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Where To Visit In Texas?  
User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Hello:

I'm planning a 3 day trip to Texas, and don't know where to begin. I would like to stay in one city. I'm considering San Antonio, or possibly Austin or El Paso.

If you had 3 days in Texas, where would you stay? I'm particularily interested in history and culture, and would like to experience something different.

Thanks

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

San Antonio is nice. There's the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Riverwalk is a block or two from the Alamo. There are also museums and entertainment places along the street in front of the Alamo. Nice, peaceful way to spend a day or two.

http://www.sanantoniovisit.com/

http://www.thealamo.org/

http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/



Mark

[Edited 2006-04-26 17:40:13]

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Avoid ELP like the plague! It is a total, complete dump and waste of time. The only reason to go to ELP is if you're interested in crossing over to trashy Juarez.

But seriously, I go through ELP often on my way to Las Cruces and it's just a dump. If I were you, I'd stick to AUS, SAT, or DAL.


User currently offlineDTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

I would personally combine San Antonio with Austin. I liked both a lot when I visited them last year. The Riverwalk and the Alamo is a must, of course, when visiting San Antonio.

If you like nightlife, especially at the weekends or on thursday with all those college students, I would recommend 6th Street in Austin. Lotsa good bars and pubs, often with live music. The chicks aint bad either although theyre mostly Longhorns.

The distance between those cities is not too far so if you have a rental car you could easily do both in three days.

Have fun!



Gig 'em Aggies!!!
User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

You could come down here to the Rio Grande Valley, lots of culture and history, and plus, if you like the beach, you could go to South Padre Island.


Valley Approach.....
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 2):
Avoid ELP like the plague! It is a total, complete dump and waste of time.

 checkmark 

I would highly recommend Austin or an Austin/San Antonio combination; they are only 70 miles apart by car. If you are going to have a rental car, Mooney Aircraft Company manufactures their airplanes in nearby Kerrville, which is also a great place to grab a quick lunch and admire the Hill Country scenery. San Antonio has the usual tourist attractions like Sea World and the needle; San Marcos is a neat town; if you are going to be there on a weekend, check out Gruene Hall in San Marcos for some real Texas honky tonkin' (greatest dance hall in Texas); Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is a good water park; Barton Springs in Austin is a great place to kick back and swim in the river, and is also located on a hiking/biking path that will take you to Town Lake and downtown Austin; the University of Texas houses the LBJ Presidential Library, which is definitely worth a visit; Trudy's, just north of UT, is a good Mexican joint with the best margaritas around; Lake Travis just outside of Austin is a good place to boat around; the Texas State Capital on Congress Street in Austin is a fun place if you're interested in politics; and then there are the bars and restaurants on 4th-6th Streets in Austin. 6th Street is the famous one  Wink

Anyway, hope that helps. Take care!

Texan



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

I would highly recommend visiting any airport in Texas, so that you can catch the next flight out of there.


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Since you only have a few days, I'm going to go along with the majority here and also suggest San Antonio.

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 2):
Avoid ELP like the plague! It is a total, complete dump and waste of time.

Amen to that.

I've been to El Paso once and never want to set foot in it again.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Definately El Paso, such a fantastic place Big grin

Only been once, and I got there by train  bigthumbsup 


Lee



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

My favourite in Texas is San Antonio, quite definitely. An amazing area is the Rio Grande Valley with Del Rio, Harlingen, Brownsville and Allentown. A very nice old town is Jefferson, a few miles north of Marshall. In Austin, the LBJ library is quite interesting, giving interesting insight into the presidency of what was "domestically" a great president, but who lost out with the War in Vietnam.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Never been to Austin, so I can't comment on that one. However, San Antonio is a good choice (the Alamo, Riverwalk.....and if you golf, the Quarry). Lots to do in Dallas, as well (Southfork Ranch, JFK Assassination site, AA's museum out by DFW, Rangers baseball, etc).

The only redeeming attraction in El Paso is the Wylie Mountain tram.....now if only it overlooked something other than El Paso/Juarez  wink . Best just to steer clear.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 5):
I would highly recommend Austin or an Austin/San Antonio combination

If you do the SAT/AUS combo, don't forget to see the world's largest pecan in Seguin! It's a real thrill - not!

In all seriousness though, the Hill country is just beautiful to drive through (except I-35 is a nightmare). New Braunfels may be the nicest small town in all of the world, really does a good job of combining history with modern amentities. I do miss living in San Antonio and wish I hadn't been forced to move back to Vegas so quickly.


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2323 times:

My recommendation is San Antonio, followed by Dallas. SA has great culture.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2308 times:
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SAT is turning into a dump, just like ELP or HOU. I'd recommend AUS, not cause I live there, but there is tons to do outdoors, indoors, and night life.

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