Texas shares its borders with Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, The state is renowned for its fairs, events and its ever jubilant citizens. Rivers, dense forests and green swamplands make this an exciting place to visit. Make sure you hire cheap rentals that will help you go from place to place, exploring the state at your convenience.
Zilker Metropolitan Park, a 350 acre park along the exotic Lady Bird Lake is a place for outdoor activities like hiking and biking and also for a fun filled family picnic. September would be the best month to visit the park as it hosts the three day Austin City Limits Music Festival which comprise of rock, country and folk concerts. Drive your rentals to the foothills of Davis Mountains to reach the Balmorhea State Park. Spread over 45.9 acres, the park is excellent for diving, swimming, picnics, hikes as well as fishing.
September is the month of State Fair of Texas organized on the fair Park in Dallas. The park features the 52 foot fair mascot, the ‘Big Tex’ - a cowboy figure, complete with boots, hat, shirts and denim. The fair starts on the last Friday of September and extends 24 days featuring fabulous fun, music and shopping extravaganza.
Cheap rentals will easily take you to the differnet museums located within the Fair Park complex in Texas. The park houses a Museum of Nature and Science and an African American Museum, a Women's Museum and Museum of the American Railroad.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth has around 3,000 works from maestros such as Pablo Picasso and Anselm Kiefer. The Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art which are also located in Fort Worth houses fabulous art collections. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has 30,000 prints taken by 400 photographers.
A visit to Texas will remain incomplete if you do not stop at the Alamo which is considered the shrine of Texas Liberty. A former Roman Catholic Church and later a fortress, the chapel was the battleground of the Battle of Alamo. It is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Drive your rentals to 300 Alamo Plaza to reach this place.
For cultural enthusiasts, Texas also houses several performing arts and theater houses. Ballet can be enjoyed best at the Brown Theater inside the Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston as it is the home of the riveted Houston ballet company. Cullen Theater, also a ballet center brings in smaller and local performers on stage.
The Alley Theater located in downtown Houston has a Hubbard and Neuhaus stages featuring various classics and contemporary plays, while the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is home to Houston Symphony.
For the water babies, tubing is a popular sport in southeast Texas. Laze around as you drift gently in the slow current of the Texas Rivers with a beer in hand. Alternately you can also go scuba diving and have a chance to explore old shipwrecks, including sunken warships from the World War II era.
Kayaking and surfing are other popular water sports. The best place to enjoy surfing would be the South Padre Island and the Galveston Island.