Introducing Gulf Coast, Beaumont & South Texas
OK, although the hills in south-central Texas are more like molehills than mounts, they – and the rivers that flow through – are the defining factor in the region. Dotting Hill Country are small Texasy towns that show the influence of early German and Czech settlers. Here you can eat great BBQ, dance across an old wooden floor or spend a lazy day floating on the river. To the north is the state capital of Austin, where music, music and more music is on the bill. Eighty miles south, major metropolitan centre San Antonio is home of the Alamo, and the festive Riverwalk bars and restaurants. If you want to get to the heart of Texas in a short time, south-central is the way to go.