Texas is a remarkable state. It is one of the largest in America with bustling cities, pine forests and deserts. It’s a state that should be explored but could cost you a fair few dollars unless you do things the right way. I thought I would share with you some tips to explore this vast state on a budget. With a few recommendations on places to visit.
TIP 1 – Consider some of the most budget-friendly cities.
With Texas being so large it’s easy just to visit the most well-known cities. But in fact, there are some real gems hidden in this state that is a little more budget-friendly. Wimberly is a quaint little town just an hour outside of Austin and San Antonio. If you are after a little bit of relaxation time, then this country location is the place to do it. Alternatively, you could visit the lovely seaside town of Port Isabel. The famous lighthouse there dates back to the 1800’s. With many restaurants, shops and museums you will find it hard to be bored.
TIP 2 – Find free things to do in Houston.
Visiting one of the popular cities of Texas like Houston doesn’t have to be a costly affair. There is, in fact, plenty of things you can do for free. Firstly there is the famous outdoor theatre that not only showcases some amazing shows but allows you to bring your own food and drink as well. Also, consider the Discovery Green park that holds monthly markets. Or the Art Car Museum, which is like nothing you will ever have seen before. It just takes a bit of research to hunt out these hidden gems. There’s also budget friendly ways to get around the town to take in all these wonderful attractions. If you need a charter bus, then this will be the city to take up that opportunity. Houston traffic can be awful so why not let someone else do the driving.
TIP 3 – Don’t forget the Capital of Texas.
Austin is by far a fabulous bustling city. No exploration of Texas would be complete without taking in the delights of this city. Austin is a real outdoorsy place, and there is no better place to witness this in action than Lady Bird Lake. Runners, bikers and walkers fill the trails. While stand up paddle boarders and rowers fill the lake. You could spend a whole day here with little cost, and it will be something the whole family will enjoy. If swimming is more your thing, then check out the Barton Springs pool. Offering year round swimming for the whole family, this could take care of a whole morning.
TIP 4 – Research the places to eat and get some printable vouchers.
Restaurants are always offering discounts for midweek and weekend specials. You just have to research and hunt them out. This means that the whole family could eat like kings for your whole vacation. Saving you some extra dollars in the process.
With plenty of free attractions, easy travel options and a bit of research you could explore Texas on a budget. I hope these tips help you for your next vacation.