If you are planning a visit to the great state of Texas, you may be wondering what activities and adventures will be available to you. Because Texas is such a large state, a variety of landscapes and climates are experienced by residents and visitors. If you want a beach vacation, many gulf communities exist with outstanding accommodations for travelers. However, if you want to see the state of Texas because you have a desire to catch as many glimpses as possible of America’s Old West, you should take a road trip through the region’s many ghost Continue reading ‘Lonestar Beer and Longhorn Cattle Found In The Lonestar State’ »
Located in San Antonio, The Alamo is a big part of Texas history. More than 2 million people each year visit the historical landmark to see where the Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. The site remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state of Texas.
The Texas army occupied the citadel during the Texas Revolution in an effort to eliminate and destroy all of the weapons before the Mexican army could use it. The Mexican army, under the leadership of Santa Anna, surrounded the Texas soldiers for several days. The then went into the fort and Continue reading ‘Texas History Comes Alive At The Alamo’ »
The largest state fair in the United States occurs in Texas each year starting on the last Friday of September. The fair dates back to October 26, 1886, but it always offers something new to visitors each year.
It is the only state fair to offer visitors a complete auto show, a tradition that dates back to 1904. Several automobiles have made their debut at the fair, including the 1988 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2008 Ford Sporttrac.
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Whether you are coming for or short visit or planning an extended stay, Texas offers something for everyone as far as the eye can see. The state of Texas is full of many wonders that should not be missed by any. From historical sites to outdoor adventure to a leisurely cruise down the Colorado River there is fun and adventure awaiting all.
One of the first must visit places in this magnificent state is the Alamo, famed for it’s battle and stand against Continue reading ‘As Far As The Eye Can See, That’s Texas’ »
Texas is the second largest state in the United States so of course there has to be a lot of fun things to do and places to explore. You just have to come on down to Texas and check them out. There are lots of museums, amusement parks, natural attracts and many more things that will help you have an excellent time while you are in Texas.
If you are the type of person who likes to just check out the different scenery and things of that natural then you would definitely enjoy Texas. There is the panhandle plains, big Continue reading ‘Scoot Your Boots to Texas And Check Us Out!’ »
There are plenty of fun and interesting places to explore when you visit Texas. If you are only visiting you won’t be able to see everything, but if you are planning on moving to Texas you’ll have plenty of sites to see. Whatever your plans are, visiting or a relocation, Texas has it all.
The best Texas cities for your family’s enjoyment are either the bigger cities or coastal towns. Places like Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth will fill your appetite for the big city atmosphere while other towns such as Galveston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and the South Padre Island will give you a smaller town feel with a beach front view.
If you’re from Texas, you can saving money and invest more in your travels by signing up with an energy provider like just energy. Then you can visit the splendid Riverwalk in San Antonio before heading to the Alamo to get you history fix. After a restful evening drive over to Port Aransas and jump on one of their dolphin cruises for a fun time. Once done visit Port Aransas’ annual sand castle building competition and show off your sculpting skills.
These are only a few ideas for everything you can do in Texas.
If you’re thinking of visiting the Lone Star State and want to get into a Texas State of Mind before getting there, why not sit down and enjoy some classic cinema that has Texas as a theme? Grab your popcorn and check out some of these titles:
- The Yellow Rose of Texas
- Roll on Texas Moon
- Waltz Across Texas
- Lone Star
- Dance, Texas Pop. 81
- Round Up Time in Texas
- Texas Cyclone
- The Lucky Texan
- Texas Terror/Trail Beyond
- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
- Lone Star State of Mind
- Happy, Texas
- Johnson County War
- The Last Cowboy
- Gone to Texas
- The Sugarland Express
- Friday Night Lights
- The Alamo
- Lonesome Dove Collection
- North Dallas Forty
We’re sure there’s more, but these should get you started on the trail out West. Round ‘em up and settle on in for some good Texas fun!
We’re fortunate in Texas that we don’t really have a lot of bitter cold days (well maybe in the Panhandle), so we can enjoy some awesome autumn gardening. Make sure you plan early to get your fall vegetable garden planted, and also take full advantage of the huge display of color offered by mums, dusty miller and moss roses. A key to a stunning garden is to not overdo the color, though; so be careful and mindful where you put in your seasonal displays. And don’t forget that pumpkins in a variety of colors and sizes look absolutely fabulous scattered Continue reading ‘Texas Autumn Gardening’ »
Blisteringly hot summer days in the Lonestar state will exhaust even the best of us. If you’re looking for a little reprieve, head down to one of this state’s many beaches that stretch over 600 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Though you aren’t guaranteed to completely evade this problem, Texas beaches have fared much better than surrounding states in the recent BP oil spill.Galveston Island is one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in Texas, dotted with resorts cottages and luxury hotels. There are even cruises that set sail from this island. But if you just want a relaxing day trip, there are plenty of opportunities as well. East Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Texas just a short drive from Houston. Lively crowds are guaranteed entertainment and even drinking is legal on this party beach. However, if you’re planning an afternoon with the kids, try a more family-friendly spot such as Stewart Beach. Continue reading ‘Get a Break from the Texan Sun’ »
Most people probably associate bluegrass and folk music with the state of Texas. While there is a strong presence of these musical genres in the area, Texas has a very impressive and diverse music scene. Austin seems to bring in the largest and best-known music throughout the year, but there is an abundance of festivals, concerts and entertainment all over the state.The Austin City Limits festival held every fall hosts over 100 artists and bands and is attended by thousands from around the nation and around the world. This year the festival will take place October 8-10 in Zilker Park. Some of this year’s headliners included The Eagles, Phish, M.I.A. and the Flaming Lips. A wide range of artists representing many different genres and generations make this festival great for all music lovers. Continue reading ‘Check Out One of the Many Music Festivals in the Lone Star State’ »