Texas is often on people’s bucket travel lists and it’s certainly easy to see why. This huge state has a combination of big cities, small towns and vast areas of unspoiled nature, so there’s something for everyone who visits. If you haven’t planned a visit to Texas yet, here are some reasons why 2020 is going to be the perfect year to go.

  • The unmissable festivals

Texas has become a cultural hub, and this means the state has become host to many amazing art and music festivals. There’s SXSW in March 2020, with a focus on film, tech and the latest music, while the OUTsider Festival in Austin celebrates the LGBT community. If you are looking for something a little more traditional, visit the State Fair of Texas which runs from September to October with rides, rodeos, auto shows and deep-fried everything.

  • There’s scenery to suit everyone

When you’re booking with a group of people or family, you’ll always get those who want beach trips and those who want mountains or deserts. Texas is so vast that it’s like a country in its own right, so you will be able to see a bit of everything. You could drive along the Gulf of Mexico, with hundreds of miles of beach to enjoy, or head inland and visit the Big Bend National Park for some mountain hikes. The choice is yours. 

  • It has great road trip potential

A big trend in travel for 2020 is multicenter vacations, where you don’t just sit on a sun lounger at a resort, but you hit the road and make the most of every second of your trip. Texas is great for road trips, whether you use one of the many itineraries online or head off the beaten track. It’s worth considering booking with an RV rental Houston company such as Cruise America to hire an RV that will allow you to travel independently and set your own schedule, while still staying in comfort.

  • The food

OK, so the food in Texas has always been good, especially if you love big portions. However, the food scene is expanding a lot, and foodies are realizing there is more to the state than burgers and deep-fried treats. There are a load of new restaurants opening in Houston, as well as other cities, and that includes a branch of the iconic Voodoo Doughnuts with a 24/7 drive-thru for late-night sugar cravings. 

  • To see some sports

Texas has got to rank among the most sports-obsessed states, so when a Texan team ends up in the World Series or Superbowl, you’ll certainly know about it. Wherever you end up in Texas, there will be a local sports team that everyone is fanatical about, either in football, baseball or basketball, so see if you can get tickets. Golf is also huge in Texas, with tournaments such as the Texas Open bringing in the crowds, and you’ll find a number of amazing courses across the state.