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Find Texas Travel and Tourist Information with links
to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors
Also known as the Lone Star State, the solitary star has been a
part of Texas battle flags since the early 1830s.
The state capital of Texas is Austin.
About Texas -
Find out more about Texas before you travel there.
County Map of Texas:
Colourful map of Texas showing all 256 counties; divided into the regions of Alamo Area, Ark-Tex, Brazos Valley, Capital Area, Central Texas, Coastal Bend, Concho Valley, Deep East Texas, East Texas, Golden Crescent, Heart of Texas, Houston-Galveston Area, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Middle Rio Grande, Nortex, North Central Texas, Panhandle, Permian Basin, Rio Grande, South East Texas, South Plains, South Texas, Texoma, West Central Texas.
Texas is so large, it's more like a country than a state.
The name Texas comes from tejas, the early Spanish version of a Caddo
Native American expression meaning friends.
As the Spanish conquistadors found no riches in Tejas, and they didn't
know about oil, they left the state for the missionaries.
States neighbouring Texas are: New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Texas also borders Mexico.
Anglo-American adventurers appeared in the area in the 1820's and the
United States offered to buy Texas from Mexico.
Parks and Wildlife:
Alphabetical listing of Texas State Parks. You'll need a lot of time to visit them all.
The state's public office is open to Texans, future Texans, and visitors to Texas.
Texas Tour Guide
Ride through the state of Texas on the back of suggested itineraries.
Touring Texas Wineries:
Forget the six-pack and the Stetson, try out the trail of the grape.
San Antonio tastefully blends Spanish, Mexican, and American
cultures, and we're not just talking about the restaurants along Riverwalk.
The official San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau website can help you with things
to see and do after you've been to The Alamo.
San Antonio's Riverwalk
San Antonio's Paseo del Rio, also known as the Riverwalk, is a series
of stone walking paths that twist around the downtown area below the street level,
following the path of the San Antonio River.
Both sides of the river are tough on the wallet, but sidewalk restaurants are a great
place to sit and watch the theatre of life. When the riverside lights come on at night, it
really is the place to be in San Antonio.
The Mission Trail begins on S. Saint Mary's St.
The five missions along the San Antonio River, that once brought the Spaniards and the
Native Americans together, are preserved in the city's San Antonio Missions National
The Alamo wasn't a Hollywood creation, but a former Franciscan mission erected about 1722.
Later used as a fort it's now a state monument, and the number one attraction in San
Antonio -- maybe even Texas.
Named after Sam Houston, the city is famous for its communications
with astronauts in space.
Mission Control gives visitors the chance to get the virtual feel of space.
Luxury Houston hotel features dining in Bank Jean-Georges and The Whiskey, Balance Day
Spa, plus nine penthouse suites.
Hoston Bus Charters
Houston is one of the largest corporate hubs in the
South, with thousands of conferences, business meetings, seminars, and
trade shows taking place annually.
Keep your corporate event running smoothly with
streamlined transportation services for clients and your employees.
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Houston Charter Bus Company:
Servicing Houston and greater Texas for years, Houston Charter Bus
Company is a leading provider of charter bus rentals and motor coach
services. Houston is a breeze to explore when you rent a charter bus,
minibus, or shuttle. Plan a DIY hop-on and hop-off tour, explore the
suburbs to get a visual taste of Houston living, or head over to
Baytown, Texas to catch a whiff of salty air.
Longhorn Charter Bus Houston:
No matter what event brings you into Houston, trust Longhorn Charter Bus
to provide the perfect bus for your group, whether you’re coming in for
a corporate event, field trip, wedding, church outing, or other private
National Charter Bus Houston:
Although Downtown Houston is expanding their metro public transport
system, it isn't quite ideal for large groups of travellers in the city
for a trip. Renting a charter bus for a group trip is much easier and
more efficient than coordinating taxis, public transport, small rental
cars, or rideshare apps.
Houston Travel Tips
Spend an afternoon paddling down the Buffalo Bayou
Paddling Trail, the first trail of its kind in Houston.
You can't visit Houston without exploring the Space
Center Houston. Engage in fun, interactive activities and immerse
yourself in space with out-of-this-world exhibit pieces.
Celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with their
annual 'Zoo Boo' event, happening during most weekends in October.
Sent in by Shofur Bus
The Body of Christ is laid out on a beach-towel along the sandy
Corpus Christi CVB:
The Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau website provides complete visitor,
travel, area attraction and accommodation information on the Corpus Christi, TX area.
When you're sick of fish restaurants, and your skin is lobster red you can always visit
the World War II aircraft carrier that wasn't sunk by the Japanese; as was claimed on many
Dallas was first settled by whites in 1841, and later named after
US Vice President George Dallas.
Most of Dallas' historical sights are in downtown, and can be easily
covered on foot.
Founding father John Neely Bryan's original log cabin has been
restored and is now a tourist attraction at Elm and Market St.
Also on Elm Street, is the Texas School Book Depository where Lee
Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shot at President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963;
unless you believe the conspiracy theories.
Dealey Plaza is where the President's car was passing when the shots
were fired, and nearby is the Kennedy Memorial.
The Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood Street) is a short walk
along Ross Avenue.
The official Addison Texas web site, shows you the best Dallas area shopping, dining and
convenient selection of hotels.
Dallas World Aquarium:
An old warehouse at 1801 North Griffin Street, near the Historic West End District in
downtown Dallas, became the original site of The Dallas World Aquarium, opening to the
public in October 1992.
Fort Worth was once a
stopping point on the Chisholm Trail, as herds of cattle were driven to shipping points in
Kansas, and is well worth a day-trip from Dallas; to visit the
The Fort Worth Cultural District is only minutes from the hustle and bustle of commerce in
downtown Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Dining:
Fort Worth serves up a multitude of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The city is famous for its great steakhouses, barbecue, and Texas cuisine. Youll
also find fabulous restaurants preparing Mexican, Italian, French, Greek, Thai, Pacific
Rim, and Southwestern selections.
Fort Worth Stockyards:
The area was designated as an historical landmark in 1976, and is considered one of
Texas most popular tourist attractions.
The Cowtown Coliseum:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Cowtown Coliseum is home to the
world's first indoor rodeo.
The City of Midland is located halfway between Ft. Worth and El
Paso. It's also the hometown of President George W. and Laura Bush.
The Midland Convention and Visitors Bureau is located in the lobby of
the Chamber of Commerce at 109 N. Main.
Airlines that service Midland
International Airport (MAF) are American Eagle, Continental Express and Southwest
Airlines. Car rental agencies are located across
from the baggage claim area.
Airlines also provides direct flights from Midland International Airport to Hobbs Lea
County Regional Airport (HOB), with connections from Hobbs to various destinations.
Visitors to Midland will find a unique contrast between big city amenities and a hometown
feel. With its convenient location, numerous transportation options, plenty of dining,
shopping and entertainment, Midland is sure to be one stop you wont want to miss.
American Airpower Heritage
Dedicated to preserving the complete history of World War II military aviation and the
memory of the men and women who built, serviced and flew the historic World War II
Museum of the Southwest:
One of the country's most interactive and imaginative blends of art and science: featuring
an art museum, children's museum, and a planetarium; located at 1705 West Missouri.
Located on the museum's 42 acres of land is the open-air Oil Patch, the world's largest
collection of antique drilling equipment and modern machinery; at 1500 I-20 West.
The Texas Hill Country can be humid and hot in the summer months,
reaching into the 100's at times. Fortunately, the hill country is criss-crossed with
rivers, creeks and lakes.
You'll find refreshing swimming holes all along your route to cool
down and have fun. Texans also know how to have a good time, so you'll find plenty of
watering holes where you can grab a cold one.
Pack plenty of sunblock and bug spray so you can focus on the beauty
and not on the critters. Don't leave the hill country without going inner tubing down one
of our beautiful, crisp rivers. By Vicky Lewis.
Fredericksburg, reported to be one of the most visited small towns in
the United States, is a must visit Texas Hill Country town.
This quaint old German town has it all. Fabulous shops, cosy bed and
breakfasts, horse races, county fairs, craft shows, beautiful scenery and friendly people.
Texas Hill Country
A vacation and relocation guide to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Showcasing Bandera, Boerne, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Kerrville and Medina.
My Texas Hill Country:
One family's wisdom on what to do, see and experience in the beautiful rolling hills of
the Texas Hill Country.
Arlington Fun Central:
Arlington's attractions include Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor, one of the
world's largest water parks.
Fishing in Texas:
Fishing and boating information for visitors who appreciate the parks and wildlife in
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