Texas is one of the largest states in America - second only to Alaska. The nickname “The Lone Star State” is a reference to Texas’ days as an independent republic and to the days when the state struggled to free itself from Mexico. Those who visit Texas will find a state packed with a variety of landscapes. From the desert in West Texas to the Piney Woods in East Texas, those who travel to Texas will find that it is sure to impress.
Things Not To Miss in Texas
• They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Six Flags over Texas is no exception to this rule. It's is the oldest of the Six Flags franchises and is only a twenty-minute walk from the Forth Worth/ Dallas downtown area. There are at least thirteen roller coasters, with two old-fashioned wooden ones still standing.
• The Houston Museum District offers 19 different museums to take in (12 of which are free!) From modern art to photography, the 1.5 mile district is sure to keep you entertained for a day (or two, or three.)
• The Texas State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. Attendees will find an abundance of fried foods and carnival rides. The 212-foot Ferris wheel is reason enough to travel to Texas!
When to Go to Texas
In Texas, you will find many different climates and ecosystems. July through September are the hottest months in Texas. The mountains ranges and the Forth Worth/ Dallas areas are much more prone to snow and ice during the winter months. The best times to travel to Texas are late February to April because humidity is low, and the weather is milder.