Texas

Things to do in Texas

Those wondering what to do in Texas should head out west. Right outside of Big Bend National Park is the small artsy town of Marfa. It is there that you will find the enchanting Marfa Lights. In order to catch a glimpse, head about eight miles east of Marfa on Highway 90/67 where you will find the viewing area. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these are simply a car’s headlights off in the distance—sightings of these strange lights began as early as 1883, well before man’s use of the automobile.

For a close encounter with Texas wildlife, visit the Padre Island National Seashore south of Corpus Christi. The island is one of the best things to do in Texas. The winds that sweep across the shore are perfect for flying kites, and if you’re lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtle. During late summer, visitors can even take part in a turtle release.

If you’re looking for things to do in Texas’ capital city of Austin, look no further than downtown. The eclectic city is known as the live music capital of the state. Venues such as Stubb’s and the Mohawk offer shows almost nightly.

Following its 2003 expansion, The Galleria became the fourth largest mall in the nation with 2.4 million square feet of retail space.

Retro-chic DJ lounge. This lounge's eclectic design includes pastel plastic sofas, a refurbished tavern bar from the South Side of Chicago and an enormous Absolut bottle covered with 1,000 coats of paint.

Evolving from the city's thriving hip-hop music scene, The Tipping Point is something more than a store for the sneaker connoisseur. The three owners, in fact, prefer to call it a gallery and a mission, with the stated aim of making Houston a more creative, international city.

Long privately held but open to the public because its owners didn't feel right about not sharing it, Hamilton Pool is now the centerpiece of a nature preserve run by the state.

Crystal chandeliers hang from ceiling grids of hog panel (heavy metal agricultural fencing); statuesque 19th-century gilded candlesticks are clustered together atop an industrial dryer drum; an 18th-century Italian settee sports thoroughly modern canvas drop-cloth upholstery; and it's all dramati

With more than 25 years of experience, American Express Travel agent Kathy Hannon specializes in both ski trips and family travel.

Since 1972, this Houston-based travel agency has been helping travelers plan luxury trips and vacations across the world. FROSCH's travel consultants have an average of 17 years of industry experience and can help you plan everything from an exotic safari to a specialty cruise.

Rearing up at the main gateway, an equestrian statue of Sam Houston keeps watch over the 445 acres of Hermann Park, which is nearing completion of a major renovation.

Take the El Paso–Juarez Trolley across the Rio Grande into Juarez—a bustling city with lively food markets and historic churches.

An Art Deco house set on 12 waterfront acres, featuring a rotating collection.