Best Places to Visit in Texas

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Today post is about the Best Places to Visit in Texas.  If I have not told you, I used to live in Austin Texas for a few months.  Then I moved to Houston Texas because I bought a house there.  I must say Texas is pretty and there are so many places that you can visit.  They have great food, and a lot of entertainment, such as food trip, adventures with the family and so on. On this post, I’ll be sharing you this guest post that was submitted to me by one of my readers.

So I hope that as you read this post will make a plan a trip to Texas.  Or if you already planning to visit Texas make sure that you visit some of these places I have listed here.  Most of these places I’ve visited already, and it was a lot of fun.  Let’s get started every one.

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Texas is a massive state. In fact, it’s bigger than the majority of independent countries in the world. This leaves lots of room for all kinds of family-friendly activities. Whether you’re looking for a cool history lesson, a place that the kids will love, a spot to admire the great outdoors, or somewhere with all of the above, Texas has it all. Here are the best places to visit in the state of Texas.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Dealey Plaza is a great place to go for that history lesson we just mentioned. The plaza holds historic buildings and a city park. It is sometimes referred to as “the birthplace of Dallas”. It’s also the site of one of the most analyzed, argued-about, and fascinating places in the country.  The assassination of President John F. Kennedy occurred here in 1963 and, through an unfortunate event, is a major milestone in American history. The area was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 and has hosted tours ever since.

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Head over to the Fort Worth side of DFW and explore the Ft. Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The area was a major hot spot for buying and selling livestock from 1890 to the 1950’s. The auction and holding area (that you can walk through) has remained largely unchanged since its heydey. The modern grounds house unique gift shops, one-of-a-kind barbeque joints, and all kinds of shows and attractions to fill up your day.

About an hour south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, near the town of Glen Rose, is Dinosaur Valley State Park. This is a history lesson that all kids are sure to enjoy. Here you can admire fully-assembled dinosaur skeletons and walk in real dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River. The 1,500-acre area has been honored as a National Natural Landmark and offers campsites, hiking trails, and horseback tours.

Austin

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Lady Bird Lake is definitely the best all-ages attraction in the capital city of Texas. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent, as well as paddle boards and boats. Austin is famous for its cycle-friendly atmosphere, so you can bike (or walk) the trails over the lake and through the city. Grab some authentic tacos or visit one of many food trucks during your city tour.

San Antonio

The Alamo was the site of the most famous battle between Mexican and Texian troops. The brutal siege of the Alamo took place in 1836, and is still available to visit today. The tours and attractions are truly unforgettable.

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The River Walk is a collection of parks linked by walkways on the banks of the San Antonio River. Attractions line the paths, such as restaurants, shops, historical spots, and museums.

Houston

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Visit Space Center Houston, the visitor area and space museum of NASA’s Johnson Space Center to learn about historical, modern, and future space endeavors. The museum caters well to younger crowds and keeps adults fascinated just as much.

South of Houston is Galveston Island, which is full of amazing sights, attractions, boardwalks, and maybe the occasional fair.

Parks and Nature

Texas is also home to national parks and unique landscape to enjoy at the fullest. Here are some of the main spots to visit.

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In the town of Salt Flat in far-west Texas, by the New Mexico border, is Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Check out the mountains and use all the usual national park amenities: camping, hiking, biking, and amazing views.

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In the northern panhandle, just south of Amarillo, is Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is home to the second largest canyon (beaten by the Grand Canyon, of course) in the United States. The 120-mile-long ravine creates great photo opportunities and lots of outdoor activities. From their website: “Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse, or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature, or bird watch.”

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In South Texas, on the Mexican border, is Big Bend National Park. Camp, hike, and play at one of the creeks or small waterfalls.

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Lastly, we’d recommend taking a drive down River Road, which runs next to the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border. Everyone will enjoy the comfort of being in the air-conditioned car while taking in the amazing sights- it’s definitely one of the coolest roads in Texas.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post about the best place to visit in Texas.  I must say I cannot wait to plan another trip to Texas together with my family.  Please comments down below what’s your favorite part during your visit in Texas.

8 thoughts on “Best Places to Visit in Texas

  1. Wonderful list . We are planning to shift from California to Texas and this list is going to be super helpful for us. Will save it . I like the river walk pic of San Antonio .

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