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outdoors + nature,
arts + culture,

Texas is home to first-rate arts, music, and shopping and Austin and Dallas are known for their supreme offerings. In Dallas, you can experience upscale boutiques and ice skating in the Galleria or museums and opera in the Dallas Arts District. In Austin, the "Live Music Capital of the World," there are nearly 200 live music venues to visit and unique shops in the South Congress shopping district. Both cities offer a glimpse into all Texas has to offer. Visit to learn more.


Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Dallas + Fort Worth

The 2007 opening of this Dallas hotel marked the first new Ritz-Carlton to be built in the U.S. in three years, and this time, they're clearly aiming for... more


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See + Do Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas + Fort Worth

The aquarium isn't the half of this ambitious, privately operated zoological garden in Dallas's West End Historic District. An enormous glassed-in habitat... more

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See + Do Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas + Fort Worth

Though it is the least distinguished architecturally of the area's major museums, Edward Larrabee Barnes' sleek, modern building is dramatically ambitious if... more

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Eating Abacus, Dallas + Fort Worth

When this foodie landmark opened in 1999, the combination of celebrity chef Kent Rathbun's Asian-Southwestern-Parisian fusion menu, the wackily geometrized but... more

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Shop Uptown, Dallas + Fort Worth

This neighborhood just north of downtown Dallas, which is roughly defined by the route of the McKinney Avenue Trolley, is chockablock with charming older... more

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Austin

Think cowhide can't be classed up? Try camping out in the Southwestern-themed Four Seasons for a few days. The primo downtown location on the banks of Lady Bird... more


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See + Do Hill Country, Austin

The Hill Country may not be as dramatic as Big Bend or the Piney Woods, but many Texans say it's the most beautiful region in the state. In the spring, when... more

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See + Do Lakes, Austin

It's hard to get more landlocked than the interior of Texas, but Austin has three lakes nearby—two essentially within town—that on weekends explode... more

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Eating Chuy's, Austin

Velvet Elvises papering the walls and hubcaps on the ceiling set the mood; the Hatch green chile sauce provides a caliente kick to the enchiladas and burritos;... more

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Nightlife Red River, Austin

An area that was down and out just a few years ago, this three-block strip just north of Sixth now boasts the city's tightest concentration of clubs. Glamorous... more

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