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Texas Top 40 No. 13, Corpus Christi

Texas’ biggest beach city (pop. roughly 313,000) seasons its mix of beachcombing, wakeboarding, sailing, and other oceanfront fun with such…

Texas Top 40 No. 15, Galveston

With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

Texas Top 40 No. 24, Port Aransas

We used to call Port Aransas a sleepy fishing village.

Texas Top 40 No. 25, Granbury

Far enough from DFW to feel like small-town Texas but close enough to draw on the Metroplex’s economic vitality, Granbury…

Texas Top 40 No. 26, Austin

It would be understandable for Texans to grow weary of their capital city’s popularity and outsized national reputation as a…

Texas Top 40 No. 27, Lake Fork

Sportfishing rules at Lake Fork. In fact, the reservoir—which lies on the Sabine River 70 miles east of Dallas—ranks among…

Texas Top 40 No. 28, Possum Kingdom Lake

Some 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake sparkles along the upper reaches of the Brazos River.

Texas Top 40 No. 29, Lockhart

Named by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 as the Barbecue Capital of Texas, the Central Texas town of Lockhart…

Texas Top 40 No. 30, Garner State Park

One of Texas’ most popular parks, Garner State Park enchants visitors with its dramatic scenery on the southwestern edge of…

Texas Top 40 No. 31, Dallas/Fort Worth

Like fraternal twins with different personalities, the North Texas cities of Dallas and Fort Worth—roughly 30 miles apart by car…
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