A must do in Texas

While in Texas, there are certain things that MUST be done before your trip can ever be complete. These… are my top 11 list of:

 
THINGS YOU MUST DO WHEN VISITING TEXAS:
1- San Antonio- The Alamo, Riverwalk & Fiesta


San Antonio’s 2 most famous attractions. No trip would be complete with out it. The Alamo is one of the most important landmarks in Texas and is a symbol of our proud history. The Riverwalk is just a few minutes away from the Alamo and is the perfect spot for dinner.
2- Go to a High School or Dallas Cowboys Football game.


Nothing says Texas pride like a Football game. We take football very seriously. From High School to NFL, we don’t mess around. Small towns practically shut down on Friday nights because everyone is at the game. Now the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is finished and opened for public tours. The 2009-2010 season is gonna be HUGE!
3-Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards.


Small town feel, Big City night life. The Stockyard have everything from Restaurants to Clubs and even a Rodeo. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll even get to see an actual Cattle Drive to get a feel of what it was like in the 1800’s.
4- Austin- State Capitol & 6th Street


The Live Music Capital & home to the University of Texas Longhorns, Austin is laid back, relaxed and THE place to go for a good time. It’s no wonder Big Name Celebrities call the State Capital home. (Sandra Bullock, Andy Roddick, Lance Armstrong & Matthew McConaughey all have homes in or near Austin. Matthew McConaughey is also a UT alumni)
5- NASA & Johnson Space Center


The First word heard from Space….. Houston. Once a Shuttle takes off, Mission Control Center is in constant communication and monitors the Astronauts during their flights. The Space Center has something for everyone.
6-Go to the Texas State Fair in Dallas


In the mood for a Fried Snickers? Tater Twister? Turkey Leg? If you want a fast track to Heart Disease or Obesity… Then Come to the Texas State Fair… Where everything is fried! If it’s not… wait until next year.. and it will be! Kids come for the rides, Dad’s come for the Auto Show, Mom loves the Exhibitions… but EVERYONE loves the food. Every year, you find your favorites along with some new creative treats. Chicken Fried Bacon & Fried Banana Split were the 2008 winners.
7-Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas


November 22, 1963- President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed as his motorcade drove past Dealey Plaza. The Sixth Floor Museum’s permanent exhibition is dedicated to that day. From Newspapers clippings, videos, books etc… You will never see history the same way.
8-Tubing down the Comal/Guadalupe


Nothing say summer like tubing with your friends. For many Texans, tubing down the Comal River or Guadalupe River is the ultimate summer pastime. Depending on your river of choice, you can be on the river from 3 to 8 hours. It’s a memorable experience but remember to take plenty of sunblock! Afterwards, head over to 6th street in Austin for dinner and live music!
9-Attend a Rodeo


Take a peek into the Wild West by going to a Rodeo. Any major city will have a rodeo nearby. See real life cowboys rope & ride! Make sure you see the bucking bronco!
10- Galveston and/or South Padre Island


Galvestonis located on the Gulf coast and attracts millions of visitors a year. With places likeSchlitterbahn Water Park & the Moody Gardens Botanical Park, it’s the perfect place for Family fun.South Padre is one thing to many….. SPRING BREAK DESTINATION. With plenty of hotels and restaurants on the island, it’s a perfect spot for the beach goers.

11- EAT A WHATABURGER!


THE must eatburger in Texas… (that’s my opinion)Whataburger (often pronounced “Waterburger”) is usually the “hangout” for small town locals. Early morning, you’ll see the older folks sipping their coffee and talking about the news. Friday nights, after the football game, you’ll seethe the parking lot full of students ready to eat andsocialize.

Well, there you have it! My top 11 list. The reason I posted this is because today, my parents and I did the #11. We had dinner at Whataburger and it was awesome! It’s been 6 months since I last had one… and man… was it good. So, instead of just posting about my yummy burger, I thought I’d do a ‘MUST DO’ list so that I wouldn’t look like a crazy food junkie!
*For further information regarding this list above, I’ve listed the websites under the list… “Things we love in the U.S.”
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