Texas is a big state located in the southern and southwestern part of the United States. Texas is the second largest state in size and population. Almost half of Texas’s populations reside in Houston or the Dallas, Fort Worth area.
Texas is famous for it cattle ranch’s, vast oil riches, its shipping and aeronautics industries. It’s hard to experience Texas culture without stopping in a few cities and towns along the way. In 1839 five mounted scouts ranged over a broad area of wilderness seeking a site for a new capital city for the Republic of Texas. Location on north bank of Colorado River was chosen, where rich blacklands meet scenic hills. Site occupied at the time by a four-family settlement called Waterloo. Name honors Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.” About the first of September, 1839.
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Austin’s swinging blues bars cater to the college group and are some of the best in the country.
Dallas Texas: Live Large. Think Big. The slogan of Dallas, Texas seems to thrive in each and every corner of the city. Due to a foundation built on big dreams and blazed trails and a currently incomparable status as the southwest’s leading business and financial center, Texas can-do philosophy reigns supreme. Anything is possible here, and everyone is welcome.
Fort Worth Texas: The Fort Worth of today is a city with a deep sense of Western heritage that has been named the All-America City twice in the past three decades. Billy Bob’s, and the renowned Stockyards are don’t miss attractions located in the Historic Fort Worth, close to downtown. Billy Bob’s has become one of the hottest visitor attractions in the state of Texas.
Houston Texas: The City of Houston is the largest in Texas and fourth largest in nation.
San Antonio Texas: San Antonio was named after Mission San Antonio de Valero (later called the Alamo).
South Padre Island Texas: Incorporated in 1973, small resort town is on southern tip of storied Padre Island just across Laguna Madre, the bay separating island from mainland. Access via free causeway on Texas 100. Visitors find wide range of accommodations from campgrounds and family motels to high-rise luxury hotels and condo rentals, marinas and seaside cottages. Restaurants feature fresh seafood harvested daily.
El Paso Texas: El Paso grew from earlier settlements dating back to the Juan de Onate expedition in 1598 and a settlement by Juan Maria Ponce de Leon 1827, although area missions predate that civil settlement by almost 150 years. El Paso is the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border, neighboring Juarez, is Mexico’s largest border city. The combined populations are about two million. Located in ancient mountain pass from which the El Paso name was derived. The Guadalupe Mountains National Park, is a close attraction and has the highest elevation in the State of Texas. The famous Mission Trail which began in 1681 starts in El Paso.
Corpus Christi Texas: Corpus Christi has rich opportunities to experience a interesting mixture of culture in the relaxed atmosphere of this historic coastal port. Corpus Christi, is a beach town where you will find soothing sea breezes and clear blue skies all year-round. A Corpus Christi vacation features a bay front promenade, waterfront restaurants, an arts and museum district and an exciting nightlife…all a close walking distance from good hotels. You’ll also find good golf courses, fun shopping and lovely beaches on a Corpus Christi vacation.