One of the world’s most spacious, impressive, and unique destinations, the state of Texas is veritably brimming with both the richness of history and an undeniable modern flair all its own.
Texans are wonderful people, known for their generosity, hospitality, unusual accent, and penchant for the larger-than-life. With over 267,000 square miles of terrain, the state is slightly larger than France!
Texas is also one of the most cosmopolitan locations in the US, with several impressive cities to visit. Houston, one of the state’s leading cultural and culinary destinations, is home to over 11,000 restaurants featuring cuisine from more than 70 countries, along with 19 museums, opera, ballet, symphony, and the Johnson Space Center.
Dallas, home of “America’s Team,” the Cowboys, also boasts an impressive business and arts district, as well as the Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, which offers an immense amount of information about the assassination of President Kennedy.
San Antonio is a modern city with the sights, sounds, and flavors of Native America, Old Mexico, and the Wild West. Casa Navarro State Park and the Alamo are must-sees. The latter, in particular, is remembered for a watershed moment in the nation’s collective consciousness: coming under attack from Mexican dictator Antonio López de Santa Anna on March 6, 1836, nearly 200 Texians, Tejanos, Americans, and Europeans – including American folk hero Davy Crockett – lost their lives fighting tyranny.
The second largest and second most populous state in the country, Texas’ distinctive size, culture, and colorful history are unique in American heritage. Whether you live there, or are just passing through, the experience is always Texas-sized – bigger and better than you could ever imagine!