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Helpful Information About TEXAS

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Helpful Information About TEXAS

Hi,

We are planning a holiday to the USA in sep/october, and i really want to go to Texas. We are from Australia, and i just love everything iv seen on Texas, we will be there for about 6 days. Are we going at an ok time to be in texas middle october?

Also, which city is recommended? i really want to see the true Southern Texas. Any attractions that anyone recommends.

Thankyou

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1. Re: Helpful Information About TEXAS

What airport are you flying in to? October is perfect. Weather and activities.

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Have a look at San Antonio and Austin as well as the Texas Hill Country. San Antonio with the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the other Spanish missions will give you a feel for the Spanish heritage in Texas. The Hill Country has lots of small towns, wineries and showcases the German and Czech influences. Austin is the state capital and home to The University of Texas at Austin and has a great live music scene. If you are flying in/out of Dallas, consider the Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth. (Dallas and Fort Worth are very close to each other.) Very western look and feel to the Stockyards area as well as a honky-tonk type place called Billy Bob's and a couple of restaurants run by Texas celebrity chef Tim Love, if that is of interest.

Houston and Dallas themselves are really just large urban areas; while they each have their attractions, if you leave the big cities you will get a better picture of south Texas. You can easily drive to San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country from either Dallas or Houston.

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helpful links

www.texashighways.com

www.traveltex.com

PDF State of Texas catalog on line

more ground covered by hitting San Antonio/Austin

or the Dallas/Ft. Worth combo

honkey tonks, BBQ , rodeos,live music are things I would suggest while here

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Thank you everyone. The food is def off interest as we are chefs :)

I'm still undecided were we will be flying into.. But San Antonio is of interest.

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State Fair of Texas in Dallas Sept 27- Oct 20. Lots of food related events not to mention classics to buy such as corn dogs and funnel cakes.

www.bigtex.com

Edited: 8:47 am, July 17, 2013
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Usually you'll get best airfare flying directly into either DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) or IAH (Houston InterContinental) than you will into San Antonio. If you're both chefs, no question you should visit Houston, as it's one of the best restaurant cities in the USA. (Not to denigrate what food poodleone recommended at State Fair, but it's not what a chef would be proud of...it's mostly deep-fried stuff designed to produce as many calories and as much fat and sugar as one could put into one bite!) Houston has fine dining, as well as food of virtually ethnicity (except Maori) you can imagine!

San Antonio is the tourist capitol of Texas, and the heartland of Texas/Mexican heritage--a great city. Austin is a young, hip city with some very good restaurants, especially in the food truck (mobil) category--cheap eats, very informal dining, no indoor dining. There are several small cities in the triangle bounded by San Antonio, Austin and Fredericksburg that will give you a great insight into the southern central portion of Texas.

What might make most sense for you is to fly into Houston, visit the above triangle, and return to Houston for some gourmet meals before you return. Driving time from Houston to Austin is approximately 3 hours or less; from Houston to San Antonio, approximately 3.5 hours. Those two cities are approximately 1.25 hours apart.

One word of caution: check the schedule for The University of Texas Longhorns football schedule to make sure you're not going to be in Austin on a home game weekend, as hotel rooms will be virtually impossible to obtain. mackbrown-texasfootball.com/sports/m-footbl/…

Welcome to Texas, mates!

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7. Re: Helpful Information About TEXAS

a couple of videos to peak your interest

Lockhart BBQ

http://video.klru.tv/video/1632333652/

Gruene Texas (between San Antonio and Austin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwafQYOwrY

San Antonio Flavor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKUxOD0tJic

table side quacomole and prickly pear margaritas on the banks of the SA Riverwalk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yskFQTU7uhk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo75DalsVO -more BBQ

foodwise..essential to visit world headquarters/flagship store for Whole Foods in Austin

food presentation...HEB Central Market. San Antonio, Austin

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