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The selection of Texas hotels is as big as the state itself and as varied as well! We offer all the best accommodations, from world-class Dallas hotels near Galleria shopping to Corpus Christi beachfront resorts to discount San Antonio River  Walk hotels.  If you are bringing your family to tour NASA Space Center and the Battleship Texas, choose a kid-friendly Houston hotel. Enjoy the best live music, tour the capitol and totally relax at one of our Austin TX discount hotels. Our Lone Star Hotel Guide is like the state - it's  big and the best!

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Six different flags have flown over the enormous state of Texas, and visitors find various ecological regions, a range of climates and a potpourri of flora and fauna. Texas shares a vast border with Mexico, as well as miles of splendid Gulf of Mexico coastline. With a population besting 25 million, two-thirds living in major metro areas, visitors enjoy a wide and wonderful destination providing a plethora of excellent Texas hotels at affordable prices! 

Houston, with its southeast location, is one of the most important ports in the U.S., connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 50 mile long channel. You can enjoy touring the NASA Space Center, established in 1958, and the Battleship Texas, docked at Historic Site, San Jacinto State Park. Over 20 well-known colleges are located here, and the city boasts 3 professional sports teams. Galveston Island State Park offers hiking, swimming, biking, birding, fishing and camping, and excellent beaches; Corpus Christi is also another resort destination, with Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island State Park attracting nature lovers year-round.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area is located more center-state; its airport DFW is one of the busiest in the world! Iconic attractions include John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas Cowboys football games, and outstanding shopping at Neiman-Marcus, NorthPark Center and The Galleria. About 200 miles west of Houston is San Antonio, one of Texas’ most popular destinations. Much history can be found in this area, along with beautiful Texas Hill Country, major sports action, Schlitterbahn Water Park and, of course, the marvelous River Walk with ample restaurants, hotels and shops.

Less than a two hour drive west of San Antonio, hundreds of thousands access Garner State Park every year. Plan to swim or tube the Frio River and travel backcountry roads to be awestruck by high mesas, deep canyons and carved limestone cliffs. View a reconstructed mission and explore other historic sites dating back to the 1700’s at Goliad State Historical Park, a couple hours southeast of San Antonio.

Capital city, Austin, is known as the Live Music Capital of the world and is 80 miles northeast of San Antonio. You can tour the Capitol, check out the University of Texas and enjoy a music festival, all in this phenomenal city!

The Rio Grande has been designated a Wild & Scenic River; it forms the southern U.S.-Mexican border. Big Bend National Park and adjoining Big Bend Ranch State Park in western Texas offer miles of Rio Grande river frontage, Chihuahuan Desert and Chisos Mountains. Hike over 80 miles of trails or sharpen your photography skills at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, tucked into the western corner of the state. Palo Duro Canyon State Park features the “Grand Canyon” of Texas, known for its abundant wildlife and rustic charm. You will find this park in the northern panhandle region of the state. Visit the Lone Star State to experience the bounty it has to offer – you will not be disappointed!

Best Texas Parks

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend offers visitors the terrific trio of mountains, desert and river. A scenic drive to Chisos Mountains Basin offers tremendous vistas – sunset viewing on its Window View Trail can not be topped. A hundred eighteen miles of the Rio Grande River wind through the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert in the U.S. Take the 30-mile Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive to reach Castolon Historic District; guided walks will inform you about its historic past. The most popular float trip is at Santa Elena Canyon, downstream, due to its breathtaking 1,500 foot high cliffs. Find Discount Hotels near Big Bend National Park.

Garner State Park

Parked right on the Frio River, Garner provides all kinds of recreational water activities, and its canyons, mesas and limestone cliffs provide a resplendent background. Relax along a backcountry, winding road, rent a paddle boat, ride a bike and get away from it all. A unique summer activity is the nightly jukebox dance held at the concession building – welcome to Texas! Find Discount Hotels near Garner State Park.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Hiking is the popular way to explore this park. Try the easy, paved 1/3 mile Pinery trail, leading to the Butterfield Stage Ruins; the steep, strenuous Guadalupe Peak Trail rewards dedicated hikers with an unparalleled view of El Capitan. McKittrick Canyon’s 2,000-foot-high limestone walls are considered a “must-see”, and with time you might enjoy exploring the vast Salt Basin Dunes. See a one-room school house at historic Frijole Ranch. Wildlife viewing, birding and star gazing opportunities abound. Find Discount Hotels near Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island is not simply a swimming and sunning destination. Fishermen spend hours on the Gulf of Mexico, while birders and nature enthusiasts enjoy exploring Laguna Madre. Nearly half of all bird species in North America can be found at Padre Island! If you happen to experience a storm while visiting, you will be rewarded with superb beachcombing discoveries. Extremely popular Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases are held in July and August. Find Discount Hotels near Padre Island National Seashore.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The Grand Canyon of Texas is 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 800 feet deep – wow! Hike the Lighthouse Trail to explore the beautifully colored layers of rock, and guided horseback tours to Timber Creek Canyon are popular. Families enjoy attending the outdoor musical drama at Pioneer Amphitheater, a time-tested tradition. Bird watch, mountain bike, take the best photos ever – and watch for those famous longhorn steers! Find Discount Hotels near Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

SeaWorld

Beluga and killer whales, sharks, dolphins, penguins and sea lions – they are the stars at this park! Discover and celebrate the wonderful teeming sealife at the new show, One Ocean; other exciting animal exhibits include beady-eyed alligators, colorful lorikeets and flamingos, and playful otters. A few thrill rides just add to the fun. Find Discount Hotels near SeaWorld.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The Rattler wooden coaster blasts you along a mile track, and then inverted steel coaster Goliath grabs what’s left of your breath. The thrill rides here don’t mess around! Twenty-five rides animate smaller children, as do the Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny shows. White Water Bay cools you off on those hot Texas days with the family-friendly Texas Treehouse interactive playground and the 60 foot high Tornado funnel water ride. Find Discount Hotels near Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Six Flags Over Texas

Thrills galore will be found on coasters including Mr. Freeze, 24 stories high and 70 heart-stopping mph, the high-speed wooden Texas Giant, and Flashback’s up, down, forward and reverse. The little kids aren’t left out, as 30 tamer rides are provided just for them. Look for great concerts, exciting events and festivals for more family-friendly entertainment. Forty-seven acres of water park fun can be found just across the street at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Find Discount Hotels near Six Flags Over Texas.

 

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