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11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, Canyon, TX 79015, USA
A half hour south of Amarillo lies the second-largest canyon in the United States. Palo Duro offers lovely hiking and camping along its 120-mile length. Georgia O’Keeffe painted landscapes inspired by what she called the “burning, seething...
1410 Guadalupe St # 113, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
San Antonio's west side is one of the city's cultural hubs. Latin and Mexican-American influences are vibrantly displayed through public art and murals. The area around Guadalupe Street is an especially rich place to explore. You'll find art...
919 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201, USA
I did some research before our trip to San Antonio and reached out to some friends that are San Antonio natives. One friend who grew up in San Antonio said that Rolando's Super Taco is the "most authentic place in San Antonio" and we had to agree!...
Avenida Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX, USA
La Chiquita is one of the many family-owned panaderías (Mexican bakeries) found on the west side of San Antonio, but this is one of the oldest and has been in the neighborhood for more than 40 years. You'll find fresh pastries, bread, empanadas,...
Auditorium Shores, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX 78704, USA
No trip to Austin is complete with a trip to Auditorium Shores along Ladybird Lake to see the memorial statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV). SRV dropped out of high-school at age 17 and moved to Austin to pursue his musical career. He continues to...
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
I like it when my trips are educational and not just fun. So when I was in Austin some time ago I insisted on visiting the Capitol building. The architecture is great and it had plenty of 'Texas' detailing, from the light fixtures in the main hall...
915 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Fresa's is a fantastic (and little-known) spot for a quick breakfast. You will know you've found the right place by the neon chicken sign out front. It's a design friendly and aesthetically pleasing drive-through, painted in bright turquoise and...
1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Weekend brunch is a bit of a ritual at my house, and finding the perfect balance between great food and short lines is always tricky. If you get there early enough to avoid the crowd, Hillside Farmacy serves delicious farm-to-table fare and a mean...
1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Takoba Austin is a great East Austin hangout spot for brunch, dinner or simply drinks. A covered outdoor patio is perfect on a cool afternoon. Try the Michelada, which comes in a salt and lime-rimmed frosty mug, filled with tomato juice, tabasco...
3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Rothko Chapel is a must-see for anyone visiting Houston. Founded by philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Rothko Chapel is a tranquil and beautiful sanctuary for people of every belief, dedicated in 1971. Open every day.
1835 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Chocoholics beware: this place is ridiculously decadent. There are three distinct sections of treats between the Willy Wonka-purple walls—candy, ice cream, and baked desserts—all house-made, all chocolatey. You're bound to need...
5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
The CAMH, whose exhibits are always compelling and sometimes disturbing, fun, interesting, or emotional, is the only Texas museum dedicated solely to exhibiting and interpreting contemporary art. And the gift shop has the coolest toys, bags,...
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