Come Visit Texas+ $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

I’ve lived in the great state of Texas for almost five years now. My husband is from Fort Worth. We met and married in Arkansas, then he moved me here to the “big city.” Everyone back home likes to come to Texas to shop and check out all the attractions. I had always loved to visit, so I knew I would love living here too!

Texas has a wide variety of museums, shopping and restaurants to choose from. There is so much to do here it’s almost impossible to get bored. In our area of DFW (Fort Worth) we like to go hiking and be outdoors. We also enjoy visiting Cedar Hill State Park & Dinosaur Valley State Park. It’s so nice to get out in nature and clear our heads. Connor LOVES being outside and the lakes are just gorgeous!

It doesn’t take long to feel that Texas pride!

On one of our many hiking adventures

Fort Worth also has one of the best zoos I’ve ever been to. There is a choo- choo train that goes all around the zoo and it’s perfect for kids. A must-see in the city is the Fort Worth Water Gardens. It’s a manmade waterfall paradise. It’s also where Terence proposed to me almost 12 years ago!

The Botanical Gardens is one of our favorite places to picnic and take pictures. The Japanese garden is so beautiful — the plants and flowers are breathtaking. If you’re looking for the Old West, you’ve come to the right place, partner! The Fort Worth Stock Yards feature a winery, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and lots of Mexican food! You can take in a rodeo and spot more cowboys than you’ve ever seen in your entire life.

Downtown Fort Worth is a hopping place to be as well. At Sundance Square you’ll find live music and lots of great BBQ & Mexican restaurants. Fort Worth is a fantastic place to live and it has a wonderful down-home feel.

When we want to escape our city for a bit we always head to our neighboring city Dallas.

Dallas has some of the best shopping you’ll find and a wide variety of restaurants. The Galleria and North Park Mall are two great places to shop. One of my favorite places is Sprinkles Cupcakes. I’d drive 100 miles to get one of those!
We’ve also been to the Dallas Aquarium and it was a blast! You’ll see all sorts of sea life and other animals up close and personal.

I guess this is the way they do burgers in Texas:

Dallas hosts so many great concerts and sporting events. It’s the home of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Texans are some of the proudest people I’ve ever met and I’m starting to understand why. They have so much to be proud of! Texas is such a huge state that some say it’s almost like its own country. There is so much to do here and so much variety. And you know what? I am starting to believe everything is bigger and better in Texas! Texas has been good to me and I’m proud to call it my home. For more information about Texas you can visit:

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Travel Texas and BlogHer are sponsoring a great giveaway to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment telling me where you’d like to visit in Texas. You can request a free Texas Travel Guide from the website where you can get lots of great ideas!

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115 thoughts on “Come Visit Texas+ $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

  1. I saw the title for this post and knew I needed to immediately enter: I have a dear friend who is pregnant with twins (after much trial and sad times to get there) in DALLAS. I would visit her in a hot second if I could only afford to (on my new stay-at-home-mom budget).

  2. Love this!! I’m so proud to be a born and raised Texan! I’ve been to most of the major cities so I’d probably visit the DFW area to see some family and maybe meet you finally! 🙂

  3. I love Texas! My mom’s parents both grew up there, so I’ve always considered myself half-Texan! I’ve been to Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Waco (my sister is a Baylor Bear!), Brownsville, McAllen, South Padre Island, Wetherford (where my Baba grew up), and Midland Odessa. I think if I go back, I want to go to either Tyler, where my Nana’s family lives, or find the little town of Honey Grove, where my Nana grew up!

  4. Texas is the best place!!! We’ve been to most places, but, I especially love visiting San Antonio! The riverwalk, the Alamo, and I’m dying to go back soon so we can take our boys to Sea World and Fiesta Texas!!!! 🙂

    I’m also partial to FW since we live 10 minutes from there. We LOVE the FW zoo. We have season passes and go a few times a month. BEST zoo ever!! 🙂

  5. Buc Days Rodeo, Festival and Carnival in Corpus Christi Sounds like fun. I think my kids would love it.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  6. I’m a Native Texan and also in the DFW area. Just ran across your blog and thought I’d wave hello!

    I LOVE Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. So many quaint places and fun too!

    Stop by and say hi when you can ~


  7. I’ve been here twelve years now, and I really don’t ever want to live anywhere else. I do beleive I would like to see the high plains area.

  8. I have lived in Texas for 22 years and I love Texas.Originally from California but would not trade my state of Texas for anything. I would love to visit Fredrickburg.

  9. I want to visit the water gardens, aquarium, and the fort worth zoo. Thanks for sharing your experience and the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  10. I would like to visit Houston the biggest city in Texas and visit the 1940 Air Terminal Museum as well as the Bayou Bend Collection of the Fine Arts: 28-room Latin Colonial Structure.


  11. I’ve always wanted to visit San Antonio and the river walk then I would head out to visit all of the hill country.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. I’d love to go to Austin someday. My husband has been quite a few times, and he always raves about it!

    niftyfoodie at gmail dot com

  13. I’ve always wanted to visit the beaches of Texas! In looking at a google map of the area, Pelican Island looks right up my alley! I be its gorgeous there!!!
    14earth at gmail dot com

  14. I want to goto San Antonio! I have friends there, and they are always talking about all the things there is to do there! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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