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where could I go for short-distance travelling in Taxas?

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1. Posted by Aihu (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Hi, everybuddy, I am a foreigner in Houston and I will stay in USA until the end of October this year. So I want to go some short-distance travelling in Taxas at weekend. What suggests do you have for me? I am going to travel with other two follows together. And we want to depart in the morning early and return in the evening late. We have not much money to cost. So we want just to look at the senery of USA and learn more about the life of Americans. Thanks

2. Posted by wayfarer (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Out from Houston you can travel north on Interstate 45 to Dallas. If you are interested in the smaller town sights you can stop along the way. Huntsville is historical, in that it has the Sam Houston Museum. And you cannot possibly miss the HUGE statue of Sam Houston. Dallas/Fort Worth have MANY possibilities with museums, botanical gardens, zoos, shopping and wonderful places to eat.

You can travel west on Interstate 10 towards San Antonio. Again, there is a great deal of Texas History along I-10. San Antonio itself is the prime location for sights to see: The Alamo, The River Walk, the Spanish Missions, plus some very awesome hill country and lakes in the outlying areas.

Austin, the state capital is very interesting also. It houses the "greatest university in the world," The University of Texas. (Of course I have a bit of a soft heart for UT. That is where I attended college.) You would take Highway 290 (Hempstead Highway) to Austin.

For a longer trip (about 360 miles, or 6 hours) SOUTH on US Highway 59, you can go to the Rio Grande Valley. Now I am partial to Brownsville, as I was born and raised there. In between Houston and Brownsville, you can take in Victoria, Corpus Christi, which has the Northern end of Padre Island...beautiful beaches. Brownsville has South Padre Island..with even MORE beautiful beaches and resorts.

I hope you enjoy our lovely State. You can find mountains, beaches, flat prairies, high plains and deep piney woods all in one state.

Becky

3. Posted by Aihu (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Out from Houston you can travel north on Interstate 45 to Dallas. If you are interested in the smaller town sights you can stop along the way. Huntsville is historical, in that it has the Sam Houston Museum. And you cannot possibly miss the HUGE statue of Sam Houston. Dallas/Fort Worth have MANY possibilities with museums, botanical gardens, zoos, shopping and wonderful places to eat.

You can travel west on Interstate 10 towards San Antonio. Again, there is a great deal of Texas History along I-10. San Antonio itself is the prime location for sights to see: The Alamo, The River Walk, the Spanish Missions, plus some very awesome hill country and lakes in the outlying areas.

Austin, the state capital is very interesting also. It houses the "greatest university in the world," The University of Texas. (Of course I have a bit of a soft heart for UT. That is where I attended college.) You would take Highway 290 (Hempstead Highway) to Austin.

For a longer trip (about 360 miles, or 6 hours) SOUTH on US Highway 59, you can go to the Rio Grande Valley. Now I am partial to Brownsville, as I was born and raised there. In between Houston and Brownsville, you can take in Victoria, Corpus Christi, which has the Northern end of Padre Island...beautiful beaches. Brownsville has South Padre Island..with even MORE beautiful beaches and resorts.

I hope you enjoy our lovely State. You can find mountains, beaches, flat prairies, high plains and deep piney woods all in one state.

Becky
Thank Becky a lot. You gave us so many valuable suggests. Actually, We have begun to plan those travelling as you said. I believe it will be very interesting and exciting to visit these sights.