Texas is ‘more than you think’. A world-class, year-round destination with the rich ranching and cowboy heritage that Texas is renowned for.
However, that’s not all this fabulous destination has to offer. There are many other attractions and landscapes for visitors to experience including spectacular coastline, extensive national and state parks, lush green Hill Country, Prairies and Plains, bird-watching, golf, outstanding arts and cultural facilities, live music and festivals, stunning food from BBQ to fine dining, wineries, family adventures, International Dark Sky Parks, history and heritage and adventures aplenty.
Think of Texas and think of the great outdoors and adventure. Go hiking and camping in Big Bend National Park, kayaking on the Rio Grande River, horse-riding in the Hill Country or biking through Palo Duro Canyon State Park for the adventure of a lifetime.
Along the 600 miles of Texas coastline, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the mild climate of the Texas coast. See nesting turtles in South Padre Island and pods of dolphins gliding through the surf along the beautiful seashore, get adventurous and take part in the many water-sport activities on offer or sit back and soak up the Texan sunshine.
Shopping in Texas is a great choice with opportunities for savvy shoppers with everything from quaint local stores, or world-class shopping in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas.
History and Heritage spots not to miss include the world-famous Alamo and missions around San Antonio that are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and Fort Worth Stockyards with its daily long-horn cattle drive through the Stockyards as a nod to times gone by.
The food scene in Texas is irresistibly good, with local BBQ spots, world-class dining, vineyards, wine tasting rooms and Kraft breweries across the state waiting to be enjoyed.
The Texan music scene is unrivalled with world-renowned festivals taking place, music halls old and new, entertainment venues showcasing live music of all types from country and western to jazz and modern genres, Texas makes for a great night out soaking up the culture.
Want a true taste of Texas then head to one of the many Dude or Guest ranches found across the state, take part in ranch activities, trail rides, clay pigeon shooting, feed the long-horns, enjoy a tasty cook-out, savour the natural environment and peaceful surroundings.
With so much to be explored, what are you waiting for? Let’s Texas!