As the second largest state in the United States, Texas doesn’t disappoint in offering various activities and attractions to visitors. The state is full of diverse attractions and geographical landscapes that make the most beautiful and memorable views and experiences. We’re highlighting some of the most popular things you must do while in Texas.
San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio River Walk The San Antonio River Walk is one of the most popular attractions in the state of Texas and people flock from all over the world to marvel at it. Cascading through the heart of the city of San Antonio, shopping areas, attractions and more, the breathtaking view is popular among locals and tourists. Go for a walk along the long stretched river, go upstream on a river boat or partake in one of Texas’ big culture of barbecue and beer. With the many restaurants and bars alongside the river, visitors can dive right into the culture and feel like a true Texan.
Legoland Discovery Center
Legoland Discovery Center This never-ending fun amusement park is a hit among both children and adults alike. Awaken your inner child and let children be children at this Grapevine, Texas indoor entertainment center. Entrance fees range between $15.99 for purchase online or $21.95 if purchased in person. While hoping from ride to ride, the fun and fast paced atmosphere is enough to make anybody come back for more. Out of city visitors can choose to stay in one of the many nearby hotels in Grapevine, TX to be close proximity to the park.
The Alamo Built by the Franciscans in 1744 and transformed into a fort in 1836, it was a significant part of a mission in 1718. It is known as one of the most important historic sites in America. The Alamo became famous after a small force of 187 enclosed themselves against a Mexican troop of 3,000 during the Texan War of Independence. Famous names like Davy Crockett and the “Remember The Alamo” cry are linked to this landmark of restored buildings with a commemoration of the war.
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston Located in Houston, Texas, the Houston Space Center is also a praised crowd favorite as a landmark and a science and space learning center. NASA uses this location to oversee and manage all manned space flights, making it home for Mission Control. Visitors are able to view various artifacts that range from pieces brought back from the Apollo and Mercury missions. They are even granted the exciting opportunity to dress up and see themselves as astronauts.
The Moody Gardens & Aquarium
The Moody Gardens & Aquarium Galveston, Texas houses a breathtakingly spectacular and important attraction that draws in millions of people per year. It is most famous for crowd pleasing glass pyramids, especially the largest in Texas, the Aquarium Pyramid. Various marine life and species have been relocated from the Caribbean, the Great Barrier Reef and the Pacific Ocean to now call this home. Other pyramids include the Discovery Pyramid that offers a scientific hands on experience and the Rainforest Pyramid that houses different animals from the tropics.
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park This large national park is located on the frontier end of Texas with Mexico at the great bend of the Rio Grande. It encompasses 3 separate zones, the Rio Grande valley, the Chihuahuan desert and the Chisos mountains. More than 400 species of birds, including wild birds like roadrunners and golden eagles call this home. It’s also welcoming to locals and visitors around the world with its hiking trail that stretches more than 240 miles. Visitors can access the park at $30 for vehicles, $25 for motorcycles and $55 for year round passes.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns With the biggest room being significantly bigger than an average football field, this underground attraction is undoubtedly a sight to see. It’s the biggest underground attraction Texas accommodates. The massive cave is publicly available and features a 40 feet king’s throne. The cave is full of spectacular sights with activities and adventurous thrills you’ll remember forever.
Texas is one of the biggest states in the U.S. and it’s filled with culture, history and endless activities for visitors. These are just some of the absolutely must see and do to conquer this high intensity state.