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Texas at a Glance

The vast expanse of land that makes up the state of Texas offers great geographical diversity. From the coastal plains along the Gulf of Mexico to the picturesque mountains and basins of the Trans-Pecos region, you will find stunning views that will instill the famous Texas pride in you. Whether you are in search of mouthwatering Tex-Mex done right, authentic rodeos, or modern cities, no state does it bigger or better than Texas. Major cities like Houston, Dallas and Austin, each offer something different like the NASA Space Center, a bustling metropolis and great live music. This distinctly unique state is proud of its true colors. Wherever your adventures take you, ya'll will certainly see the state flag being flown and receive a warm welcome from everyone you meet.

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Popular Places
  • Houston Houston
  • Dallas Dallas
  • Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
  • Amarillo Amarillo
  • Galveston Galveston
  • Big Bend National Park Big Bend National Park
  • South Padre Island South Padre Island
  • San Antonio San Antonio
  • Austin Austin
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • Major Airport San Antonio International Airport
  • Major Airport El Paso International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Texas's climate varies due to its size. Be prepared for snow in the northern regions, humidity in the east and arid conditions in the west. Be alert for frequent thunderstorms during the summer and pay attention in the case of  tornado warning.

Safety Concerns Texas's crime rates vary throughout the state. Exercise caution with your personal belongings and with yourself. Using common sense is a great way to protect your safety.

Health Concerns Texas can be hot during the summer so it is a good idea to protect yourself from getting over heated.

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