travel guide for Texas
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Texas’ National Parks
San Antonio RiverWalk
Stretching miles along the San Antonio River, the San Antonio RiverWalk features several restaurants and beautiful outdoor patios where you can enjoy a delicious meal while looking at the beautiful view of the river. It is not only popular among tourists but is also a go-to place for locals. The walkway offers an equally relaxing and enjoyable experience both day and night. Other than strolling, visitors can enjoy sightseeing trips or go on a cruise dinner if they feel a bit fancy.
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is among the most famous tourist attractions in Texas. It is a great place to learn about space for people of all ages. You can learn about space explorations, upcoming missions, and NASA projects. Visitors also get the opportunity to meet real-life astronauts here, which can be quite inspirational, especially for kids looking to become astronauts when they grow up.
To properly explore the place, at least half a day is required. There are replicas of America’s first space station and a space shuttle; the visitors can walk inside these replicas to better understand what the actual space station might be like. Other than this, visitors can even see and touch rocks from the moon and Mars.
Big Bend National Park
The mountains, canyons, and rivers make the Big Bend National Park separate the United States from Mexico. On a large bend in the Rio Grande River, one can witness some of the most beautiful natural sites in the state. It is located in the Chihuahuan desert in West Texas.
The national park has a variety of sightseeing and recreational activities for its visitors. Outdoor activities include hiking on the scenic hiking trails, camping on the park’s campgrounds, and paddling, wading, or enjoying a picnic. Visitors can also see some of the most beautiful birds at the Big Bend National Park, as the park is home to more than four hundred species of birds.
Texas has three presidential libraries. Lyndon B. Johnson’s is located at the University of Texas at Austin, George W.H. Bush’s is located at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and George W. Bush’s is located at Texas A&M University in College Station. All three have interesting artifacts from the president’s time in office.
Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth! It is the largest grove of Bald Cypress trees in the world and a sight to see. The trees are draped in Spanish moss, and the canals give access to boats and kayaks. It is very easy to rent a pontoon and have a driver give you a tour.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Padre Island National Seashore
The Texas State Capitol in Austin
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo
Natural Bridge Caverns
Houston Museum District