Cowboy boots at a Rodeo in Texas
Sunset in Texas
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Discover the region
This state has the longest network of highways and railways in the country, as well as the largest number of airports. And what a variety of landscapes! The territory is crossed by 3700 rivers and about fifteen rivers. Subtropical forests, grasslands, coastal swamps, more or less arid areas, mountains, etc. Three natural areas stand out: the coastal and eastern plains, the central plateaus and the western mountains. The highest point of the state is the Guadalupe Peak (8750 feet).
If you are looking for an authentic cowboy experience, don't miss Bandera "The Cowboy Capital Of The World", you will be faced with an abundance of ranches and rodeos to choose from. A little further west, the Big Bend region offers you western scenery, between endless horizons and long deserted roads. Big Bend National Park, one of the largest national parks in the United States, offers tranquility and panoramic views.
Sports enthusiasts can choose between hiking, horseback riding or cycling in the forests of Piney Woods, Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Llano Estacado, one of North America's largest mesas, or the Panhandle of high plains and gorges-dissected plateaus. The Palo Duro Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the United States and the obligatory passage of "Route 66", is also an exceptional place to discover. These same enthusiasts will be able to canoe down the famous Rio Grande River, a natural border with Mexico and a tropical area rich in flora and fauna that attracts rare birds from all over the world.
The discovery of Texas also includes a visit to its cities, a mix of sparkling modern architecture and charming districts where art and history museums meet cowboy culture. The San Alamo Fort is certainly the most famous.
In total, the state has about 11,500 historic sites and monuments, more than 700 local history museums, 40,000 archaeological sites, 46 National Historic Landmarks and 2000 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Make time for it...... Dallas will charm you. Fort Worth is famous for its Stockyard district where you can relive the story of the cowboys, go in saloons, meet cattle with long horns, see a rodeo, or take your first steps in a line dance at Billy Bobs' ! Its museum of modern art, founded in 1892, is the oldest in Texas.
Austin will take you through its lively nights through one of its 200 live music clubs. Not far away, you will be surprised to discover San Antonio, the most Latin American city with its pleasant canals ("the Riverwalk"). Jump from San Antonio to one of Bandera's many ranches, live like a cowboy, fish, ride a horse!
In the southeast of the state, Houston will take you on a space trip through its NASA center. The Houston Theater District, a large 17-block district, is considered the second largest entertainment district in the United States.
Beach trips can be made to Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island, the largest island in the state (210 square miles). More than 600 miles of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico awaits you. Sun, fine sandy beaches, swimming, fishing and surfing will be on the agenda.