As the country's second-largest state, Texas covers a massive portion of the country's territory. With a total area of 268,597 square miles, Texas can fit 15 of the smallest states within its borders. It is commonly claimed that "everything is bigger in Texas" because of the state's size, and it is undoubtedly true.
Three out of the ten biggest cities in the US are located in Texas. Texas has something for everyone with sun-drenched beaches, rugged surroundings, and Texan-sized festivities at visitors' fingertips. Continue reading to learn more about all the great things to do in Texas.
If you are visiting Dallas for the first time, you might want to start your exploration in the downtown district, which is one of the city's 13 unique neighborhoods. Several notable attractions are located downtown, like the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
This 66-acre urban oasis in East Dallas' Lake & Garden District is home to 11 year-round display gardens, three outdoor dining terraces, and the Indoor Tea Room at Restaurant DeGoyler, which is open to those 13 and older. Following your visit to the gardens, take a trip along White Rock Lake for an afternoon stroll or a pleasant picnic.
Due to major athletic events, outdoor adventure activities, world-class museums, and a rich culinary scene, the state's largest city are growing as a prominent vacation destination. Plan to stay in Texas vacation rentals for several days because there is so much to see and do in Bayou City.
Space Center Houston is a must-see for space enthusiasts and aspiring young astronauts. You will at least need a day to see the exhibits and attractions, such as the Starship Gallery, which showcases flown spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo eras. You may explore an impressive collection of spacesuits, walk inside a replica of the shuttle Independence, and listen to mission briefings at the Mission Briefing Center.
At the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, get a glimpse of life in the Old West, learn about cowboy legends at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and watch the world's only twice-daily longhorn cattle drive. There is lots more to do around the stockyards after the cattle drive. Every Saturday and Sunday after the drives in Stockyard Station, do not miss the re-enactment gunfights. You can also embark on a horseback ride with city views or take a horse-drawn stagecoach ride and sit back and enjoy.
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