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29th October 2019

USA – A Texan road trip is a real adventure

 The adventure starts in Houston which has emerged as one of the great cities of the 21st century. Head to Bayou Place for great food and entertainment and definitely visit NASA.

Johnson Space Centre in Houston

NASA’s Johnson Space Centre houses the historical Mission Control Centre and the International Space Station mock-up facility where Astronauts receive their training. A three-day duration is ideal for Houston and allows you to also take in Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and to witness the incredible emergence of 250,000 bats at dusk under the Waugh Bridge. The Aquarium, Hermann Park and the Children’s Museum of Houston are also worth a visit. 

From Houston head to San Antonio. From the Missions to the Hill Country, San Antonio offers so many things for visitors to see and do, ranging from major theme parks to the River Walk lined with restaurants, patios, galleries and shops. 

River walk – San Antonio

Next stop Bandera. Known as the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’ this small town in Texas Hill country is the perfect place to stay and get a real taste of ranch life. Take up horse riding at a nearby dude ranch and if you travel there in May, you could experience a real-life Rodeo. 

Cowboy country

Continue to Austin which is a must on your trip and the state capital of Texas. A bustling university town known for its thriving music scene, Austin is often voted the best musical city in the States. Three days here is enough to experience the weird, wild and wacky in this great town. There is so much to see from the Cathedral of Junk to an Austin Duck Tour and you can’t leave Austin without experiencing one of their fabulous BBQ joints. Kayaking, cycling and horse riding are all great experiences in Austin. 

Duck Tours amphibious bus in Austin

Dallas is a vibrant and sophisticated city and a necessary inclusion on any itinerary. With more restaurants per capita than New York this city is a culinary treat too. If you are looking for an all-American experience grab some tickets for a Rangers game and head to Wild Bills Western Store for a seriously Texan shopping experience. 

Don’t come home without some boots from Wild Bill’s Western Store, Dallas

Huntsville is worthy of a visit and is a beautiful and diverse area rich in history, culture and outdoorsy fun. With a historic downtown square full of unique eateries and boutique shopping – it’s an easy-going place to explore. Visit the Texas prison museum, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Huntsville State Park. 

Galveston is the perfect place to relax and to round off your Texan adventure – but with loads to do if you’re not the relaxing type! With many museums, art galleries, historic homes and beaches, there is something here for the whole family. 

We work closely with our specialist USA partners to tailor make your perfect itinerary. Do give us a call to discuss your next adventure. 

By Nicky Banin
29th October 2019