Visitors to the Lone Star State can enjoy a plethora of spectacular cultural hubs located within a stunning array of natural scenery. The state offers plenty of cities and townships brimming with attractions to please visitors from all walks of life. Music lovers can enjoy Austin’s hip vibe while those looking for a family-friendly metropolis need to look no farther than Dallas. After a long and brutal separation from Mexico, the state briefly enjoyed nine years as the Republic of Texas before it opted to join the Union. Once almost entirely dependent on oil and cattle, Texas has recently diversified its economy in leaps and bounds by becoming an epicenter for technology development.
Dallas, Texas offers a wealth of activities for visitors to enjoy. Travelers flock to its vast urban arts district to enjoy a cornucopia of museums performance halls and art exhibitions. Guests who are interested in listening to favorite classics can catch the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Those who are interested in viewing fine art should stop by the Meadows Museum, which features the largest and most renowned collection of Spanish art outside of the country. Guests visiting Dallas during the summer can’t miss the Shakespeare Festival, which runs between mid-June and early-July. Visitors with families in tow can’t miss out on an afternoon at Six Flags Over Texas, which features 100 rides and one of the world’s most renowned wooden roller coasters. Those looking for a more grounded entertainment experience can head over to the Dallas Arboretum to tour more than 66 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens along the scenic shores of White Rock Lake. Those looking for a historically educational retreat can enjoy Dallas Heritage Village, a Civil War-era Dallas town spread out over 13 acres. Visitors can learn about what life was like from 1840 to 1910 as they tour the living history museum.
As the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, Austin offers a number of activities that the whole family can enjoy. The city is home to more than 200 music venues, arguably more than any other city in the nation. Visitors traveling to Austin can choose from a number of music festivals held at different times of the year. Some of the favorites include the ACL Music Festival, the South By Southwest Music Festival, the Pachanga Festival and Urban Music Fest. There is always an interesting music event going on at the Music District. Visitors who are interested in learning more about Texas history can head over to the spectacular State Capitol building, which stands as the country’s tallest capital. Those looking for an afternoon of arts can enjoy the city’s stunning arts scene. Visitors looking for a fine art retreat can stop by the Blanton Museum while those interested in viewing cultural art can head to Mexic-Arte, located in the center of the city. Visitors who would like to view art in its most natural form can stop by the 30 acre Botanic Gardens while performing art aficionados can enjoy an evening show at Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Guests who just want to spend some time outside can head over to Big Bend National Park, located at the famous big bend of the Rio Grande River. This versatile park offers guests a choice between mountainous, desert and river landscapes. Guests can explore the scenic Rio Grande along an intricate network of hiking trails or view the river up close by taking a river rafting trip down the river. Visitors interested in getting touch with the cowboy or cowgirl within can opt to take a horseback riding tour through the scenic Big Bend area.
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2Super 8 - 183 Airport5606 East 51st Street, Austin97% recommended | 217 reviews
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4SpringHill Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport15840 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Houston100% recommended | 102 reviews
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