After visiting Texas multiple times and traveling throughout most of the state, I can say that one saying rings true above them all: Everything is bigger in Texas.
If you’re looking for a fun, inexpensive, and memorable vacation, then Texas may just be the destination for you. The largest state in the continental U.S has a wide range of activities to do and places to visit. In fact, it can be overwhelming to decide on what to do during your trip to Texas.
Fortunately, we have compiled a list of the best places you should visit on your trip in Texas. Each of these places will offer something unique, as Texas is a state of many cultures, landscapes, and history.
Without further ado, let’s dive into our list of the four best places to visit in Texas.
- Take a Tour Through Dallas
We highly recommend spending at least one day in the city of Dallas. There are so many attractions that tourists visit in the city, such as the J.F.K assassination memorial or the economic hub of the city, the City Center District. This district contains many notable Texas business headquarters like this bank’s, and therefore has the largest and tallest buildings.
Some of the most recognizable buildings that make up the Dallas skyline are the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Chase Tower, Bank of America Plaza, Reunion Tower, and the Thanks-Giving Square. You can book a tour that will take you through much of the city as well as give
- The San Antonio River Walk
If you are looking for a scenic and lively city, then San Antonio is our top recommendation for Texas. More specifically, the San Antonio River Walk. Don’t be fooled, though: this river walk is 15 miles long, stretching across the entire city. Many parts of this river walk are truly breathtaking, and many Texans and tourists alike call this pace the #1 attraction in all of Texas.
The San Antonio River Walk is officially a public park and a pedestrian street, which is a level below the road for cars. The area surrounding the river and pedestrian street consist of storefronts, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.
If you visit the river walk in the time between Thanksgiving and the first weekend in January, then you will be among the special crowds to enjoy the holiday lights lighting up along the river walk. In addition to this, there are a multitude of events and parades hosted at the river walk such as:
- Black History River Boat Tour
- Texas Cavaliers River Parade
- River Walk Artisan Show
- Armed Forces River Parade
- Ford Parade of Lanterns
- Day of the Dead River Parade
- The Alamo
Remember the Alamo. This historical site is also located in San Antonio, and is a must see for any visitors in the area. Established in 1718 by Spanish missionaries. The mission later closed, and was taken over by the Spanish Calvary as a military fort. The name of the place the soldiers who occupied the fort was Alamo de Parras, which is in Coahuila, Mexico.
In 1836, Texan settlers would fight against Mexico at the site, and would make a heroic last stand against a vastly overwhelming Mexican army. Their stand at the fort lasted for 12 days, and the news outraged the Texian army to the point where they led one last battle against the Mexican army and defeated them.
This site represents Texan independence from Mexico, and the fact that they fought for their place in our country.
- The Houston Space Center
The Houston Space Center is an iconic place for Americans of all ages to go and visit. The center opened to the public in 1992, and has since hosted 20 million visitors.
At the space center, you will be able to view over 400 space artifacts, various exhibits, theaters, and other experiences. The Houston Space Center has even brought in experts from various Disney theme parks to help make their center engaging for both children and adults – something Disney excels at.
Some notable starships that you can see at the center are the Mercury 9 capsule, Gemini 5 capsule, and the Apollo 17 Command Module. These ships were flown in space from the 1960s to 1970s, and are a very important piece of American history. The Apollo 17 Command Module even orbited the moon a record 75 times.
If you are going to be visiting the friendly state, we wish you safe travels and a relaxing time!