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First Night Austin
Held each year on New Year's Eve, First Night Austin includes an afternoon family festival, a procession down Congress Avenue, and a night-time art show and festival which features steet corners and storefronts converted into art galleries and stages.

Austin New Year's Celebrations - Ringing in the New Year in Austin, Texas
Not only is Austin Texas' state capitol, it is also one of the state's most renowned

Emory Texas' Eagle Festival
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Texas Holiday Activities - Holiday Activities in Texas
From Thanksgiving through New Year's, Texas is home to a variety of holiday activities. Whether you're a Winter Texan here for the season, a weekend visitor or a Texas resident, the Lone Star State is a great place to spend the holidays.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Located within easy walking distance of many of San Antonio's historical sites, as well as the Riverwalk, the Marriott River Center Hotel also offers plenty of ammenities for both the business and pleasure traveler.

Southeast Texas Mardi Gras
Galveston isn't the only Texas coastal community with Mardi Gras festivities. Just up the coast in Port Arthur - near the Louisiana border - is the Southeast Texas Mardi Gras. Featuring parades, concerts, street entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks and more, Port Arthur's Southeast Texas Mardi Gras Weekend is always fun for the whole family.

San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show
Founded in 1950, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. A huge stock show, live professional rodeo and great entertainment combine to make this one of the best entertainment bargains around.

Biga's on the Banks
Opened in 1991, San Antonio's Biga's on the Bank is one of the most popular dining options on the Riverwalk, featuring a menu of eclectic contemporary American cuisine.

La Margarita's Restaurant
Long considered San Antonio's best Mexican food restaurant, La Margarita's is located in the city's famous Riverwalk district. In addition to serving liberal volumes on their namesake drink, La Margarita's is also roundly recognized as the first American restaurant to serve fajitas.

Hotel Contessa
The Hotel Contessa incoporates a Mediterranean design and excellent views of the Riverwalk to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience in San Antonio.

Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk - San Antonio Riverwalk Holiday Inn
San Antonio's Holiday Inn Riverwalk offers comfortable accommodations, family-friendly service, and quick access to a number of popular tourist attractions, making it an ideal hotel for families heading to the Alamo City.

Cotton Bowl Parade
Held on New Year's Day, the Cotton Bowl Parade features bands and drill teams from across the United States, as well as floats and performers, all making their way through Downtown Dallas.

Santa's Wonderland
College Station’s Santa’s Wonderland features 2.5 million lights spread across 40 acres and is one of the largest holiday theme parks in the nation.

Mission Texas
The historic South Texas town of Mission, named for the La Lomita Mission, is home to the annual Citrus Festival, world-class birding, Winter Texan events and more.

Fredericksburg Texas
One of the most popular small towns in Texas, Fredericksburg offers visitors quaint shopping and fine dining in a relaxing Hill Country atmosphere.

Holiday Trail of Lights
Probably the most famous Texas light trail, Jefferson’s Holiday Trail of Lights features an enchanted forest, life-size gingerbread house, candlelight tour of homes and more – not to mention plenty of lights.

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Washington-on-the-Brazos is the location where the Convention of 1836 signed Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico. The site also served as the Texas Capitol off and on through the early years of the Republic of Texas.

Big Thicket National Preserve
Covering nearly 100,000 acres, Big Thicket National Preserve was the first such preserve in the United States. The Big Thicket NP is home to a diverse group of plants and animals and plays host to thousands of nature enthusiasts annually.

Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail
The Texas Hill Country communities of Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Goldwaite, Johnson City, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Round Mountain and Wimberley are all part of the Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail. Each of these towns offer visitors dazzling light displays among the rolling hills of Central Texas.

Whistle Stop Christmas
In Cleburne, the Whistle Stop Christmas Lights wow visitors on an annual basis. The main draw for this county-wide event is the 11 acres of Christmas lights covering Hulen Park which stay lit for the whole month of December.

Santa's Ranch
New Braunfel’s Santa’s Ranch, which is a full drive-through Christmas Light Park, with over 1 million lights is a popular holiday season attraction in the Texas Hill Country.

Jefferson Texas
Home to Caddo Lake and nearby Lake O' the Pines, Jefferson is located near the Texas/Louisiana border and is widely known as the

Nacogdoches Texas
The oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches, was originally a Spanish settlement. Over the years, Nacogdoches has blended Southern hospitality with its Spanish heritage to make it a uniquely

Rusk Texas
Cherokee County's county seat, the Piney Woods town of Rusk is a stop on the Texas Forest Trail and boasts 32 state historical markers.

New Boston Texas
Home to the New Boston Market Days, Pioneer Days, and other attractions and features, New Boston is a must see for visitors in the Texas Piney Woods.

Palestine Texas
Known primarily for housing the Texas State Railroad and hosting the Dogwood Trails Festival, Palestine is a charming Southern town tucked deep in the Texas Piney Woods.

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Conroe Texas
Located on the shores of its namesake lake, Conroe lies a short distance north of Houston and offers visitors top notch golfing, shopping, and, of course, water sports.

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Presidio Texas
Presidio means garrison or fort in Spanish, which is what the town of Presidio originally was in colonial times. Amazingly, tiny Presidio hasn't grown - or changed - that much over the years.

Marathon Texas
Long a favorite of Winter Texans, the Big Bend town of Marathon offers a mild climate, plenty of outdoor recreational activities, close proximity to Mexico, the McDonald Observatory, Big Bend National Park and much more.

Del Rio Texas
The Texas border town of Del Rio is located on the shores of Lake Amistad and the Rio Grande, offering birders, boaters and fishermen plenty of options. However, Del Rio is also home to a number of top notch museums as well as the oldest winery in Texas, the Val Verde Winery.

Fort Stockton Texas
Located way out in West Texas, on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, Fort Stockton is a town rich in

Marfa Texas
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Enchanted Forest Renaissance Faire
Taking visitors back to the time of folklore and magic, the Enchanted Forest Renaissance Faire features plays, skits, music, dances, duels, craftsmen, merchants and more.

Lewisville Texas
Located just outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Lewisville has something for everyone - golf, watersports and fishing on Lake Lewisville, antique shopping in Old Town Lewisville, fine dining and more.

Pearl Bluegrass Festival
Held in the tiny town of Pearl, this monthly festival features a full slate of bluegrass music. Admission is free, but donations and any money raised from food concessions and RV space rental goes towards the restoration of the Pearl Community Center.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

San Antonio Children's Museum Photos - Photo Tour of the San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is full of fun things to see and do, many of which are geared to families. The San Antonio Children's Museum was completely designed with families - and children - in mind. The museum offers a wide array of entertaining and educational interactive displays and is a great spot to spend some quality time with the kids.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Brazos Bend State Park Photo Gallery
Located a short distance south of Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, but is noted for its large population of American alligators.

Most Popular Vacation Destination for Texas Visitors
Texas is a large state. In fact, it is so big visitors often have difficulty paring down their vacation options. Quite often, visitors simply want to know which Texas vacation destination is most popular with visitors.

Texas' Most Popular Natural Attraction - What is Texas' Most Popular Natural Attraction
Since it covers such a large geographic areas, Texas takes in several distinctly different regions. Each of these regions have their share of impressive natural attractions. But, what is Texas' most popular natural attraction?

Texas' Best Bass Fishing Lake - What is Texas' Best Bass Fishing Lake
Texas is well known for its quality bass fishing. In fact, hundreds of thousands of anglers head to the Lone Star State each year in search of trophy bass. Thanks to good management and conservation practices, Texas has dozens of lakes capable of producing trophy bass. So, what is the best bass fishing lake in Texas?

Spring Birding in Texas
Wildflowers aren't the only thing that draws a crowd to the Lone Star State during the spring season. Thanks to the spring migration, birding has become one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational pursuits in Texas. And, luckily for visiting birders, Texas has plenty of 'birding trails' and birding festivals throughout the spring to help them get a better view of this avian life.

Winter Texan Season
Each year from November through March, thousands of visitors from northern states spend time in Texas. These Winter Texans are more than just tourists to the Lone Star State - many are actually part-time residents. And, over the years the number of Winter Texans has grown so large that many towns and areas now stage events and activities just for them through the winter months.

Visiting Houston - Visitors Guide to Houston
Houston is Texas’ largest city and attracts hordes of travelers every year. However, the vast majority of these visitors travel to Houston on business. Relatively few travelers see Houston as a vacation destination on par with other top Texas tourist spots. But, believe it or not, Houston has much more to offer visitors than most people realize.

Texas Livestock Shows & Fairs
Livestock shows and the carnivals and fairs which accompany them are among the favorite festivals held in the Lone Star State. From the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the largest show of its kind, to quaint county fairs, stock shows and fairs take place year around in Texas.

Texas Cultural Heritage Festivals - 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.

Free Festivals in Texas
Texas is full of great annual events and festivals. And, best of all, many of these events offer free admission, allowing visitors to have a big time for little expense.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels Review
Texas' original - and best known - waterpark, Schlitterbahn, is located in the Germanic Hill Country town of New Braunfels. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings, most notably the hilly terrain and clear, cold Guadalupe River, Schlitterbahn offers visitors a unique and fun-filled way to cool off beat the Texas heat during the summer.

Historic Texas Towns
Having been ruled by six countries, Texas has a diverse and interesting history, much of it taking place in tiny towns like these six.

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Texas State Parks by Activity
State parks across Texas offer a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Texas State Parks by Region
Listing of top state parks by geographic region of Texas.

Things to Do While Camping in Texas
There are plenty of outdoor activities to partake in while camping in Texas.

Touring Small Town Texas
Texas has small towns scattered across its landscape. Touring these unique towns can make for a memorable vacation.

Things to Do in Texas by Month
There are plenty of things to do in Texas throughout the year.

Things to Do in Texas By City
Every city in Texas has plenty of things for visitors to see and do.

Family Vacation Activities Along the Texas Gulf Coast
Families heading to the Texas Gulf Coast for vacation will be amazed at the variety of family-friendly vacation activities available in the region.

Family Friendly Natural Attractions in Texas
There are a number of family-friendly natural attractions in Texas.

Texas Hill Country Family Vacation Activities
The Texas Hill Country is a great destination for a family vacation.

Freshwater Family Fishing Vacation Destinations in Texas
Throughout Texas, there are a number of great vacation destinations that allow families access to great freshwater fishing.

Things to Do With Kids Along the Texas Coast
Each summer thousands of families head to the Texas coast for their annual vacation. While on vacation, these families will undoubtedly spend plenty of time at the beach. However, there are a number of kid-friendly attractions all along the Texas coast. These attractions and activities offer families a great way to round out their vacation on the Texas coast.

Family Vacation in Houston
Houston is not only Texas' largest city, it is also a great place for a family vacation.

Family-Friendly Attractions in Texas
Texas is full of great attractions, many of which are a family friendly compliment to a vacation in the Lone Star State.

Family Vacation Activities in Austin
Austin is a great family vacation destination, with a wide array of attractions and activities to keep families busy during their visit.

Top Texas Attractions by Region
This is a list of the top attractions in each of Texas' seven regions.

Texas Gulf Coast Vacation
The Texas Gulf Coast stretches from Mexico to Louisiana and offers visitors plenty to see and do while on vacation.

Lake Amistad Texas
Located near the border town of Del Rio, Lake Amistad was formed when the Rio Grande was dammed in 1969. It's remote location is part of its charm, as are its clear, sprawling waters. Massive Lake Amistad encompasses neary 70,000 surface acres, which are shared between Mexico and the United States.

Fishing in Arroyo City Texas
The tiny village of Arroyo City is located on the banks of the Arroyo Colorado River in Deep South Texas, about 8 miles inland from the Lower Laguna Madre, and is a great angling vacation destination.

Coastal Vacation Destinations in Texas
Texas has hundreds of miles of coast line and dozens of great

What to Do While on Vacation in Texas
Texas is full of things to see and do. From historic landmarks to space-age marvels, from small-town fairs to state-wide festivals there are plenty of attractions and activities to ensure a fun-filled Texas vacation.

Things to Do in Texas During March - Travel
Spring's first month is packed with things to see and do in Texas.

Spending the Holidays in Small Town Texas
As the holiday season gets underway, thousands of visitors will head to the Lone Star State for a holiday visit. Here are some of the best small towns in Texas to spend a holiday vacation.

Must See Attractions in Texas
Texas is a big state, full of unique attractions.

Top State Parks in Texas for Boating & Paddling
Lakes and rivers within state parks across Texas offer excellent boating and paddling destinations.

Top Texas State Parks for Swimming
A number of Texas state parks offer visitors excellent areas for lake and river swimming.

Things to Do Outdoors with Kids in Austin
Austin offers a number of great outdoor activities for the entire family.

Things to Do in the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country offers a variety of things to see and do throughout the year.

Top Things to Do With Kids in Austin
Austin offers a variety of fun and educational activities and attractions for families and children.

State Parks in the Texas Hill Country
The scenic Texas Hill Country is home to some of the best state parks in Texas.

Texas Festivals by Type
Texas has a wide variety of celebrations held on an annual basis.

Hiking in Texas
Texas has plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. With all the wide open spaces, Texas offers a number of locations which are ideal for hiking.

Kid-Friendly Festivals in Texas
Texas is home to numerous festivals and celebrations that have activities and themes specifically geared toward kids and families.

South Texas Festivals and Events
The South Texas region is home to a number of great festivals and events throughout the year.

Things to Do in Texas by Region
Every region of Texas offers visitors plenty of things to do.

Texas Festivals by City
There are a variety of great festivals held throughout the year in Texas' major cities.

Rio Grande Valley Vacation
Texas' Rio Grande Valley is a true year-around vacation destination.

Things to Do During Fall in Texas
Fall is less crowded than summer, but thanks to pleasant weather actually offers visitors plenty of things to do while visiting Texas.

Things to Do During Winter in Texas
Although most think of vacation during summer, winter is an outstanding time to visit the Lone Star State, as there are still plenty of things to do in Texas during the winter months.

Things to Do With Kids During Memorial Day Weekend in Texas
Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to spend some quality time enjoying a variety of activities with the kids.

State Parks in the Texas Prairies and Lakes Region
There are a number of great state parks in Texas' Prairies and Lakes Region.

Top Texas State Parks for Fishing
A variety of Texas state parks offer excellent fishing.

Winter Festivals and Events in Texas
Even during the winter months, there are plenty of great festivals and events being staged across the Lone Star State.

Winter Vacation Destinations in Texas
Throughout the winter season, much of Texas is geared for the holiday season, making for a festive vacation setting. Here are some of the best Texas winter vacation destinations.

Texas Winter Vacation Ideas
If you are heading to Texas for a vacation over the winter months, here are a few fun and entertaining vacation ideas.

Things to Do in January in Texas
January is the first month of the year and offers visitors to Texas plenty of ways to get the first vacation of the year started on the right foot.

Things to Do in Texas During February
The second month of the year offers visitors to Texas plenty of things to see and do.

Things to Do in Texas During April
April is the midpoint of spring. Warm weather and plenty of things to do make April a great time to visit Texas.

Things to Do in Spring in Texas
Spring is a great time to visit Texas, as there is pleasant weather and plenty of things to do.

Things to Do Over Easter Weekend in Texas
There are plenty of things to see and do for visitors planning a vacation to Texas over Easter Weekend.

Top 10 Green Hotels in Austin - Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Austin TX
In Austin, being green is a way of life for many people, and the hotels are also becoming more eco-friendly. Find out about the greenest of the green hotels in Austin.

Texas State Parks for Camping
There are great overnight camping opportunities at state parks across Texas.

Texas State Parks for Rock Climbing
The western half of Texas is home to a number of great rock climbing destinations, some of which are located within state parks.

Touring the Texas Piney Woods Region
The Texas Piney Woods region has been the setting for much of the state's folklore over the years. It's no wonder why - the towns scattered throughout East Texas all have their own distinct identity and charm, unique from one another as well as the rest of Texas.

Touring the Big Bend Region
Way out in West Texas, tiny towns with wide spaces in between are the norm, resulting in numerous

Gas Saving Texas Vacations Ideas - Texas Budget Vacations
With the cost of fuel continuing to climb, more and more vacationers are looking for close-to-home getaways. Luckily, the Lone Star State offers plenty such options. In fact, every region of Texas offers attractions and destinations that can be reached with less than a tank of gas.

Top Places to Hear Live Music in Texas
Texas has a long and storied history of live music performances. While every city in the Lone Star State boasts a modern, large-scale music venue, to get a true Texas live music experience, it's hard to beat some of the traditional Texas dance halls and bars.

Texas Holiday Parades
Believe or not, the 'Holiday Season' is once again upon us. And, what would the holidays be without parades? From now through December, Texas puts forth some of the country's biggest and best holiday parades.

January Festivals and Events in Texas
As the new year gets underway, there are plenty of events, festivals and activities to keep visitors to Texas busy. Everything from marathons to boat shows to San Antonio's unique

Rockport, Texas - Visiting Rockport Texas
Best known as a mecca for Texas artists, Rockport is also home to the Maritime Museum, prime saltwater fishing, excellent birding and lots of other activities.

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Texas - Texas A&M Football Game
The University of Texas and Texas A&M University have played 117 football games against each other. For nearly 100 years, the game has been held either on Thanksgiving or over Thanksgiving weekend, making it one of the year's most popular sporting events.

Texas Wildlife Festivals
Having been carved from a rugged territory, Texas has a natural history with the wildlife which inhabits the state. Not only do Texans appreciate their wildlife, they celebrate it with a variety of festivals.

McKinney Avenue Trolley - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
The McKinney Avenue trolley, aka the M-Line, provides a convenient, free way to get around the historic Uptown area in Dallas. Each of the four restored antique cars has a different design and history, and the well-versed conductors are eager to share their knowledge about this early form of mass transit.

Fort Worth Stockyards - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
You'll find entertainment for the whole family at the Fort Worth Stockyards, from the world's largest honky-tonk to daily cattle drives. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, the weekly rodeos and gun-fighting shows.

Six Flags Over Texas - Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth
Located between Dallas and Ft. Worth in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas offers everything from meet-and-greets with cartoon characters to water rides to extreme roller coasters. The park also hosts concerts, live shows and other special events.

Top Texas Halloween Festivals and Activities
As Halloween draws near, Texans and Texas visitors are making plans to spend the day at one or more of these top Halloween festivals and events.

Houston Airport Information - Information About Houston Airports
Houston is a large city that sees a lot of air travel traffic. Luckily, Houston has two major airports to serve both visitors traveling to and from Houston, as well as those just needing to connect flights on their way to another destination.

Texas Cabins - Cabins in Texas
For those wanting to spend a vacation enjoying the great outdoors, yet don't want to spend their time 'roughing it' in a tent, there are variety of cabins for rent across Texas. Cabins and cabin rental operations range from bare bones to plush. But, the one common thread for cabins available for rent across the Lone Star State is they are all located in amazing natural settings.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Opened in 2009, Dallas Cowboys Stadium is one of the most opulent arenas in the country. Home to its namesake NFL franchise, Cowboys Stadium is also home to other sporting events, including boxing, basketball and rodeo. Additionally, Cowboys Stadium is the location for many of the Dallas area's biggest concert events.

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Red Poppy Festival Georgetown Texas
Held each year in Georgetown, just a short drive from Austin, the Red Poppy Festival features a 'Red Poppy Ride,' live music, car show, children's area, parade and more.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a 400-acre drive-through safari located in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of San Antonio.

San Antonio Zoo
One of the largest zoos in the nation, the San Antonio Zoo houses over 3,500 animals, making it a must see for kids and adults alike.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! - San Antonio
Two of San Antonio's most unique attractions are housed under one roof. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum has eight galleries with over 500 displays of the weird, odd, unusual and scary. The Plaza Wax Museum features over 250 realistic wax replicas of historical figures and celebrities.

San Antonio Missions National Park
Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion were built over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today these four historic San Antonio landmarks have been preserved and are open to the public as part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta San Antonio is a massive festival featuring over 100 different events. Some of the most popular are the 10k and kids' runs, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Mariachi Mass, Roundball Ruckus, arts fair, carnival and A Night in Old San Antonio.

North Texas State Fair
Held in Denton on an annual basis for over seven decades, the North Texas State Fair features a rodeo, live music, games, carnival, barbecue cook-off and more.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
One of the largest and most popular music festivals in the country, the Austin City Limits Music Festival features in excess of 100 performing acts offering a mix of music from various genres.

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Offering great music, food and exhibits, the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival draws over 40,000 spectators on an annual basis.

Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Cajun food and music amid the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival helps usher in summer the right way. Besides the typical Cajun fare, there will also be plenty of the German food Fredericksburg is famous for on hand.

Dublin Dr. Pepper Birthday Celebration
Held each year in Dublin, the Dr. Pepper Birthday Celebration pays homage to a true Texas original - Dr. Pepper. During the birthday celebration, visitors are treated to free tours of the bottling plant and museum. Carnival games and food booths are also onsite during the celebration.

Fulton Oysterfest
Held each year during the first weekend of March, Fulton's Oysterfest is a fun-filled event featuring dances, a carnival, games, food, and, of course, oyster eating contests.

Luckenbach 4th of July Family Picnic
Luckenbach will be hosting their annual July 4th Luckenbach Family Picnic on July 4. This annual event includes live entertainment, games, food and more.

Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Austin's Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers luxurious accommodations, a full service spa, golf course, fine dining and more.

Mansion at Turtle Creek - Dallas, Texas
Originally built as a palatial home for a Texas cotton magnate, the Mansion on Turtle Creek now provides upscale accommodations for Dallas area visitors.

Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup
Held during the second weekend of March annually since 1958, Sweetwater's World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup draws over 30,000 visitors from across the US and beyond.

Texas SandFest
Sand sculptors from all over the world make their way to Port Aransas each year for the annual Texas SandFest. The events includes sculpting contests for professionals and amateurs, food and live music.

World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off
For over three decades, Labor Day weekend has seen over 100 teams descend on the tiny Hill Country town of Brady for the World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-off, a truly Texan event.

Wonder World Park
Incorporating a natural cave formed by an earthquake along the Balcones Fault Line, Wonder World Park offers cave tours, educational earthquake programs, a wildlife park, train rides and many more activities for the whole family.

Lake Travis
One of Texas' most popular water sports destinations, Lake Travis is located among the rolling hills just outside Austin.

Texas International Boat Show
Held at Corpus' downtown marina, the Texas International Boat Show features both in-the-water and on-shore exhibits, as well as a variety of entertainment events and vendor booths.

Cascade Caverns
Located just outside San Antonio, Cascade Caverns offer visitors a look beneath the surface of the Texas Hill Country. The cavern stays 68 degrees year around - making it a perfect place to beat the summer heat - plus it features a 100 foot underground waterfall!

Plan a Trip to Texas
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. However, since Texas is such a vast state with so many options for visitors, it is helpful to do some advance planning to make sure you get the most out of your Lone Star State vacation.

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Alamo Photo Gallery - Photos of the Alamo
Located in San Antonio, the Alamo remains a historic icon in the Lone Star State, as well as one of Texas' most popular tourist attractions. Although photos are not allowed to be taken inside the confines of the Alamo itself, there is plenty of interesting - and historic - subject matter on the grounds of the Alamo.

Corpus Christi Photo Gallery - Photos of Corpus Christi
Known as the 'Sparkling City by the Sea,' Corpus Christi is both an elegant city and a beachfront community. With everything from world-class museums and restaurants to amazing beaches, Corpus Christi has long been one of the top destinations for visitors to the Lone Star State.

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Horned Frog
Horned frogs have become almost mythical creatures in Texas.

South Padre Island Photo Gallery - Photos of South Padre Island
South Padre Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Texas. Not only is SPI well known for its fine restaurants and clubs, but also for its natural beauty. With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Lower Laguna Madre on the other, South Padre Island is surrounded by some of the clearest water on the Texas coast.

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Windfest - Portland Texas Windfest
Portland's annual Windfest is a weekend full of fun events such as a kidfish pond, chili cook-off, horseshoe tournament, washer tournament, 5k and 10k runs, parade, clowns, live entertainment and more.

Czhilispiel
Based in the Czech settlement of Flatonia, Czhilispiel has been held annually for over 30 years, drawing some of the best chili and bbq cook-off teams from across the state.

Shrimporee
Aransas Pass' annual Shrimporee offers entertainement, food, music and more. Highlights of the festival, which is billed as the