Where to Stargaze in Texas

It is true what they say about the stars in Texas, they really are big and bright. In fact, they are some of the biggest and brightest in the country. Texas has wide-open spaces away from urban areas where stargazers can view the celestial glory of the night’s sky. Here are some of the best…

Outdoor Adventures In Texas

Texas is an inviting year-round destination. With clear blue skies, abundant sunshine and diverse adventure-packed landscapes, Texas is an ideal destination for people who love the outdoors. From birding to hiking, from sport fishing to scuba diving and all things in between, Texas delivers an amazing outdoor vacation. Head To The Water For A View Water…

Film Festivals

Cinematic storytelling has a special place in the heart of Texas. Hosted in magnificently restored movie houses across the state, each of these film festivals offers a taste of the local film scene, community with fellow cinephiles and an escape into hundreds of dazzling productions. Plaza Classic Film Festival Catch a vintage flick at the…

8 Ranches to Visit in Texas

If you’ve always dreamed of being a cowboy, then a ranch vacation in Texas is for you. Pack your leather boots, belt buckle and cowboy hat, because you’ll be experiencing the true Wild West—think roping lessons, horseback riding, skeet shooting and delicious Barbecue. Flying L Ranch Resort in Bandera Located in the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” this full-scale resort offers one- to…

Texas Music Festivals

When it comes to live music in Texas, you’re in for way more than steel guitars and country stars. Austin City Limits Head over to Zilker Park for a crash course in Austin culture at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Each October, this jam-packed, two-weekend festival showcases hundreds of must-see bands, Instagram-worthy backdrops and a sampling of all the…

Movie Magic at Texas Drive-Ins

Drive-in theaters hold a distinct place in Texas and film history dating to 1934 when only the third venue in the country opened in Galveston. At their peak, Texas had more drive-ins than any other state. And despite all of cinema’s evolutions, many Texas drive-ins—and the experience itself—have endured. The Texas Film Commission highlights a number of…

Calling All Film Buffs

In every pocket of our state, you’ll stumble across locations that feel like you’ve been there before. Chances are, it’s not déjà vu – it’s the magic of cinema, which has already transported you here through one of the many films or TV shows produced in the area. With unique and breathtaking landscapes in every…

Iconic Texas Music

Texas music is as unique and wide-ranging as the people who inhabit the Lone Star State. Genres include country and western, rock and roll, Tejano, blues, jazz and gospel – sometimes all rolled into one. More than anything, Texas music is defined individually, by each and every musician who call the state home. Famous Texas…

The Western Experience In Texas

Looking for a slice of Texas culture? Since the late 19th century, the American cowboy has been a figure of special significance, and cowgirls have gained similar respect for their roles and achievements. Thanks to a variety of guest and dude ranches, historic districts, entertainment venues, rodeos and excursions, visitors can easily slip into the boots of…