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Texas — The second largest state in the union, Texas covers 268,581 square miles and extends from sea level along the Gulf of Mexico to 8,000 feet in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas. Primarily known for its cowboy culture, the Lone Star State also offers the unexpected, with the cultural attractions of Houston, Dallas, and Austin harmonizing with the history and pride of San Antonio and the Mexican arts and culture of El Paso.

Why Go

For big cities with small-town charm, the rambling beauty of Hill Country, and the spicy taste of authentic Tex-Mex.

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What's New in Texas

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5 Ways to Experience San Antonio's Heritage

July 16, 2015 by Cynthia J. Drake

Earlier this month, five Spanish missions in San Antonio were collectively designated a new UNESCO World Heritage Site. The great news isn't altogether ... Read More »

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One Perfect Day in Galveston, Texas

June 11, 2015 by Shelley Seale

Galveston Island is a unique coastal destination: An historic Victorian-era downtown surrounded by beaches that offer classic seaside fun. Whetheryou’re on a ... Read More »

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In Bloom: 7 Incredible Hotel Gardens

June 10, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

It’s not uncommon for hotels to have neatly manicured lawns and winding trails, but some hotel grounds are so grand that they're essentially botanical gardens. ... Read More »

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8 Hotels Under $210 for Fourth of July Weekend

June 10, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Don't let holiday prices keep you from traveling on Fourth of July weekend, which isspanning July 3-6 this year. Believe it or not, we've found fantastic deals ... Read More »

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6 Authentic Old West Towns (That Aren't Just in Texas)

May 15, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

You may not see cowboys and gunslingers walking the streets of these small American towns, but they embody the true spirit of the Old West.And they're not all ... Read More »

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