38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Dubuque
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Omaha
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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San Francisco
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Portland
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Seattle
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Glacier National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Denver
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Santa Fe
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Field Museum and Lake Michigan. Let the collections at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and The Art Institute of Chicago capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago vacation site.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 5th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubuque trip maker site.

You can drive from Chicago to Dubuque in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubuque, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Dubuque to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubuque in March, expect nights in Omaha to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Omaha

Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and The Mob Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The LINQ Promenade and The Neon Museum. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Container Park, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in March, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Coronado Beach. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll through Pacific Beach, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. de Young Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in March, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattlefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Pop Culture and Pike Place Market. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Snoqualmie (Northwest Railway Museum & Snoqualmie Falls). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and deepen your understanding at University of Washington.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area and then trek along Elephant Back Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 2°C and lows about -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then gain insight with New Mexico History Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

Plan trip to Santa Fe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Santa Fe to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to San Antonio. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, you will find days in San Antonio are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Driskill, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 30th (Tue), make a trip to Central Canal, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then look for gifts at Goose The Market. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then browse the different shops at Circle Centre Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Austin to Indianapolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Austin in March, with highs in Indianapolis at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Let the collections at Barnes Foundation and National Constitution Center capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Philadelphia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Chelsea Market. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation site.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.