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Texas is the second largest state in the USA by both area and population. You can find Texas in the central southern portion of the country, being bordered by many other states, with the country of Mexico to the south. English and Spanish are two languages that are predominantly spoken in the state. In history, Texas almost became a part of Mexico.
Texas is the location for delicious home-cooked-style meals at mom and pop restaurants. They also have plenty of favored fast food chains and big shopping centers.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your Texan vacation:
• Dallas: Dallas is a big modern city located in northern Texas. It’s also the cultural hub of the state, where you’ll find many theaters and stadiums where you can watch concerts, shows, plays, operas, and sporting events. The Dallas Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Asian, traditional, and modern art.
• Fort Worth: Fort Worth is beside Dallas and is where you’ll learn about much of the history of the region. In the past, it was a trading post for cowboys and was at the end of the well-worn Chisholm Trail. While there you’ll want to take in a rodeo at the Fort Worth Stockyards, and visit the Kimball Art Museum.
• Houston: Houston is another big city in Texas worth a visit. Here you can see Galveston Bay and the exterior of the NASA training center. The Houston Grand Opera has world-class shows, while the Historic District offers shopping in a quaint setting. There are some upscale restaurants here if you tire of fast food.
• Big Bend National Park: If you head south, you’ll find this park that includes the Chisos Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert. You can drive down the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and view desert wildlife, and drive through the Santa Elena Canyon.
• Palo Duro Canyon: This is present in a state park and includes a vast canyon system containing the Caprock Escarpment. It’s found along the Texas panhandle. Once you’re done your walk, you can head into the city of Amarillo for refreshment.
• Franklin Mountains State Park: This is another state park that is near El Paso, but you don’t need to leave the city to see it. It raises to a height of 5426 above sea level. It’s worth visiting as it’s the largest urban park in Texas.
• Sam Rayburn Reservoir: The Reservoir is located closest to Beaumont, on the lower eastern side of the state. The Angelina River connects to it, which is one of the major tributaries of the Neches River. You can hike around the region and stay in one of the vacation rentals or cabins. There are also businesses and restaurants here, so you don’t have to step out too far. Marinas provide boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities.
Texas is a popular destination for travelers from the north who like to flee the cold weather to experience its warmth and hot weather that is present for most of the year.