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Texas is a huge state full of big opportunities. Looking for gorgeous, soft beaches with incredible views? Rugged landscapes with untamed wildlife? How about urban excitement with world-class art museums, historic landmarks and top-notch nightlife? The Lone Star State has every vacation adventure imaginable – plus some incredible Texas vacation rentals and rustic cabin rentals to boot.
South Padre Island
Right off the southern tip of Texas is a tropical paradise offering as much or as little activity as you want. Whether gazing at a magnificent sunset over Laguna Madre, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, hiking, bird-watching, scuba diving, golfing or simply lazing on the soft white sand beach, this long, narrow barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico offers the ocean-, sun- or recreation-bound vacationer a heavenly respite from the daily grind. A true island getaway, a South Padre home or cottage rental will renew your soul.
Step to the beat of wafting flamenco music as you wander the downtown River Walk, before sampling the chili (San Antonio’s signature dish). Visit the Alamo, wander the downtown River Walk, take in a show, then settle into your vacation rental for an ideal San Antonio vacation.
With over 18 miles of beach, first-class fishing, golfing, shopping, coastal dining and wildlife aplenty, there’s no end to the breezy fun of Port Aransas. Located on the central flyway, Port A's estuaries, inlets and nature reserves draw hundreds of species of birds. You can kick your feet up in an apartment, private home, or cottage – the vacation options seem endless.
You may have heard that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Dallas does its best to fulfill that promise. The second largest city in Texas is filled with vast art collections, local steakhouses with terrific (and enormous) meals, and roomy vacation homes where you can certainly live large. Sports fans should catch a Dallas team in action, see a rodeo, or tee off at one of the many great golf courses.