Attractions

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 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 Nature Reserve in Brownsville

Sabal Palm Sanctuary

The only palm tree native to Texas grows at this 557-acre sanctuary, operated by a foundation for the National Audubon Society. It sits in a bend of the Rio Grande River that was never plowed under. It's a lush, bea…
Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum

No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas g…
Top Choice Waterfront in San Antonio

River Walk

A little slice of Europe in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the River Walk is an essential part of the San Antonio experience. This is no ordinary riverfront, but a charming canal and pedestrian street that is 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 and you might notice some of the visitors getting d…
Park in Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore

The 60 southern miles of 'North' Padre Island that lie outside Corpus Christi city limits are all a protected part of the Padre Island National Seashore. Endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtles nest in the park and are c…
Park in Hill Country

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

What's so enchanting about a rock, you might ask? Well, when you see the dome of pink granite dating from the Proterozoic era rising 425ft above ground – one of the largest batholiths in the US – you certainly know …