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TRAVEL GUIDE: TEXAS


As the biggest state in the continental U.S., Texas is committed to making everything within its borders bigger and better — so get ready for a good time. 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.


AUSTIN

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EPICUREAN AUSTIN
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A CAPITAL RETREAT
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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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DALLAS

SLEEP AND THE CITY
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JUST DO IT
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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.
Downtown Dallas at night

BIG FUN IN BIG D
72 Hours in Dallas

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.


FREDERICKSBURG

WILLKOMMEN TO THE WINE TRAIL
Texas Hill Country

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.


GALVESTON

A room at Hotel Galvez and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
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HOUSTON

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HIGH ENERGY HOUSTON
72-Hour Vacation

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.

17 Restaurant at The Sam Houston Hotel TOP 10 BRUNCH HOTELS
17 Restaurant at The Sam Houston Hotel

17's three-course Sunday brunch is deceptively simple. Opening options include rock shrimp tacos spiced with cucumber salsa, which can be followed by duck hash. Dessert poses a happy dilemma: your choice of crème caramel, sticky toffee pudding with ginger ice cream or banana ice box pie with hot fudge.

BIG CITY DIGS
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.

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SAN ANTONIO
SLEEPING IN
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REMEMBER THE ALAMO
Hotel feature: La Mansion del Rio

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 the historic Alamo, San Antonio is one of the most charming places to experience the Lone Star State's colorful history.

72-HOUR VACATION
San Antonio

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.

A view of the Alamo at dusk




AROUND TEXAS

The Tremont House, one of our Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide TOP 10 VALUE HOTELS WORLDWIDE
The Tremont House

A four-story atrium, ironwork balconies and bridges, and birdcage elevators lend to the Victorian ambiance at this Galveston Island hotel. Nestled in the heart of the Strand Historic District, Tremont House is just minutes from scores of shops, galleries, restaurants and historic attractions.

LONE STAR LUXURY
Texas's Top Spas

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.

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