Average flight time from UK: 10 hours              Capital: Austin

Discover the grandeur of Texas, where everything is larger than life, from the sprawling landscapes to the rich cultural tapestry. This state, second only to Alaska in size within the USA, is famously known as the 'Lone Star State', offering life and travel in super-sized portions. Texas isn't just about cowboy country; it's an urban powerhouse too, boasting three of America's most dynamic cities.


In Houston, the fourth largest metropolis in the United States, you can salute the city's significant role in space exploration at Space Center Houston. Dallas presents a deep dive into American history with the Sixth Floor Museum at the assassination site of President John F. Kennedy and the iconic Southfork Ranch. San Antonio, steeped in history, is home to The Alamo, a symbol of Texan resilience.


Austin, the state capital, pulses with a vibrant live music scene, earning it the title of the world's live music capital. Here, bars, boutiques, and the Circuit of the Americas, host to the F1, await your exploration. Yet, Texas extends far beyond its city limits. It's a destination in itself. Discover Lubbock, the gateway to the Texas wine industry, or wander through the geographical wonders of Big Bend National Park and the Guadalupe Mountains. The Gulf Coast offers seaside days on Galveston resort island and Corpus Christi's world-class windsurfing.


Texas is a cultural hub, second only to New York City in Broadway shows and a sports city par excellence. Dallas boasts the USA's largest arts district, and Texas is an impressive golf destination with over 800 courses. Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, has nearly 200 live music venues.


Discover Texas' cowboy heritage in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, and enjoy "TEXAS!" musical performances in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The state's landscape is as diverse as its experiences, from desert badlands to lush mountains and charming towns.


With a rich cultural legacy, Texas invites history buffs to explore sites like the Alamo and Frontier Texas! For those seeking quirkiness, find Cadillac Ranch's automobile sculptures, the Lajitas Ghost Town, and an Eiffel Tower topped with a cowboy hat in Paris, Texas.

Texas promises adventure, whether it's hiking in Big Bend National Park, kayaking on the Rio Grande, or enjoying the calming beaches along the 600 miles of coastline. For shopping enthusiasts, Texas offers everything from quaint local stores to world-class shopping in its major cities.


In this expansive and diverse state, you'll find more than you expect, from the great outdoors to cultural sophistication and quirky attractions. Think of Texas and think of a world-class, year-round destination that's more than just cowboys and ranches; it's an adventure waiting to be discovered. 

Whether you're seeking a beach holiday, outdoor adventure, or a cultural journey, Texas has it all. Come and experience the grandeur, the culture, and the sheer size of Texas.

      Texas: A Journey Through the Larger-Than-Life Lone Star State

Texas Treasures: Hidden Gems, Must-Do Activities, and Picture-Perfect Spots 

Here's some hidden gems, must-do activities, and Instagrammable spots in Texas that promise to make your visit unforgettable:


Hidden Gems:

  1. Marfa: Known for its UFO sightings, this town is a hotspot for those interested in extraterrestrial activity. The mysterious floating lights make it a unique and intriguing destination​​.
  2. Jacob's Well: A natural spring with crystal clear waters, perfect for cooling off and a favorite among experienced scuba divers​​.
  3. Gorman Falls: A growing waterfall in Colorado Bend State Park, known for its tropical vibes and lush surroundings​​.
  4. Enchanted Rock: A massive pink dome with great hiking, camping, and stargazing opportunities​​.
  5. Cathedral of Junk: A unique structure in Austin made from 60 tons of discarded items​​.
  6. Caverns of Sonora: Internationally recognized show caves offering guided tours and gemstone panning​​.
  7. Castle Falkenstein: A Bavarian-inspired castle in the Texas Hill Country where you can stay and immerse yourself in its splendor​​.
  8. Tonkawa Falls: A popular swimming hole with historical significance and evidence of ancient inhabitants​​.
  9. Terlingua Ghost Town: Once a thriving mining town, now an odd and fascinating tourist attraction with a pirate ship and sand-locked submarine​​.

Must-Do Activities:

  1. Padre Islands National Seashore: Enjoy windswept dunes, swimming, and wildlife spotting along this 182-kilometer barrier island​​.
  2. San Antonio River Walk: A vibrant path filled with restaurants, shops, and entertainment along the San Antonio River​​.
  3. The Alamo: Visit the iconic site of the Texas Revolution and delve into its rich history through tours and exhibits​​.
  4. Space Center Houston: Explore the space flight program with artifacts, exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours of NASA​​.
  5. Dallas Museum of Art: A cultural hub with over 24,000 works, known for its educational programs and impressive collections​​.
  6. Dr. Pepper Museum: Learn about the iconic Texan drink in Waco, where it was created and once bottled​​.
  7. Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area: Marvel at the deep vertical canyon and the colony of Mexican free-tailed bats that call it home​​.

Instagrammable Spots:

  1. Colorful Murals in Austin and Houston: Capture the vibrant street art scenes, including the Tau Ceti mural and Graffiti Park​​.
  2. McKinney Falls State Park: Snap the mesmerizing falls and rugged landscapes, including the 500-year-old "Old Baldy" tree​​.
  3. Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas: A peaceful sanctuary with a stunning spiraling stained glass ceiling, perfect for reflective photography​​.
  4. The Rio Grande: Float along the river for stunning desert and canyon shots​​.
  5. Blanton Museum of Art: Architectural marvels and a vast art collection make for a sophisticated backdrop​​.
  6. Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The second-largest canyon in the country offers layered rock landscapes and picturesque trails​​.
  7. Hamilton Pool Preserve: A cavern waterfall pool with turquoise waters, making for a dreamy and ethereal setting​​.
  8. Fort Worth Water Gardens: A modernist landscape of pools and angles, offering unique architectural photography opportunities​​.

Whether you're seeking adventure, history, or the perfect photo, Texas has something to offer everyone. Each spot provides a unique glimpse into the vast and varied tapestry that is Texas, ensuring your trip will be filled with memorable experiences.

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