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It’s big…and it’s Texas. Cowboy, Native American, Mexican, and European cultures mix to create the unique flavor that is Texas. There’s so much here, and it’s so large, that you’ll need a really good-sized Texas vacation rental, from Galveston beach house rentals to Austin condos to New Braunfels B&Bs, to make it all fit together.

Texas Cuisine

When it comes to cuisine, Texas has a wonderful mix of cultures from which to draw its special creations. Also, besides variety, think big portions, since Texans through the years have had busy lifestyles on the frontier. There are an astounding number of festivals, cook-offs, and fry-offs focused on food in Texas. Barbecue was actually invented in this state, and chili is the state dish, no matter how mild or spicy (though some would argue that it’s actually chicken-fried steak). Tex-Mex uses Mexican ingredients in ways that wouldn’t be recognized in Mexico. Don’t forget about the legendary steakhouses, sometimes with steaks of unbelievable sizes. Texas vacation rentals are a great idea for vacationers with a big appetite! But thanks to the many amenities a Texas family vacation home offers, you're not forced to break your piggy bank dining out every night. Cook at home and save money!

Vacation Spots in Texas

Big Bend Country is colorful in its desert views of cacti and peaks of mountains. The two major parks to visit are the Guadalup Mountains and the Big Bend National Park Area, where the outdoor enthusiast will thrill in the hiking and camping opportunities. El Paso celebrates cultural diversity through festivals and the celebration of Thanksgiving in the springtime, as well as the history of the cultures in the missions. Enjoy spicy cuisine in El Paso too, or visit “World’s First Rodeo” Pecos and do some area hunting.

The Panhandle Plains region is also well known for its beauty, here in the vast openness and broad sunsets. Recreation abounds at the lakes in this region; for example, Possum Kingdom features camping, swimming, skin diving, fishing, and boating. The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum in Amarillo is an interactive museum dedicated to this breed of horse. Buddy Holly and other Texas musicians are honored in Lubbock at the Buddy Holly Center. The music of your choice is at Graham Central Station in Wichita Falls, with five clubs housed together.

Hill Country features the capital city of Austin, a trendy place with plenty of live music, culture, nature trails, and Town Lake cutting into downtown. Visit the largest domed statehouse at the Texas State Capitol, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum tells all with multimedia shows, interactive exhibits, and an IMAX theater. Wind down with some beer and authentic Texas barbeque at the historic Scholz Garten. Go to the hills in this region for craft shops, or take a wine tour. Texas hill country vacation homes transport you to a very unusual part of the Lonestar State; you may not feel as though you are visiting Texas at all!

It’s pretty hot and spicy in the South Texas Plains region, since this area is true TexMex, exhibiting much of it in the culture, music, history, and dining atmosphere. In San Antonio, you can remember the Alamo by visiting that mission and several others at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. You can birdwatch in Laredo, or breathe in the warm tropical air of Rio Grande City.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is a major part of the Prairies and Lakes region. Dallas seems to have it all, from the strange and eclectic to the historic to the fun. Deep Ellum features live music and the shops’ merchandise there truly define the term “wearable art.” The African-American Museum houses a very large collection of African-American folk art, and many historic homes are around town. Don’t miss the Galleria, with an ice-skating rink in the middle of the mall! Experience the Old West today in Fort Worth.

There are roses, dogwoods, and azaleas nestled within the pine forests of the Piney Woods region. Nacogdoches is considered to be the oldest town in Texas, and has plenty of history to see, including the reconstructed Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. Longview is a prime destination when it comes to outdoor recreation and shopping, and has a historic downtown.

The Gulf Coast consists of 624 miles of coastline, where many beach and water opportunities exist, from Galveston to Corpus Christi to the Padre Island National Seashore. Houston is the largest city of Texas, with a wealth of arts and culture, including Space Center Houston, which combines Disney simulations, NASA, and the Johnson Space Center. Check out the ArtCar Museum here, with custom designed cars in fun settings.

With so many different vacation spots in Texas, how can you plan your travels with ease? From rustic East Texas vacation rentals to modern Austin condos, you can comfortably and affordably visit any Texas destination. A Texas family vacation home is as warm and inviting as the state itself, so feel free discover your inner-Texan! If the beauty of unspoiled forests intrigue you, consider West or East Texas vacation rentals. If you'd rather watch stand-up comedy or listen to a live band, Dallas or Texas hill country vacation homes are your better bet. The bottom line is there are Texas vacation rentals for every style! 

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