Last week we talked about the many reasons Texas continues to attract Canadian travellers. And as promised, today we’ll take a closer look at some of the more popular cities in the Lone Star State.
Modern sophistication and Southwestern hospitality make Dallas the number one leisure destination in Texas. Home to one of the largest urban arts district in the US, trendy entertainment areas, a thriving culinary scene, this city is big on excitement, culture and attitude. Here you’ll find hip designer boutiques, posh hotels and world-class spas and golf courses. Dallas offers the best shopping in the southwest — and it’s tax free for Canadians (refunds processed at DFW airport)!
Fort Worth, TX
A quick 20 minute drive from Dallas, Fort Worth is where cowboys cross with culture. Hang out with the herd at Stockyards National Historic District and two-step the night away at Billy Bob’s — the world’s largest honky tonk. Tip your hats to the women of the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame — one of five world-class museums in the Cultural District. And last, but not least, remember to watch your step as you take in the world’s only twice daily cattle drive.
San Antonio, TX
The enchanting city of San Antonio has a Latin flare, drawing thousands of Canadians year-round. Stroll along the the picturesque River Walk where you’ll find restaurants, shops and beautiful hotels. Check out the contemporary arts scene in Southtown, and shop for authentic wares at historic El Mercado — the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico where San Antonians have been shopping since the 1820s. San Antonio is also home to a prestigious Culinary Institute of America campus, where you can learn from top chefs how to prepare authentic Mexican dishes.
Have you ever been to Texas? We’d love to hear about your experience in the Lone Star State! Tell us why you enjoy visiting Texas.