A travel guide to Texas, United States of America providing Texas tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Texas is the largest and most populated state in the United States of America, and offers visitors an incredible diversity of tourist attractions and entertainment to choose from. Several world-class metro areas, lush forested state parks, hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast shoreline, and an arid western desert region combine to make the vacation possibilities truly endless. Austin is a vibrant, progressive community and the state's capital. Texas' Gulf Coast region is a perfect playground for an endless variety of watersports, beautiful beaches and exotic wildlife. Dallas and Houston are both enormous, modern cities with incredible amenities.

The city of Dallas defines Texas' image around the world. The city is a major oil and gas industry hub, and the downtown business district is all about glitzy, glass and chrome high-rises and contemporary architecture. Fair Park is one of the city's main entertainment pavilions, attractions here include Science Place, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, and Cotton Bowl Stadium featuring big-name concerts and sporting events. Dallas is home to a variety of performing arts venues, including Majestic Theater for theater, music and dance styles ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Austin, the literal and metaphorical "Heart of Texas," is a dynamic urban metropolis bursting with personality. Also known as the "Music Capital of the World," the city beckons visitors with a vibrant arts and music community, countless entertainment venues, constant festivals and other related events. South by Southwest, a large major national music festival, is held here each spring and attracts musicians and music lovers from around the world. Several fine arts venues offer theater and dance performances: Frank Erwin Center and the University of Texas as Austin's Performing Arts Center are among the most popular. For families with children, don't miss the totally interactive Austin Children’s Museum, the Austin Zoo, and Zilker Metropolitan Park featuring the Zilker Botanical Gardens, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, and the Austin Science and Nature Center.

Texas' Gulf Coast offers some of the country's most beautiful beaches and countless options for recreation and entertainment. Most coastal towns provide a number of charter fishing and boat tours for exploring the area by water. Deep sea fishing excursions out into the Gulf of Mexico are popular. Corpus Christi is one of the main urban areas on the coast and offers plenty of things to do, including the Texas State Aquarium, and is also the route to the Padre Island National Seashore: a 90 mile long barrier island resting just off the coast.


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