Texas Tourist Places to Visit in Texas, United States, America
Texas is the second largest state in the United States spans an area of 268,581 square miles (696,241 square kilometers) and the highest point in the state is Guadalupe Peak positioned at an elevation of 2667.4 meters (8,751 feet) above the sea level. Texas is placed in the south central part of the United States shares the border with Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico Country and Austin is the capital of the Texas. Texas is divided into Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Piney woods, Gulf Coast, South Texas Plains, Hill County and Big Bend Country. The economy of the state depends on agriculture, mining, energy, technology, commerce and port industries. Coordinates of Texas are 31.0000° N, 100.0000° W.
History of Texas:
Texas was inhabited by the Native Americans inside the boundary of the Texas and the region was first explored by Alonso Alvarez de Pineda in the year 1519 and the settlement was started in Texas since 1528 but native populace died due to diseases. Later in the year 1716 many colonies were established in the Texas region and in the year 1821 in the war of Mexican Independence the territory of Texas was captured by Mexico. In Mexican-American War, America captured the region in the year 1848 and later various ports and colonies were established in the state.
Culture and Food in Texas:
Populaces of the state speak American English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, German, Tagalog, French, Korean, Hindi, Arabic and few languages of West Africa and have a mix culture of South, west and southwestern and annual festivals are organized in each city. Breakfast burrito, beef brisket, Barbecue, Chili, Tex-Mex, Down Home Cookin and Chicken Fried Steak are some of the traditional cuisines in the state.
Places to Visit in Texas:
- Big Bend National Park
- Guadalupe Mountains National Park
- Palo Duro Canyon
- South Padre Island
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park
- Fort Davis National Historic Site
- Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park, Lubbock
- The state capitol in Austin
- Dealey Plaza, Dallas
- William Houston Street
- Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
- Austin Museum of Art
- San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens
- San Antonio Convention Center
- San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
- Downtown Aquarium
- Lake Houston Park
- Mount Bonnell Park
- Wildflower Center
- Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Best time to Visit Texas:
Climate in Texas varies from region to region and has multiple climate zones and best time to visit Texas is from May to November.
How to Reach Texas?
Texas is home to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the 2nd largest and busiest airport in the United States and second busiest airport in the state is George Bush Intercontinental Airport handles with commercial flights in and around the country and Texas has total 730 airports. Houston Port is the busiest port in the United States and there are around 1,150 seaports in Texas. Railroad, light rails and rapid transits facilities are available in Texas and commuter rail service is mainly used in Dallas and Amtrak operates intercity passenger rail services.
Where to Stay in Texas?
Hotel in Texas boasts a suitable spot with modern facilities in every guestroom and excellent service and guest rooms are tastefully prearranged with non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, internet access (wireless), internet access, ironing board, television and can experience the high standards of comfort while staying in Texas. List of hotels in Texas are listed here below:
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dallas South – Desoto
- Windsor Inn and Suites Tyler
- Wayfarer Motor Hotel
- Courtyard Amarillo West Hotel
- La Quinta Inn and Suites Lubbock North
- Baymont Inn and Suites
- Rodeway Inn At Lackland AFB
- Barton Creek Resort and Spa
- Holiday Inn Express, Beaumont
- Holiday Inn Temple
- Hotel Villa Real