Texas: Best-Kept Secrets

Check out the best-kept secrets Texas has to offer.
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The best-kept secrets and spots that every traveler needs to visit. First up: the Lone Star State. That's Texas, pardner.

One of the most luxurious treasures in Texas, this paradise-like oasis is ideal for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. Whether you want to go to the beach, explore the beautiful surroundings or enjoy the nightlife, South Padre Island is the perfect place to dip your toes in the sand and relax.

Hit the links at one of the premier golf clubs in the state. Surrounded by more then 5 lakes, and expanding over 300 acres, enjoy the beautiful scenery, pristine fairways and fast greens located in Magnolia, just outside of Houston.

Be on hand in New Braunfels to help celebrate the 50th annual Wurstfest. This weeklong festival honors the most delightful sausage dishes the local cafes have to offer. Wurstfest is the perfect way to enjoy great food, special events and the finest Bavarian-style entertainment.

The Haunted Historic Ott Hotel in Liberty was built in 1928, and continues to haunt its patrons to this day. The family-owned hotel offers affordable pricing, a vast array of historic knowledge and ghost stories you can share around a campfire for a lifetime.

Located at Fair Park in Dallas from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, the Texas State Fair is filled with fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Besides being the fried-food capital of the state, it offers great family-friendly activities including auto shows, agriculture shows, concerts, fireworks and more.

Located in Garfield, The Waterhole Saloon is one the best attractions for the sport lover inside you. Whether you want to catch a game on television, try your hand in Texas Hold’em or toss some horseshoes and washers, this is the place to be.

Swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, go tubing on its rapids and hike some of the most fascinating trails in the state. These are just some of the great things to do at Garner State Park, which offers more then 1,400 acres of recreational facilities in northern Uvalde County.

Pilots, fire up those balloons! The Great Texas Balloon race is prepared to take off from Longview on July 29-31. With brightly colored balloons soaring through the air, and vendors lined up, enjoy good food, fine art and live music that’s fun for the whole family.

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