Texas, the Lone Star State, is a massive state that has a lot of sights and sounds to offer its visitors. There are a number of destinations here that are certainly worth your while. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Texas.
If you are looking for the city that encapsulates Texas culture by the book, it is none other than Amarillo. Some of the buildings in this city traces its roots from the Wild West era, and there are museums that showcase both Western art and artifacts. Operas and symphonies also play with regularity here, so enthusiasts of such crafts will have a great time at Amarillo. You can also get a taste of some of the best steaks in the country right here. You can even take photos with cowboys roaming the town!
While this town is small compared to other destinations in the state, Alpine is probably the most picturesque destination in all of Texas. From the desert to downtown, you can take a lot of spectacular photos while walking around Alpine. Boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries also abound here, making it an even better place to hang out in general. You can also explore the Big Bend National Park, which is located just nearby.
3. San Antonio
This city has 2 of the most popular and historic landmarks in the state: the Alamo and the River Walk. The Alamo is a 18th century fortress that was the site of one of the most memorable battles in American history, the Battle of the Alamo. Its remains is more than just historic, it also serves as a relic of American architecture during this era. The River Walk is perhaps San Antonio’s most famous destination. A walkway just beside the San Antonio River, this is the best place to be to enjoy some of the state’s best food and art. Speaking of food, Texas’ favorite burgers are also located here in San Antonio. Whataburger is a favorite among not only Texans but many nationwide.
4. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Located at the heart of the Chihuahua Desert, this national park is a site that contains some of the state’s most famous natural beauties. The national park has 4 of Texas’s tallest peaks, as well as the world’s biggest fossil reef that dates back from the Permian age. There are hiking trails everywhere here, catering to hikers of different skill levels and adventure preferences. This is the place to be for Texas visitors who want to enjoy nature at its finest.
Considered as Texas’s art capital, the small town of Marfa is the place to be for people with the passion for the arts. Many Texas artists call this town home, and exhibits are held here almost all year round. One of the most popular contemporary arts museum in the state, the Chinati Foundation, is located here. Concerts, festivals, and exhibitions are also held here regularly.