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About Texas

Texas is famous for its larger-than-life personality. Whether you're exploring the state's 600 miles of coastline, getting a taste of the original Tex-Mex, or tracking down some of more than 13,000 State Historical Markers, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience in The Lone Star State. Vacation rentals in Texas are as expansive as you'd expect in a state where everything seems a little bigger. Five-bedroom rental homes or roomy apartments for five are the norm, so you can bring everyone along for a memorable escape.
South Central
South Central Texas is home to major destinations like Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. You can visit the Alamo, the Space Center Houston, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, or the Austin Aquarium. This area is one of the most popular for tourists, with family-friendly highlights that easily cater to visitors of all ages. Check out the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels and see why the Travel Channel listed it among the best in the country.
In East Texas, you'll find a bit of Louisiana's bayou flavor spilling over. Stop in Beaumont and visit four species of crocodiles and more than 350 alligators in Gator Country, or take to the water kayaking the Cook's Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail. If you like to shop, join the thousands who pour into Canton for First Monday Trade Days to find collectors, antique dealers, and craftsmen with distinctive offerings. You'll find the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, and the American Freedom Museum in Bullard.
North Central
North Central Texas is best known for the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Settle in to a Dallas apartment rental and you can spend your visit exploring major attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Sixth Floor Museum where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have taken his shot at President John F. Kennedy. Fort Worth offers the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, and Fort Worth Water Gardens.
Visit West Texas and you'll find historic destinations like El Paso, bordering the Chihuahuan Desert. Visit the Concordia Cemetery, founded in 1853, or walk El Paso's Mission Trail, dotted with adobe churches and dating back 400 years. Lubbock channels the rural feel of the area with highlights like the Bayer Museum of Agriculture and Prairie Dog Town. You'll also find numerous wineries offering tours and tastings.
Abilene offers a distinctly whimsical feel. Known at the Official Storybook Capital of Texas, the city has 23 sculptures featuring beloved storybook characters like the Cat in the Hat, Dinosaur Bob, and Seymour from the "Can You See What I See?" series. Head outside the city to explore Fort Phantom Hill's ruins of an 1851 Army post.
If your wanderlust is drawing you south, explore Texas's stunning cities and vibrant towns for your trip. With everything from Gulf Coast spas to wild rodeos, you can satisfy any travel itch in this state. The perfect Texas vacation rental will give you a chance to call this state home and try on the feel of being a bit of a Texan yourself.
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