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Make a trip to Texas to explore modern cities and early Western history. With its large area, Texas has a very long coastline, over 600 miles (960 kilometers). The shoreline includes barrier islands protecting the Gulf Coast, perfect for bird-watching. Look for sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins, charter a boat for game fishing, ride a horse over the sand or simply enjoy sunning and swimming at the beaches.
Galveston is an island in the Gulf of Mexico, with plenty of beach and non-beach things to do. Discover what the oil industry is about with hands-on activities at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum. Get a map to do a scavenger hunt for over 30 ornate and whimsical tree sculptures located around the island; these were carved from trees killed during 2008’s Hurricane Ike.
Learn about the history of Texas under Spanish, Mexican and Confederate rule at the Alamo in San Antonio. Here a small group of well-known Texans, including Davey Crockett and James Bowie, defended the Alamo from Mexico’s General Santa Anna until they were defeated after a 13-day siege in 1836.
Built from oil money, Houston is a sprawling city with a large and energetic downtown. Select from more than 18 cultural institutions in the Museum District.
Visit Dallas, Texas' largest city, and the Sixth Floor Museum, which chronicles the assassination of President Kennedy. Other renowned attractions in the city include the Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas World Aquarium. Find one of the largest modern art collections in the country in the Modern Art Museum in nearby Fort Worth. Next door is the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Visit the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin to see fascinating memorabilia from the life and presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The city hosts the 5-day South by Southwest music festival every year and has become a major global music and media venue.
For backcountry hiking visit Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande. See a fossilized coral reef and the tallest peak in Texas at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Don’t leave the state without having authentic Texas chili. Look for a local cook-off; at least a dozen cities sponsor these events each month.
A: Why spend all your time waiting on buses or trains when you could be cruising the streets in your own rental car? Whether you're going to Houston, San Antonio or another of the country's major cities, a car is one of the best ways to soak up the sights. If you plan to explore the region of Harris County or someplace else for a long road trip, a rental makes even more sense. For Cheap Car Hire in Texas, Expedia has you covered.
A: Even though Texas has a number of different airports, most international flights touchdown at one of these major terminals:
A: Many visitors choose to spend their getaways in hotels. Some are into the services and amenities of private vacation homes or condos, while others have a preference for motels. Whatever you're after, Texas has a hotel that's right for you.
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A: Johnson Space Center - NASA, Toyota Center and Houston Zoo are some of the first things that spring to mind when you think of Houston. Be sure to get up close and personal with these if your break includes time in this vibrant metropolis.
Unmissable attractions to see in San Antonio include River Walk, Alamo and San Antonio SeaWorld.
Dallas is another thrilling city that turns on the charm for visitors from around the globe. With stunning attractions like AT&T Stadium, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and American Airlines Center, what more could you ask for?
Everything was beyond amazing from the room to our view even though there was a wait time for the pool due to the fact it was already over capacity the wait was not long at all
The people at the front desk were nice! It’s a slightly out dated hotel but it’s got a charm to it. My only complaints would be the AC doesn’t get very cold at night and the towels are rough. But that just could be because we were sunburnt.
Would have given 5 stars, but when i got stuck on the elevator, the girl qt the desk didn't apologize and acted like it was the norm. Also when we ckd in qe were told becauae of covid19 noone would ne entering our room. Well qe got nack from the beach and our keys didnt work, our couch jas been switch ...
Great Pool. Clean Rooms upon arrival. Several items were sanitized which made us feel good. We opted out of housekeeping so we knew our germs were only ones in room. No problems with hotel. Just felt certain guests were not social distancing - especially at the pool area - which is my problem not ...
This hotel is starting to show some wear and tear. I stay here a few times a year. Plants that died 2 years ago still have not been replaced. The coffee maker didn't work. The pool bar would not honor my complimentary drinks. The front desk staff are very nice.
The amenities seem to be lacking for what we paid per night.Umbrella rental was a bit expensive and no one was really following rules for not having ice chests in beach and pool areas. I had to pay for drinks while others brought their own beers and staff not saying anything. During these covid times, ...