Texas is the second largest state in the US, which is also referred to as ‘Lone Star State. The state features a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. It is located in the south central location offering diverse landscapes; this is from the cave systems, desert regions to the canyons and mountains, not forgetting the beautiful coastal scenery that is along the Gulf of Mexico. Texas is also among the liberal states, as the Spanish influence in the country is still evident all thanks to its status as a former colony of Spain.
1. The Alamo
The Alamo is located on the eastern outskirts of the beautiful San Antonio. It is one of the most historical sites that are present in America. It is part of the mission’s station that was established in the year 1718. Franciscans built Alamo in the year 1744 and by the year 1836, it was converted into a fort. The building becomes very famous during the Texan War of Independence, which is after a small force was barricaded against the very overwhelming Mexican army that had 3,000 strong men.
2. The Space Center Houston
The Space Center is only 30 minutes from the heart of Houston and is one of the states famous tourist attractions, not forgetting being home to NASA’S Mission Control and Lyndon B. Johnson Center. It is the monitoring center for the agency’s various manned space flights. It has quite a fascinating insight into its operations, with the different exhibits, models, film shows, various artifacts and some samples of the moon rock that are on display for visitors to view.
3. San Antonio’s beautiful River walk
The river walk stretches for several miles along San Antonio River, cutting through the heart of San Antonio and passing through the best shopping areas, hotels, restaurants and various other attractions based in the city. In this regard, if you are looking for massage services that will blow your mind during your vacation, then this is the place to visit. I liken it to one of those scandalous erotic massage parlors I used to visit in Toronto. The walkway has been built below street level that hugs the river as it weaves and winds through this spectacular city. The place is extravagant for both the local’s and tourist making it a must visit while in Texas.
4. The Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Looking to explore the most beautiful desert scenery the U.S has to offer, then be sure to visit this park. Towards the northeastern side of Texas, which is about 100 miles towards the west of El Paso, you will find abundant wildlife in the park, which also includes the golden eagles. The landscape of the park is beyond stunning, it is especially so around the great El Captain and not forgetting the Guadalupe Peak, which is the highest elevation you can find in Texas.
5. Padre Island National Seashore
It is the world’s longest and undeveloped Barrier Island, which stretches about 70 miles from both ends. It is among the most important conservation areas that are present, consisting of 130,000 acres of dunes, beach, and various grassland habitats. Additionally, the Island is home to countless migratory birds and rare sea turtles, as a result, making the Island a birders paradise, as 350 different species tend to visit the stopover.
These top tourist attractions in Texas will make sure that your vacation is just a little more special. As its excellent cities attract a large number of visitors from around the world to site see, so why not join in the fun.