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Texas Guide

Guide


Texas is so big and diverse that it’s practically its own country. It was, in fact, a nation of its own from 1836 to 1845. The Texas landscape ranges from desert badlands and swimmable coastlines to lush mountains and sprawling prairies. Its communities go from the heights of urban sophistication (and size!) on down to the tiniest, most charming out-of-the-way towns.

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Key facts


Capital: Austin
Land Area: 695,662 sq. km | 268,596 sq. m
Population: 28.995 million
Languages: English
Currency: US Dollars
Exchange Rates: UK£1 = US$1.38 (actual rate)
Money: ATM’s & credit cards widely accepted
Visas: ESTA required for stays up to 90 days subject to eligibility

Getting there and around


International Flights to Dallas Fort Worth & Houston Airport

Airline From via Frequency Flight Time
         
British Airways London to Dallas Fort Worth Non-Stop 1 Daily 10h 5m
American Airlines London to Dallas Fort Worth Non-Stop up to 4 Daily 10h 30m
British Airways London to Houston Non-Stop 2 Daily 10h 35m
United Airlines London to Houston Non-Stop 2 Daily 10h 25m
View our latest Long-Haul Airfare Offers to Dallas Fort Worth or Houston Airport in Texas

When to go


Dallas, Texas

Mean Daily Temperatures – Centigrade/Fahrenheit

                         
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low High | Low
                         
Temp (C) 14 | 3 16 | 5 21 | 9 25 | 14 29 | 19 33 | 23 36 | 25 36 | 25 32 | 21 26 | 15 20 | 9 15 | 4
Temp (F) 58 | 38 61 | 41 69 | 49 77 | 57 85 | 66 92 | 74 96 | 77 97 | 77 90 | 70 79 | 58 68 | 47 58 | 39
Rain Days 7 7 8 8 9 7 5 5 7 6 6 7
                         
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Things to see and do


There is surely no shortage of Country culture here: rodeos, line-dancing and ample opportunities for an adventure by horse or mule. And then there’s the barbecue. It’s hard to find a better place on this planet for a plate of ribs or brisket (served with a heaping helping of Texas home-style side dishes). The legendary Franklin Barbecue in Austin can boast all-day waits – and it is worth it.

History buffs can travel far and wide across the Lone Star State to learn about its rich cultural legacy. San Antonio is home to the Alamo, a centuries-old Spanish mission and the site of a long, bloody battle in the early 1800s. Frontier Texas!, a bold museum in Abilene, introduces visitors to the “Wild, Wild West” using life-sized holograms. Of course, Texas is also host to its share of arts and cultural sophistication, from the glossy urban landscapes in Dallas and Houston to the freewheeling funk of Austin. The latter city is something of an island in the Texas Hill Country – a wild, liberal city where you can expect the unexpected.