Imagine a destination that’s land is so diverse it encompasses golden Gulf Coast beaches, colorful red rock canyons, vast desert badlands, thick pine forests, mazes of cypress swamplands, miles of tallgrass prairie and vibrant cultural scenes in five major U.S. cities. Living up to its larger-than-life reputation, Texas somehow fits it all into one state. Journey from one landscape to the next and the theme of your trip is bound to be, “Are we really still in Texas?!” The Lone Star State is paradise for the curious, the adventurous and those with big appetites. Road-trippers, spa-goers and Stetson-wearers find themselves equally at home in the largest of the lower 48.