Top Cities To Visit In Texas

You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas. This rings true for the state itself, and its cities. If you’re only staying in Texas for a short period of time or in one region, it’s important to know the best cities to visit. Here are the top cities in Texas to visit for a vacation.

Port Aransas

As the only town on Mustang Island, Port Aransas is one of the most unique places to visit in the lone star state. Port Aransas allows you to enjoy island life without leaving the state. People in the city are big on beaches, the city is surrounded by them and other popular beach destinations like Padre and San Jose Islands. Port Aransas is known for its beach activities like stand up paddleboarding, boating, dolphin viewing, and some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Port Aransas vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy all the city has to offer while staying nearby.

San Antonio

One of the more popular Texas cities to visit, San Antonio is home to The Alamo. If you’re looking to explore Spanish culture and history, The Alamo Mission is an important landmark in Spanish history and played a role in the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Explore the San Antonio Riverwalk where you can visit museums, go shopping, explore old Spanish missions, and eat delicious food while enjoying Cypress lined river views. If you’re in the mood for a thrill, check out the San Antonio Six Flags or Seaworld.


Another island city, Galveston is the place if you’re looking to experience a city that has it all. The beaches of Galveston are a can’t miss, including Galveston Island Park for birding, kayaking, and fishing.  There are even fireworks on the beach every Sunday in the summer. The Historic Pleasure Pier was built in the 1940s and is a classic boardwalk that offers rollercoasters, water rides, and an array of restaurants. Galveston is really known for Moody Gardens. It’s like an amusement park but has a museum, boat rides, and glass pyramids that house rainforest and marine animals.


If you love wildlife, Tyler is the place to visit. It’s home to the Caldwell Zoo that features over 2,000 animals from all over the world. If you need more animal viewing while you’re there, The Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge has over 40 rescued big cats and is dedicated to educating the public on conservation. The Tyler State Park is a great place to visit if you’re in the mood for hiking, biking, fishing and swimming in the spring fed lake. To end a trip to Tyler, The Tyler Rose Garden is open all day every day and displays 14 acres of beautiful roses.

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