Texas owes much of its rich heritage and culture to the diversity of our natural environment. Covering an area of more than 268,000 square miles, Texas is home to a vast collection of spectacular natural landmarks. From the mountains and deserts of west Texas to the National Seashore on the coast, there truly is something for everyone in the Lone Star State. Whether you’re into spelunking the intricate networks of underground caverns or you’d like to windsurf on shifting sand dunes, we recommend experiencing all there is to offer in this wild and beautiful state.
When it comes to art, Texas has really made a name for itself. For centuries, Texans have been labeled as the cowboy, farmer type, but after breaking apart from that stereotype, it has become a great place to marvel in art. Many Texas cities have historic art districts, filled with art museums, each one special in their own way. Here are some of the most well-known museums.
Nestled between Austin and San Antonio is the city of San Marcos, home of the Texas State University Bobcats and the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River. San Marcos remains one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Trying to cling to the town’s quaintness, the community still treasures the small businesses that remain, the coffee shops being one of them.
Nuzzled between The Davies Mountains and Big Bend National Park is a small town with an immense personality. For only having a population of just above 2,000 residents, Marfa dodges a small-town identity by creating a place that marvels in art, inimitable architecture and funky culture. This mysterious town is often chattered about amongst fellow Texans, but the truly brave venture into the West Texas desert to see what the Marfa buzz is all about.
How’s life? If you answered that question with feelings of stress, anxiety or exhaustion, maybe you should consider getting away. You deserve it. Texas is the perfect place for a retreat with its many spa resorts, each one offering services different from the other. Pack your bags and head to one of these sanctuaries that is designed to rejuvenate its guests and return them to real life with a smile on their face.
Tucked away 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Granbury sits at the border of the Upper Hill Country and North Texas. The town was founded in 1887 and combines a unique historic charm with modern-day luxury. Complete with an opera house, wineries, boutiques, and much more, Granbury is the ideal location for your weekend getaway.
Every March thousands of people around the world come to Austin, Texas for one thing: South by South West. This week-long event encompasses independent films showcases, emerging technologies, music festivals and conferences. If you’re unable to attend SXSW this year, relax! There are plenty of other alternatives. Here are some other Texas events and festivals that are happening and just in time for the beautiful spring weather, too.
Although some might consider Fort Worth as part of Dallas, Fort Worth proudly stands on it’s own, offering a rich economic and cultural history. Established in 1849 as a military outpost, Fort Worth has roots stretching all the way back to the Mexican-American War. A lot has changed since then and what was once just a fort has become a thriving metropolitan hub.
If you’re looking for a warm cup of joe to cling your chilly hands to during these winter months, look no further. The creation of the series will guide you right to a city’s unique coffee shops. The first stop, Austin, is bursting at the seams with coffee spots that have a keen interest in making unique, flavorful coffee.