Texas is the second largest state in the US, and it is also known as “Lone Star State”. It is the land of charming towns, beautiful landscapes, and exciting cities. You find a unique style of geography, economy, and culture in each region.
It really is an amazing state filled with contrasts. You can enjoy the beaches all along the Gulf of Mexico, Skyscrapers of Houston, get a taste of Mexican culture in San Antonio, visit the “Big D” (that’s Dallas to you non-Texans) or get weird in Austin.
But you’ll miss a lot of things in Texas if you’re only hitting the big cities. Don’t forget to take a detour to Marfa, Terlingua, and Alpine when driving out to El Paso. Get a kolache at the Czech Stop in West when heading to Waco. And don’t pass up Seymour on the way if you must have to go to Oklahoma.
Here’s our guide to some of the most charming and beautiful places in Texas.
Granbury is an Opera house in Texas that is full of old Texas history. It was established after the Texas revolution. You probably thought that Jesse James was buried in Missouri if you’re interested in outlaw history. But according to the Granbury legend, the outlaw survived until 1954 and is buried in Granbury.
Dallas World Aquarium
It is located in Dallas. Many species of endangered animals are featured in this aquarium. And it educates the visitors about the importance of conservation. It also features a replica of the Orinoco Rainforest.
You may see the toucans and ibises flying around the aviary. It gives an awe-inspiring sense of the rainforest and its wonders together with the aquarium and its various types of wildlife, including crocodiles and electric eels.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark, New Braunfels
A trip to a water park may be just what the doctor ordered as it gets awfully warm in Texas. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark offers the variety of ways for the guests to cool down which may include: riding a water coaster, water slide, floating on an inner tube, or diving in a wave pool.
There are various degrees of thrills available for everyone’s taste. A luxurious place is offered to you with the accompanying resort so that you may feel comfortable in between trips to the water park’s wide range of attractions.
Don’t miss the chance to visit these locations if you ever get a chance to visit Texas.