Thinking TEXAS ...

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1. Posted by tazgal (Budding Member 2 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

I am getting itchy feet and want to head off soon (ie in the next few weeks for a couple of weeks) ... however this time I would so much enjoy meeting some local people from Texas or from down South. I have a terrible crush on the southern American accent and would really enjoy sitting with locals and having a chin wag and hearing their life stories.

Just seek some suggestions about travel, accom., possible motorbike hire etc.

Thanks for any feedback you can offer.

Taz (Australia)

2. Posted by mustangsrc (Budding Member 4 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Well you certainly chose a huge state with a lot of culture and one that could be very fun. What are you into? I would love to try to help... History? Partying? I am from the Dallas area and have been everywhere in TX but El Paso and Beaumont.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

My thoughts on the places I have been in Texas.

I really liked Austin - good town with lots of stuff to do and see. Friday and Saturday nights on 6th street is amazing.

San Antonio is alright for a couple of weeks. Beyond that, I found it dull (I lived there for 4 months).

Corpus Christi wasn't worth the trip.

I've only spent weekends in Dallas and Houston. Both offered enough to see and do for a weekend.

4. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Lets see...

Austin is cool college town, always something to do.

Houston, was alright, reminds me a smaller version LA, with the pollution.

Gotta agree with travelover, San Antonio is good for a few weeks, then blah!

Corpust Christi is cool.. ony during spring break.

Dallas, I haven't stay long enough to see the sights.


5. Posted by tresham (Full Member 67 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I'm and Aussie living in the Big D. So you won't get the southern drawl from me, or my daughter and husband... We live near Southfork Ranch... Remember the series Dallas..(or are you too young) what a disapointment. Austin is fun, Galveston has a beach of sorts, but if you're used to Sydney don't bother. Texas is a HUGE state..lots to see, and lot of variety too. Apart from chatting up the locals what else do you wanna do.