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Welcome to TexasIf you’ve been dreaming of a getaway to the Lone Star State, there’s no better time to experience it than right now. Fair warning: Texas is the kind of place you need more than a couple of days to explore. After all, it’s a big state (the second largest in the U.S.), and you simply must carve out enough time to visit big cities and small towns. Make yourself at home at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts in Texas and spend each day learning about the area. Educate yourself about the local culture and traditions by visiting museums, going to restaurants, and maybe even a festival or two. And don’t forget to spend some time talking to the locals. That interaction alone will have you so enamored, you will want to plan a return trip to Texas before you even head back home.
Things to Do & SeeBig cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin are overflowing with exciting things to do, many with historic and cultural significance. Spend a day at the Dallas Museum of Art or the Perot Museum of Natural History. Take the family to the Alamo in San Antonio or the Space Center in Houston. Of course, the music scene in Austin does not disappoint. Small towns are perfect for experiencing a rodeo, winery or distillery tours, as well as spending a morning at a local farmers market. Still, some of the most awe-inspiring attractions in the state are those created by Mother Nature. Don’t miss Big Bend National Park, the Padre Island National Seashore, or the Guadalupe Mountains.
Where to Eat & DrinkTexas is famous for its hearty food and large portions. T-bone steaks, ribs, buttered corn on the cob, Texas toast, chicken fried steak, and pecan pie are staples. So are dishes with a Southwestern influence. Indulge in fajitas or chili (it’s the state dish!), and wash them down with a frozen margarita, which just happened to be invented in Dallas.
Best Time to VisitSpring and fall in Texas offer mild temperatures and are known for their beautiful wildflowers and leaf-peeping, respectively. They are also popular times of year for festivals and rodeos, so be sure to check the events calendar when planning your visit. Early summer is perfect for swimming in lakes and rivers, or a trip to one of Texas’ best-kept secrets: its beaches! If you’re coming to Texas during the winter months, plan to pack a little of everything so you are prepared for warm days and chilly nights.
Where to stay: Texas Bed and Breakfasts & InnsThe big skies, blood-red sunsets, and desert landscapes of Texas are really best enjoyed from cozy quarters. As great as the big cities can be, finding a small, rural bed and breakfast in Texas offers you the chance to see another side of this great state. Scroll down to view our selection of B&Bs. One look and you’ll quickly understand why going a little off the beaten path is the best way to experience this state.
San Antonio, TX