Famous for being cowboy country, the vast ‘Lone Star State’ of Texas was once a nation in its own right. You can experience the full spectrum of cultures and history here, from Mexican and Spanish to German and African-American. Texas draws you in with its hospitality and independent spirit, and has something for everyone: raise the roof at an Austin gig, shop ‘till you drop in cosmopolitan Dallas, and enjoy the romance of San Antonio.
Things to do
In the south-western South Texas Plains region is San Antonio, one of the best resorts in Texas for families. Look out for huge theme parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Splashtown. In the central Hill Country region, further north is bohemian state capital Austin. It’s renowned for a live music scene that’s had it dubbed ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’. In the north-eastern Prairies and Lakes district is Dallas, one of the biggest cities in the USA and Fort Worth National Historic District. Houston is USA’s fourth largest city, is home to amazing museums and cultural centers, world-class shopping and Space Centre Houston. Enjoy Houston attractions at a discount with Houston CityPASS. For information on the Space Centre Houston click here.
Best time to visit Texas: In the spring (April-May) and early autumn through early winter (October-December).
Fly to: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas, or George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston. You can also fly direct to Austin Bergstrom International Airport from London.