Travel To Texas

Travel to Texas

Travel to Texas, where there's so much to do and so little time. From relaxing on the beach, enjoying a round of golf and “birding” to shopping, learning about Texan culture and taking in the night life to getting out on the open range and tapping into the Wild West - Texas is like a whole other country.

Texas, nicknamed The Lone Star State, is the second largest U.S. state in both area and population. No trips to Texas are complete without a visit to Houston, its largest city and the fourth-largest in the United States, or Dallas-Fort Worth, the largest metropolitan area in the state and the fourth-largest in the nation. Other major cities include San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin-the state capital. Texas contains diverse landscapes, resembling both the Deep South and the desert Southwest. Traveling from east to west, one can observe piney woods and semi-forests of oak and cross timbers, rolling plains and prairie, and finally the desert of the Big Bend. The phrase “everything is bigger in Texas” derives in part from the state's geographic sprawl and the wide open spaces of its desert and prairie regions. Due to its long history as a center of the American cattle industry, Texas is associated throughout much of the world with the image of the cowboy.

The Rio Grande, Red River and Sabine River form natural state borders, Oklahoma on the north, Louisiana and Arkansas on the east, & the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south. Historically and culturally, Texas is usually considered part of the American South. However, with its Spanish and Mexican roots it can also be classified as part of the American Southwest. While residents acknowledge these categories, many claim an independent “Texan” identity superseding regional labels. Those considering trips to Texas should be aware of its climate. The large size of Texas and its location at the intersection of multiple climate zones gives the state very variable weather. The Panhandle of the state has colder winters than North Texas, while the Gulf Coast has mild winters. Texas has wide variations in precipitation patterns. El Paso, on the western end of the state, averages as little as 20 cm of annual rainfall while Houston, on the southeast Texas averages as much as 140 cm per year. Dallas in the North Central region averages a more moderate 94 cm per year. Maximum temperatures in the summer months average from 26 °C in the mountains of West Texas and on Galveston Island to around 38 °C in the Rio Grande Valley, but most areas of Texas see consistent summer high temperatures in the 32°C range. Night time summer temperatures range from 14°C in the West Texas mountains to 27°C in Galveston. Travel to Texas today!

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