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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.

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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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From $89: Pre-Holiday Hotel Stays Around the U.S.

November 19, 2015 by Christine Dayao

There's no doubt that the holiday season is a magical time, but who really has the budget to spring for a getaway right before the end-of-year gift-giving ... Read More »


Easy Southern Escapes: Fredericksburg, Texas

October 22, 2015 by Melanie Spencer

There’s a picturesque German town tucked away in the most unlikely of places: Texas Hill Country. Founded in 1846, Fredericksburg is celebrated for its charming ... Read More »


5 Things About Houston’s Food Scene That Might Surprise You

October 08, 2015 by Melanie Warner Spencer

Many people associateHoustonwith NASA, oil, and sprawl -- but it also happens to have a seriousfood and cultural scene. The downtown area is developing into a ... Read More »


Deal Alert: Stay in 900-Square-Foot Austin Lofts for $119

August 13, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Littlefield Lofts in hip Austin, Texas, reopened in July after a major facelift. That it’s on 6th Street means you can ditch the car and easily walk to funky ... Read More »


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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