Attractions

Top Choice Waterfront in San Antonio

River Walk

A little slice of Europe in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the 15-mile River Walk is an essential part of the San Antonio experience. This is no ordinary riverfront, but a charming canal and pedestrian street th…
Top Choice Historic Building in San Antonio

The Alamo

Find out why the story of the Alamo can rouse a Texan’s sense of state pride like few other things. For many, it’s not so much a tourist attraction as a pilgrimage – you might notice some of visitors getting downrig…
Top Choice Historic Building in Downtown

Texas State Capitol

Built in 1888 from sunset-red granite, this state capitol is the largest in the US, backing up the ubiquitous claim that everything is bigger in Texas. If nothing else, take a peek at the lovely rotunda – be sure to…
Top Choice Museum in Marfa

Chinati Foundation Museum

As you step inside the historic artillery shed, with its enormous windows, sweeping desert views and sun-dappled aluminum boxes, the Marfa hoopla suddenly makes sense. Artist Donald Judd single-handedly put Marfa on…
Top Choice Park in Hill Country

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

What's so enchanting about a rock? Well, when you see the pink granite dome dating from the Proterozoic era rising 425ft above ground – one of the largest batholiths in the US – you'll know you're not looking at any…
Top Choice Observatory in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

McDonald Observatory

Free from the light pollution of big cities, the middle of west Texas has some of the clearest and darkest skies in North America, making it the perfect spot for an observatory. Some of the world's biggest telescope…
Top Choice Bridge in Downtown

Bat Colony Under Congress Ave Bridge

Every year up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats make their home upon a platform beneath the Congress Ave Bridge, forming the largest urban bat colony in North America. It's become an Austin tradition to sit on…
Top Choice Museum in El Paso

El Paso Museum of Art

This thoroughly enjoyable museum is in a former Greyhound station. They'd want us to brag about their Italian Madonna and Child (c 1200), but the Southwestern art is terrific, and the engaging modern pieces round ou…
Top Choice Museum in Clear Lake & Around

Space Center Houston

Dream of a moon landing? You can hardly get closer than at the official visitor center and theme park–esque museum next to NASA's Johnson Space Center. The 90-minute tram tour of the center itself includes the histo…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in The Coastal Bend

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

For birdwatchers the nearly 115,000-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is the premier site on the Texas coast – especially to spot whooping cranes, of which only 15 once remained in the wild. Bird numbers peak du…