Discover the cowboy capital of the world on Texas holidays as Stetsons sit alongside glittering skyscrapers and astronauts train at NASA

It’s all Southern hospitality and sass on Texas holidays, which is to be expected considering this is where Janis Joplin’s career was born and celebrities flock for James Beard Award restaurants and legendary music festivals. Whether you want the big hats/big wallets atmosphere of Dallas or pit smoked cuisine and classic rodeo, there’s both boots in the dirt adventure and a whole lot of wealth in the Lone Star State.

In hip capital Austin it’s perfectly legal to pick up a spray can and graffiti the walls at Hope Outdoor Gallery, down a signature Cadillac margarita or jump in the Colorado River with the SUP enthusiasts. If you fancy taking your brand-new cowboy boots off in another direction, flashy Dallas is all Highland Park Village haute couture and JFK assassination conspiracy theories at Sixth Floor Museum – the exact place where the President was shot from in 1963. On holidays to Texas you’ll see why that iconic 80’ TV show put Dallas’ modern skyline on the map – Reunion Tower’s impressive views don’t disappoint. Expect high heels and fancy clothes on McKinney Avenue or hold onto your Stetson and drive out of the city to Fort Worth’s Wild West for rugged adventure and a Dallas Cowboys game. There’s San Antonio’s Alamo where Texans fought tooth and nail for independence or Houston’s glitz and glamour, always on the rise thanks to the settling of young professionals. Miami’s iconic luxury multi-brand fashion store, The Webster, twinkled its way here a couple of years ago but for a different kind of stars-in-your-eyes experience, 30 minutes outside of town is NASA’s Space Center where you can see world-class astronauts in training and almost touch Mission Control.

Pop into your local store or speak to one of our USA Experts and tailor your own Texas holiday.

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