Texas- The State of ‘Friendship’
Texas is the second most populous and the most extensive of all the 50 states in the US. Located in the South Central United States, the state shares its border with Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in the south, New Mexico in the west, Arkansas in the north east, Louisiana in the east and Oklahoma in the north. The state has an area of 268,820 square miles and a population of 25.7 million.
The capital city of Texas is Austin and the largest one is Houston. Being one of the industrial hubs, it is home to some of the most important industries like the petroleum and natural gas, steel, banking, insurance, farming (cotton, livestock) and tourism. The main rivers flowing through the city include the Rio Grande, Red River, and the Brazos River.
With unparalleled unique culture, the state is one of the most visited places in the United States. Some of the most explored regions in the state include Dallas, Canton, Fort Worth, Mesquite and Bastrop. The cities have something for everyone-the children as well as the elderly. While you could explore the unique geographic diversities of the state, the history too would not fail to mesmerize you. Obtaining its name from the Caddo word ‘Tejas’, which means friendship, the state holds an extraordinary liveliness to it that charms everyone and attracts people from all over the world.
The state enjoys a variable climate due to its location at the intersection of multiple climatic zones. The panhandle of the state experiences colder winters, as compared to North Texas. The Gulf Coast, on the other hand has mild winters. The precipitation patterns are also varied Snow falls several times during winter, except in San Antonio. Maximum temperature in summer months ranges between 26o C and 38oC.
Places to Go
Texas has a number of museums, parks and sightseeing spots that reinstate the rich history and culture of the state. Some of them include:
- Cavanaugh Flight Museum
- Mary Kay Museum
- Allen Station Park
- Lost Creek Golf
- Town Of Addison
- Celebration Park
- Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
- Dr Pepper Museum
- Cameron Park Zoo
- Waco Mammoth Site
- Armstrong Browning Library
- Mayborn Museum Complex
- Lake Whitney
- Lake Belton
- Lake Brazos
Staying at Texas
There are innumerable holiday homes in Texas where you can get customized services to suit your requirement. Self-catering cottages are also available that can look after your requirements in an efficient matter. The services are superb and the experience memorable. However, ensure that the reservations are made on a prior basis as getting lodging could be difficult.