Mostly consisting of an endless, inhospitable desert, the plains of South Texas are also home to some of the country’s most interesting and significant historical landmarks.
It is here that you can find the Alamo — the site of a major battle during the Texas-Mexican War, which is now the most popular attraction in the state.
Also scattered throughout the region are many beautiful Spanish missions that were built in colonial times. The best examples of this remarkable architectural style are exhibited in San Antonio and Goliad, each of which demonstrates interesting historical and cultural exhibits in its museums.
In addition to the Alamo, San Antonio has many other interesting places that you can see and touch, with many museums, art galleries and amusement parks. Chalk Canyon State Park and the Rio Grande River Valley abound with magnificent landscapes and rich nature.
Central hilly area
As the name suggests, this place is full of wandering hills with canyons and rivers flowing through the arid countryside. Its cities and towns are home to an exciting array of Texan, Mexican and Spanish influences, making the region particularly interesting to travel.
While plenty of fantastic old Spanish missions are scattered around, German influences are also on display in New Braunfels and Fredericksburg, with cowboy culture found in Bandera.
In addition to this, no visit to Texas can be complete unless you spend some time in Austin. This city is known for its alternative culture and the fact that it is the “capital of the world of live music” due to the large number of music venues.
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy what the region has to offer, with the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Pedernals Falls Park, home to magnificent rock formations and scenic trails. Hiking, rock climbing and camping are very popular in this direction.