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    San Antonio

    Texas, USA
    179 reviews

    San Antonio, Texas is the second largest city in Texas with over one and a quarter million people. It is the seventh largest city in America. I love the city, and for a tourist there is so much to see! The Alamo, the Riverwalk, the beautiful architecture, Sea World, and the list goes on!

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    Houston

    Texas, USA
    236 reviews

    Houston is the largest city in Texas, and the fourth largest city in the USA, with a population of over two million people. It was founded in 1837 and named after the father of Texas Independence, General Sam Houston.

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    Galveston

    Texas, USA
    40 reviews

    So much to see and do -- something for everyone. There are special events almost every weekend. www.galveston.com has great info.

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    Corpus Christi

    Texas, USA
    33 reviews

    Corpus Christi, Texas was founded as a trading post in 1839, and it has a population now of just under a half million people. I loved the city, especially it's quaint Irishtown, where they have moved many of the old majestic houses built in the 19th or early 20th century. I have been to Corpus on three occasions, and I ...

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    Marfa

    Texas, USA
    7 reviews

    Marfa is an amazing city. I've seen nothing like it. It's a very small town. You don't really need a car to get around it, just a bike or your feet. For such a small town, there's so much to do with lots of shops, places to eat, and great scenery. It's a great central location too for the major ...

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    Fredericksburg

    Texas, USA
    20 reviews

    A wonderful little town founded by German immigrants in 1846. Admiral Nimitz, the Commander of American Naval Forces in the Pacific theatre was born and raised in this town.

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    Dallas

    Texas, USA
    216 reviews

    If it wasn't for the friendly Texans (I'm excluding the drug pushers at the Greyhound Bus Station), downtown Dallas could be your typical anonymous metropolis. Thankfully, with attractions like Gilley's (a good place to get yer two step on) and Deep Ellum (for those more into alt-country or anything other than the mainstream), Dallas's ambitious skyline, jutting up from the ...

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    Marshall

    Texas, USA
    5 reviews

    Small town with a few antiques shops but not a lot. A few cafes. The courthouse is spectacular and some interesting architecture.

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    Beaumont

    Texas, USA
    3 reviews

    For for a complete list ofthings to do, eateries, museums & accomdations, check out the Beaumont CVB's website: www.beaumontcvb.com

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    Jefferson

    Texas, USA
    5 reviews

    Quaint and historic small town worth a pop in on 59. Some antiques stores and really quite historic.

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    Smithville

    Texas, USA
    2 reviews

    Down by the banks of the Colorado River in Bastrop County, you'll find typical small town Texas with an atypical Hollywood background. Tiny Smithville (Pop. 3,817), has seen more than it's fare share of tinseltown fare. Fans of Terrence Malick will well know that his far reaching slice of Americana, 'The Tree of Life' was filmed here (doubling for Malick's ...

  • 12

    Austin

    Texas, USA
    265 reviews

    I can't even begin to describe how much I love Austin. I've lived here on and off for about 10 years (the "off" portions being involuntary). It's a great place for food, the outdoors, music, and culture, as well as families and much more. Oh, and are you a dog lover? You'll fit right in.

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    Fort Worth

    Texas, USA
    53 reviews

    Fort Worth is one of the great Texas cities. The local museums are outstanding and could rival any in NYC. It's an old cowtown. So you can find a lot of cowboy themed adventures here as well a really good steak. It's stones throw from Dallas too, but you won't need to stray far. All the fun you'll need can ...

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    El Paso

    Texas, USA
    34 reviews

    El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas, with an estimated population of just over six-hundred and fifty thousand people. It is a very interesting town, with a lot of historical sites.

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    Spring

    Texas, USA
    4 reviews

    I loved this quaint, little town, and look forward to going back next time I'm in Texas.

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    Arlington

    Texas, USA
    18 reviews

    This city is located in the Dallas-Forth Worth mega area. It contains some sites worth seeing including Cowboy Stadium and Six Flags.

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    Granbury

    Texas, USA
    1 review

    This town is beautiful! They have a nice little square in the middle of town that offers plenty of tourist shops. There is also a park that includes a walking trail that takes around the whole town. Granbury is also locted 30 minutes outside of Fort Worth, and only an hour outside of Dallas!!!

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    South Padre Island

    Texas, USA
    20 reviews

    We live here 6 - 7 months every year and enjoy every minute fishing, walking the beach or just hanging out.

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    New Braunfels

    Texas, USA
    5 reviews

    New Braunfels is a great small Texas town. Two rivers snake through the town, making it a great place for the outdoors and for people who love water sports. The food is excellent here, the town being started by German settlers. German festivals take place in New Braunfels, and if you like German beer, you won't want to miss out.

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    College Station

    Texas, USA
    4 reviews
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