Explore Texas and journey through some if its iconic landmarks. Visit cosmopolitan Dallas and the lively and colourful San Antonio, then contrast them with the incredibly tranquil Big Bend National Park. Stop off at Bandera, known as the 'Cowboy Capital of the World' and explore Space City, USA, Houston.
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The Big D is brash, stylish and cosmopolitan, a city with a well earned reputation for fashion, luxury shopping and flashy prosperity. With one of the world’s most impressive collections of 20th Century architecture, its soaring modern skyscrapers and palatial mansions are anything but subtle. Yet Dallas as a city possesses a Southern grace, Texas style. Its districts, from soulful Deep Ellum to eclectic Victory Park, add range and texture to the Dallas urban experience. With world-class performing arts groups, a vibrant culinary culture and the Dallas Cowboys, the city is full of discoveries.
Distance: 240 miles
Other Houston highlights include the historic Market Square Park, Sam Houston Historical Park and the amazing Galleria Mall.
Distance: 197 miles
Understand its significance by first visiting the Alamo IMAX theatre in the downtown area where the story is recounted in graphic detail. Then journey out to the Alamo itself and contrast today's tranquillity with the bloodshed of yesteryear. Cross from here to the San Antonio Riverwalk and Rivercentre. There are cruises along the San Antonio River which take you through Paseo del Rio and its endless assortment of shops and restaurants. Other attractions include Sea World of Texas and the Hertzberg Circus Collection.
Distance: 53 miles
Head for the hills today and Bandera County, here you are in ranch country.
We love The Mayan Dude Ranch, it gives you a feel of the real West with its rustic cabin accommodations all comfortably equipped for two to four persons with bathroom ensuite. There are activities for all the family - hayrides, tennis, swimming and country dancing among them.
Two hours riding in the gentle western style is included each day so you can enjoy the beauty of the hill country along trails set amid breathtaking scenery. Our rates also include three meals a day, but if you wish for a change of scene the town of Bandera is a short drive away and has a number of restaurants, cowboy bars and local attractions.
Distance: 276 miles
Distance: 155 miles
Big Bend National Park encompasses over 1,100 square miles of vast desert basins and majestic mountains rising from the desert floor. Your accommodation is in the heart of the park and you might wish to begin with the quarter mile self-guided Window View Trail at Chisos Basin.
A trip along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive will give you a taste of the Chihuahuan Desert and will lead you to the Rio Grande. There are scenic overlooks and exhibits all the way. A highlight of the trip is the short walk into the Santa Elena Canyon - one of the park's most beautiful natural wonders.
Distance: 122 miles
Linger today in the National Park taking the opportunity to explore on foot some of the many easy walks and roadside exhibits before making your way north to the attractive town of Alpine.
Set at an altitude of almost a mile above sea level, Alpine enjoys low humidity and cool summer nights and provides a base from which to explore Fort Davis where through time Indians, bandits, soldiers and ranchers have created a community rich in history and culture. Alternatively, at the McDonald Observatory you can see one of the world's major astronomy research facilities and view exhibits and an orientation video
Distance: 335 miles
Distance: 155 miles