Coming in second only in size as one of the largest states in America, Texas offers an abundance of activities to enjoy and places to discover. Rental home styles within the Lone Star state are quite diverse, ranging from small one-bedroom capes to more spacious split-levels. Rental homes with a Southwestern flavor such as the Spanish eclectic are quite popular with their white stucco exteriors.
Texas is culturally diverse and has a rich history dating back to the hard-won battle at Alamo, which earned the Lone Star state much sought after independence and freedom from Mexico. Texas is often thought of as the Wild West with many landmarks recognized for their historical significance. Regions within the state extend from the valleys and plains to the lowlands and Gulf Coast region. Hill Country is an eclectic region where more than 30 wineries abound bordered by metropolitan areas including the state capital of Austin. The Piney Woods region is diverse with its many national parks and state forests. The Gulf Coast region is an important resource for fueling the state's economy through its commercial fishing and shrimping industries. Magnificent canyons with multi-colored rock walls adorn the Panhandle Plains region of Texas, which is home to the popular nostalgic Route 66.
Texas has it all with a long list of places to visit and wonderful things to do. Entertainment can be found at theaters or you can sit back and enjoy the wonderful performance of a symphony. Fine-art galleries and museums are just a short drive away. Explore the many fine shops and outlet malls for great bargains. Those who like outdoor adventures and sports will enjoy horseback riding or taking in a football game to watch the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Oilers. The state is well known for its outstanding chili and finger-licking-good BBQs. Rodeos, stock shows and round-ups are a great way to truly experience the Wild West at its best.