Officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the River Walk in San Antonio is a one-of-a-kind attraction that attracts millions of visitors every year. Dripping with pretty Spanish colonial architecture and historical markers, in addition to popular dining and nightlife spots, the River Walk is the picture-perfect place to stroll around – or, better yet, hop on a river taxi for the best possible tour experience.
The sheer amount of awesome things to do can get the best of anyone in Texas, let alone first-timers. All seven of the Lone Star State’s regions are wildly distinct, from the glamorous skyscrapers of Dallas to the lush green wine country, to the sandy beaches along the gulf coast. But, no matter where you are, you’re bound to encounter a near-universal rebellious spirit and a deeply entrenched sense of Texan pride. In short, the rumors are true: Texas is big, bold, and in many instances, beautiful.
How best to get around? Well, unfortunately, not pub trans (trust us, it is bad here). You’ll need a car, patience, and an expectation that you’ll be filling up a lotta tanks of gas—this is the second largest state in the country, after all. Deal? Compile an ultra-long playlist now, and come down to tick off the very best things to do in Texas this summer.