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Are you road trip ready? Travel The Mother Road for Amarillo Texas’ 100-Year Celebration and find out why the largest city along the Texas stretch of Historic Route 66 is the must-stop destination for Old West meets New West fun, food, shopping, lodging and charming attractions.
Shine bright this holiday season by taking a fun and festive trip to the Cowboy Hat Capital of Texas, Garland. Feel the cultural flair of an authentic Día de los Muertos celebration, experience the renowned Garland “Pho Real” trail touring over 20 Vietnamese restaurants, enjoy a vintage car show for a good cause, and sip on local craft brews like the #1 rated craft stout in Texas.
Kilgore is one of the best places to visit in East Texas for free fun and entertainment. The fall and winter seasons bring a dazzling array of holiday-themed free events including rowdy Oktoberfest, Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin Patch, Spooky Cemetery Tours, and a Very Derrick Christmas. With freebies for every season, venture to Kilgore, Texas for free fun things to do all year around.
Celebrate Christmas like a kid again in beautiful and bustling Palestine, Texas. This whimsical holiday town invites all visitors to embark on seasonal celebrations such as a vintage train ride on The Polar Express Train Ride™, spirited whiskey & wine tastings, holiday live theater, and festive performances. Take a trip to a magical place where wearing your pajamas into town is the norm and over-the-top Christmas-themed pancakes are the daily cuisine, along with other great restaurants.
Visit Blanco Texas for a splendid adventure exploring their many natural attractions and annual nature-inspired festivities such as their annual Marigold Festival and Lavender Festival. Have a dip or drop a fishing line in the Blanco River, spot energetic wildlife at the Blanco State Park, and stargaze at the glistening vibrancy of their crystal clear night sky.
Visit The Colony, Texas for spirited seasonal activities to celebrate the holidays! Spectacular Christmas performances, all year-around golfing, holiday shopping, innovative gaming centers, fine dining, local breweries, and more. Only 30 minutes north of Dallas, take a memorable winter trip to this magical Texas destination.
Visit Shenandoah, Texas for an extraordinary shopping spree followed by scrumptious cuisine, thirst-quenching craft brews, and fun-filled attractions. Unforgettable moments are made in one of the most perfect getaway destinations in North Houston.
Treat yourself to leisure and luxury as you explore The Woodlands, Texas. A serene shopping destination featuring the finest upscale brands and posh boutiques designed for those who love to spend on high-quality goods in idyllic locations.
All paths worth traveling lead to the Heart of South Texas. Fall in love with the charming character and nostalgically attractive makings of Cuero, Texas. A comforting Texas town interweaving old Western history with blossoming festivities and delightful attractions.
Visit El Paso, where the Old West still lives to discover a mix of things to do while experiencing a mix of Mexican, Native American and Texan cultures and a beautiful blend of architecture and history.
Discover why Cedar Hill is a ‘city within a park’ as you explore 33 parks and preserves, hike, bike, and enjoy Joe Pool Lake.
Visit Fredericksburg, a popular Texas Hill Country vacation spot well known for its more than 50 wineries and shopping boutiques on Main Street.
Mineral Wells is a great place to visit with plenty of things to do: relax and unwind while hiking trails, biking, touring gardens and playing on a scenic lake.
Indulge in Mesquite’s food scene with a variety of flavors from all corners of the globe! Traverse the taco trail, dial into donuts and enjoy outdoor dining at its best.
Visit lakeside Garland this summer for great outdoor adventures like lush parks with serene nature trails, championship golf courses and plenty of water sports.
Plan your Frisco family getaway from indoor attractions to beautiful outdoor art and plentiful parks; watch a RoughRrider’s game from a lazy river and visit The Star, the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.
Experience the biggest and best festivals in Addison, Texas, year-round, including A Taste of Addison, Kaboom Town! On the 4th of July and Oktoberfest.
Explore magnificent sculptures, dazzling mosaics and iconic waterways ... there are plenty of things to do when you visit the Woodlands, home to one of Texas’ largest collections of public art.
Visit College Station this spring to savor Texas-made wine and craft beer, enjoy the sunshine, hike wooded trails, relax at the pool or play some putt-putt.
Escape to Kerrville, the Hill Country Capital of TX, to experience music festivals, art and beautiful parks on the Guadalupe. There are plenty of things to do in the Hill Country Capital of TX.
Immerse yourself in a creative hub of live performances, rotating art exhibitions, activities for kids, and more. There are plenty of things to do at the Irving Arts Center.
Admire the stunning works of Dallas artist Bob Nunn and his pupil Yikwon Peter Kim at the Irving Arts Center on Tuesdays through Saturdays through November 13.
Located just north of Houston, The Woodlands' upscale hotels and restaurants, outdoor adventures, and unique experiences makes it ideal for romantic getaways.
Home to one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most impressive culinary scenes, The Colony is a fabulous destination for all kinds of food lovers.
Oil painters, glass blowers, and woodworkers are among the artists that you will find in Salado, an arts destination located 50 miles north of Austin.
Visit Downtown Mesquite, Texas, home to authentic experiences, luscious eats, marvelous murals, and treasures that are just waiting to be uncovered.
Ready for your next summer getaway? Get on Island Time in Galveston, home to 32 miles of sun-soaked shores, remarkable historic architecture, and more.
When you're ready to hit the road this summer, look no further than Palestine, Texas. Ride a vintage train, take on a challenging canoe race, and more.
With its first-rate zoo, attractions for all ages, and majestic landscapes, El Paso is the perfect destination for your next family vacation.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or some adventure, you’ll find it on your next summer road trip to Plano, located just north of Dallas.
Whether you're relaxing in a luxurious hotel room, hiking or biking urban trails, or enjoying savory fare, there are many reasons to get away to The Woodlands.
Surrounded by breweries, wineries, and some of Texas' most iconic state parks, Marble Falls has some of the best the Texas Hill Country has to offer.
Nestled in the intersection of the Gulf Coast’s sandy shores, wetlands, and forests on the north bank of the Brazos River, Clute sits in the middle of it all.
Set on the banks of the pristine Blanco River, 50 miles from Austin and San Antonio, Blanco is an easy-to-reach getaway perfect for weekend road trips.
From catching festive shows and shopping for unique gifts to admiring twinkling Christmas lights, Plano is a fantastic place to celebrate the holiday season.
Experience the very best that Southeast Texas has to offer this fall when you enjoy these unique adventures you'll only find in the Houston area.
Enjoy world-class shopping, unique restaurants, brand-new hotels, and some fresh air at trails and parks on your next weekend getaway in Frisco, Texas.
Located just north of Austin, Georgetown offers all the charm of the Texas Hill Country along with everything you need for a remarkable fall getaway.
Home to Palo Duro Canyon (the second largest canyon in the country), Historic Route 66, and a wealth of attractions, Amarillo is a hotspot for road trippers.
Luxurious hotels, first-rate restaurants, unique attractions, and lush parks provide plenty of reasons to plan a road trip to Plano, set just north of Dallas.
From lounging on a sandy beach to enjoying a luxurious stay at a posh lakeside resort, here's why you should plan a summer getaway to Granbury, Texas.
Home to some of the most spectacular scenery in all the Lone Star State, the El Paso is the perfect destination for your next epic Texas road trip.
Home to more than 1,800 historic structures, from grand homes to a beautiful courthouse, Palestine showcases a dramatic range of historic architecture.
Settled between the mighty Rio Grande River and the spectacular Franklin Mountains, El Paso sits at the doorstep of a multitude of one-of-a-kind adventures.
Whether you love exploring the outdoors, immersing yourself in Texas history, or tasting Cajun cuisine, you’ll find the best the region has to offer in Beaumont.
Start your next epic adventure in Lubbock and immerse yourself in the beauty of West Texas at Caprock Canyons State Park and Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
From guided Fixer Upper tours to excursions to nearby wineries, these tours in Waco give you the chance to experience the best the Heart of Texas has to offer.
There’s nowhere quite like the Texas Hill Country, and you can enjoy the very best of what this part of the Lone Star State has to offer in Dripping Springs.
A showcase of Western art and custom cowboy gear at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Trappings of Texas is a one-of-a-kind art show you won't want to miss.
Unwind in a luxurious hotel, taste chef-created dishes in a unique food hall, enjoy a pint of local craft beer, and create your own perfect weekend in Plano.
Festive parades, trees decked out in colorful lights, and a winter wonderland with nightly snowfall are all part of the holiday fun in College Station.
Admire architectural splendor, sip wine on a tree-shaded patio, and get a mouthwatering taste of local flavor on your next weekend getaway in McKinney, Texas.
Fill your holiday season with yuletide cheer when you visit Corsicana, an inviting town located among rolling pastoral farmlands just an hour from Dallas.
From its delicious barbecue to its award-winning wineries, the Texas Hill Country is full of one-of-a-kind experiences best enjoyed when you stay in Blanco.
From a nostalgic small-town Christmas parade to incredible boutique shopping, Big Spring, Texas is the place to be this holiday season.
Get lost in a mysterious corn maze, relax with a glass of world-class wine or local craft beer on an outdoor patio, and enjoy the best of fall in Lubbock.
Whether you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines or you’re looking for family-friendly fun this fall, come to Magnolia at the Silos in Waco for Silobration.
Experience epic tales of Texas history at the Texas Historical Commission’s historic sites, including the San Jacinto Battleground and Washington-on-the-Brazos.
With its breathtaking sunsets; trees festooned with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow; and lively event, fall is a great time of year to be in Denton.
From mouthwatering steaks and chef-inspired creations to innovative desserts and international cuisine, few places have the culinary appeal of The Woodlands.
One-of-a-kind festivals, luxurious hotels, and weather perfectly suited for window shopping and outdoor concerts are all part of the allure of autumn in Plano.
From kayaking and biking to rock climbing and fossil hunting, these are just some of the incredible ways you can enjoy the outdoors in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Stay in your very own treehouse, swim in a sprawling lake, savor award-winning red and white wines, and more when you get away to Greenville, Texas this summer.
Nestled on the banks of the Guadalupe and San Marcos rivers, Gonzales is a quaint town steeped in history that offers plenty of ways to enjoy a weekend getaway.
Located less than 140 miles west of San Antonio, Sonora is an inviting destination with one-of-a-kind experiences that make for an amazing weekend getaway.
Relax on a sandy beach, ride on thrilling water slides, and discover many of the other fantastic things you can do this summer in Grand Prairie, Texas.
From glassblowing and painting to illustrating and mixed media, name any genre of art and you’ll find world-class artists creating it in Lubbock, Texas.
Conquer a treetop adventure course, lounge in a lazy river, paddle scenic Lake Woodlands, and soak up the sun this summer in The Woodlands.
When you need to get away for the weekend, find your way to San Angelo, a place that balances West Texas charm with its own kind of cosmopolitan allure.
Magnolia Market at the Silos is much more than a sprawling home decor and garden shop. Get the most out of your next visit with these insider's tips.
Whether you're interested in window shopping, nature hiking, or playing mini-golf, you'll find plenty of ways to celebrate spring in Georgetown, Texas.
From legends of country and rock 'n' roll to up-and-coming acts playing at one-of-a-kind venues, Lubbock is the original live music capital of Texas.
From horseback riding and trail hiking to paddling the Brazos River and boating on Lake Waco, these are some of the amazing things to do outdoors in Waco.
Blues, jazz, death metal, and rock and roll. You name it, you'll hear it at one of the many unique venues in Denton, one of the best live music cities in Texas.
Settled at the intersection of the Hill Country and West Texas, Junction's magnificent landscapes and the beautiful Llano River make it a great spring getaway.
Celebrate the fall season in Marble Falls, a charming Texas Hill Country getaway on the bank of the Colorado River just an hour west of Austin.
The Kilgore Christmas Parade, Dashing Through Downtown, and the Rangerette Christmas Show are among the many holiday events in Kilgore to enjoy this season.
Ride on a vintage train with Santa Claus, witness an epic tree lighting ceremony, and enjoy these other things to see and do in Cedar Park this holiday season.
Watch a festive fireworks show, shop for treasures at one-of-a-kind stores, and get into the spirit of the holiday season in Waco, the Heart of Texas.
With its abundance of festive events, places to shop, and opportunities to visit with Santa Claus, The Woodlands is a must visit this holiday season.
With its first-rate live music scene, gondola rides, and foods from around the world, it's easy to have the ultimate weekend getaway in Irving, Texas.
From playing classic arcade games to catching a concert at a unique live music venue, these are a few of the awesome and unexpected things you can do in Buda.
With its upscale historic hotel, one-of-a-kind live music venues, and ways to enjoy the outdoors, Big Spring is a great place for your next weekend getaway.
With its abundance of local restaurants serving up the freshest food, Georgetown, Texas is an amazing place for foodies or anyone who loves to eat.
With countless miles of hiking trails that wind through rugged desert terrain and near-perfect weather, El Paso is a fantastic place to visit in the fall.
Rally Round Greenville, The Cotton Patch Challenge Bicycle Rally, and Bras for the Cause are just a few of the reasons you should visit Greenville this fall.
The craft beer scene is the real deal here in Denton. Discover some of the coolest places to enjoy your favorite styles of beer in this North Texas town.
From hunting for dinosaur tracks to going on your very own wildlife safari, these are a few of the unique things you can do in Glen Rose this summer.
Dip your toes into the pristine waters at Blue Hole Park, descend into Inner Space Cavern, and savor local craft beer and wine this summer in Georgetown.
Home to a thriving arts scene, six craft breweries, and pubs serving Texas’ finest brews, San Marcos is the place to be if you love art and craft beer.
The Tour de Paris bike ride, Paris Balloon and Music Festival, and a historic downtown are among the reasons you should visit Paris this summer.
Hike through beautiful pine forests, watch as colorful hot air balloons soar, and get a taste of the food and culture of East Texas when you visit Longview.
See the famous "Come and Take It" Cannon, watch a reenactment of the Battle of Gonzales, and immerse yourself in Texas history in Gonzales.
Get to know Lubbock's emerging culinary scene, where three passionate chefs are creating inventive and delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Stars & Scars Mud Run, and Porch Fest are among the many great events you'll find in Kilgore in the late spring and summer.
Ride the rails with the Texas State Railroad, the Official Railroad of Texas that offers scenic excursions traversing through the Piney Woods of East Texas.
See professional golfers in action, hike scenic trails and enjoy Lewisville Lake, and take in the other unique experiences that await in The Colony this spring.
From hiking in San Angelo State Park to exploring the Concho River Walk, there's no end to the amazing things you can see and do in San Angelo this spring.
Discover Texas history at the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site's new museum featuring 10,000 square feet of historical artifacts and engaging exhibits.
Whether you're window shopping for antiques, enjoying a cup of coffee outside, or catching some live music, spring is the perfect time to visit Downtown Bryan.
Soak up plenty of sunshine as you tour North Texas Horse Country, savor craft beer outdoors, and indulge in everything else Denton has to offer.
Beat the winter blues this spring in the Brazosport Area of Texas, home to soft sandy beaches and some of the best fishing and surfing in the Lone Star State.
From farm to table dining and award-winning wineries to a thriving music and arts scene, check out these 10 surprising reasons you should visit Lubbock.
The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, A Very Derrick Christmas, and the Reel East Texas Film Festival are three great reasons to visit Kilgore this fall.
If you're looking to getaway to Galveston Island, these beautiful resorts offer luxury, convenience, and everything else you need for your next beach vacation.
With its two professional sports teams in season, old-fashioned train rides to enjoy, and pleasant weather, fall is the perfect time to visit Cedar Park.
Searching for your perfect Texas beach vacation? Check out these incredible destinations found throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond.
With brand new and expanded exhibits, the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens takes you on an immersive adventure through the world’s oceans.
With its spectacular natural beauty, abundance of adventure, and smaller seasonal crowds, Big Bend is an awesome place to visit in the summer.
Shop Magnolia Market, soar in a helicopter above the Brazos River, marvel at massive mammoth bones, and enjoy many other experiences you can only have in Waco.
The Texas craft beer scene continues to thrive in the Lone Star State. If you love beer, raise a pint glass at these eight brand new breweries in Texas.
Take in some of the most amazing fall colors in Texas at these seven spectacular state parks, including Lost Maples State Natural Area and Garner State Park.
Looking for an awesome Labor Day weekend getaway in Texas? You don't need to go far. Check out these 11 fantastic places near the biggest cities in Texas.
If you’re a history enthusiast or a fan of classic architecture, you owe yourself a trip to check out these amazing courthouses that can be found across Texas.
Check out our list of 60 amazing things you've absolutely got to do in Texas this summer to plan out your ultimate vacation in the Lone Star State.
Beat the summer heat at these 10 beautiful Texas swimming holes, including spring-fed rivers and lakes that combine refreshing water with scenic beauty.
Visit some of the wackiest attractions in Texas, such as the three-story Cathedral of Junk and a house covered in thousands of beer cans.
From El Paso to Orange, the Lone Star State is full of amazing, unique, and romantic things you can do with that special cowboy or cowgirl in your life.
It’s a (not so) new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your next Texas road trip will take you. Check out these 10 amazing places in Texas.
I'm in the San Antonio area this week and, with Memorial Day approaching, I thought I'd finally pay a visit to a place that's been on my list for awhile: the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at the Fort Sam Houston Army Base.
Pasadena was once known as the "Strawberry Capital of the South." The strawberries grown here were known for their size and sweetness and were shipped all over the country. Pasadena may have since relinquished its title, but since 1974 residents here have been paying tribute to their beloved fruit with a Texas-sized event that’s sure to satisfy the entire family.
The whole city of San Antonio is getting ready for a huge party. They're sweeping the streets, grooming the horses, tuning instruments, reviewing plans, ordering up the food - all those things you'd need to do when your city puts on one of the biggest parties in the U.S. It's Fiesta® San Antonio!
As my readers know, I am the kind of guy who really enjoys the great outdoors and nature. Lucky for me, I live in Texas -- a state that is teeming with a wide variety of landscapes, terrains and wildlife to experience and enjoy.
Every great city seems to have a signature event: New York City has their annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, New Orleans has Mardi Gras, and Houston has the world famous Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Guys, if y'all are anything like me, it wouldn't kill you to get a little help in the romance department. And the style department. And etiquette and culture, too. In fact, when it comes to things I could use help in, the list is not a short one.
About 90 minutes northeast of Dallas, you'll find the small town of Sulphur Springs. It's an active community with a bustling downtown area, lots of fun events and music festivals, great shopping and dining, and fantastic fishing and boating on Cooper Lake.
It's the day before Thanksgiving and in my house, the cooking and baking has already begun in preparation for the big feast. Many of my family's favorite holiday recipes will be requiring the services of that versatile and tasty nut - the pecan!
The first time you view the Vietnam Wall, it's a little hard to process. So many names, each representing a human being who went off to serve our country and didn't come home.
Galveston is a beautiful city situated on an island on the upper coast of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. With its warm waters and long stretches of soft sand, it's one of the state’s most popular destinations. But the fun, beachy vacation atmosphere of the city masks a dark history and chilling reputation as one of the most haunted cities in the U.S.
There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Texas during October. Kids are pumpkin picking, carving jack-o'lanterns and making those all-important decisions about what costume to wear. It's a fun time, if not a bit predictable.
In the town of Spring, TX, there's neighborhood that seems to have it all - beautiful houses, manicured lawns, all the trimmings of an upscale suburban community. So why, then, does no one live here?
It's not just the proverbial snowbirds from the Northeast who are beginning to make their way south for the colder months; many actual birds have already begun their migrations, too. And one of the best places to see them (the real birds, that is!) is at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo, Texas.
Texas is home to many different types of cities – from large, bustling metropolitan areas to small western towns that many people associate with this great state. One of the most unique cities that I have had the pleasure of visiting recently is Lake Jackson.
I’ll tell ya’ll right now – I am seriously relaxed. I've just spent 4 days in Matagorda County with my boots in the sand and a beer in my hand, watching the surf roll in and out.
Many people think of Texas as synonymous with cowboys and the "Old West". While that stereotype doesn't necessarily hold true for the whole state, it definitely does in Amarillo.
After 40 consecutive years of successful festivals, including a 2012 turnout of 50,000 attendees, you know the creators of the Pasadena Strawberry Festival are doing something right!
To say that football is a big deal in Texas might be the understatement of the year. From “America’s Team” - The Dallas Cowboys - having planted their roots in the DFW area decades ago, to $60 million dollar stadiums for high school teams, to intense training at the peewee level, the roots of football in Texas run deep. But what if I were to tell you that there was a new kind of “football” on the rise in Texas?
What could be better than an event with wine and art coupled together? Wine and art coupled together Texas style, amidst the historic and eclectic scenery of Old Town Spring, TX!
It’s that time of year again when Cupid makes his annual debut, rose bushes are chopped bare of their blooms and pink Hallmark cards are bought by the masses. But what if there was a simple way to show your affection and enhance that cheesy Hallmark card that just doesn’t quite do justice to the love you share?
Have you ever wanted to explore a new city but didn’t know where to start? Well (aside from visiting Tourtexas.com to obtain all the best travel suggestions) if you are visiting Houston, they have a new and innovative way of exploring all the sites and history of downtown without taking a step! How is this possible, you ask? One word: Segways!
For over two decades, Galveston Beach has hosted the AIA SandCastle Competition, where teams of architects, designers, and engineers compete against each other for the coveted prize: the prestigious Gold Bucket Award.
Seeing an NFL game is always exciting. But if you can't catch a game, do the next best thing and take a behind-the-scenes tour of your favorite team's stadium!
Would y'all be surprised to learn that Texas is the number ONE horse state in the U.S.? We’ve got over 1 million horses within our borders, and the primary breeding and ranching areas are in Denton County, north of Fort Worth.
I just love spending time in Houston, a great city with its own vibrant energy. There are a ton of things to do and see here and it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our largest city. But, if ya'll are like me, sometimes you just need a break from the urban pace for a while. Well, if you’re in Houston you’re in luck, because there's a restful respite a quick hour's drive west of the city at Texas Ranch Life.
Many people think Georgia grows the nation's best peaches, but Texas is right up there at the top of the list. A Texas peach is the sweetest, drip-down-your-chin juiciest piece of fruit you'll ever eat. Visit Texas Hill Country in the Summer for a peach paradise you won't forget.
Visit the Natural Bridge Caverns, about 30 minutes north of San Antonio, and you'll be amazed at the alien world that exists below the Texas soil.
"Texas" depicts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of our forefathers in the Panhandle region during the 1800s. Besides learning about the history of this fascinating time and place, you’ll also be treated to singing, dancing, some of our unique brand of Texas humor, amazing special effects and the Dancing Waters of Texas!