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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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Checking In: A Surprising Museum-Hotel Hybrid in Dallas

December 15, 2015 by Hillary Richard

It’s true: Everything really is bigger in Texas. The sprawling Hilton Anatole has more than600,000 square feet of event space (indoors and out), a jogging ... Read More »


Easy Southern Escapes: Bastrop, Texas

December 14, 2015 by Melanie Warner Spencer

Established by the Spanish in 1806, Bastrop, Texas is a picturesque town nestled on the banks of the Colorado River. Located about 34 miles southeast of Austin, ... Read More »


The Texas Hill Country That Tourists Haven't Yet Discovered

December 09, 2015 by Sara Hudson

The Texas Hill Country is a favorite getaway for good reason: gorgeous outdoors, great food, elegant B&Bs, and local charm. But there’s far more to see and ... Read More »


‘Tis the Season! 5 Best Malls for Holiday Shopping in the U.S.

December 02, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

In the market for the right gift for that special someone? These are to best malls to seek out. From super-sized to high-end, they have something for everyone ... Read More »


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 »

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