Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Thursday 13

I'm starting a series of posts about "Destinations" since Spring break is coming up, and I'm looking forward to a few days' getaway from daily life! This week, I am focusing only on places to go in Texas (since that's where I live, born and bred Texan here). Come visit, y'all! (All photos in this post are mine except the one of Hamilton Pool, courtesy of Guide to Texas Outside.)

1. San Antonio - This year's quick, Spring break destination and the most visited city in our Great State. There's the Alamo and other missions, the Riverwalk, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, festivals, arts, the San Antonios Zoo, and the nations oldest children's kiddie park. My mom played there as a child, my sister and I have been there, and I even took my kids there when they were three. Lots of links here at Visit San Antonio.

2. Austin - The state Capitol and the LIVE music capital of the world. You can climb Mt. Bonnell, swim at Barton Springs, take a "Duck" tour, see the bat bridge, hike at Town Lake, shop, eat, and visit Sixth Street.
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3. Houston - Space Center Houston, Theater District, art-science-history museums, and the Galleria and ice rink.

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4. Wimberley - one of the most peaceful, relaxing places I've visited... ever! Nestled in the Texas Hill Country with Hamilton Pool (waterfall) nearby



5. Galveston - Obviously, there's a beach. Go to Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, the historic Strand, or tour one of the many mansions.

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6. Kemah - The Kemah Boardwalk on the bay, shopping, dining, rides, and scenery.

7. South Padre Island - Beautiful, white sandy beaches and nightlife.


8. Laredo - Just across the border from Mexico; the best Mexican food I've ever had at Charlie's Corona Restaurant.

9. Corpus Christi - The Texas State Aquarium is here, parks, marinas, museums, and golf.

1o. Round Top - a tiny treasure on the Texas Independence Trail, another place for peace, quiet, and a slice of Americana, home to bed & breakfast inns, retreats, and festivals.

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11. New Braunfels - go tubing on the Guadalupe River, or better yet, go to the best waterpark in the state, Schlitterbahn (the original); also boasts some of the best German food around.

12. Livingston - Swim, fish, relax, and camp at Livingston State Park or visit the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe.

13. Dallas - Home of Six Flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor water park, Dallas World Aquarium and zoo, cultural arts and museums, and shopping.


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8 comments:

Americanising Desi said...

you so have hyped me up :D

Not So Normal

Hootin' Anni said...

I can't say too much about Corpus...I'd be a bit biased. But of all the cities in Texas....Houston is THE best!!

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Adelle Laudan said...

Wow! How awesome to have all of that in your own backyard. You never have to leave Texas and could keep busy for a whole summer. Thanks for sharing. Happy T13!

I am Harriet said...

I would love to visit many of those myself.
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Grandma said...

Lots of Texas choices, makes for a great list.

Hope you'll stop by my site today. You've been mentioned in my post and have an award.

My T13: Three Plus Ten

jehara said...

I have gone to many of those places in the several years I lived in Texas. I think Austin is my favorite although I am very partial to DFW as those were my old stomping grounds.
I have fond memories of tubing in New Braunfels.
Now I am missing home. ;)

happy tt!!

CountryDew said...

All I can say about Texas is I drove through it once! But it looks nice.

b said...

I loved this list...I will link to it on my Retire In Style Blog (http://www.retireinstyleblog.com.

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