As the second largest state in the US, Texas enjoys a sweeping landscape of deserts, mountain ranges and thriving city centres. Head to the hills for a bicycle ride or visit one of the area’s many sandy beaches for a spot of sunbathing.
On your Texas bed and breakfast stay, you can do everything from sampling the simple country life to partying until the sun comes up in one of Texas’s sophisticated Houston nightclubs.
Wherever you decide to visit, in Texas you’re guaranteed a hearty Southern greeting. Start your day with a home-cooked breakfast before visiting the sights and attractions of the Lone Star state. Many B&Bs offer free Wi-Fi, a private bath and the latest in modern technology such as iPod docking points and flatscreen TVs.
Many Texan attractions are just a short walk away from your bed and breakfast accommodation, so why not make the most of your time here and visit them all? Pay a visit to the Alamo, an 18th-century fort which became famous during the Texan War of Independence, and don’t forget to look out from the window of the Sixth Floor Museum; a museum which details the life of President John F. Kennedy.
Buffalo wings, ranch dressing and slow-cooked steaks are just some of the many delicacies to be sampled from this region. You’ll also find exceptional Tex-Mex food on offer, as well as other South American cuisine such as creamy Dulce de Leche.
Enjoy a traditional stack of ribs in rich Southern-style BBQ sauce, or enjoy some of the best international cuisine at metropolises such as Dallas and Houston. If you’re after a light snack, grab a bite from one of the many artisan coffee huts and pop up shacks in the city.
A visit to the Lone Star state is not complete without a visit to the rodeo. The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo in Alpine is one of the best, with swash-buckling sideshows and real cowboys managing the herd.
If you’re visiting during summer, make sure you don’t miss out on the many festivals which come to town. For something a little different, why don’t you try the Ice Cream Festival in Austin? Along with oodles of frozen desserts, here you’ll find live music, climbing walls and dunk tanks for the kids!