Expert Travel Advice to Texas

Top Answers To Texas Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    This is a bit of a long shot, Ginger, but do you and your mother like birds? Fall is the season to catch the migration of songbirds, waterfowl, and other species as they head to warmer wintering grounds in the south in places like coastal Texas. The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails offer a number of good driving itineraries where you can explore the natural wonders of the area. Check out Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, south of San Antonio and Austin, where the critically endangered whooping crane can be spotted from late October after migrating south from its northerly nesting grounds. Lots of other wildlife to spot here, too, including herons, alligators, pelicans, frogs, and some 390 species of other birds! More info on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
  • Pieter answered:
    Yeah, long, long drive and depends on your starting point and destination, but you might want to think about ticking off long chunks of highway on the interstates and then focusing on one or two stops/scenic routes along the way. Santa Fe north through the San Luis Valley (to Buena Vista) is an amazing drive that's not too far off course. The Yellowstone/Grand Teton roads are also great. Pretty much any drive in Montana is good, even the freeways to some extent. If you can do the Eastern exit of Yellowstone (over Beartooth Pass to Cooke City, MT), I'd highly recommend it.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The link below is to a page on Away.com that will provide you with information on hiking trails, including different daily tours you and your family will enjoy. Have fun! http://bit.ly/dqUyyo
  • Wayne answered:
    Try San Antonio, starting at the Riverwalk, with its awesome restaurants, shops, boat tours, etc, then head over to the Tower of the Americas nearby, 600 feet high with a restaurant at the top (or just take the elevator up for picture-taking), and be sure to see the Alamo nearby as well. When you're bored with that, go to the small community of New Braunfels north of the city a bit (45 minutes?) and see what an old German community in Texas is like, tons of shops, German food as well as the usual types, and lots of shade, which you'll appreciate if you go in the summer. If you want ocean, it's only about four hours from the beach at Padre Island... As a former San Antonio resident, these are the places I enjoyed most on a visit back there in 2009.

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