Texas Map, USA

Texas Map with main tourist destinations

Why travel to Texas?

Texas is the second largest state in the USA, bigger than UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands combined and a huge variety of landscapes so plenty to explore from cowboys to oil wealth and nodding donkeys to space centres and big dishes, with Cadillac art and a Mexican flavour to give the whole enchilada a little spice as it borders on the Mexican states of ChihuahuaCoahuilaNuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest. Texas was of course the site of the desperate battle of the Alamo in 1836 when 100 or so Texas oddments fought a Mexican army of 1,500 troops to the death.

Beyond these overtly Texan bits there are also great outdoor recreational possibilities.

On the downside the intense sun and blistering heat can flame grill unwary tourists to charcoal in the summertime with no difficulty.

When to travel around Texas?

Best: April-June or September-October. However! Texas has the pleasure of hosting more serious storms – tornadoes and hurricanes – than any other state. These can be extremely destructive and, as it happens, are most likely to strike April-June.

OK: July-August tho’ very hot.

Worst: December-February, rain and snow, though the Gulf Coast is usually OK.