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Recent Texas reviews

  • Absolutely amazing place

    "If you are looking for beautiful place for a family gathering then look no more. Lazy L Ranch is an absolutely amazing place. It was so relaxing and plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and have fun. The place was so beautiful and secluded it had everything you needed to slip away and enjoy life. I didn't want to leave. The mornings were so tranquil. the afternoons were loud in the pool and the evenings were fun playing dominoes and watching the kids be silly. Our stay was so memorable. We hope to go back in the future. Thank you for a wonderful stay."
    Guest: Linda Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • A WONDERFULL STAY

    "We had a wonderful stay at the Marina Bay Condo complex. Beautiful place and thanks to the manager for the kindness and a great smile each day. Looking forward to our next visit for 2015."
    Guest: Stan Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 10, 2014
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  • Charming and Delightful

    "We really enjoyed our stay at the Blue Mermaid and she took good care of my family while there for the week. Beachfront walkway and views were nice, kitchen fully supplied to cook great meals and clean. Neighbors were all very friendly but respectful of privacy. Our kids loved having their own floor and balcony, especially the teenager. We have recommended this home to some smaller families like ours for their future vacations. There are original paintings in the home that the owner created. Added a personal touch instead of seeming like a hotel room. I am waiting for deposit return as well and imagine we will see it very soon."
    Guest: Happy Momma Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Summer Solstice Family Beach Bash 2014

    "The Blue Marlin just gets better and better. We love it so much that we have already booked again for Summer Solstice Family Beach Bash 2015. The shady covered porch is always cool with the sea breeze and the built in bench is perfect for sitting to dry after showering off the sand in the downstairs shower (with hot water) that really helps keep sand off the beautiful floors. We keep an ice chest on the porch for cold beverages that always stays in the shade. This house is one of the few you can walk completely around and catch the sunset or Hollar down at the kids using the new basketball hoop ... Every visit there is more to enjoy, we have found our vacation spot. Seven Seas with a meat counter is awesome ~ Nate's is great food and of course a family owned store on the corner makes fresh breakfast burritos and that helps keep from running to Galveston about 8 miles away. We always pick a day for the Strand and Gaido's and the bigger grocery store and all the Island has to offer... But it's hard to leave this beautiful house. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking large family meals. Bathrooms are amazing and the beds are clean and comfy. This is a no drive on the weekends beach and is highly patrolled. Next to a pocket park which is next to the State Park. Very peaceful part of the beach. Please book your stay and say my review helped you choose... But not on Summer Solstice ;)"
    Guest: Harley Honey Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 12, 2014
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Texas Travel Tips

Seeking the thrill of the Texas frontier? Come visit the Lone Star State for a crash course in Western heritage and hospitality. It boasts a diversity of terrains, from the Panhandle Plains to Gulf Coast to Big Bend Country, and tons of things to do from touring NASA’s Mission Control, sampling the indie music scene in Austin or exploring American landmarks like the Alamo. Whatever Southern flavor you’re looking for, Texas is sure to have it. Here’s a glimpse of Texas' top cities:

Houston

Houston, all systems are go. To launch off your visit, explore the world-famous Space Center, home to NASA’s Mission Control. The center features astronauts training for the International Space Station, a behind-the-scenes-look into deep-space missions and the latest pivotal technologies in the exploration of Mars. You won’t be able to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, the largest in the Southwest, which for starters showcases two gallery buildings whose walls are covered in artwork from all over the world. The collections highlight pieces from Africa to Asia to Latin America, although it is best known for its European Impressionist paintings. Stay dry at the Downtown Aquarium as you step inside a 17th century Spanish shipwreck, learn about the Louisiana Swamp and stand in awe in front of the Sunken Temple of ancient Mayan civilization. The white tiger exhibit and Ferris wheel rides are also a must-see. Cap your evening off with a savory taste of Texas tacos at local favorites like Pistoleros on Westheimer Street.

Austin

As the capital of the Lone Star State, Austin is a hotbed for music and culture. If you’re here in October, be sure to check out the Austin City Limits festival. In March get blown away by South By Southwest (SXSW), a nonstop party of music, interactive displays and film festivals that takes place every spring. Without a doubt these fests are among the reasons Austin has been declared the “Live Music Capital of the World.” For local flavor the rest of the year, stop by Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for finger-lickin’ barbecue and musical acts that have featured artists like Cake, Ratatat as well as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The Red River District is the place in town to hear indie and alternative sounds pouring out from the bars. With Ladybird Lake cutting through the heart of the city, there is biking and kayaking to be had. Riding through scenic paths along serene lakes on the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail is a great way to get your bearings in this mix of college town and musical haven.

Dallas

The biggest urban arts district in the country can be found in Dallas. It is a 19-block spread of cultural rejuvenation that will leave your creative side drooling. If you haven’t had enough, carve a slice out of your day to visit the Irving Arts Center, which is a premier theater and outdoor sculpture garden. Keep the history reel running while you take a trip back in time at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament to watch knights joust. Your older kids will leaping with joy after a trip to the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park. If you’re picturing a more relaxing time for you and your travel-mates, take a stroll through the breathtaking Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which was ranked the 2013 “Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the U.S.” by the Travel Channel. Top it all off with some tasty treats at Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites for unbelievable chocolate and Bar-B-Q burgers.

San Antonio

As Texas’ (arguably) second-biggest city behind Houston, San Antonio has plenty to offer. Tour through the legendary Alamo, lose yourself amidst the peaceful San Antonio Botanical Gardens in Brackenridge Park or climb along the natural beauty of Enchanted Rock as you trace the footsteps where Native American warriors were killed - or at least so the legend goes. The River Walk is always a hit. It weaves across San Antonio River with dozens of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and street performers to make this Texas’ No. 1 attraction, according to U.S. News and World Report. Trying to get your John Wayne strut on? Fire away at San Antonio Western Shooting, a safe and excellent experience to handle real guns and bullets. No prior instruction is needed. If you need a break after your adrenaline shot to new Wild West heights, take a seat at the Majestic Theatre, a movie theater built in 1929 and a classic landmark of the city. It even has a domed ceiling covered with clouds and stars.

Fort Worth

Put on your cowboy boots - or at least pick some up - because Fort Worth prides itself on its Western heritage. Check out the Texas Civil War Museum that displays the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi. Country music stars perform onstage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the largest honky tonk in the world. Kids will love the Fort Worth Zoo, a superb destination for the whole family to catch a glimpse at lions and monkeys. If you want a legitimate reason to say “it’s not my first rodeo,” head down to the Cowtown Coliseum on the weekend to watch the rides of lifetime. For shoppers, Fort Worth has everything from authentic Western gear to modern shops for every budget. After grabbing a few gifts, hit the Cantina Laredo for delicious Mexico City-style food, or Del Frisco Double Eagle for a juicy steak. Swing by the Fort, it’s worth it.

Discover your rugged side in the Wild West, where Texas hospitality lives on.

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