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There is so much to do in Texas, we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one post! That is why we have just made a quick guide and added in the highlights. The best of which you can find out more about in the post below. 

Quick Guide To The Lone Star State Texas

Things to see/do 

First of, when visiting Texas, there is the fantastic Space Center in Houston. A place where you can find out all about America’s space program.

Then there is the hugely historical Alamo Fort in San Antonio. There you will find the famous Spanish mission where the 1836 battle occurred. There is also a popular museum at the site. A place where you can learn about the battle and the history of the Alamo in more detail. 

Finally, when it comes to the highlight of the Lone Star State, you can’t miss Padre Island. On the east coast of the island is a fantastic place to hang out by the beach. Although you can also have fun in the water park, or visit the turtles that live in this area too.

Where to eat

For many, it is not just where they visit that is important during their trip to Texas, but the cuisine they get to sample as well. After all, Texas has the benefit of being part of America, while being very close to Mexico also. Something that definitely has an impact on the type of food you can eat there.

In fact, one of the most popular things to eat on a trip to Texas is Tacos, both soft and hard. Of course, there are hundreds of places serving this dish you could try out. Although, we have it on good authority that the places like this Mexican restaurant in Plano TX that you’ll find by clicking the link are a good shout. In fact, such establishments often do pretty good taco and beer deal for only $50! That’s for 20 tacos and 5 beers, so even if there is a big group of you eating everyone will end up happy and well-fed!


Another dish that Texas is famous for is, of course, beef, steak in particular. In fact, you’ll find almost as many establishments serving Prime Rib as tacos in this area.

Of course, if you are looking for the best one, why not give Lawry’s in Dallas, where you can expect table side carving a try? Then there is H3 In Fort Worth whey you can get great cuts of beef and enjoy them in a pleasant southwestern setting.

National Parks

We can’t talk about the highlight of Texas and not mention the amazing national parks that are located in this area.

In fact, in the SW there is Big Bend National Park with its beautiful mountains and flora. You can even visit Langford Hot Springs in the south of the park to check out the ruined foundations of the bathhouse.

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Whereas further North you will find the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. A location perfect for hikers in the fall due to the McKittrick Canyon Trail being so beautiful at this time of year. A place you need to be sure to see, during your Texas visit. 

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