The first thing you may notice about Texas
when studying it on a map is its large size.
The second largest state in the Union, after Alaska,
Texas abounds with things to do and places to see.
The Lonestar State is, according to the Texas tourism
advertisements, "like a whole other country".
Perhaps Texans revere the notion that they were
just one of four states to be an independent nation
before statehood, and the state prides itself on
its size, its history and its Tex-Mex culture.
Visitors to Texas will find a wealth of options
for Texas hotels, ranging across the board when
it comes to budget, and surely with a state this
size, you will tire at some point and need to recharge.
If you have rented a car in Texas, trying to drive
from point A to point B could take a long while,
so it's good to know that there are usually
a good selection of Texas hotels to choose from
wherever you may find yourself.
If you are flying into Texas, chances are you
will be arriving either in Dallas-Ft.
Worth or in Houston,
as the state's two largest airports are found
in these locations. However, cities such as San
Antonio and the state capital of Austin have fully functional airports as well, and if one
of those cities is where you are headed, you might
choose to fly in directly for convenience.
Being the large metropolises that they are, both
Dallas and Houston have plenty of Texas hotels to
choose from, whether you are looking to spend a
little or a lot. If you are looking for the
ultimate in convenience when flying into Dallas,
you could opt for one of the Dallas TX Hotel choices
that are found near the airport. You can find
some of the best cheap hotels in Texas near the
airports, and if you are weary from your plane trip,
they might be the best Dallas TX Hotel options for
your first night. If you are exploring downtown
Dallas to see such sights as the Sixth
Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, you can find a
downtown Dallas TX hotel to be a welcome refuge.
If you have the kids with you, a trip to the Dallas
World Aquarium will reveal one of the state's
best kept attraction secrets.
In Houston, the range of Texas hotels is complete
as well, and for those looking to save their money
for Houston attractions such as the Space
Center or the Houston
Aquarium, the Houston hotels provide possibly
the widest selection of cheap hotels in Texas.
If the main goal of your visit to Houston is to
explore the music, events and shows found at the
Houston Theatre District, you can find a charming
and comfortable hotel in Houston nearby. To
best enjoy the Houston nightlife, a downtown hotel
in Houston is a good idea, limiting the amount of
traveling back and forth that you'll have
to do. But, if the weather is warm and the
Gulf of Mexico is calling, you can pass on the Houston
hotels and opt for accommodations closer to some
of the best Texas beaches, all while being within
close range of the city. Surfside Beach and
Crystal Beach are beaches of good repute near Houston,
and quite often, the Texas hotels found at these
Texas getaways are among the best vacation rentals
in the state. Galveston could make for a good
base near Houston, with plenty of things to do in
and around the island city, and the Galveston
hotels offer a fine assortment. You may
opt for the convenience of one of the Galveston
hotels over the Houston hotels if you are leaving
on one of the Texas
cruises that embark from Galveston.
Two cities worthy of a visit on your Texas vacation
are San Antonio and Austin. In San Antonio,
it is a sin to miss the Alamo, which is one of the
more endearing relics of American and Texas
history. Almost rivaling the Alamo, as
far as attracting tourism, the San Antonio Riverwalk
is a charming area full of shops and dining options,
and it is where you will find some of best Texas
hotels. If you are on a romantic getaway in
San Antonio, staying close to the Riverwalk provides a most romantic atmosphere. Other
attractions you can enjoy when staying in one of
the San Antonio hotels is SeaWorld San Antonio and
the San Fernando Cathedral. San Antonio is
a large city in its own right, and as you would
when searching for a hotel in Houston, for example,
you can peruse a long list of options for every
budget. San Antonio has some of the best bed
and breakfast Texas hotels, and throughout the area
you can tee it up for some of the best Texas golf.
Austin, being the state capital and a large college
town, is a huge draw for Texas tourism, and the
Austin hotels come in all shapes and sizes.
Many people come to Austin for its rich music scene,
and the city has some of the best Texas nightlife
you'll find anywhere.
Outside of the major cities, Texas is full of
attractions, with great State Parks like Palo Duro
Canyon State Park and picturesque places like the
Texas hill country. These places are great
Texas getaways for those who love nature or are
looking for a romantic weekend. On the southern
Gulf Coast, South Padre Island is the state's
ultimate beach paradise, and while not exhibiting
the biggest collection of cheap hotels in Texas,
there are enough, but you may opt for one of the
vacation rentals, which can be quite affordable
in the off season. Those looking to do some
Texas fishing will head to South
Padre, or to the other prime coastal vacation
destinations. There's just so much to
do on a Texas vacation, and it's good to know
that Texas hotels abound where visitors go most,
so you can spend less time worrying about where
to stay, and more time enjoying where you go and
what to do.