Texas Holidays

Go large in the Lone Star State

In Texas, everything is big – from the sprawling energetic urban hubs of Dallas and Houston to the boundless great deserts, prairies and plains that invite you to explore. Picture yourself immersed in the heart-pounding energy of a rodeo, saddling up for a ride on a majestic horse, walking in the footsteps of JFK or Stetson shopping in Dallas.

Luxury Holidays in Texas

Welcome to cowboy country. Home to vast open landscapes, thriving vibrant cities, major league sports, and the world’s best BBQ. A land of rich history, Americana and diverse culture and arts, and home to some of the country's best museums and galleries. Follow the tales of Spanish history in San Antonio,  “Get Weird” in quirky Austin, the laid-back state capital, and step back in time in the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth. And don’t forget about the food…Texas will treat your taste buds to everything from smoked brisket to the zesty kick of Cajun, the spice of Tex-Mex, and the bounty of Gulf Coast seafood. 

5 interesting facts about Texas

  • Texas is huge. Covering an area of nearly 700,000 sq km, it’s bigger than England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands combined
  • It’s the largest farming state in the USA, from cattle ranches to huge prairie fields, agriculture is at the heart of the economy
  • Once a nation of its own after a battle of independence from Mexico, the nickname Lone Star State with a single star on the flag stands as a proud reminder
  • At Christmas, San Antonio’s 24 km River Walk that connects hundreds of restaurants, museums, shops, venues, galleries and places of interest through network of pathways, is lit by over 2 million lights to create a festive wonderland
  • Home to the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, three NBA basketball teams, MLS soccer teams and numerous college teams, as well as the USA home of F1 racing, the Lone Star state is the place to enjoy the best of USA sport.

Weather in Texas

A state as vast as the Texan spirit itself, Texas boasts a climate as diverse as its landscapes. With its sheer size, Texas experiences a range of weather patterns. Generally sun-drenched, it defies the arid plains of cowboy movies stereotype with surprising rainfall and occasional snow in the far west and north, whilst the major cities enjoy a subtropical climate.  In Hill Country, summers sizzle in San Antonio and Austin with highs of around 36°C, while winters see lows of 8°C, coupled with high humidity. Further east to Dallas and Fort Worth, autumn and winter bring a touch of chill, but summers are hot, muggy and rainy. In Houston, winter is milder, but the city sees more rainfall, particularly during April and May. The region is prone to hurricanes, with September bringing the most stormy weather along the Gulf coast.

Texas Holidays 2024 / 2025

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Top Pick Hotels

Fairmont Austin

4* out of 5 stars

With stunning lake views and an enviable central location the Fairmont Austin is a gateway to an unforgettable Texan adventure - infused with luxury, elegance and the dynamic spirit of the city.

Fairmont Dallas

4* out of 5 stars

Set in the Dallas Arts District, enjoy luxury in the heart of the city with elegant rooms, stunning views and impeccable service for an unforgettable Dallas experience.

Hilton Fort Worth

4* out of 5 stars

Enjoy rooms with city views, steakhouse dining and proximity to the city’s cultural attractions at this historic Fort Worth address.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio

4* out of 5 stars

With its quiet yet central location, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is your gateway to a perfect blend of tranquillity and luxury amongst the lively ambiance of San Antonio.

Hyatt Regency Austin

4* out of 5 stars

A harmonious blend of urban sophistication and an enviable position on the picturesque shores of Lady Bird Lake. The ideal place to embrace the vibrant spirit of Texas.

Hyatt Regency Dallas

4* out of 5 stars

Next to the famous Reunion Tower, the Dallas Hyatt Regency offers a modern escape with fantastic views of downtown Dallas, close to Dealey Plaza and the historic West End. 

The Adolphus, An Autograph Collection, Dallas

4* out of 5 stars

Experience timeless luxury at this historic Dallas icon. Grand suites, a day spa, cool rooftop pool and inspired dining await in the heart of downtown.

The St Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

4* out of 5 stars

Stay in a dedicated national historic site at the luxurious St. Anthony, with a rooftop pool, beautifully elegant rooms and an award-winning seafood restaurant.

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

4* out of 5 stars

Embrace an enviable River Walk location in San Antonio at this upscale hotel close to the Pearl District and within easy reach of the vibrant attractions of this historic city.

The Worthington Renaissance, Fort Worth

4* out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable city of Fort Worth at this modern luxury downtown hotel with a world-class steak house and its own rooftop cinema.

Virgin Hotels Dallas

4.5* out of 5 stars

Fun, fancy and fabulous, this is THE place to play, snooze, eat and drink in the heart of the diverse and creative Design District for an unforgettable Dallas experience.

Where to go in Texas

Discover Dallas

Discover Dallas

The big, bold city that beckons with its skyline full of towering skyscrapers, and the Geo Deck of Reunion Tower that offers glittering panoramic views. Dive into history at Dealey Plaza, where the legacy of JFK unfolds, explore the canvas of creativity in The Arts District and marvel at the exhibits at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  Dallas is a melting pot of culture, sports and food and offers some of the best shopping in the USA. Or for a quieter Texas experience, venture just outside the city for scenic horseback trails in prairie country.

Visit Fort Worth

Visit Fort Worth

Home to the historic Stockyards where you can witness the twice-daily cattle drive – a true Texan spectacle. It’s a blend of history, modernity and cowboy charm, offering an unforgettable taste of Texas.  The buzz of Sundance Square is infectious, and the Fort Worth Zoo is a must for families and animal lovers. Marvel at the impressive architecture of the Water Garden, a testament to human creativity. And sports fans can head just outside the city to Arlington and the AT&T stadium, the revered home of the world-famous Dallas Cowboys. 

Chill in Austin

Chill in Austin

The cool Texan capital that invites you to unwind and relax amidst its quirky murals and vintage shops. Dive into the festivals and outdoor spaces that make this city a haven for free spirits. Stand on Congress Bridge and witness the magical flight of bats at dusk. Discover the beauty of Lake Travis, and try the array of flavours from the city’s famous gourmet food trucks. And with Austin's live music scene as the heartbeat of the city, pulsating with rhythm and soul, this is a place where creativity knows no bounds.

Explore beautiful San Antonio

Explore beautiful San Antonio

A city that perfectly blends history, gastronomy and natural beauty. Where the city’s famous scenic River Walk invites you to stroll slowly along its charming shaded paths. Visit The Alamo, a former Spanish mission, that stands as testament to the city's rich international history. And explore great restaurants that blend Texan and international flavours for authentic Tex-Mex favourites. And for those craving even more adventure, you’ll find the wineries of the Texas Hill Country just a hop away, offering hikes amidst breathtaking landscapes.

Enjoy the buzz in Houston

Enjoy the buzz in Houston

A city pulsating with life, that welcomes you with bright murals that cover its urban landscape. Home to NASA Mission Control and the Space Centre Museum, it’s a must-visit city for any space fans. But it’s also a stylish haven for arts, a favourite for foodies with a diverse range of restaurants and a place to escape to the outdoors with the city’s lush parks like Memorial Park and Discovery Green providing woodlands and trails to explore in the heart of the city. And don't miss the exhilarating Houston Rodeo – a spectacle that epitomises the Texan spirit.

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