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6 reasons why you should add Texas to your next USA trip

Did you know Australians are in the top 10 visitors to the United States? With unique experiences across the entire state, Viva Holidays says Texas is a must-do. They've even created six awesome packages to help you plan your dream US vacay!

Did you know Australians are in the top 10 visitors to the United States? With unique experiences across the entire state, Viva Holidays says Texas is a must-do. They’ve even created six awesome packages to help you plan your dream US vacay!

With seven bountiful regions, Texas offers an amazing variety of landscapes, cultures, and adventures for a one-of-a-kind vacay.

The classic US road trip is an idyllic way to experience the Lone Star State. Whether it’s a visit to an iconic landmark if you’re a history buff, a chance to shop til you drop (tax-free, woohoo) in Houston or Dallas, or nabbing tickets to an enriching concert or weekend festival in Austin, there’s something oh-so Texas for everyone.

With direct flights from Australia into Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth (including a new Brisbane to Dallas/Fort Worth launching this October), it’s easier than ever to include Texas on your US itinerary. Especially when combined with Viva Holiday’s epic packages! Check them out.

#6 Best Of Dallas

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Taste Texas at Pecan Lodge BBQ

This 3-night tour highlights the Best of Dallas. A diverse and vibrant metropolis, Dallas offers a rich culture, unique neighbourhoods, amazing architecture, and fascinating history.

Famous for its Cowboys football team and delish Tex-Mex food, you can discover this amazing city on a 3-hour private tour, taking in key landmarks and points of interest.

Accommodation is in the heart of downtown Dallas, a few blocks from the Arts District. Be sure to taste the American cuisine with a southern flare at the onsite Elm Street Cask and Kitchen.

The Best of Dallas includes:

  • 3 nights at the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas in a King Room~
  • 3-hour private Dallas sightseeing tour, including hotel pick up and drop off
  • From $879* per person twin share
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#5 Discover Houston

A model of a spaceman hanging next to spacecraft
Enjoy a fascinating visit to the Space Center Houston.

Explore America’s fourth-largest city on this fun-filled 3-night tour. Houston is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping, and nightlife.

Central accommodation makes it easy for you to stroll through the historic Heights, tour the fascinating Museum District, or head to the Space Center Houston.

With dozens of award-winning restaurants and the trend-setting Washington Avenue, there are plenty of ways to soak up all that makes Houston such a vibe.

  • 3 nights at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Houston by the Galleria in a King Room~
  • From $475* per person twin share
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#4 Historic Fort Worth

Cowboys riding horses while crowds watch on
Discover the cowboy way of life at Fort Worth Stockyards ©Simian

Known for its Texas hospitality, Fort Worth offers remarkable districts, culture, and fun. On this 3-night package, explore the historic western Stockyards, Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest Honky Tonk, and the new shops, eateries, and entertainment at Mule Alley.

Staying at the Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards gives access to dozens of great restaurants, family-friendly attractions, shops, and live music venues. Perfect for a memorable stop on a Texas roadie!

Package includes:

  • 3 nights at the 4.5-star Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards in Two Queens Beds Room ~
  • Full breakfast daily
  • From $599* per person twin share
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#3 San Antonio City Stay

Colourful bunting above market stalls with people walking under them.
Tour San Antonio with Viva Holidays

Take in the famed River Walk, Historic Market Square, stunning murals, and San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, plus the city’s world-class culinary fare.

Staying three nights in the convenient Grand Hyatt San Antonio, you’re steps away from popular attractions, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Package includes:

  • 3 nights at the 4-star Grand Hyatt San Antonio in a King Room~
  • From $789* per person twin share
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#2 Austin City Stay

Sunset against the backdrop of Austin's skyscrapers and a bridge.
Sunset over downtown Austin. ©Geoff Duncan

Soak up the culture in the Live Music Capital of the World on this fabulous 3-night package. Your centrally located accommodation is just blocks from Austin’s night life and live music spots (there are many!).

You’re also close to the unique entertainment districts, stunning outdoor experiences, and award-winning culinary scene.

Time your stay to coincide with Austin’s renowned international events, including SXSW, Austin City Limits music festival, and the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.

Package includes:

  • 3 nights at the 4-star Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in a King Room~
  • From $815 per person twin share
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#1 Great Texas Escape Self Drive

Punnets of peaces with Texas Hill Country Peaches printed on the box
Road-tripping across the state means it’s easy to stop to sample the local goodies, like Texas Hill Country Peaches!

On this exciting 13-day adventure, you’ll live the Texas dream. Explore Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys and Culture, Dallas, a city built on dreams, and Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World. Be sure to catch a performance at one of Austin’s 250+ music venues!

For a change of pace, stroll the quaint pathways of San Antonio’s River Walk and spend time at the Alamo to connect to US history. Time spent squishing your toes in the sand at Galveston, the Playground of the South, is time well spent, as is a trip to outer space at NASA’s Space Center Houston.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 2 nights at the 4-star Best Western Plus Dallas hotel in a Standard Room
  • 2 nights at the 4.5-star Hilton Austin in a Standard Room
  • 2 nights at the 3.5-star Red Roof Plus, San Antonio Downtown-Riverwalk in a Standard Room
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On the Beach in a Standard Room
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza and Suites Houston – Near Sugarland in a Standard Room
  • 2 nights at the 4.5-star Sheraton Dallas Hotel in a Standard Room
  • 13 days Alamo car hire in a compact automatic, Nissan Versa or similar+
  • From $3,219 per person twin share
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Agents, read this

Red mountains with low shrubs and a river at Big Bend National Park
The dramatic scenery of Big Bend is always a hit.

Discover more reasons why Texas should be on your client’s US road trip adventure here.

Check out Viva Holidays’ dedicated agent platform, including ready-to-go assets to promote Texas.

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