By Darren Griffiths

Exploring the Lone Star State: Must-Visit Texas Cities and Attractions

26th September 2023

With a state that has a motto of “go big or go home”, it’s only natural to expect a lot from Texas. It’s geographically huge and huge in personality but what about the sights and attractions? For those looking for the perfect holiday destination within the United States, Texas can offer a little something for everyone it seems. Here we’ll take a look at some of the must-visit Texas cities and attractions to help you create the ideal travel itinerary. 


Houston has plenty to offer visitors, but it’s most well-known for being a foodie destination. For those with a love of all things barbecue, Houston is the place to be. You’ll find plenty of fabulous dining locations from casual barbecue joints to a high-end dining experience. 

These places are also worth visiting while in Houston:

  • Art Car Museum
  • Space Center Houston
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Houston Zoo
  • Children’s Museum Houston
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center

If you are flying into Houston, you can also take advantage of reasonable rates, allowing you to use the money saved on exploring instead.

San Antonio

Where San Antonio excels is in offering a historic look into Texas. It’s here you’ll find The Alamo, which is more than just a Texas landmark, it’s also an important piece in American history. It’s also a great place for those who like to be active on holidays, with plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, hiking and more. For those who love golfing while on holiday, San Antonio offers up a few top-rated courses worth checking out.

Other top attractions in San Antonio include:

  • Morgan’s Wonderland
  • The DoSeum
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort
  • The Witte Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center

The only negative here in San Antonio is that there is so much to do, visitors will have a hard time narrowing down their list.


Austin has built quite a reputation for being a very friendly and welcoming city, which makes it another fabulous destination for travelers. Austin fully embraces its natural beauty, incredible cuisine and lively cultural scene. It is meant for those who love to explore the outdoors and attractions that feel unique and quirky.

To experience the many sights and attractions, you may want to look into the guided tour options with all different themes including food, history, and haunted locations.


Galveston offers travelers a unique taste of Texas as this is an island city that is located on the Gulf Coast. If you’re after a relaxed beachside atmosphere, Galveston can deliver. At the same time, you can check out the many restaurants and amusement rides at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier when you are feeling a bit adventurous. Perfect for just a couple of days, or a longer stay, Galveston shouldn’t be overlooked.


Those wanting a taste of the big city life can find it in Dallas. This is truly the heart of the “go big or go home” mantra, as Dallas is a massive metropolis. There is no shortage of attractions here, as well as historic locations to discover. Prepare to do a lot of sightseeing though, so you need to have comfortable walking shoes and plenty of energy.

Top sights and attractions worth visiting in Dallas include:

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • The Dallas World Aquarium
  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Reunion Tower
  • Dallas Zoo

No matter what you end up doing while visiting Texas, one thing is for sure, and that’s the fact this state doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fun and excitement.