Everything is bigger in Texas. With wide open spaces and large metropolitan cities, the Lone Star State is the ideal holiday destination. As the largest of the 48 conterminous states (it's number two counting Alaska), Texas is a year-round destination that offers more than just a cowboy experience.
Visitors to Texas are greeted with a sparkling coastline, breathtaking national and state parks, an endless choice of luxury golf and spa resorts, and activities ranging from hiking and biking to bird watching and boating – plus it has outstanding arts and cultural facilities.
The five cities of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio are all unique in their own right. Austin is known for its music; Dallas for its culture, Fort Worth for its cowboy heritage, Houston for its space history and connection with NASA, and San Antonio as the location of the famous Battle of the Alamo.
If that is not enough to tempt you, Galveston has a growing reputation as a leading port for cruising holidays to the Caribbean. The years 2011 and 2012 will see the likes of Disney Cruises and Carnival Cruises launching new ships and Caribbean cruising holidays from Galveston, alongside the current cruise schedule.
With daily flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Houston International Airport with British Airways, American Airways and Continental, Texas is one of the most accessible states in the US and is a must on everyone’s USA to-do holiday list.