from October 11 through November 30. Visitors shouldn't miss an opportunity to attend this unique, eight-week theme park which features period food, music, and entertainment, as well as eight themed weekends.

Oktoberfest Tour of Texas
Texas has a rich German history. So, it comes as no surprise to find a number of cities and towns across the Lone Star State holding Oktoberfest celebrations. Here is a partial list of Oktoberfest events held throughout Texas.

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From leftover Oktoberfests to early Christmas parades, not to mention plenty of Thanksgiving activities, outdoor recreation, festivals and more, here is the best of what November has to offer visitors to Texas.

Best of Texas Cities
The key for visitor to make the most of their vacation in any Texas city is knowing what each of these cities has to offer. Here is a list of some of the best things to see, do and experience while spending time in Texas' major cities and towns.

Best of Galveston
Given its proximity to major Texas cities, its history, and the number of great attractions located on the Island, it is little wonder Galveston Island is one of the top tourist destinations in the Lone Star State. Here are a list of some of the best that Galveston Island has to offer visitors.

Best of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is one of Texas' most popular vacation destinations. Here is a list of the best things to see, do and experience while visiting Corpus Christi.

Best of Texas Cities
Visitors to the

Top Places to Go To During Fall in Texas
From the Gulf Coast to the Texas Hill Country, from the Panhandle to West Texas, there are plenty of great places to go during fall in Texas.

Best of October in Texas
With cooler weather and plenty of activities, October is a perfect time for a quick get-away to Texas. Here's some of the best things to see and do for those who are able to make a quick visit to the Lone Star State during October.

Things to Do Outside in Texas by Region
Texas has plenty of areas designated for outdoor recreation. And, each region of the state has a variety of outdoor activities visitors can enjoy. Here are the best outdoor adventures to be found in each of Texas' seven regions.

Top Roadside Attractions in Texas
Over the years, several interesting attractions have popped up along Texas highways, many of which have garnered national attention. Here are some of the top picks for the most unique, unusual and interesting roadside attractions found alongside some of Texas' most heavily traveled roadways.

Best Outdoor Activities in Texas
Across the state of Texas, there are numerous opportunities to get outdoors. Here are some of the best outdoor adventures to be had in the Lone Star State.

Outdoor Adventures in South Texas
Visitors to the South Texas Plains regions have a wide variety of outdoor adventures they can participate in. And, thanks to relatively mild year around temperatures, outdoor enthusiasts can spend time outside year around in South Texas.

Best of Texas - By Region
Texas is such a large state, it has a very diverse geography, full of various natural features and landscapes. Each of the states' seven regions also features attractions, events and festivals which have been shaped by various cultural influences.

Best of South Texas
The South Texas Plains Region takes in a number of cities and towns which are home to a variety of festivals, events and attractions. Here's a list of some of the very best South Texas has to offer visitors.

Best of the Texas Panhandle
The Texas Panhandle is part of the US Great Plains Region and offers a much different vacation experience than the rest of the Lone Star State.

Best of Texas Prairies & Lakes Region
The Texas Prairies and Lakes Region sprawls across hundreds of square miles of the Lone Star State, taking in both major cities and small towns. Here are some of the best things to see and do when visiting the Texas Prairies and Lakes Regions.

Best of the Texas Piney Woods
There are a variety of things to see and do in the East Texas Piney Woods. Here is a list of some of the best of events, activities and attractions found in the Piney Woods Region.

Best of Texas' Big Bend Region
West Texas is a remote region, but is home to some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Lone Star State. Here is the best of West Texas' Big Bend Region.

Best of the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is an extremely popular area for visitors to Texas. Here is a list of some of the best of the best of the Texas Hill Country.

Best of the Texas Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast is home to a wide array of beaches, attractions, events, festivals, activities and more. Here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your Texas coastal vacation by getting the best of the Texas coast.

Best of Dallas
Dallas is one of Texas' largest cities and most popular tourist destinations. There is truly something going on in the Big D every month of the year. Here are a few suggestions for those wishing to experience the best of Dallas.

State Fair of Texas - Attending the Texas State Fair
Running for 24 days through late-September and early-October, the State Fair of Texas is the largest fair and stock show in the state. During the nearly month long event, everything from live music to carnival rides and good eats to art shows are offered. Of course, the highlight of the Fair is the annual Texas-Oklahoma football game.

Best of San Antonio
San Antonio is Texas' most popular vacation destination. Here are a few suggestions for visitors wishing to experience the best San Antonio has to offer.

Space Center Houston - Visiting Space Center Houston
After playing an important role in the Space Race of the 1960s, Space Center Houston has become a popular tourist attraction. Even today, when it remains crucial to the NASA Space Program, Space Center Houston is better known as an entertaining and educational attraction that draws thousands of visitors annually.

Best of Houston
As Texas' largest city, Houston certainly offers visitors plenty of entertainment options. Here are some of the best things to see and do while visiting Houston.

Best of Austin
Austin is the Capital City of Texas. And, it is one of the most popular tourist towns in the state as well. Here are some of the best of the best for visitors heading to Austin for a vacation.

Outdoor Adventures in the Texas Prairies & Lakes Region
The Texas Prairies & Lakes Region offers visitors a wide range of outdoor adventures, such as rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, boating and more.

East Texas Outdoor Adventures
The East Texas Piney Woods are filled with thousands of acres of woodlands, dozens of lakes and rivers, and many other natural attractions.

Things to Do Outdoors Along the Texas Coast
From kayaking to kiteboarding, there are plenty of outdoor adventures awaiting visitors to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Outdoor Adventures in the Texas Hill Country
There are plenty of outdoor adventures awaiting visitors to the scenic Texas Hill Country.

Outdoor Adventures in West Texas
The Big Bend Region of far West Texas offers visitors a wide array of outdoor adventures.

Unexpected Things to See in Texas
Texas highways run past a variety of great attractions -- some of which are much more unexpected than others.

Historic Sites in San Antonio
San Antonio is full of historic attractions, many of which played a pivotal role in Texas history.

Towns That Were Around During the Texas Revolution
Many towns that were pivotal in the Texas Revolution are still around today.

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Historic Sites Seen in Texas Rising
The History Channel mini-series Texas Rising has many viewers interested in visiting some of the historic they have seen on the show. From Nacogdoches to Goliad, the Alamo to Washington-on-the-Brazos, these important Texas historic cities and sites are very much open to the public.

Attractions Along I-35 in Texas
From Laredo to Gainesville, travelers driving along I-35 in Texas will get a chance to view a variety of unique attractions.

Attractions Along Major Texas Highways
Texas has several major highways, each of which are lined with unique attractions. So, drivers are always assured of interesting road trips when traveling across the Lone Star State.

Attractions Found Along I-45 in Texas
Although it is shorter than most of the other major highways in Texas, I-45 is lined with a number of great attractions.

Attractions Along Hwy 77 in Texas
Travelers following Highway 77 through Texas will have an opportunity to see some of the most unique attractions in Texas.

Attractions Found Along Route 90 in Texas
Although it follows a similar path as I-10, cutting across Texas from east to west, Highway 90 passes through some smaller towns which were bypassed by the interstate. As a result, travelers driving along Highway 90 are treated to much different attractions.

Attractions Found Along I-10 in Texas
I-10 is the longest stretch of highway in Texas. Along its length, travelers will find some very interesting attractions.

Flooding Impacts Popular Texas Tourist Towns
Several popular tourist towns in the Texas Hill Country and southeast Texas were impacted by flooding over Memorial Day weekend.

Underrated Attractions in San Antonio
San Antonio is home to some of Texas' most famous attractions. It is also home to dozens of underrated attractions that are certainly worth taking the time to visit.

Texas Outdoor Festivals & Events
Texas is known for its wide open spaces and outdoor recreation opportunities. So, it only makes sense that Texas hosts a number of great outdoor festivals and events on an annual basis.

Texas Outdoor Festivals & Events
Texas is known for its wide open spaces and outdoor recreation opportunities. So, it only makes sense that Texas hosts a number of great outdoor festivals and events on an annual basis.

Underrated Festivals & Events in the Texas Piney Woods Region
The East Texas Piney Woods Region is home to a number of underrated and overlooked festivals that are well worth attending.

Underrated Festivals & Events in the Prairies & Lakes Regions
There are a number of excellent, but overlooked annual festivals and events held in the Texas Prairies and Lakes Region.

Summer Adventures in Texas
Texas is full of outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure during the summer months. Here is a list of some of the best summer adventures in Texas.

Best Views in Texas
Texas is full of natural wonders. Whether it is standing high atop a mountain or looking down a stretch of isolated beach, visitors to the Lone Star State are treated to some of the best views in the country.

Great Places for Summer Picnics in Texas
Whether in urban settings or rural areas, summer picnics are a tradition in Texas. Here is a list of a few of the very best places to enjoy a summer picnic in the Lone Star State.

Underrated Festivals Along the Texas Coast
List of underrated festivals and events held along the Texas coast.

Underrated Festivals & Events in the Texas Hill Country
A guide to some of the lesser known festivals and events in the Texas Hill Country.

Underrated Museums in Texas
Texas is home to dozens of great museums which often get overlooked by visitors to the Lone Star State

Frequently Asked Questions About the Texas Panhandle Plains
Answers to frequently asked questions about traveling to the Texas Panhandle Plains Region.

Questions About Travel to the Texas Prairie and Lakes Region
Answers to frequently asked questions about travel to the Texas Prairies and Lakes Region.

Underrated Attractions in South Texas
South Texas is home to a variety of attractions, some well known, but many others are overlooked, hidden gems.

South Texas Lakes
Lakes in South Texas offer fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, boating and a variety of other water sport opportunities.

Underrated State Parks in Texas
While several state parks are among Texas' top tourist draws, numerous others have more to offer than people realize. Here are just of a few of Texas' underrated state parks.

West Texas Travel FAQs
West Texas is known for wide open spaces. It also is home to some of Texas' most unique towns, festivals, state parks and events. Here are answers to some of the common questions visitors have when planning a trip to West Texas.

Questions About Visiting the Texas Gulf Coast
Texas has hundreds of miles of coastline which attracts millions of visitors annually. But, in order to narrow down the possibilities of which towns and beaches to visit and what to see and do while they are vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast, visitors frequently have questions. Here are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about visiting the Texas Gulf Coast region.

Frequently Asked Questions About East Texas Travel
East Texas is relatively unknown to most visitors to Texas. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about East Texas travel to help visitors get the most out of their vacation experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About South Texas Travel
The South Texas region spans from the Texas Hill Country south to the Mexican border and across to the Gulf of Mexico. Since so much of the region is comprised of smaller, lesser-known cities and towns, visitors often have numerous questions about how to make the most of a vacation to South Texas.

Texas Hill Country Travel FAQs
Thousands of visitors head to the scenic Texas Hill Country each year. Often times these visitors have questions about what to see and do in order to get the most out of their vacation in the Texas Hill Country. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about traveling in the Texas Hill Country.

Underrated Attractions Along the Texas Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast is home to dozens of great attractions. But, with hundreds of miles of coastline dotted with numerous cities and towns, there are bound to be some attractions that just don't get the attention they deserve. Here is a list of some of the best underrated and overlooked attractions along the Texas Coast.

Underrated Texas Hill Country Attractions
The Texas Hill Country is a popular region of visitors to the Lone Star State. While a number of Hill Country attractions are on the forefront of every visitors' mind, others are somewhat overlooked. These underrated Hill Country attractions can help round out any Texas vacation.

Where to Go Rainbow Trout Fishing in Texas
Texas is not known for rainbow trout fishing. However, in addition to excellent year around rainbow trout fishing in the Canyon Lake Tailrace section of the Guadalupe River, Texas residents and visitors have literally dozens of locations to fish during the winter months as Texas Parks and Wildlife goes about their winter trout stocking program.

TIFT - Texas International Fishing Tournament
Held the first weekend in August in the waters around Port Isabel and South Padre Island, the Texas International Fishing Tournament is the largest salt water fishing tournament in Texas, attracting over 1,200 participants every year.

Friday Night Football - Texas High School Football
Texans are truly football fanatics. Need proof? Read H.G. Bissinger's book Friday Night Lights or watch movie version of it (or the television series). Better yet, why not catch a high school football game live while visiting Texas.

What to Do on Spring Break in Texas
Spring Breakers heading to Texas during March have a variety of options. Texas offers several fun-filled Spring Break destinations. But, the best ones book up fast, so those hoping to spend Spring Break in Texas better book their rooms well in advance.

Texas New Year's Celebrations - New Year's Celebrations in Texas
If you are lucky enough to be in Texas over New Year's, you may have a hard time deciding what to do - there are just too many options. Here are a few suggestions to make your Texas New Year memorable.

Texas Train Tours - Spring Flowers and Historic Trains
Touring the Texas countryside in the spring is always scenic. However, touring aboard one of these historic trains adds an element of nostalgia and romanticism to the experience.

Top State Parks for Birding in Texas
There are a variety of Texas State Parks which offer excellent birding opportunities.

State Parks Along the Texas Gulf Coast
There are a number of great Texas State Parks along the Gulf Coast region.

Museums in the Texas Hill Country
A wide variety of museums are located in the Texas Hill Country.

Texas Beach Activities - Things to Do on Texas Beaches
Texas beaches are open to visitors year around and offer a variety of activities.

Family Vacation Activities in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a great family vacation destination, with plenty to see and do.

Festivals & Events in the Texas Hill Country
There are a variety of festivals and events held in the Texas Hill Country throughout the year.

Festivals & Events in the Texas Hill Country
There are a variety of festivals and events held in the Texas Hill Country throughout the year.

Things to Do in Texas During June
As the first month of summer, June is an excellent time to visit Texas and enjoy all the Lone Star State has to offer.

Texas Spring Break Activities
Texas offers Spring Breakers plenty of activities to fill their annual journey to the Lone Star State.

Summer Outdoor Recreational Activities in Texas
Summer is a great time to be outdoors in Texas and there is a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities available in the Lone Star State during the summer months.

South Texas Attractions
The triangular South Texas region is home to a number of attractions, all of which are worth taking the time to visit.

Charro Days - A South Texas Tradition
Staged each February since 1938, Brownsville's Charro Days is a weeklong, traditional Mexican “pachanga,” with parades, dances and a variety of fun events for the entire family.

Texas Rose Festival - Tyler Texas Rose Festival
Started in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has become part of the fabric of life in Tyler. The Rose Parade is just part of the fun, that includes the Coronation Ball and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s “Concert in the Park.”

Mardi Gras Celebrations in Galveston, TX
Historic Galveston is home to one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations on the Gulf Coast. The Texas-size party lasts for 12 days and 11 nights prior to lent.

World's Longest Causeway Run and Wellness Walk
Taking place on the Queen Isabella Causeway between Port Isabel and South Padre Island, the World's Longest Causeway Run and Wellness Walk is one of the most popular running events in Texas, largely because of the unique vantage point participants gain as they cross the famous causeway enroute to the finish line on South Padre.

Palo Alto Battlefield - Visiting Palo Alto Battlefield
Over the years, the Rio Grande Valley has played an important role in Texas and US history. Palo Alto Battlefield, just north of Brownsville, was the site of the first battle of the US/Mexican War in 1846. Today, Palo Alto is open to visitors as part of the National Park Service.

San Jacinto Monument and Museum - Visiting the San Jacinto Monument
The Battle of the Alamo is undoubtedly the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution. However, the Battle of San Jacinto was the decisive battle which gave the Texans their independence from Mexico. Today, the San Jacinto Battlefield State Historical Park is home to the San Jacinto Monument and San Jacinto Museum of History, both of which are open to the public.

Blanco State Park - Visiting Blanco State Park
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Blanco State Park is one of the smaller state parks in Texas. However, what Blanco SP lacks in acreage, it makes up for in charm and user-friendly amenities. This tiny state park is a perfect spot for camping, picnicking, fishing, kayaking, or just relaxing.

Hurricane Ike Information
When Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas coast on Saturday, September 13, it altered travel plans for untold thousands. Essentially, the entire upper Texas coast – from the Louisiana border to Houston and down to Freeport – has been dramatically affected. These effects will continue to be felt for quite some time.

Father's Day Camping and Activities in Texas
With Father's Day just around the corner, now is the time to plan dad's next trip to Texas. No matter what your dad's interests, you can be he'll find plenty to do in the Lone Star State. Golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, and boating are just some of the activities that await dad's heading to Texas for Father's Day.

The Romantic Texas Hill Country - Visiting the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most romantic regions in the Southern US. Rolling hills, clear streams, and quaint villages dotting the landscape make it the perfect escape for a romantic weekend.

Helping Hurricane Katrina Victims in Texas
Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Northern Gulf Coast, tens of thousands of hurricane victims have relocated to shelters across Texas. As a result, there is a huge demand for volunteers and donations to aid in the hurricane relief effort in the Lone Star State.

Livestrong Austin Marathon
Held in the Capitol City, the Livestrong Austin Marathon is one of the most scenic races in Texas, with nearly half the course being run along Town Lake and the Colorado River. The rolling hills of Austin also make this one of the more challenging races offered in the Lone Star State.

Point Isabel Lighthouse - Port Isabel Lighthouse
The Point Isabel Lighthouse in Port Isabel served mariners along the Texas coast for more than five decades. Today it is designated as the Point Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site and is a favorite stop for tourists and history buffs.

Spring Travel In Texas - Visiting Texas in Spring
Spring is a wonderful month to spend in Texas. Birding, fishing, hiking, and a variety of watersports are all in full swing. Additionally, there are a good number of festivals being staged across the state and plenty of wildflowers to view during your drive.

Dallas Museums - Best Museums in Dallas
There is certainly no shortage of attractions in Dallas. Visitors to the 'Big D' will find the city also offers a variety of diverse, entertaining and informative museums.

Corpus Christi Museums - Museums in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing attractions. Among those attractions are some of the most unique museums in Texas.

Houston Staycation Activities - Staycation Activities in Houston
As Texas' largest city, Houston offers plenty to see and do for visitors and residents alike. In fact, with a growing number of people choosing to spend their vacation at home enjoying a 'staycation,' local attractions and activities are at a premium. Luckily for Houstonians, the Bayou City offers plenty to keep them busy during their staycation.

Gladys Porter Zoo - Visiting Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo
Located at the tip of Texas, in the border city of Brownsville, the Gladys Porter Zoo has long been recognized as one of the nation's best zoos. Easily one of the most popular attractions in South Texas, Gladys Porter Zoo attracts nearly 400,000 visitors on an annual basis.

RioFest - Harlingen, Texas
Harlingen's Riofest is an annual celebration of art, music, food and culture of Deep South Texas. Artists from across the United States and Mexico cover the 40-acre festival with original artwork. Additionally, there are plenty of activities for the kids as well as live entertainment for everyone.

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Held in Harlingen on an annual basis, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is a five-day event featuring vendors, seminars, presentations, workshops, youth activities, guided field trips and more.

Fall Birding in Texas - Birding in Texas During Fall
Spring is the best known time for birding in Texas. However, as the year's first cold fronts make their way through the Lone Star State, an amazing amount of birds begin riding the northerly winds south to Texas, where they will spend the winter months, offering birders an excellent opportunity to view a wide array of species.

Texas Art Museums - Art Museums in Texas
Those unfamiliar with Texas may not think of it as a cultural hub for art and artists. However, the Lone Star State is home to an impressive number of talented and creative artists, as well as an amazing number of art museums and galleries.

Texas Music Museums - Music Museums in Texas
Texas and native Texans have had a far reaching influence on the American music industry. Visitors to Texas have an opportunity to see, hear and learn about the Texas music scene through a variety of museums commemorating the Lone Star State's place in musical history.

Texas Fried Chicken Recipe - Recipe for Fried Chicken
A traditional southern favorite, fried chicken is regularly served at dinners across Texas. It is particularly popular during summer.

Texas Art Museums - Art Museums in Texas
Those unfamiliar with Texas may not think of it as a cultural hub for art and artists. However, the Lone Star State is home to an impressive number of talented and creative artists, as well as an amazing number of art museums and galleries.

Brownsville International Birding Festival
Birding on the border! The Brownsville International Birding Festival offers birders from around the globe to see species unique to the Texas border region, as well as hearing from world-renown experts, touring famous Texas wildlife sanctuaries and more.

Texas History Museums - History Museums in Texas
Texas has a rich and varied history. The Lone Star State is also home to an impressive number of museums dedicated to telling the story of Texas, from pre-history right up to present day.

Texas Redfish Ceviche Recipe - Recipe for Redfish Ceviche
Redfish are a popular gamefish along the Gulf Coast - both for their fighting ability and their excellent table fare. Although they can prepared a variety of ways, a summertime favorite is to prepare them as a ceviche appetizer.

Texas State Aquarium - Visiting the Texas State Aquarium
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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island - Visiting Schlitterbahn Galveston
Popular Texas waterpark Schlitterbahn has added a third location - Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. Like the other Schlitterbahn parks, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island features plenty of unique and innovative rides. However, unlike any other waterpark in the world, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is 'convertible,' offering outdoor fun in the summer and indoor water rides during the winter.

Best Irish Pubs in Dallas - Dallas' Best Irish Pubs
Dallas is home to some of the best Irish pubs in Texas. A visit to one of these pubs will transport you to jolly old Ireland without ever leaving the Lone Star State.

Things to Do in El Paso - El Paso Vacation Activities
El Paso is unique in many ways. Its geographical locations - at the convergence of Texas, Mexico and New Mexico - is largely responsible for El Paso being 'its own little world.' Visitors to this border city have no difficulty finding plenty of things to do and are generally enamored with El Paso's unique charm.

Summer Water Sports in Texas
The summer heat in Texas can be downright unbearable at times. Luckily, Texas is home to hundreds of miles of coastline and dozens of lakes and rivers – offering plenty of watery ways to have fun and beat the heat.

Things to Do in Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi Vacation Activities
Corpus Christi is among the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. Visitors heading to the 'Sparkling City By The Bay' certainly won't lack for things to do during their stay. From great beaches to wonderful museum, from waterfront restaurants to amazing attractions, there is certainly something for everyone to do while visiting Corpus Christi.

Things to Do in Houston
As the nation's fourth largest city, Houston has plenty to see and do. Although it is not commonly thought of as a 'tourist destination,' Bayou City visitors can certainly stay busy and find plenty of fun things to do during their stay.

Things to Do in San Antonio - San Antonio Vacation Activities
San Antonio is hands down the most popular city for Texas visitors. From historical sites to modern day attractions, San Antonio has plenty to keep visitors entertained - no matter the length of their stay.

Republic of Texas Restaurant Review - Review of the Republic of Texas Restaurant
Located right on the Riverwalk, the Republic of Texas Restaurant has just the kind of food people envision Texans eating - big burgers, juicy steaks, fajitas and more. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, the Republic of Texas Restaurant is always open when you find yourself needing to grab a meal during your stay in San Antonio.

SeaWorld San Antonio Review - Review of SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld has long been known as a leader in marine exhibits and waterpark entertainment. SeaWorld San Antonio lives up to its billing, featuring marine life shows and displays, adventure camps, thrilling rides, a water park and more.

El Paso Restaurants - Restaurants in El Paso
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.

Houston Area Restaurants - Restaurants in Houston
The nation's fourth-largest city has no shortage of dining options. In fact, Houston offers diners a wide-variety of restaurants featuring virtually every possible type of cuisine in settings that range from cool casual to button-down formal.

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

Top Texas Marathons for Runners and Challengers
Texas has a variety of running events for fitness enthusiasts. However, for top runners, marathons are the ultimate challenge and those wishing to push themselves will find plenty of marathon events across the Lone Star State.

Top Texas Bed & Breakfast Accommodations - Bed & Breakfasts in Texas
Whether you're visiting the scenic Hill Country, planning to stay along the coast, or headed to any other corner of Texas, the Lone Star State offers several unique and invited bed and breakfast inns to ensure you have a memorable vacation.

Austin Hotels - Hotels in Austin
Austin is a unique city. As the capital city of Texas, as well as home to the University of Texas, Austin has plenty of 'business travlers.' However, since it is nestled on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, it also has plenty of tourism as well. Luckily, Aust has a hotel, motel, cabin or bed and breakfast to fit every budget, style and need.

Corpus Christi Restaurants - Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Most visitors are well aware of the wide variety of attractions Corpus Christi has to offer. However, the Sparkling City by the Bay has its fair share of dining options as well. Whether it is seafood by the bay or a burger in a small diner, Corpus Christi has a restaurant for any appetite.

Music Festivals in Texas
Texas' reputation as a state with a varied and storied music scene is not without foundation. And, Texans often like to celebrate their musical heritage and taste with festivals and celebrations. From blues to country, from Reggae to folk, Texas has a festival for every genre of music.

Top Texas Art Festivals - Art Festivals in Texas
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.

Historic Homes in Texas - Texas Historic Homes
Texas is a state rich in history. One of the most popular ways for Texas residents and visitors to take in a piece of this history is to visit some of the state's many historic homes.

National Wildlife Refuges in Texas - Texas' Top National Wildlife Refuges
Texas is a state of diverse natural resources. Luckily, Texas is also a state with a strong state park system and numerous federal lands as well. In fact, whether they prefer mountains, woods or sandy beaches, visitors to Texas have their choice of National Wildlife Refuges and Preserves on which to view nature.

Texas Birding - Viewing Texas Birds
Texas is a virtual birder's paradise, with hundreds of documented species being found in every region of the state.

Top Six Theme Parks in Texas - Travel Information
Texans pride themselves on making everything bigger. Here are some of the state's best parks, with some of the biggest and best rides in the country.

South Padre Island Hotels and Resorts
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. In fact, from chain hotels to bed-and-breakfasts, visitors to this southernmost Texas beach are sure to find just the right spot to stay while on South Padre.

Most Popular Attractions in Texas
Based on the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism commissions, here is what is worth seeing and doing while on vacation in Texas.

The Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Texas
Black bass are the most popular freshwater gamefish in the nation. And, Texas is one of the top states when it comes to producing trophy largemouths. Although practically every lake in Texas has the capability of producing trophy bass, there are a few that are clearly above the rest.

Hotels in Dallas, Texas
Dallas attracts hordes of both business and pleasure travelers each year. But, finding an ideal place to stay while in the Big D is never a problem for these visitors, as Dallas is home to some of the best hotels in Texas.

Galveston Island Resorts and Hotels
Historic and scenic Galveston Island has long been one of Texas' top tourist destinations. From the historic Strand Entertainment District to modern attractions such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbah, Galveston certainly offers something for everyone. The same holds true for Galveston accommodations. Whether it's a stately, historic hotel or a resort full of modern amenities, you'll have little difficulty finding the perfect place to stay.

St. Patrick's Day in Texas
Texans love celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Across the state, pubs will be full of revelers and St. Patrick's Day festival will be held. Here are a few suggestions for where and how to spend your St. Patrick's Day in the Lone Star State.

Houston Area Attractions
Houston is the largest city in Texas - and fourth largest in the nation. And, as would expect from a city that size, the Bayou City is home to some of the state's most unique and interesting attractions.

March Festivals and Events in Texas
March marks the beginning of spring and is also the host month for dozens of spectacular festivals and events across Texas. From St. Patrick's Day celebrations to the Houston Livestock Show, there is really something for everyone in the Lone Star State during the month of March.

Top 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.

Summer Activities on South Padre Island
Summer is the time to visit Texas' top beach, South Padre Island. Besides beautiful stretches of sand, top-notch hotels and condominiums and an array of impressive restaurants, SPI offers visitors a host of outdoor activities during the summer months.

Top Winter Attractions and Events in Texas
Texas is such a diverse state that is truly is a year around destination. Visitors heading to the Lone Star State during the winter months definitely want to make time to visit one of these unique wintery attractions.

Texas Hill Country Natural Attractions
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular tourist areas in the southern United States. The prime reason for the region's popularity is its unique natural beauty and many natural attractions.

Top Winter Texan Attractions
Although most Winter Texans become very localized by remaining in one area of the state during their stay in Texas, the vast majority of them drive down in RVs or motorhomes. During this trek, most of them prefer to meander around, stopping to see various points of interest. For anyone making the trip from north to south, there are a few must see Texas attractions along the way.

Galveston Island Historical Sites and Attractions - Historic Sites in Galveston
Galveston is one of the most historic cities in Texas. From its time as a major 1800s era shipping port, through the 1900 hurricane and up until modern day, Galveston has played a large role in shaping Texas history. Luckily, a good number of the landmarks and buildings that played a role in this history are still around today.

Top San Antonio Museums - Museums in San Antonio
As Texas' most popular destination, San Antonio has plenty to see and do. However, many visitors to the Alamo City are unaware of the many quality museums which are scattered throughout the city.

Austin Area Museums - Museums in Austin
Austin is not only home to the University of Texas and the Texas State Capitol, the city also boasts an impressive number of museums. From state history to natural sciences, an unbelievable amount of information is showcased in an entertaining and informative manner at Austin's top museums.

September Events and Festivals in Texas
Although the kids are back in school, there are still plenty of events, activities and festivals happening across Texas in September. From cook-offs to triathlons to music festivals, there is something happening practically every weekend of the month in the Lone Star State.

Texas Golf Courses - Golf Courses in Texas
Texas is home to some of the nation's top golf courses. Although this has been a well-kept secret in the past, recent years have seen an increasing number of golfers traveling to Texas to take advantage of these world-class courses.

Texas' Top Children's Museums
Texas boasts an impressive number of museums - many of which are geared toward children. These kid-friendly museums offer families a fun and educational experience to add to their Texas vacation itinerary.

Top Spots to Bird Watch 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

El Paso Area Attractions - Visiting El Paso
A historic border town, El Paso has become a modern city without sacrificing its Old Southwest flair. And, 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.

San Antonio Travel FAQs
San Antonio is Texas' most popular vacation spot, but first time visitors are usually full of questions about what to see and do, where to stay and eat, and, generally, how to get the most out of their visit to the Alamo City.

South Padre Island FAQs
Located just above the Mexican border, South Padre Island is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by visitors heading to South Padre Island for vacation.

Galveston Travel FAQs
Galveston Island is one of Texas' most popular tourist destinations. Quite often visitors to the

Corpus Christi Travel FAQs
Located in the center of the Texas coast, Corpus Christi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Although it is mostly thought of as a summer vacation spot, Corpus offers plenty for visitors to see and do throughout the year. However, visitors heading to Corpus Christi often have questions about what to do, where to stay, etc. Here are answers to some of the more commonly asked Corpus Christi travel questions.

Austin Travel FAQs
Austin is Texas Capital City, as well as a popular vacation spot. To get the most out of a trip to Austin, it is important to know what the city has to offer. Here are answers to some of the most common Austin travel questions.

Dallas Travel FAQs
When visitors head to the Dallas-Ft Worth area, they often have questions about where to stay, what to see and do, and, in short, how to fully enjoy they Dallas vacation.

Houston Travel FAQs
Houston is a massive city that draws thousands of visitors each year. Many of those visitors are full of questions about what to see and do and where to stay on their visit to the Bayou City. These are just a few of the more frequently asked questions about traveling to Houston.

Frequently Asked Texas Travel Questions
Texas is such as diverse state, visitors usually are full of questions as to where to go and what to do in order to get the most out of their Lone Star State vacation. Here a few of the most frequently asked questions about vacationing in Texas.

Winter Outdoor Recreational Activities in Texas
Although winter weather can be unbearable at times, there are also plenty of good weather winter days in Texas and plenty of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy during the good weather.

February Festivals, Events and Activities in Texas
February may seem to some to be a dreary month. It is, after all, the last full month of winter. However, all across Texas, a variety of festivals, events and attractions will help visitors forget the winter blues.

Underrated Attractions in Texas
Texas is home to some of the nation's largest and best known attractions. Fiesta Texas, Seaworld San Antonio, the USS Lexington, Six Flags, Schlitterbahn -- the list goes on. However, Texas is also home to dozens of smaller, lesser known attractions that provide plenty of fun for families vacationing in the Lone Star State. From museums to theme parks, historic sites to natural landmarks, there are number of underrated attractions in Texas.

Underrated Texas Vacation Destinations
When most travelers begin making plans to visit Texas, obvious vacation spots such as San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island usually pop into their minds. While each of these towns are excellent vacation destinations, Texas also offers a variety of lesser known (and usually less crowded) vacation destinations as well.

2015 in Texas at a Glance
If you are looking to visit Texas during 2015, here is a quick overview of what to expect on a month-by-month basis.

State Parks Near Dallas
The Dallas/Ft Worth metro area is a major vacation area in Northeast Texas. Visitors looking to spend some time in the outdoors while visiting the DFW area have numerous Texas state parks within easy driving distance from which to choose.

Texas State Parks Near San Antonio
There is a number of great Texas State Parks located within a short drive of San Antonio.

Texas State Parks In and Around Austin
Austin is one of the state's most scenic cities. IA number of Texas' top state parks are also located in and around the Capitol City.

January Vacation Ideas in Texas
The year's first month is always full of promise - and fun-filled events - making an ideal time to take a trip to Texas. Here are a few ideas for what to do during you Texas vacation in January.

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Top 7 Texas Oktoberfest Celebrations
Texas has a rich German heritage, which explains the numerous Oktoberfest events across the Lone Star State. Anyone who enjoys German food, drink and music will certainly want to make plans to attend one of these events.

Top Texas Towns To Spend New Year's
Everyone has a different idea concerning the perfect way to spend New Year's Eve. Many like to party, while others prefer to be secluded. Regardless of your personal preference, Texas has a town that is just right for ringing in the New Year.

Touring the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the Lone Star State's most popular areas for visitors. Beyond its breathtaking natural beauty, the charm of the Texas Hill Country is the many small towns and villages that dot its landscape. The majority of these towns offer unique shopping, dining and accommodations. If you're looking for a truly unique vacation experience, you should experience the many small towns and natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

April Festivals and Events in Texas
April's favorable weather encourages plenty of festivals and events to be staged across Texas. In fact, some of Texas' most unique festivals are held in April.

Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore stretches from Corpus Christi south some 75 miles to the Port Mansfield Cut - offering some of the most remote seashore to be found anywhere.

Port Aransas - Visiting Port Aransas
The ferry ride over sets the mood for a relaxing visit to Port Aransas. Birding, nature watching, fishing, shopping, and surfing are just a few of the activities located on this enchanting middle coast island.

Texas State Parks Within a Short Drive of Houston
Although Houston is the largest city in Texas, visitors have plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, thanks in large part to the numerous state parks which are within easy driving distance of the city limits.

15 Things to Do in Texas in 2015
Anyone planning to visit Texas in 2015 will find plenty of things to do. Here is a list of 15 fun things to do while visiting Texas over the next year.

15 Things to Do in Texas in 2015
Anyone planning to visit Texas in 2015 will find plenty of things to do. Here is a list of 15 fun things to do while visiting Texas over the next year.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Houston
Houston is a big city with plenty to see and do. It also has plenty of hotels which allow for pets, making vacationing in the Bayou City much easier for pet owners.

15 Top Texas Events for 2015
Texas is home to a number of great events throughout the year. Here are 15 of the top events slated for 2015.

15 Top Texas Events for 2015
Texas is home to a number of great events throughout the year. Here are 15 of the top events slated for 2015.

15 Must Visit Texas Towns for 2015
With a new year comes new opportunities to see and do new things. Here are 15 out of the way Texas towns every visitor to Texas should see in 2015.

15 Must Visit Texas Towns for 2015
With a new year comes new opportunities to see and do new things. Here are 15 out of the way Texas towns every visitor to Texas should see in 2015.

Lakes in the Texas Hill Country
The rolling Texas Hill Country is home to some of the most scenic lakes in the Lone Star State. These reservoirs aren't only breathtaking to look at, they also provide great outdoor recreational opportunities for visitors and residents of the Hill Country region.

Big Bend National Park
Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, Big Bend offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities in a primitive setting. Backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, hiking, nature watching, camping - you name it, if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Big Bend.

Mustang Island State Park
Mustang Island State Park includes five miles of beachfront and offers visitors fishing, camping, beachcombing, swimming, surfing, birding, and other outdoor recreation options.

Dallas World Aquarium - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
The Dallas World Aquarium is also an indoor zoo, with birds, manatees, otters, bats, sharks and tropical fish. An excellent option on a rainy day, the Dallas World Aquarium is one of the top 10 things to do with kids in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Wurstfest
Four over four decades, the German-influenced Hill Country town of New Braunfels has held their annual Wurstfest, which features plenty of sausage, strudel, pretzels, polka music and more.

Garner State Park
Located on the Frio River in Concan, Garner State Park is one of Texas' most popular summer getaways. Whether it's swimming, fishing, paddling, or tubing, most visitors to Garner find a way to get on or in the water.

Zero Gravity Thrill Park - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
With a seven-story bungee jump and other thrilling rides, Zero Gravity Thrill Park is one of the top 10 things to do with kids in Dallas/Ft. Worth. With a giant slingshot, a high-speed Ferris wheel and a 130-foot free-fall, the park will satisfy any adrenaline junkie's need for speed.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Austin
Austin is full of great hotels, many of which allow for pets, allowing pet owners to take their furry companions while they vacation in the Capital City.

Visiting Kemah Texas
The tiny town of Kemah is situated on the western shore of Galveston Bay. With a plethora of restaurants and shops, as well as a modern boardwalk entertainment district, Kemah is a great destination for a quick weekend get-a-way.

Summer Fishing Spots in Texas
Texas has more than 300 miles of coastline, dozens of rivers, streams and creeks, and countless lakes, reservoirs and ponds. In these waters swim a myriad of

Top Texas State Parks for Photography
The natural settings and wildlife found within Texas state parks offer visitors a variety of photography opportunities. Each region of the state offers

Texas State Parks in the Piney Woods Region
The East Texas Piney Woods region boasts a number of state parks which offer a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Antonio
There are plenty of pet-friendly hotels in San Antonio that allow pet owners to share they vacation experience with their beloved dog or cat.

Fishing Spots in the Texas Hill Country
The scenic Texas Hill Country offers plenty of places for fishermen to wet a line.

School Friendly Family Vacations
Even though the kids are back in school, there are plenty of quick getaways in Texas that allow families to have a mini vacation without missing school.

Bucket List Adventures in Texas
Texas offers a number of great adventures that everyone should take in at least once during their lifetime.

Texas' Top Family Vacation Spots
There are plenty of great family vacation spots in Texas.

Most Scenic Places in Texas
Texas has several diverse geographical regions, each of which offer their own unique natural beauty. To that end, Texas' most scenic places are often more different than they are alike.

Lake Sam Rayburn
Located in the East Texas Piney Woods, Lake Sam Rayburn is one of the most popular fishing destinations in the country.

Best Road Trips in Texas
Texas has thousands of miles of roadways, from major interstates to small country roads. When traveling along these roads and highways, drivers will find no shortages of sights to see. Here is a list of some of the best road trips in Texas.

Road Tripping Down Texas' I-10 Corridor
Interstate 10 runs the width of the United States. In Texas, it runs from the small town of Orange on the Louisiana border to the town of Anthony way out west.

Galveston Island Family Vacation Activities
Galveston Island is a great place to spend a family vacation, with plenty to see and do.

Summer Vacation Activities on Galveston Island
Historic Galveston Island offers summer visitors a number of great summer vacation activities.

Galveston Pleasure Pier
The Galveston Pleasure Pier is a one-of-a-kind attraction for vacationers on Galveston Island. With a variety of rides, a midway full of games, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and more, visiting the Galveston Pleasure Pier is a great way to top off any vacation to the Texas coast.

Falcon State Park - Visiting Falcon State Park, Texas
Located along the Texas/Mexico border, Falcon State Park sits on the shores of Falcon Lake and offers fishermen, nature lovers, and campers a unique outdoor experience.

Arroyo City Texas
Arroyo City is a secluded town on the banks of the Arroyo Colorado River. It is situated just off the Lower Laguna Madre Bay, about halfway between Port Isabel and Port Mansfield. This tiny, isolated waterfront community is a great vacation destination for fishermen, birders, nature lovers and, basically, anyone wanting to get away from it all.

Texas Family Vacation Activities by City
Many Texas cities offer a variety of great family vacation activities.

Family Vacation Activities in Texas by Region
Every region of Texas offers great family vacation activities.

Winter Texans Find Fine Fishing In Texas
Winter Texans, spending two to four months in the Lone Star State, have developed a penchant for many saltwater sportfish often overlooked by resident Texas anglers. Luckily for them, Texas' mild winter weather affords them plenty of angling opportunities.

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Holidays in Houston
Houston is the nation's fourth largest city and the largest city in the Lone Star State. As one would expect from a city of this stature, Houston offers plenty to see and do during the holiday season.

San Antonio Family Vacation Activities
San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas and is a great family vacation location.

Malibu Grand Prix San Antonio - Go-Kart Track and Game Room in Northwest San Antonio
Malibu Grand Prix San Antonio, also known as Malibu Castle, will satisfy your kid's need for speed. With high-speed go-karts, bumper boats with water cannons and batting machines that fling baseballs at 70 mph, the entertainment complex promises a full day of non-stop fun.

Holidays in Dallas
Dallas is Texas' second largest city and known as the most

December Vacation Ideas in Texas
December is one of the busiest months of the year in the Lone Star State. From holiday parades to college football bowl games, holiday light trails to marathons, there are numerous events, activities, celebrations and festivals held across Texas during December.

Celebrate San Antonio - Carnaval de San Antonio
San Antonio is Texas' most festive city. Never is that more evident than on New Year's Eve when the Alamo City stages its annual Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Eve celebration and fireworks display.

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark South Padre Island Review - Review of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark South Padre Island
One of the top waterparks in the country, South Padre Island's Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark is located right on the beach and offers a wide variety of waterslides, rides, pools and other ways to 'get wet.' Schlitterbahn Beach also features a restaurant, sports bar and evening entertainment during the summer season.

Dallas Zoo
The oldest zoo in the American Southwest, the Dallas Zoo is also the largest zoo in Texas, covering more than 100 acres.

Riverwalk Mud Festival
The San Antonio River, home to the famous Riverwalk, is drained each January. But, even without water in the river, San Antonio still manages to find a way to throw a party. The annual Riverwalk Mud Festival celebrates the draining of the river and includes such crowd favorites as the Mud Pie Ball, King and Queen Coronation, Mud Art Contest and more.

South Padre Island KOA Review - Review of South Padre Island KOA
Located on the southern end of South Padre Island - within walking distance of where the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre bay meet - the South Padre Island KOA offers campers an ideal location to spend their vacation. And, you don't have to pull an motor home or drive an RV to take advantage of this unique setting. KOA also has several 'condos' for rent along with a number of waterfront cabins.

Landry's Seafood House at Corpus Christi Marina Review - Review of Landry's Seafood House at Corpus Christi Marina Review
Landry's is well known for excellent seafood. And, each of their locations has a unique flair. This is certainly true of Landry's Corpus Christi location. Set on a remodeled passenger barge docked at the Corpus Christi Marina, Landry's Seafood House gives an entirely new meaning to waterfront dining.

Touring Texas' Prairies and Lakes Region
The Texas Prairies and Lakes Region stretches from Brenham to just north of the sprawling Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. Within this region are a number of unique towns as well as numerous lakes and other natural attractions.

SPI Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center Review - Review of SPI Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Located in Port Isabel, at the base of the bridge heading to South Padre Island, the Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center offers visitors an up close look at numerous locally indigenous sea creatures, as well as daily educational programs. Dolphin and bird watching boat tours are also available nearby.

Isla Grand Beach Resort South Padre Island Review - Review of Isla Grand Beach Resort South Padre Island
The Isla Grand Beach Resort is one of the premier hotels along the Texas Gulf Coast. With a convenient location, great ammenities and breathtaking views, the Isla Grand Beach Resort helps make any South Padre Island vacation a memorable one.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Review - Review of Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been one of Texas' top attractions since its inception. This massive theme park offers the only

Minor League Baseball in Texas
Well over a dozen minor league baseball teams call Texas home. With these teams scattered across the Lone Star State, Texas visitors are never far from a minor league ballpark. And, attending an evening baseball game is a great way to cap off any Texas vacation.

Holidays in Austin
Austin is the state capital of Texas and one of its most popular tourist destinations. During the holiday season, Austin comes alive with seasonal events and activities.

Aloft Austin at The Domain - Hotel Near Domain Shopping Center in Austin TX
Ultra-modern and eco-friendly, Aloft Austin is located in one of the area's premier shopping destinations: The Domain. The rooms are luxurious, and the pool is a great place to splash after a long day of shopping.

Hotel San Jose - Hotels Near South Congress in Austin
When movie stars are in Austin shooting a flick, they often stay at Hotel San Jose on South Congress. It's cool, convenient and eco-friendly to boot.

Ice Rink at the Galleria - Skating Rink at Houston's Galleria Shopping Center
Escape the Houston summer heat by gliding around on the ice in the middle of the Galleria shopping mall. If you're new to ice skating, the rink also offers classes for both kids and adults.

Cockrell Butterfly Center - Houston Museum of Natural Science
Located near the Houston Zoo, the Cockrell Butterfly Center will delight kids of all ages. The eye-popping indoor butterfly display makes this an excellent outing or field trip for a rainy day.

Downtown Aquarium - Fun for Kids in Downtown Houston
The 6-acre Downtown Aquarium complex features a massive display of sea creatures -- including sharks and piranhas -- plus rides, food and even white tigers. The attraction is easy to spot in downtown Houston -- just look for the Ferris wheel.

Armand Bayou Nature Center - Outdoor Fun for Kids in South Houston
The Armand Bayou Nature Center, just south of Houston, is a bird watcher's paradise. You may spot everything from blue herons to red-tailed hawks to more exotic birds just passing through. Kids will love the nature trails and guided canoe rides.

Road Trip Through Texas on US Route 77
US Route 77 runs the length of Texas from the Mexican border to Oklahoma, making it a great route for a road trip through Texas.

Road Trip Down Texas' I-35 Corridor
Travelers can take I-35 across Texas from Mexico to Oklahoma, visiting some of Texas' most popular towns and cities along the way.

Road Trip Down Interstate 45 in Texas
Stretching between Galveston and Dallas, the 285-mile-long Interstate 45 makes a great long weekend road trip for visitors to Texas.

Road Trip Down US Route 90 in Texas
Before the construction of I-10, the only east-west (actually, west-east) highway spanning Texas was US Route 90. Although it sees much less traffic since I-10 essentially replaced it, Hwy 90 still exists and offers a great opportunity for a cross-state road trip.

White Rock Lake Park - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
White Rock Lake Park in Dallas is a great place to take the kids to let them burn off some steam. The 1,000-acre lake is surrounded by hike and bike trails, picnic spots, baseball fields and wide open spaces.

Hueco Tanks State Park
Hueco Tanks offers a variety of outdoor activies, most notably camping and rock climbing. However, one of the biggest draws to this historic site are the prehistoric pictographs that dot the cave walls there.

Port Isabel - Port Isabel, Texas
One of the oldest towns in Texas, Port Isabel has grown from a sleepy fishing village to popular vacation destination. Along the way, Port Isabel has been witness to many historic moments.

Log Cabin Village - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
Step back in time and experience Texas life in the mid-1800s. Costumed interpreters make sausage, pound out horseshoes in the blacksmith shop, make candles and perform other chores typical of the era. Seven restored cabins contain artifacts that help bring history to life for kids.

Medieval Times - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
Make your kid's birthday party a memorable one with a visit to Medieval Times, an indoor castle that offers feasting, jousting and general merriment. The two-hour show is fun, but the little ones really love the fact that they can eat with their hands -- that's what makes it one of the top 10 things to do with kids in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Texas Attractions by City
Every city in Texas has a number of great attractions.

Big D NYE
Every year Dallas throws its biggest party on the final day of the year. Big D NYE is one of the biggest and most dynamic New Year's Eve celebrations in Texas and, best of all, it's free.

Iconic Texas Towns
Texas history is steeped in tradition as well as legends and folklore. Many Texas towns have played a role in shaping this history and are among the most iconic symbols of the Lone Star State.

Touring the Texas Panhandle
The Texas Panhandle is a very distinct region that helps give Texas its unique shape. The towns that are strewn across this region contribute just as much to Texas' unique character.

Things to Do in Austin - Austin Vacation Activities
Not only is Austin the state capital of Texas, it is also a popular destination for in-state and out-of-state visitors alike. As one might imagine, the city is steeped in history. However, Austin has also developed a reputation for excellent live music, an expansive art scene, scenic outdoor experiences and more.

Best Houston Barbecue - Top Ten Barbecue Restaurants in Houston
The top 10 barbecue restaurants in Houston all produce great food, but the styles are as diverse as Houston itself. Offering tangy sauces or spicy ones, mesquite-smoked ribs or hickory-infused brisket, Houston barbecue restaurants will satisfy even the most demanding carnivores.

Dallas Festivals - Festivals in Dallas
Dallas is among the most popular cities in the United States. Fittingly, the Big D offers up some of the most popular festivals in Texas. From a bevy of Oktoberfests to holiday parades to the venerable State Fair of Texas, Dallas and the surrounding communities stage lively and fun festivals throughout the year.

Austin - Visiting Austin
In addition to being the state capital, Austin is also one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. Rich in both history and modern culture, Austin offers something for everyone.

San Antonio - Visiting San Antonio
San Antonio is the number one vacation spot in Texas. And, with good reason. There is so much to see and do in the Alamo City that finding the time to see it all may be a challenge.

Gatlin's BBQ - Best Barbecue Restaurants in Houston
Gatlin's BBQ serves up delicious, slow-smoked meat in a quaint home in Houston's Heights neighborhood. Whether you're in search of tender pork ribs, brisket or sausage, Gatlin's BBQ will not disappoint.

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup - Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup
Twice a year, the Texas General Land Office stages a statewide beach cleanup effort known as

Texas Winter & Spring Boat Shows
Although Texas offers near year around boating, water sports and fishing opportunities, the first couple months of the year can be inclement. But, there are still plenty of things to keep boaters and water sport enthusiasts busy in the way of boat shows. Across the state, winter through spring is a virtual non-stop carousel of boat shows and exhibitions.