Texas continues to attract an ever-growing number of Canadian travellers with a diverse range of vacation experiences throughout seven different regions of the state. There are nearly 1,000 golf courses and resorts, more than 100 dude ranches and 1,000 km of pristine Gulf Coast, in addition to arts and culture in cities like San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. You’ll also find outdoor adventure in West Texas at Big Bend National Park. Texas has a range of vacation experiences, something for every type of traveller.
Food & Wine
Savour the many flavours and cultures of the Lone Star State, from mouth-watering barbecue and spicy Tex-Mex to succulent seafood fresh from the Gulf Coast. Innovative southwestern Texas is a true culinary adventure. Discover why everything is bigger and better in Texas — especially the cuisine. BBQ rules in Texas — slow smoked, slow cooked, mouth watering steak, brisket, sausage, chicken and ribs.
Texas is also the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S. so visiting some of the more than 180 wineries is a must. You can sip and swirl your way along the 10 self-drive wine trails throughout the state. The Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is ranked as one of the top ‘hidden-gems’ among U.S. wine regions. There are approximately 24 wineries on the Texas Hill Country Trail, which is the largest wine trail in the state.
Beach & Sun
With 1,000 km of coastline, the Gulf Coast is a popular beach vacation or long-stay winter destination. From Houston and Galveston to Corpus Christi, Harlingen and South Padre Island, this region boasts pristine beaches and warm Gulf waters. You’ll find a wide range of beachfront hotels, long-stay condos and accommodation and an endless variety of water sports (jet skiing, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, dolphin watching and windsurfing). The Gulf Coast is also home to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.
Action & Adventure
What’s a trip to Texas without a rodeo visit? If you want to branch out from the inner city, Texas offers more than 70 guest and working ranches! Texas travellers can get a personal taste of what it’s like to be a real cowboy — it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Also for outdoorsy types, Texas offers great fishing and bird-watching and lots of stunning campgrounds. And with more than 90 state parks, you won’t run out of trails to hike and ride.
Stay tuned for some more information about the popular cities in Texas and discover why you should travel to the Lone Star State this winter.