Published on May 1st, 2013 | by admin0
Top Five Fun Tourist Destinations in Southeastern Texas
Southeastern Texas includes the cities of Austin, San Antonio and Houston. It also includes the Gulf Coast. It has a rich and diverse cultural heritage, and is a popular and fun spot for enthusiastic visitors from around the world. Here are some of the top tourist spots in Southeastern Texas:
1. Downtown Austin
In Austin, called the “Live Music Capital of America,” you can find every genre of music in any given night in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, especially the area around Sixth Street. The city holds a musical festival called “South by Southwest,” the largest musical festival in the world, in mid-March.
2. The Alamo
This is probably one of the most important places to be in Texas, historically speaking. If you know some history, you will remember that it was at The Alamo that the epic Texan War for Independence from Mexico took place. Even though Texas technically lost the war, at least it did lead to them gaining the sympathy of America. You can visit The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
3. The Johnson Space Center
If you are a space/gadget lover, the Houston center would be your ideal tourist location. You can gain firsthand information about the whole space travel business and the workings of the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). If you are interested in this, remember to book well in advance, as there are only twelve tickets available each day. Once there, you should take the level nine tour to see NASA up close and personal.
4. Padre Island National Seashore
This island is off the eastern shores of Corpus Christi and is the world’s longest undeveloped barrier island. The islands have a combined total of 90 miles of beaches. You can fish, dine on seafood at the T-Head marina while watching sailboats on the sea, or watch seabirds at the South Padre Island World Birding Center. In October, the island’s annual Sand Castle Days draws tourists to the beach to see professional and amateur sand sculptor works, while the January Kit Fest draws visitors’ eyes to the sky, where colorful kites ride the breezes in the hands of expert kite flyers.
5. Hill Country
Between and to the west of San Antonio and Austin is Hill Country, where the Texan native breweries and wineries are living and still speak the colloquial German of their ancestors. New Braunfels is the home of the three-mile, spring-fed Comal River where locals lie in rented inner tubes and drink beer while floating down the river.
These are five mouth-watering spots you can find in Southeastern Texas. If you plan on taking a vacation (and aren’t yet sure of a suitable vacation spot), keep Southeastern Texas on your list of options, you won’t be disappointed. Book a flight, and have the ride of your life!