As the second-largest state in the United States, Texas offers several great places to visit during the holiday season.
In fact, Austin, the capital of the state, is considered being one of the safest and most eccentric cities to visit.
You will find enough time to slow travel and enjoy every itinerary you have on your list during your stay.
Festive parades, safaris, and museums are just a few of the places you must step foot on to enjoy any holiday with your family and friends.
These places are also perfect for people who want to take a trip alone
With almost 29 million locals, according to the 2019 United States Census Bureau Report, who believes in the state’s motto “Friendship”, you will not find yourself lost and lonely at all.
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Take a Jungle Trip at a Safari
There are 2 different ways to enjoy safaris in Texas. One is by riding an open 4-wheeler jeep around the zoo which gives you the freedom to snap photos of animals grazing around.
Second is called drive-thru safari where you ride a closed vehicle while watching animals roam freely. Drive-thru safaris are becoming more popular in Texas because it is more convenient and comfortable.
The jeep safari still gives you a closer look at how animals react in their natural habitat. Whichever of these two you choose, you will find a trip to a safari a chance to get away from the noise in the city.
Relax and Pamper Yourself at a Spa
One of the best ways to enjoy the holiday is to pause and relax for a bit. As a Med Spa in Austin says, “There is nothing like treating yourself to a massage or a facial.”
Getting a service at a spa can help improve your blood circulation, release serotonin or happy hormones, and relieve chronic pain.
Not to mention, nothing’s more relaxing and luxurious than a quality massage.
Relish a Texas History Trip at a Museum
The state of Texas has dedicated most of their museums to cultural history, art, and nature. There are several museums to visit and some offer discounted admission to its most popular destinations.
However, the first museum that you should set foot on is the Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum, which will tell you the history of the Lone Star State.
Next, visit the Space Center in Houston and experience NASA for a day.
It is a leading science and space learning center which allows visitors to wander around the replica of Skylab, the first space station of the United States or see actual rockets on display at the Rocket Park.
There are other museums worth visiting and all of them offer something different from the other.
Enjoy at a Texas Festive Parade
Just to wrap up your trip to Texas, do not forget to enjoy festive parades. Whether it is for the Christmas season or a festival in one of its cities, Texas makes sure that these parades are well-prepared.
One of the most awaited festivals in the state is Fiesta San Antonio or the Battle of Flowers Parade. It started in 1891 when women decorated carriages with live flowers.
Once they meet at Alamo, the participants throw blossoms at each other, thus inspiring the name “Battle of Flowers”. The Lone Star State has a lot more to offer than those mentioned above.
There are beaches in Galveston, rivers in New Braunfels and the Big Bend National Park. As Texans would say, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas!”
So go ahead and plan your big exciting holiday vacation here.