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Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:26 am

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.

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:33 am

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/



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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:09 am

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.
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:15 am

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.

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:24 am

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.
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:25 am

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

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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!

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:52 am

I would highly recommend visiting any airport in Texas, so that you can catch the next flight out of there.
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:48 am

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.
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:49 am

Definately El Paso, such a fantastic place Big grin

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:39 am

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.

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:58 pm

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.
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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:05 pm

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

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RE: Where To Visit In Texas?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:49 pm

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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