Top Choice Beach in Port Aransas

IB Magee Beach Park

The main access point to this county-run park is via Beach St (try to remember that). The park has rest rooms, the Horace Caldwell fishing pier and seasonal concession stands. Parking your car on the sand may requir…
Top Choice Museum in Abilene

Frontier Texas!

Reason enough to stop if you're anyplace near Abilene, Frontier Texas! makes 100 years of frontier history (1780–1880) possibly more interesting than the real thing. The museum also serves as the main visitor inform…
Top Choice Museum in Canyon

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The many ways to skin a buffalo is but one of the myriad highlights of this magnificent museum, a Texas plains must-see. You can hit the highlights in an hour or easily lose a day.
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…
Top Choice Historic Building in Waxahachie

Ellis County Courthouse

This stunner of a courthouse uses every Romanesque trick in the book to awe you. The pink granite and red limestone are magnificent and a recent restoration has only added sheen to the splendor. On weekdays you can…
Top Choice Railroad in Grapevine

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine's own historic railroad runs tourist trains to and from Fort Worth. The ride takes 90 minutes one-way and you have about 90 minutes in Fort Worth. Extra cash gets you air-con in first class or a ride in t…
Museum in Austin

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

This is no dusty old historical museum. Big, glitzy and still relatively new, it shows off the Lone Star State's history, all the way from when it used to be part of Mexico up to the present, with high-tech interact…
Bridge in Austin

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. It's become an Austin tradition to sit on the grassy banks and watch as the bats swarm out to fe…
TV Location in North of Dallas & Fort Worth

Southfork Ranch

Who shot JR? Locals certainly no longer care (the TV drama Dallas was cancelled in 1992), but that doesn't stop interstate and international visitors from driving 20 miles north from Dallas to Southfork Ranch. If yo…