The great state of Texas symbolizes all that is bigger (and according to locals, better) in the United States. Encompassing more than 268,000 square miles, it is the largest contiguous state in the country. Its impressive size is matched by its eclectic personality, which encompasses much more than cow towns and cowboy hats.
From nationally-recognized fine dining to generations-old hole-in-the-walls and inventive fusion food trucks, if you like to eat, you will get your fill in the Lone Star state. Finger-licking barbecue, loaded Tex-Mex platters, Czech kolache factories, and daylong crawfish boils are all part of the distinctive Texas culinary routine. A trip through the excellent art and history museums goes right along with the charm of small-town antiquing, polka-saturated dance halls, and afternoons floating down a lazy river.
The bright lights and big cities of Texas include the trendy, hippie soul of Austin; the high-class prowess of Dallas; the colorful sprawl of San Antonio; and the one-two punch of commerce and culture in Houston. It’s no wonder that these powerhouse Texas cities are regular fixtures on the lists for the most livable cities in America. Still, they are just a few of the threads in the grand Texan tapestry.
West Texas is where visitors experience the wide-open, “home on the range” Texas luxury holiday of legend. You’ll find oil derricks performing their up-down pump—giant mechanical horses galloping in place, a steadfast symbol of industry. Arid stretches of pastures offer stark natural beauty, scattered with the odd adobe mission, and nights make for outstanding stargazing. The unlimited sky and geological marvels of Big Bend National Park meet the boundary-pushing minimalist sculpture of Marfa to create a pioneering cowboy experience all its own.
This is Ker & Downey’s home state and source of pride, and we cannot wait to introduce you to its big, beautiful heart. Contact us to plan your Texas luxury holiday travel with our home-grown luxury travel consultants.