It might not be one of America’s most popular travel destinations, but we think it is certainly worth visiting the state of Texas. The Lone Star State is known for many stereotypes, including cowboys and cattle ranches, but there is also so much more to this awesome place! Here are some of our tips for when you touch down in Texas.


Book a room at Sleep Inn and Suites Austin North East Hotel in Austin, TX so that you can spend a few days of your Texan trip in the awesome city of Austin! This city is fantastic if you think of yourself as a culture vulture. There are tons of music shows, comedy gigs, and filmmaking going on here, all of which you can get involved with. It’s also where you will find the Texas State Capitol, which is well worth a visit.


If all you know about the city of Dallas comes from that popular 80s TV series, then you need to visit so that you can get all that out of your head! It’s not all about oil barons, after all! Firstly, you might be surprised with just how green this city is. You can spend some time strolling through the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to see some gorgeous flora. After that, head to Dallas World Aquarium where you can come face to face with some very funky wildlife!


“Houston, we have a problem!” Don’t worry – there won’t be anything problematic about a trip to lovely Houston. You can get a glimpse into that very eventful space mission from which the famous quote comes from at the Space Center Houston. After a very space-age day, you might want to spend the following one in the somber Houston Holocaust Museum to remember all of the tragic events that happened in Europe during the Second World War. There are plenty of galleries in Houston as well such as the Museum of Fine Art.

El Paso

If you fancy getting out and about in Texas’s glorious landscapes, then head straight to El Paso. This fantastic city is right on the banks of the Rio Grande river. It’s here you will find the Franklin Mountains State Park, which features numerous hiking and mountain biking paths. You’ll also be able to take a tour around the Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, which features lots of ancient rock carvings.

Lake Travis

There is even more nature at Lake Travis. This is one of Texas’s largest lakes and you’ll find four different areas where you can stay around it. If you want to stay away from some very busy tourist spots, book a few nights on the north shore. This isn’t commercial and doesn’t have an urban feel to it. But there are still plenty of amenities close by. It’s the perfect base to explore this beautiful lake!

It’s a shame we don’t have any more space to mention some more of Texas’s great locations! But the ones above are definitely our top five!


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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.