What’s It Really Like in Texas?
My first response to this questions is ‘it depends on where in Texas you’re asking about.’ Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio are all completely different from each other.
Dallas is all concrete, big hair and cowboy boots. It has J.R., the Dallas Cowboys and big, fancy shopping centres. Dallas is to be avoided as Fort Worth is a MUCH better place to visit. If you want a glimpse at old-time Texas, visit Forth Worth.
Houston is humid year round, has miles and miles of strip malls and horrific traffic. It has the Gulf Coast nearby if you want brown water and brown sand to call ‘a day at the beach’. It does have N.A.S.A. which is still pretty awesome but I don’t think they do the tours they once did… It’s all now in Florida.
San Antonio has a great Mexican culture, with lots of Texas history the city proudly displays. The Riverwalk is a great place to go with rockin’ margaritas. Sadly, there’s also lots of concrete to get to downtown and it’s just not that pretty.
Austin is unique. It’s laid back. It’s cool. It’s hip (or hippy, depending on where you go). It’s green. It boasts a lot of trails for hike and biking – around the city – and like the rest of Texas, lots of concrete too. Austin has 6th street, which is great music for the college crowd, or 4th Street and SoCo if you’re out of college but still want a bit of the downtown vibe.
I know all of these places but the only place I’d recommend visiting is Austin with a day-trip to San Antonio thrown in.