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texas vacation

hello well where do i start ? we are planning a vacation to texas in september. we have booked our flights to san antonio and three nights accomodation after that we are going to austin,san angelo,lubbock and amarillo then we go onto new mexico utah and arizona what i am looking for is for any info on where to stay, eat,and the nightlife in the places in texas. we will only be staying in each place between one to three nights all info greatly received michelle

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1. Re: texas vacation

What are your interests? Natural, Touristy Sight Seeing, Historical, Cowboys, Contemporary? What food - Local Down-To-Earth, Elegant, Particular Nationality? With a little info, we can give you more specific recommendations.

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hi there , our interests are sightseeing places of history relating to cowboys of course anything todo with westerns music country bluegrass and rock and roll as for food il try anything my boyfriend only likes plain food no spices sauces i have a feeling he will be a lot lighter on return a!!!! a friend recommended san antonio she said i would like the area round the riverwalk we plan on visiting the alamo too so any other places of interst particulary the ones you dont find in the tourist guide would be great thanks michelle

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The Alamo is a must, though you can easily see all that you need to in less than an hour. There are three other missions. I'd recommend planning a couple of hours for them. There are guided bus tours that follow the mission trail.

Everyone loves the Riverwalk, though we can recommend better restaurants than you'll find down on the river. I'd plan at least one evening, making sure to take a riverboat ride. I'd also plan about half a day for other touristy downtown attractions like Imax Theater, Institute of Texan Cultures, Market Square, San Fernando Cathedral, La Villita.

If you're into the chain touristy things you'll find lots across from the Alamo. If you're into that - a few blocks west is the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, has lots of cowboy stuff including unique horn collection.

www.buckhornmuseum.com

If you're into music I recommend an authentic dance hall. Gruene Hall, about a 30 minute drive up I-35 just past New Braunfels. It's Texas’ oldest dance hall.www.gruenehall.com There's also Grist Mill Restaurant, shopping, and wine tasting, several Bed and Breakfasts. Check out http://www.newbraunfels.com/

Waterpark: Schlitterbahn, http://www.schlitterbahn.com/ one of the coolest in the country.

Toobing the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers:

Texas Tubes http://www.texastubes.com/

Rockin R River Outfitters http://www.rockinr.com/

For another great dance hall, take a quick drive to Helotes about 20 miles north towards Bandera gets you to John T Floores Country Store http://www.liveatfloores.com an authentic Texas dance hall.

In town music choices: Casbeers is a soulful little (about 100 seats) spot (dive) with great enchiladas and burgers. Check them out at www.casbeers.com Luna is a nice listening room with a romantic ambiance. Music tends to be on the jazz side of things, but they book all kinds so check them out at http://www.lunalive.com/ I also like the jazz offerings at Carmen De La Calle's. For even more choices you could head up to Austin. But on any given weekend I can usually find more than enough music to keep us busy. Check out the Express-News' (daily newspaper) Weekender or the Current's (weekly) both available on line.

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