Plan your trip to Texas, North America
Regional Population: 22,875,689
Elevation: 559 meters
Time Zone: America/Indiana/Vincennes
There are few states with as distinct a culture and way of life as the titan of the South: Texas. Cowboy hats, long-horned cattle, Tex-Mex cuisine and desert landscapes are just a few of its popular symbols. However, there is much more to this state that covers more area than the country of France.
Texas is home to a host of historical attractions. From the Alamo in San Antonio to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, American history has been taking place within Texas’ borders for centuries. Natural attractions in Texas include Big Bend National Park and Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States.
Stop by one of the state’s many notable Texas steakhouses. It’s not uncommon for guests to be tempted by steaks of enormous proportions, like the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texas Steak Ranch in Amarillo, which is free if you can eat the entire dinner (steak, baked potato, salad, roll and shrimp cocktail) in under an hour.
Don’t miss out of the state’s capital of Austin. Located in Texas’ beautiful hill country, Austin seems a world away from the dry, flatlands of most of the state. While in Austin, cruise 6th Street or stop by Congress Bridge and watch the nightly flight of the city’s resident bats.
Whether in San Antonio or Austin, there’s a nearby Texas brewery where you can sample some down-home suds.
Costa Rica cruise discount and new yoga retreat, Cayman Islands and Mackinac Island both welcome families with savings packages and discounts, and the Omni Hotels in Texas teach the kids to cater to parents.