Holidays to Texas
Texas, second largest state in the US, is home to an estimated 16-million cattle. It has often been said – usually by Texans - that everything is bigger and better in Texas, but take a holiday to Texas and explore the state and you will probably tend to agree with them!
Think of the Lone Star State and most people think of gun-toting Texas cowboys and 10-gallon hats, rodeos, rough oilmen and dusty desert. There is no doubt that if you holiday in Texas for long enough you will see all of these stereotypes, but during your Texas holiday you will also see a variety of stunning landscapes that change from dark pine woods, to rolling hills and sparse beautiful desert and finally to sparkling coastline and fabulous beaches.
On your holiday you will be able to delight in Texas’ cosmopolitan cities where it is possible to swap the bright lights for a day on a Texas ranch, or soak up culture at a world-class art gallery before taking a stroll through a scenic park.
Most people are aware of the Texas oil industry, but you may be surprised to discover that the state has one of the country's biggest wine-growing regions too. There’s also world-class bird-watching, hiking, biking, kayaking or even camel trekking.
Whatever it is that brings you to Texas, whether it be space flight or rodeo riding, and wherever you plan on travelling in this great state, you can be sure that someone will be ready to greet you with a big ‘ole smile and a friendly "Howdy!" to make you feel welcome! You see, the word Texas is a corruption of a Native American Caddo Indian means "friend" and friendliness is something that Texans have plenty of!
The Texas Regions
Texas comprises 5 distinct regions:
East Texas: East Texas is located on the border of Louisiana is filled with hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams, making it a fisherman's paradise. It also has the Blackland Prairies, 12 million acres of grassland used for cattle grazing and covered in wild flowers during the early spring. Tyler is known as the rose capitol of Texas and during March and April you will find wonderful displays of roses and azaleas.
Also referred to as “Hill Country” this region includes Dallas-Ft. Worth and also the state's capital of Austin. The land is dotted with woods, lakes, rivers and caves.
The Texas Panhandle is the very northern section of the state and is made up of sweeping plains and majestic mesas and other rocky outcrops. This area is used mostly for cattle and sheep grazing as well as mining and oil drilling.
West Texas is beautiful but harsh cactus land that divides the border between Mexico and New Mexico. For unforgettable desert beauty visit Big Bend National Park, southeast of El Paso.
Bon Voyage have been planning and arranging Texas holidays since 1979. Allow Bon Voyage to tailor make an unforgettable Texas holiday adventure through this vast state, with the quality and service you expect, and at great value prices. We know the best places to stay, how long you should stay in each place, and the best time of year to visit. Call us, and we'll plan you a fabulous Texas holiday that you'll never forget.
Route 66 - The Classic Tour
Route 66 - The Mother Road
Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour - As featured 'Sunday Times Hot 100 Holidays'
USA Rail Holiday - Texas Discovery
The Heart of Texas
Texas and Louisiana Adventure
America's Sunny Southern Seacoast
Route 66 - Shorter Eleven Night Holiday
Route 66 - Three Week Extended Road Trip
Route 33 Fly-Drive Holiday
Texas - Adventures in the Lone Star State - Trafalgar Escorted Holiday
Coast to Coast, USA by Car...
Dallas Fort Worth
Big Bend National Park
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Billy Bob's Texas
Seaworld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Natural Bridge Caverns
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Houston Space Centre
John F. Kennnedy in Dallas
Austin’s Music Scene
Buying Boots in El Paso
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
Texas – the Stage Show
Only in America – Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Only in America - Stanley Marsh 3's Public Art, Amarillo, Texas
Cadillac Ranch, Route 66 - Texas
MidPoint Cafe, Route 66 - Texas
The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Route 66 - Texas
Leaning Water Tower, Route 66- Texas
Destination - Texas and Route 66
Amarillo - Texas and Route 66
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford