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Visiting Texas, are any of the big cities worth visiting or just small towns?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They're all worth visiting except for Houston. Even if you somehow found yourself in El Paso or McAllen, it's better than Houston.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I do my best to avoid that hellhole.

      https://i.imgur.com/JiUywTP.jpg

      Texas is a wild, truly wild place. Some will look like something out of an old American Spaghetti Western film with dusty, ghost towns. Then there are huge cities where it would not feel different from New York City or the likes of Tokyo, Japan. Visit Central Texas where you are about 2.5 hours away ground traveling to three major cities: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Land in Austin and start there to get a feel. Dallas is all about business and money, Houston about a rising port-city in the process of gentrification including its own issues, San Antonio is your traditional Texas with much influence from Mexico and it's culture. If you are new to the USA, Texas is where you would expect to experience the real USA feel

      Here's a native Texan's view of our cities:

      Dallas - Drugstore cowboys, arrogant, concrete jungle, looks down on everyone, big business, SMU, Cowboys, unofficial capitol of Texas.

      Houston - Oil & gas, endless traffic, mexicans, humid, old South, Cajun/Creoles, Space, blue-collar, Rice grungy, Astrodome.

      Austin - No longer Texas, commiefornia transplants, technology firms, UT, nice landscape, liberals, antifa, Alex Jones, based State Capitol building

      San Antonio - Real Texas, riverwalk, Alamo, lots of mexicans, good food, a surprisingly hidden gem of Texas culture

      El Paso - Mexico, desert, Fort Bliss and SW

      Fort Worth - Real Texas, cattle, actual cowboys, old time SW frontier feel

      Midland/Odessa - Oil and gas

      Corpus Christi - Old school tejano-Texas, Battleship, nice downtown

      Tyler - Deep South, roses, rolling hills

      Lufkin/Nacogdoches/Texarkana/Beaumont - Typical East Texas Deep South culture and pinetrees

      Panhandle - Nothing but cotton fields and Texas Tech

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >looks down on everyone
        I don't know where this perception comes from. People in Dallas have that Midwestern friendliness.

        Just don't start talking shit about Dallas or saying that your coastal city is so much better. Then we'll tell you to frick off from wherever you're from

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        What about Amarillo?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Except the BIG TEXAN Steak house challenge, there is nothing there to do

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed, there is nothing worth while here if you're a tourist / visitor. The museum district is maybe worth it and there is a nice park nearby, but beyond that there are no natural attractions and you missed rodeo season which is a fricking joke trap experience anyway. The food scene is horrible unless you just love Vietnamese shit or half ass tex/mex or some wannabe LA hole in the wall spot that local influencers flock to. The rest of the city is like 40 miles across of strip malls & chains connected by congested freeways and run down suburbs excluding River Oaks, Rice Village, (maybe Galleria/Uptown) and parts of Katy. There is nothing to do in The Woodlands and it's too far away to even bother with. Do not go downtown. Do not go to EaDo. Do not waste your time in fricking Midtown. Do not go anywhere east in the loop. It's all trash. It's literally the least pedestrian friendly city in America, the most diverse and fat city - oh and it's fricking filthy here unless you remain in the white flight zones way out west. The remaining areas are defacto no-go zones. I haven't been "in the loop" in like 6+ months and don't miss anything about it. In fact, I can't wait to move out of this dump entirely. It is nothing like the "texas" you've seen in the movies or shows... it's everything stereotypically negative about the USA personified.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Native Houstonian here that got tf out. Everything you said is true. I live in the piney woods now. Best decision I made. It's close enough to use the airport, see a concert, but other than that, I stay out.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I'll agree that it's not Texas but this city literally has some of the best and widest variety of foods in the southwest, so you obviously are wrong there.
        apart from that, everything you said is right. This 'city' sucks ass, I suffer having to drive into east end everyday for work.

        Then again Dallas isn't any better, it's cleaner but everyone there is a fricking prick on their high horse. I hate that shithole more than Houston. Honestly, most of Texas sucks, since small towns are dead and it has become the new California 'land of opportunity'

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Native Houstonian - this guy nailed it on everything BUT the food.

        I’ve been around the world - Houston has top tier restaurants. Aside from that if you don’t care for space (NASA) or baseball (Astros) you should skip the city.

        It’s comfy to live in the burbs here, but the city is unremarkable and not very aesthetic.

        If you do come down here avoid South Side and most of East Downtown.

        Stay in the museum district and midtown/the heights.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Same here, houston food is top tier compared to many other states

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Some of the best Chinese food in the US

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Houston > Dallas for tourism, easily

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Mentally ill. Enjoy your ghetto before it gets ravaged by a hurricane ig

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      My dad spent some time in Houston in the early 80s

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Texas is a wild, truly wild place. Some will look like something out of an old American Spaghetti Western film with dusty, ghost towns. Then there are huge cities where it would not feel different from New York City or the likes of Tokyo, Japan. Visit Central Texas where you are about 2.5 hours away ground traveling to three major cities: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Land in Austin and start there to get a feel. Dallas is all about business and money, Houston about a rising port-city in the process of gentrification including its own issues, San Antonio is your traditional Texas with much influence from Mexico and it's culture. If you are new to the USA, Texas is where you would expect to experience the real USA feel

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Marfa is a nice artsy town if you're planning on hitting Big Bend.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Every Texas thread turns into Houston and Dallas gays arguing over who's endless sprawl is more soulless

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone knows Houston sucks more.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >who's endless sprawl is more soulless
      Everything worth seeing in DFW is either in the urban core of Dallas proper (Downtown to Northwest Highway) or in the urban core of Fort Worth (Downtown/Cultural District/Stockyards).

      The only people in "Dallas" arguing for their sprawl are pod-dwellers in the awful suburbs like Plano or Frisco, because deep down they know their lifestyle is monotonous consumerism

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Even the best food thread turned into Texasgays arguing about which one of their cities has the best food in the country

      [...]

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Dallas is more soul-less, Houston is more "le charm". Idk why Dallas-tards cope and say they are "real" Texas. "Real" Texas is anything in the triangle. I feel any Texans will agree, if you're out of the triangle, then it aint really Texas

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I've been to west Texas and can confirm it's not real Texas

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I've been to west Texas and can confirm it's not real Texas
          So what is it? Oklahoma? New Mexico? (Seemed like too few Indians.) Mexico? (But they speak such bad Spanish.)

          Seems like the state has an identity crisis if the overwhelming majority of the place by area isn’t representative.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Seems like the state has an identity crisis
            Yes

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            any amount of spanish is bad

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      seething houstonians cant accept that for all its faults dallas (and denton and fort worth) is still better

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Ya and the delusion of singling out san antonio as having "lots of mexicans" is a kek and a half too.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      the real answer is that Dallas is a better place to live and Houston is more fun to visit

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        What does Houston have for fun that Dallas doesn't

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Dallas still has a theme park so it wins by default.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    DFW chads we eating good ITT

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If you are an immigrant and you just got your green card, would you move to texas which city? , Or choose a completely different state ?
    Asking for a friend

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Austin would be the friendliest but expensive

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Just go to Amarillo. Impossible to suffer.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >go to Texas
    >get shot

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Avoid the big cities, all the yuppies from LA moved there when they crashed the economy over in CA and now they're bringing it here, visit some small towns in the middle of nowhere or visit some border towns for some good mexican food, other than that, explore as you please.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >crashed the economy over in CA
      They just had a record tax surplus because the companies there grew so much. It's been called the Biden Effect

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

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    Really surprised you haven't been banned yet

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Garland chads rise up. Grand Prairie kings, too. The real best places in Texas. Doesn’t get more pleasant than Mount Pleasant

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Galveston island isnt bad. Has some unique gulf coast victorian architecture and mansions, small amusement park on a pier, a waterpark, moody gardens. The beach itself is kindof gross and murky. I think theres tons of homeless people and probably better to avoid during spring break when Houstonians flood it.

    San Antonio has some cool stuff like the Alamo, Sea World, Six Flags, and riverwalk area, otherwise kindof a typical growing big city with a Mexican vibe.

    Austin is a mess, I avoid it entirely. Hill country is nice though in areas. Floating the river and Octoberfest stuff is worth looking into. Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is cool if youre into waterparks.

    Fort Worth would be nicer to visit than Dallas for touristy Texan stuff.

    Palo Duro Canyon south of Amarillo is a nice place to hike, bike, or horseback ride some trails, not as crowded as something like Grand Canyon would be since I assume its less well known. If you go to Amarillo avoid the Big Texan. Id recommend the smaller hole in the wall type places for BBQ. Crazy Larrys has a great brisket frito pie.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Is Texas really so boring you need to mention shit like 6 flags and water parks? Souless consumers on this board

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    So I gonna visit Dallas/Texas for a two weeks in a month.
    1. Where should I stay on a budget?
    2. How can I best live on a budget/get around and see and experience the land
    3. What are some does and don'ts for Europeans?

    Greatly appreciated guys!

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >1.
      Can't answer this tbh but AirBnB isn't too bad.
      >2.
      You'll need a car to get anywhere, public transit is pitiful. You'd want a car anyways because there's nothing you could do in Dallas that could fill two weeks. Austin is 3 hours south of it, San Antonio 5, etc. Gas is relatively cheap for now ($3/gallon) so driving costs won't be too bad.
      Get groceries at H-E-B if you're near one, otherwise Kroger. They're the cheapest non-Walmart supermarkets. Consult Reddit for places to eat (now's your chance to try real Mexican food.)
      3.
      Don't intentionally aggravate people while you're driving. Everyone here has guns and there is a decent chance you'll get shot if you escalate shit.
      In general people here are welcoming, so if you're outgoing you'll have no problem meeting people. Expect them to be almost stereotypically fascinated with your background though.
      Texas in particular is not pedestrian-friendly, so take care when you're crossing the street. There are an insane number of trucks here that look like they're designed to kill pedestrians, and the hicks driving them are never paying enough attention.
      It gets hot during the summer but we have ACs everywhere, so indoors won't be a problem. Just drink a lot of water when you're out and you'll be fine.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah Id consider getting an Uber for driving around town since they know where theyre going and the traffic is horrible. Rent a car if youre going out further to explore. Texas is a huge state and things are pretty spread out, so it will take forever to drive to some areas obviously.

      Just be respectful as you would traveling anywhere else. Most Americans have never left the country, so theyll probably ask you tons of annoying questions, but you should be fine. Theres tons of transplants in big cities like Dallas, so you may meet people from all over.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like if you're going to visit Texas you need to rent a car. Not just because of public transportation sucking but there really isn't enough to do in cities here for multiple days, let alone weeks.
      Maybe fly into Dallas, stay for a few nights, then rent a car and drive south while checking out the touristy small/smaller towns to get the real texan experience. You can experience a lot of diversity in the land with the plains of dallas, and forests of east texas not too far, try to stay off the interstates like I-45 and stick to the state highways that take you through the towns.
      In general, avoid Motel 8's or similar style roadside inn's that offer weekly rates unless you're not too picky. That's where bottom of the barrel type people stay, so you're likely to have bad experiences.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Paris, Texas, made it look kino. But that was in 1984

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    All I know is from watching lots of bbc cuck porn, that Dallas Texas is like 2nd place behind Orlando for bbc cuckolding.

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Drunk Texan here. Visit the German towns and try the cuisine - New Braunfels and Fredericksburg are the obvious ones. Visit the tourist trap Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Visit DFW to appreciate its cityscapes. Check out the stockyards while you're at it just cause. Visit Houston for the diversity and to admire the fat assed Latinas but be forewarned that it turns into the walking dead after nightfall. Visit Van Alstyne for a glimpse of what we as a society have lost architecturally. Explore small towns in hill country. Visit Beaumont for a taste of that sweet gulf coast depression vibe.

    You have to spend a very long time in Austin to properly appreciate it, and it gets harder with each passing year to really fathom the dying soul of the city. Many go their entire lives deprived of knowing Austin. Visit any seedy bar in South Austin and just chat with people. The further south, the better. It's the closest a passerbyer will ever get to secondhand exposure to the lore.

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Oh and traffic in Houston is a fricking circus, driving it while keeping up with the flow of traffic (see: 15-30 mph over the limit) is like a video game. I love it.

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 6 hour transit at the Houston airport tomorrow.
    Anything interesting to do there?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      what hours? the airport is out of the way of everything so it's not like you can checkout stuff easily. plus the airport has been underconstruction forever and it takes about 45min to get into arrivals during peak hours.
      it takes about 45min to get into downtown from the airport, nearby the airport in Humble there's nothing interesting. Humble City Cafe is probably the best food in town if you want some southern cooking. I live close to the airport so ama

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Austin, hit the music scene but avoid downtown. From there head into the Hill Country for wilderness and comfy rural towns. Recommend around the LBJ ranch

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Houston is a joke. The world’s largest highway moves about 200K cars a day, while the average city in Italy can move 800K on a train. Dallas traffic is bad too but nearly as awful as Houston

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Both are souless sprawl shut the frick up

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Dallas is a shit hole, avoid it at all costs

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That cat is too powerful

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