Hi from the UK,
My Wife and I are in the early stages of planning for a two week trip to Texas in June 2011 but no matter how many guidebooks/brochures I've received, I still don't know how best to split our time. Can you help?
We want to definitely spend time in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and either a day trip or day or two on the coast at Galveston. We have been to San Antonio before and loved it, but won't be including the city this time.
My Wife also has a hankering for Amarillo.
We both love big cities, so definitely want to enjoy some "city time", but also into museums, outdoors (state parks, national parks etc), shopping (although not a major priority) and anything touristy really. Oh and some great Texas BBQ!!!
Definite inclusions are NASA, SouthFork, the JFK bits in Dallas, a major sporting event (baseball?) and some chill(!) time on the coast.
We will be getting a car but don't know whether to book for the whole 2 weeks or just book individually in each location. It's fairly obvious that a large chunk of our time is going to be spent in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Austin after all, but is there any awesome drives between these places which would warrant having the car the whole time.
Initially, I was thinking, 4 days/nights in Dallas/Fort Worth, 3 in Austin, 4 in Houston, 2 in Amarillo and a spare day for maybe the coast?
I'm guessing that Amarillo is going to stretch our time due to location but would be keen for your views.
I look forward to your replies.