This is one big and very diverse state. You can stroll on sandy beaches, explore majestic canyons, play cowboy and enjoy world-famous music and food. These three cities will give you a taste of Texas – there’s down to earth yet sophisticated Austin, a small university town that over the past few decades has grown into a bustling city. Dallas has the country’s largest urban arts district, a huge sports scene and heaps of attractions. Then Houston, America’s fourth-largest city, is very cosmopolitan, filled with world-class dining, arts, shopping and nightlife.