1 The Rio Grande Valley
Tiny, historic border towns dot one of the least-visited regions of the state.
2 Catching a concert in Austin
The live music capital of the US and a hotbed for Americana, outlaw country and the blues, with enough music venues to keep any visitor busy for weeks.
3 San Antonio’s River Walk
Spend a few hours strolling along this scenic cobblestone path lined by many of the city’s best restaurants and bars.
4 Fort Worth
From cattle drives in the rootin’-tootin’ Stockyards, to world-class galleries in the Cultural District, Fort Worth is Texas’ best-kept secret.
An improbable minimalist arts community in the middle of the West Texas desert.
6 Hiking in Big Bend National Park
The Rio Grande rushes through astonishing canyons in this remote wilderness, crisscrossed by some of the best hiking trails in the USA.