The Lone Star State is one of the fastest growing states in the Union. From Dallas and Houston to San Antonio and Austin, Texas is home to over 27 million residents. With its capital in Austin, the State Governor is Greg Abbott and Senators include Ted Cruz, Republican, and John Cornyn, Republican.
As the largest state in the Southern US, the Lone Star State is home to several deserts and cities. It is also known for its pine forests and many rivers, including the Rio Grande. This, of course, is the river that forms the border with Mexico. As its largest city, Houston is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases works by popular Impressionist and Renaissance painters.
Houston also holds the annual Wings Over Houston show, which features the Blue Angels and other popular flying and jet teams. From aviation displays to fireworks and vintage World War 1 and World War II planes, this event attracts guests and visitors from all over the state and region.
Houston is also known as Space City due to NASA in nearby Clear Lake. For years, many tourists have gone to NASA to see the amazing shuttles and rockets that have been launched into space. In fact, the area is also home to the famous Johnson Space Center, which showcases a full range of space exploration displays and much more.
Austin is known for its amazing and unique music scene. From Sixth Street to the South by Southwest Annual festival, the state capital plays hosts to countless tourists, guests, and locals each year. Austin is also home to the State Capital House, as well as the LBJ Presidential Library.
San Antonio features the famous River Walk, which is blanketed by countless hotels, shopping venues, and fine dining establishments. The River actually runs through the city, which guests and patrons can enjoy via guided tour boats. San Antonio is also home to the famous landmark, The Alamo. Thousands of visitors pour into San Antonio each year to visit the Alamo and learn more about the history of the Lone Star State and region as a whole.
Texans also love their sports and outdoor barbecues. From the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans to college football and basketball teams, the Lone Star State is home to some of the top teams and leagues in the nation. No truer is this than when it comes to college football, and especially the rivalries between A and M and the Longhorns. The same can also be said for soccer, which is played on all levels throughout the state.
Whether for sports, entertainment, or its low cost of living, this incredible state simply has something for everyone. For more information, simply contact the State Tourism Board to plan your visit today.