From music chic Austin with its multitude of live music venues and Formula One, to San Antonio with the legendary Alamo; from the exciting 'must be seen' cowboy culture of Fort Worth, to the beauty of the Hill Country and Fredericksburg with its stunning vineyards; from stylish and cosmopolitan Dallas to innovative space exploration in Houston; from beach side fun in Galveston to dolphins and nesting turtles in beautiful South Padre Island; from West Texas and Lubbock with its Buddy Holly history, to Big Bend National Park, truly ‘the great outdoors’ you should be ready to expect the unexpected.

Here are our Top 5 reasons to visit the Lone Star State

Cowboy Country

1) Cowboy Country

The life of a cowboy is still alive and well in Texas. So, cowboy up and experience a day on a real Texas ranch.

Live Music

2) Live Music

Texas music is as unique and wide-ranging as the people who live there, encompassing country and western, rock and roll, Tejano, blues, jazz and gospel.

Historic Sites

3) Historic Sites

Texas is home to a number of historic and pre-historic sites that are well worth exploring: step foot on the Alamo, the most famous battlefield in Texas, admire the colourful rock formations of Palo Duro Canyon, discover amazing fossils at Big Bend National Park and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs at Canyon Lake Gorge.

Mouthwatering Food & Wine

4) Mouthwatering Food & Wine

Texas is known as much for its outstanding cuisine as its friendly residents. With award-winning barbecue, authentic Tex-Mex, delectable hand-cut steaks, freshly caught seafood from the Gulf Coast or a contemporary experience to tickle the palate all on offer! Plus, with more than 350 wineries, there is always something to wash it down with.

Cosmopolitan Cities

5) Cosmopolitan Cities

Austin – The live music capital of the world. Dallas – Dallas is all about bright lights and big money, with a hip, burgeoning nightlife.
Fort Worth – This city has become an epicentre of Texas cool.
San Antonio – 300 years of history grew up around the modern-day Riverwalk of San Antonio and this is still the hub of this vibrant city.
Houston – Houston is known as ‘The Energy Capital of the World’ and these days it has the buzz of a different kind of energy.

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