reasons to visit Texas
We couldn't start with anything else! Texas's main industry since the civil war has
been cattle, and due to its long history as a center of the industry, the best places in
Texas are associated with the image of the cowboy.
2) Its so big!
Texas is mainly the second biggest state in the US behind Alaska and nearly three
times bigger than the UK! So, Texas is so diverse, offering different climates and
dramatically diverse landscapes such as the gulf coast beaches, piney woods, the
desolation of West Texas and the East Texas swamps.
Texas isn't exactly known for its beaches, but with over 600 miles of coastal
beaches around the Gulf of Mexico, places to visit near Texas is always one of
the best places in the US if you're a fan of crashing out, relaxing beside the sea
or playing a game of volleyball with your buddies.
People may also knock America for its lack of history, but you certainly
couldn't accuse Texas of this. The nickname 'The Lone Star State' is mainly a
subtle reminder of Texas' struggle for independence from Mexico in 1836 and
of Texas' status as a former independent republic mainly in the 9 years
following until they became the 28th US state in 1845.
'Everything is bigger in Texas!' including your food! Big yummy meat, big
BBQ's, big flavors and a mix of Native American, Mexican and of course
American cuisine make Texas dining a unique experience.
6) The Culture
Texas is also a cultural hotbed for arts with a thriving music scene, particularly
in Austin, which is known as the mainly Live Music Capital of the World, and
museums aplenty, especially in Houston.
So, go to the tourist places in Texas and enjoy the fullest.