When you’re looking for a big vacation spot, there’s nothing better than the vast land of Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas, and your adventures will follow suit when you choose the right destination.
Experience breathtaking landscapes as far as the eye can see, historically rich attractions, museums, excellent shopportunities, and all the delicious cuisine you can imagine. Check out a quick highlight of some of the top destinations for travelers exploring the Lone Star State this year.
Take a visit to Sixth Street in Austin to hear the soul of the city. You’ll find some delectable barbecue and loads of culture in the many museums while visiting downtown Austin. Leave your car at the hotel to avoid any accidents on the road, as the city’s public transportation is superior to most.
As a musically centered city, Austin hosts some of the coolest music festivals in the state. The Levitation Music Festival and Austin City Limits will keep your travel party rockin’ as you explore this spot in Texas.
San Antonio is home to The Alamo, and you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy the tour. The city is also rather family friendly, presenting an array of different opportunities to enjoy art and animals. The zoo and aquarium of San Antonio will keep you and your kids enthralled in the beauty of nature.
You may also want to check out the trolley tour of San Antonio. Riders are free to get off and on whenever they like, and the ride won’t cost a thing. If trollies aren’t your thing, take a ghost tour to learn some spooky facts about San Antonio’s most populated spots.
When you think of Texas, your first thoughts aren’t typically centered around coastal fun, but Rockport is the perfect quiet coastal setting for your next travel destination. Take your favorite fishing buddy, and set up your rig to catch flounder and speckled trout.
Wimberley is an artsy place with plenty of creative discovery to enjoy. The Art on 12 Gallery is a space for local artists to display their works, and you can find some crafty shopportunities in the many artisan emporiums.
If you’re looking for a connection with nature, the Jacob’s Well Natural Area will grant your travel party the chance to explore the area’s plant and wildlife on nature trails perfect for hiking, biking, or just a leisurely walk.
South Padre Island
Another coastal travel spot is South Padre Island. The area has more than 30 miles of coastline to explore, just don’t go during spring break unless you’re looking to party. The rest of the year is pretty calm, and there are several kid-friendly things to do around the island.