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15 Wonderful Places to Visit in Texas

Places to Visit in Texas

Texas is the South-Central state of the US. It is a state of "Lone Star." And it is famous because of its sightseeing attractions, hot weather, live musical concerts, and so, named " World's Capital of Live Music." It's considered unique for barbecue eateries, outdoor barbecue areas, and the military defending Alamo. It is known as the world's second-largest state by both area and population. This state has plenty of panoramic beaches and islands.

Although, Texas is a state of worthy landmarks. Once you visit it, all the landmarks are easy to explore, and you can perceive why this state of Lone Star is fun-packed for travelers. Texas is a top-notch state with breathtaking landmarks, oranges peaks, momentous historical spots, miscellany museums, beautiful national parks, outlying shopping areas, lip-smacking barbecue, white sandy beaches, and many more. For the ease of the travelers, we have listed down the best places to visit in Texas, along with its accommodations, importance, accessibility with the recommendation of both the travelers and the experts. Do you want to share your estimation? Just share your estimation and vote on the best places to travel in Texas below!

(Note: some of these places may be affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, so just check CDC and US Department of State before visiting)

San Antonio

San Antonio is most famous because of the historic Alamo. It has many historical places to be discovered. There are many amusing spots and activities, but don't miss taking a long walk at the San Antonio River as it is a soft shooting spot. While there are many national parks like Breckenridge National Park that offer diverse attractions and facilities. The travelers who love swimming can practice here, and also amuse with golfing Base balling at the stadiums. There are also different places for nature lovers, like stunning botanical gardens where the travelers can pass quality time with the family and can opt for an up-close view of zoo life at different parks. There are many fantastic eateries and eclectic barbecue restaurants where the traveler can taste the traditional foods of San Antonio. San Antonio has various historical significance, and many family-friend parks, so many travelers love to discover these spots in the summer season. But if you want to visit in a less crowded season, the best months are from November to April when the atmosphere is calming and comfortable, plus hotels charges are lower.

Big Bend National Park

This is the most-visited park in Texas; almost 450,000 peoples come yearly to spend a wonderful outdoor moment. This is near to US-Mexico border and is perfect for ideal vacations. It features roughly 100 miles of cobblestone and dry weather roads for drives, nearly 150 miles of hiking tracks perfect for hikers. The park is divided into many sightseeing sections, The Chisos Peaks, Rio Grande, and the Chihuahuan Desert, and keep a lookout for birds. This spot is a land of 450 beautiful birds like multicolored woodpeckers and hummingbirds.



It is the capital of Texas and makes Texas an attractive state for travelers. It is a home of culture, scenic natural wonders, and cuisine. For travelers, the city organizes many outdoor activities like Zilker Metropolitan National Park of ordinary Barton Springs Pools, plenty of museums, and barbecue restaurants. Don't forget to visit the Sixth Street of Austin, as it is the only way to soak up with the city's energy. The musical hubs, minibars, restaurants, and live concerts make this city the "World's Live Music Capital." Besides its stunning nightlife, there are plenty of outdoor day activities, different historical places, art museums like Blanton Museum of Art, Sixth Street musical seasons, LBJ's Library, and what not?


It is well renowned because of its top-notch barbecue destinations and is America's top-class barbecue spot. The city offers mouthwatering good times. But Huston is also a middle of culture and art. There are plenty of momentous museums, NASA's inspiring Johnson Space Center is perfect for those who take an interest in spacecraft, and Art Car Museum. Many Instagram-worthy restaurants present food in attractive style and are perfect for taking snaps of the meal, and many neoclassical and cultural shops. What's more, the city has the world's top Zoo, Buffalo Bayou Park, and many museums and is an affordable and ideal vacations spot.

South Padre Island

It is one of the best places to travel in Texas. It is a land of many prime shorelines and is perfect for vacations. It features 34 miles of aesthetic beaches with warm water in Gulf Mexico. It has a wonderful party landmark for the spring holiday. This spot presents a beautiful sandy beach with sparkling skyline water with plenty of fun games for visitors of all ages. Many travelers love kiteboarding and deep-sea fishing, and it is the best place for watching up-front views of dolphins. Not only this, this city has wonderful Isla Blanca Beach Park, the perfect spot to cool off. And if you wish to see the turtle, head to the Turtle Sea.


It is one the best vacation spot in Texas, located almost 50 miles away from Houston City. It is a land of beach and is a place to spend quality time with your loved ones. This beach city features many family-friendly landmarks with all the amenities like Pleasure Pier, a land of various games and riding, and Stewart Beach, fully facilitated with lifeguards, playground, and volleyball area. Along with these scenic beaches, the city also has many eateries, shops, nightclubs, and many historical landmarks. The city has many architectural properties that showcase the Victorian heritage, like East End Historic District and Strand Shop and different traditional seafood eateries. Thanks to the scenic beaches and wonderful landmarks make Galveston the most visited city in Texas.

Mustang Island

This city is well-known because of miles of beaches, wild horse inhabitation, and many outdoor activities. It has a Barriers Island, which is 18 miles long and has 28 sites of Corpus Christi and Mustang Island State Park that is well known among bikers and hikers. This park is the best option for mountain biking, swimming, and kayaking with many sea turtles and keeping an eye peeled for 400 beautiful birds. For kiteboarding, snorkeling, wakeboarding, and surfing, hit the North Packery Beach. It is a beautiful fun packed spot with all amenities.

Port Aransas

This is a small but beautiful urban of Mustang Island with plenty of opportunities for fun with the glamor of the sun. It provides the best spot for parasailing, splashing, and sunbathing. But if you want fishing and want to see the up-front look of dolphins, put your ankle on the Fishing Capital of Texas. Here you can treat your eyes with the whooping crane and beautiful multicolored birds as it is a bird's paradisal spot of Port Aransas. Are you a festival lover? Head to the Port Aransas festival, in which you can enjoy many arts and musical concerts and can taste neoclassical and traditional foods.

The woodlands

Do you want both city amenities and outdoor fun? Head to the Woodlands. It is a top-notch spot just 30 miles away from Houston City, having outstanding shopping areas, outdoor venue concerts, and family-friendly museum-like Woodland Children's Museum. The city has many hiking and biking tracks spread about 220 acres of land throughout almost 147 parks. Don't forget to visit Riva Row Boat House, which is the best place for kayaking and paddleboarding, from where you can discover the Woodland Waterway Park and Lake.

Boca Chica

It is not a well-known city in comparison with other cities of Texas, but it is the upcoming most wonderful city in Texas. It is a low-key breakout spot. The city has a panoramic sandy beach about 8 miles long, is best for sunbathing, golfing, and don't forget to take out your private surfboards, kiteboards, and snorkeling. It has a wonderful zoo and is perfect for exploring the wildlife, with the paradisal birds' area and different turtle sites. If you want to see the turtle without shore, visit the spring season when the turtles come out to lay eggs.

San Jose Island

It is a prime beach spot near Port Aransas, is a privately owned city, and is accessible to the public. It is 21 miles long sandy and vegetation area, with plenty of beautiful beaches. This island has almost 600 kinds of unique fishes and nearly 300 multicolored birds that make this island a heavenly spot. It is a perfect place for fishing and birdwatching. The visitors also come here for gun firing and surfing.

Fredericksburg, Texas

This is the most visited and one of the best vacation spots in Texas. This city is famous because of its shopping areas, German Roots, and delicious wineries. There is a wonderful place to explore the Pioneer Museum as it shows the connection with the tradition of Germany. And don't miss taking a sip of unique wines at the different nearly 50 wineries before leaving the city.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a home of many wonderful shorelines and sightseeing attractions, enough to entertain travelers for days. The city has a lush heritage of about 100 years. The museums of the city show a pictorial view of history. There are plenty of museums that depict art and culture, marine aviation, and the city's music. It has many beaches where you can opt for swimming and can play various water games. Head to South Padre Island, just 185 miles away from Corpus Christi, if you want a seaside breakout. It is the best place for fun with all the glory of the sun.


It is a city located between Austin and Dallas city of Texas, which attracts many visitors every year. This is a perfect place for nature lovers, having 416 acres of green lands with amazing hiking tracks, peaks biking, and many horseback riding areas. It has many parks like Cameron Park and various places to explore wildlife like Cameron Park Zoo. It has the best shop street, HGTV illustration, Magnolia Market, Joanna Gaines retail store, botanical gardens, bakeries, and eateries. And don't forget to visit remarkable Waco landmarks like Waco Mammoth National Monument, Free Enterprise foundation, and Doctor Pepper Museum.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Do you love hiking? Head to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The park is connected with the New Mexico border, featuring almost 80 miles of hiking tracks, including the Devil's Hall Track and Guadalupe Peak track. This is a spot of scenic scenery with unforgettable vistas. Don't miss to visit in spring season when the tress turns into the beautiful red, orange, and yellowish shades and makes this place a paradisal point.


To sum things up, we can say that Texas is a fun-packed place, filled with all the attractions and activities that can make your journey memorable. Its best hiking tracks, watery games, unique wines, and paradisal island fill with a colorful birdwatching view and up-front fish-looked beaches. The attraction of the state attracts many travelers every year. It is a friendly state and warmly welcomes thousands of travelers every season. And to facilitate them, the state provides many unique restaurants with a huge variety of menus, shops, a unique seafood restaurant in front of the beach, and many more. The state also organized many festivals for the amusement of the travelers, like Martin Luther king's Festivals at Houston city, the coffee Festival at San Antonio, Mardi Gras Festival at Galveston, Juggle fest festival, and Carnival Brasilera Festival at Austin city. It is a state where everything is immense and lush. Its art and culture are outclassed, and many outdoor night activities make Texas a Nightlife landmark. It is recommended to visit once at this state which has it all!


Mathew is 28 years old fantastic writer with tons of helpful travel tips in this content; he is even a better photographer. He's been to 40 countries and has shared his experience in his blogs.

Mathew Davies