A must for savvy travelers to the Longhorn State
Delivers frank, up-to-date travel advice on Texas, a top destination state that had more than $100 million leisure travelers in 2001 who spent $40.4 billion
Guides visitors to the best accommodations, dining, nightlife, and sights in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Amarillo, and more
Highlights Texas's many family-friendly attractions (amusement parks, Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, and wonderful beaches), nature tourism options (such as the Great Texas Costal Birding Trail), and historic sites (such as the Alamo and the Caddoan Mounds)
Provides the lowdown on Texan music and food and even offers tips on how to talk like a Texan
About the Author
David Baird is a writer, editor, and translator based in Austin, Texas. He was born and bred in Houston, though he spent part of his childhood in Morelia, Mexico. He has contributed to several works about Texas and Mexico, including Frommer’s Mexico.
Edie Jarolim was a senior editor at Frommer’s in New York before she indulged her Southwest fantasies and moved to Tucson, Arizona. She has since written about the Southwest and Mexico for a variety of national publications, ranging from America West Airlines Magazine, Art & Antiques, and Brides to the New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal.
Don & Barb Laine have traveled extensively throughout the West, spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, particularly the Gulf of Mexico and the Rocky Mountains. In addition to this book, they have authored or contributed to Frommer’s Colorado, Frommer’s Utah, and Frommer’s National Parks of the American West.
Eric Peterson, a Denver-based freelance writer, has contributed to Frommer’s Colorado and has authored Frommer’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. When he’s not on the road or writing about travel, Peterson covers Colorado’s business scene and Denver’s punk-rock underbelly.
Neil E. Schlecht was reared in North Dallas. He attended Plano Senior High School, returned for graduate school at UT–Austin, and married a Texan. Now living in northwestern Connecticut, he is the author and co-author of more than a dozen travel guides, including Frommer’s Peru, Spain For Dummies, and Frommer’s Cuba. His Texas heroes are Lance Armstrong, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Texas.
1. The Best of Texas (David Baird, Edie Jarolim, Don & Barb Laine, Eric Peterson & Neil E. Schlecht).
2. Planning Your Trip to Texas (Don & Barb Laine).
3. For International Visitors (Don & Barb Laine).
4. The Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex (Neil E. Schlecht).
5. Houston & East Texas (David Baird).
6. The Texas Gulf Coast (Don & Barb Laine).
7. San Antonio (Edie Jarolim).
8. Austin (Edie Jarolim).
9. West Texas (Eric Peterson & Don & Barb Laine).
10. Big Bend & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Don & Barb Laine).
11. The Panhandle Plains (Eric Peterson).
Appendix: Texas in Depth (Neil E. Schlecht).