Texas To-Dos: 12 in Texas You Can't Miss
12 Can’t-Miss, Must See, Must Dos in Texas
By Helen Bryant
Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower. In a good year, you’ll see bluebonnets so thick they’ll look like blue rivers in your photos.
Odessa’s Stonehenge has stones placed in the precise arrangement as the stones on England’s Salisbury Plain.
Our vast state boasts treasures around every bend, but some speak most strongly to Texas’ nature, history, and residents’ sense of fun. We’ve selected a dozen such iconic experiences to recommend for 2013, admittedly just the tip of Texas’ amazing iceberg.
Visit these or re-experience your favorites.
(Remember, getting there is half the fun.)
- January: East Texas (Learn how oil changed Texas)
- February: The Texas coast (Whoop it up with the cranes)
- March: San Antonio, Goliad, and La Porte (Get in touch with Texas history)
- April: The Hill Country (Revel in the bluebonnets)
- May: Odessa and Ingram (Texas’ Stonehenges rock)
- June: Texas coast (See the sea turtles)
- July: The Panhandle (Check out Palo Duro Canyon)
- August: West Texas (Beat the heat at Balmorhea )
- October: East Texas (Explore spooky Caddo Lake)
- November: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston
- December: Big Bend (Search for the Marfa lights)
From the January 2013 issue.
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