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    There are a lot of day trips to take in Texas, but assuming you are coming in for a few days, I would suggest doing San Antonio/Austin... maybe about 2 or 3 days in each. Texas has a lot of history and the best place to kind of get a "good idea" of it is in San Antonio. That's where the Alamo is, which is definitely an icon. SA also has tons of stuff downtown (the Riverwalk, the Market, Rivercenter Mall, museums and tons of restaurants. You can also visit the other missions in San Antonio (http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm), which is really interesting and pretty. If you have kids (or if you'd like a day of fun yourself) SA is home to Fiesta Texas (theme park), Sea World (water park with lots of shows), and Schlitterbahn is about 30 minutes north of SA (my favorite waterpark!).

    Austin is about an hour and a half north of San Antonio on the interstate. Austin is an interesting city and we like being interesting, so there is always tons for visitors to explore. Downtown or South Congress would be the best area to stay and would allow for you to walk most anywhere or take public transportation. There are just a lot of fun shops and restaurants to visit in that area and the nightlife on 6th street is pretty awesome. You can also visit the capital building, which just houses more history, or my favorite, spend an afternoon at the Bob Bullock museum and learn even more. Museums can be boring, but I think the Bob Bullock museum does an awesome job.

    Texas is also home to the hill country, which is luckily right inbetween (and to the west a little) of Austin and SA. I would definitely suggest taking a day trip to a place like Gruene or Fredericksburg. The drive is pretty awesome in itself, but each of these little towns will have fun shops and little restaurants that are nice to spend the day walking around in. Also, most of these little towns have wineries, and since I love wine, that's always fun to do as well! (http://www.mytexashillcountry.com/charming-towns-of-the-hill-country.html)

    I'm running out of space, but I can definitely help you in planning a trip to this area. I was born in Austin and grew up in both Austin and San Antonio. over 4 years ago

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    Above are all great ideas. If you are more up toward the panhandle, consider Palo Duro Canyon State Park just south of Amarillo. Stunning canyons and scenery you simply could not imagine just looking at the surroundings from I-40. over 4 years ago

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    San Antonio over 4 years ago

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    How about the Glen Rose, and Granbury area? We have dinosaur valley state park where you can see dinosaur tracks, Fossil Rim scenic and game animal park, big rocks on the river that goes thru Glen Rose, the river walk in Glen Rose, small town atmosphere, and more. over 4 years ago

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    Well, Texas is so big, it depends on the time you have. over 4 years ago

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    Fredericksburg, Texas! Use this as your base and explore the entire Hill Country. over 4 years ago

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