Big Bend Ranch State Park in South Saucedo, Texas

Texas Travel Guide

As the biggest state in the continental United States, Texas is committed to making everything within its borders bigger and better. From the Alamo and the Riverwalk in San Antonio, to the bustling big cities of Dallas and Houston, Texas offers world-renowned resorts, fine dining and luxurious spas.



A guest room at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin in Texas

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The dining room of Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar in Austin, Texas

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A view of Austin's skyline

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Somewhere between its mantra "Keep Austin Weird" and its solid reputation as "The Live Music Capital of the World," the state capitol of Texas — once a laid-back college town — became the Southwest's hippest city.



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The roof view at Reata restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas

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Make the most of your business trip to Dallas, Texas

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Sophisticated and a little bit cowboy at the same time, Dallas has all the glamour, energy and excitement of any major city. The resurrection of downtown and the nearby neighborhoods of Uptown and Victory Park have helped to rank the city as one of the top convention destinations in the country.

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Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

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There's more to Dallas than cowboys and "Who shot J.R.?" This town deep in the heart of Texas has evolved into a modern cosmopolitan city that still retains plenty of Texan quirks.


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The scene in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas

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The gateway to the Hill Country Wine Trail is a small town called Fredericksburg, equidistant from San Antonio or Austin. It's the Texas you expect: pastoral, historical and genuinely hospitable. What's unexpected is its unique German flavor, rooted deep as a Texas oak.



The Deluxe Corner King room at Hotel Icon in Houston, Texas

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The dining room of Le Mistral restaurant in Houston, Texas

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Independence Plaza at Space Center Houston in Texas

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Houston's well-recorded horizon is a shimmering vision of progress that towers over the historic remnants of the Bayou City's humble beginnings. Just outside of urban areas, however, the local landscape is bathed in vivid colors, thanks to a tropical climate.

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A guest room at Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas

Hotel Derek

In a city known for corporate meetings run by cowboy boot-clad executives — as well as for an opulent style dictated by Enron-esque incomes — Hotel Derek stands out. First, there is the premise. Designer Dayna Lee, of Sting concert and Kevin Costner film fame, fashioned the hotel's style out of the whims and tastes of a fictitious, aging rock star: Derek.



The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas

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The dining room at Liberty Bar in San Antonio, Texas

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The Riverview Double Bed Connecting Room at Omni La Mansion del Rio in San Antonio, Texas

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Prior to becoming a state, Texas was a republic. Today the Daughters of the Republic care for historical landmarks, and their number one priority is the Alamo. Home to this legendary point of interest, San Antonio is one of the most charming places to experience the Lone Star State's colorful history.

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The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

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Follow the historic trail of the Spanish missionaries and explore this charming city, which beautifully marries the rich cultures of Indians, Old Mexico, German immigrants, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South.



The Well & Being Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

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Texas is more than cowboys, barbecue and tumbleweeds — the Lone Star State takes its spas as seriously as its football. Well ... almost. Whether you're heading to Dallas, Irving, Houston or Austin, you'll find some of the world's best spas.