Big State, Friendly People
|It's the biggest state in the continental United States, so it's no surprise to hear claims that everything's bigger in Texas - wide open ranges, beautiful big skies, even the generous portions served at chili cook-offs. But the biggest part of The Lone Star State is its heart. Texan hospitality is legendary. The people here are some of the nicest, friendliest folks you'll meet anywhere.|
|Travel through Texas Hill Country, where brooks babble and the bluebonnets bloom, and you'll get a big Texas welcome at roadside stands selling fresh produce and family-owned eateries dishing up home-cooked goodness. Enjoy a slice of blueberry pie or a thick slab of Texas French toast while you dine in an outdoor café overlooking flower-covered hills. You'll see people having such a good time tubing down rivers that you'll want to jump in and join them. |
Every region offers plenty of recreational opportunities. In the west, where the cowboys ride, you'll find great plains, rugged mountains, and vast deserts to explore. The Texas Gulf Coast offers miles of quiet beaches and nature trails. The woods of eastern Texas, reminiscent of what you'd find in the Deep South, invite outdoor enthusiasts to fish, hike, camp, observe wildlife, or simply watch the leaves change color.
From the Gulf of Mexico to Oklahoma, from the Rio Grande to Louisiana, Texas offers plenty of historical and natural sites to see. Whether you're paying tribute to the heroism at The Alamo, exploring mountains and canyons in the west, canoeing along peaceful rivers in the east, or enjoying the heart of Texas and its lovely hill country, you can be sure that you'll see plenty of friendly faces along the way.