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Explore the Lone Star State with a bus rental in Texas.

Texas, USA

When it comes to size, Texas likes it big. Known as the Lone Star State, Texas is the most populous state after California and is also the second biggest state in terms of land area, next only to Alaska.

More than 26.4 million people call Texas home. All of these people work, play and live here because they love or have simply fallen in love with the state. So be sure to get on a bus rental in Texas to ensure that you have a bigger, better and more comfortable vacation!

A 56-passenger bus rental in Texas can help you get a supersized group vacation!

BusRental.com can provide you with a 24-passenger mini bus rental in Texas for small groups. But in keeping the spirit of supersized everything in Texas, you might want to arrange for bigger tour groups into the state. We can easily provide a 56-passenger bus rental in Texas and a 49-passenger bus rental in Texas for you and your group.

So call BusRental.com at 1 866-569-2012 and find out how we could provide you with the best transportation mode you can have in Texas!

A bus rental in Texas can take you everywhere you want to go!

The beauty of vacationing in Texas is that there is simply something to do for everyone in your group. From exploring the arts and cultural attractions and experiencing events to getting out into the wild to having fun at amusement parks or a dude ranch, to having grand scale options for shopping and dining, you can find it all here.

In time, you would appreciate having a bus rental in Texas take you everywhere you want to go. This way, you get to save time by simply getting on the bus when you need to go and not having to wait for public transportation that could accommodate all of you.

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

Texas, Entertainment & Amusement Parks

Texas is known for doing things big and it should be expected that amusement parks here are also huge. Check out the original Six Flags park, Six Flags Over Texas, where you could get on the Texas Giant. Another Six Flag park here is the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Close by, you have the SeaWorld San Antonio, where you could beat the heat when you visit its Aquatica water park.

There is also the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, a small park that has thrill rides as well as rides for the whole family to enjoy. Joyland Amusement Park is a traditional amusement park with a small steel coaster and a couple of rides for the kids. The Kemah Boardwalk, on the other hand, combines an amusement park with shopping and dining options, while the Kiddie Park in San Antonio has rides for the kids and carries the distinction of being the country's oldest children's amusement park.

Further, you can go to Morgan's Wonderland, which is especially geared towards kids and adults who have special needs. Meanwhile, Sandy Lake Amusement Park has a dozens of rides that include the Scrambler, Rock-o-Plane and bumper cars. For extreme thrill rides, you can go to Zero Gravity.

Other parks you can go to include:

  • Adventure Kingdom
  • Kiddie Acres
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort
  • Western Playland
  • Wonderland Park
  • ZDT'S Amusement Center

Arts & Culture

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Texas might be cowboys and dry, rugged terrains, but you would be surprised to find out that the state has attractions focused on culture and the arts. In fact, Texas has as many art aficionados as there are cowboys in the state. Check out the state's fine arts, theater and symphony.

Fine arts. Texas is home to the biggest urban arts district in the United States, the Dallas Arts District. The district covers 68 acres of space, which hosts the area's best cultural landmarks, visual arts galleries and performance arts venues. The venues you could find here include:

  • AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • City Performance Hall
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Dallas Theater Center
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
  • Fellowship Church
  • Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • The Annette Strauss Artist Square (Dallas, TX 75201)
  • The Belo Mansion/Dallas Bar Association
  • Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • Trammell Crow Center

Why not get on a bus rental in Texas and see these places!

Texas is also where you would find the San Antonio Museum of Art (San Antonio, TX 78215), which holds one of the most comprehensive Latin American art collections in the country, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which has one of the biggest modern art holdings in the entire country.

Other visual arts museums and galleries that you can visit in the state include:

  • Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
  • McDonald Observatory
  • Meadows Museum of Art
  • Menil Collection
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
  • The Center for the Arts & Sciences
Texas, Arts & Culture

For some of the best art galleries in the state, check out the Luminarte Gallery, the Samuel Lynne Galleries, Kettle Art, David Dike Fine Art, Texas Art Gallery, Christopher Martin, 500X Gallery, and Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Theater. Texas is known for a variety of theater shows that range from grand productions in big venues in the big cities to quaint community theaters in smaller locales. Do check out the Globe of the Great Southwest, which is a replica of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's works were first produced. Texas' Globe Theatre holds Shakespearean plays all year round.

Then there is Kitchen Dog Theater, where you can catch a thought-provoking play that demands independent thinking from its audience. There is the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, too, which gives you a light and fun night of theater. Other theater groups in between include Theatre Britain, Theatre Three, and Stage West.

Other performance venues you can go to include:

  • Bass Performance Hall
  • Casa Mañana
  • House of Blues
  • Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Music Hall at Fair Park
  • The Granada Theater
  • The Kessler Theater
  • Winspear Opera House

Lastly, visit the Alamo Drafthouse, cited as one of CNN's most enjoyable movie theaters, to watch the latest movies.

Music. Texas is home to more than twenty symphonies, proof that you can get classical music and chamber music in a state known for music with a twang.

It is also where Austin is, where you could find the Austin City Limits and the South by Southwest festivals, making it one of the most exciting music capitals in the country. In fact, Austin has the slogan 'Live Music Capital.'

It also has the University of North Texas, where you could find a premiere music program. Meanwhile, Houston has played host to the development of southern hip-hop. Texas has also been instrumental in the development of various musical genres, including western swing, country, blues, rock, Mariachi and Tejano.

Festivals. Festivals in Texas celebrate just about everything, from food to art to music. Here are some of the most notable festivals and annual events you should not miss:

  • Charro Days, which lays claim to the title as the oldest fiesta in the state. This is a weeklong event where you can enjoy dances, parades and different fun events!
  • Czhilispiel, where you could find the best barbecues and chili.
  • Dickens on the Strand, where you could find famous characters from Charles Dickens' novels walking around the Strand in Galveston.
  • Great Texas Mosquito Festival, which may have a weird focus, but this unique festival that celebrates mosquitoes have great cook off events where you could taste the best fajitas and barbecues, and join the many events such as karaoke and paintball tournaments.
  • Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, which is the biggest rattlesnake roundup in the world and one of many in the state. Aside from the snake hunt, you will also love the other events, including the parade, the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant, dances, tours, and, yes, a barbecue cook-off!
  • The State Fair of Texas, which features a lot of fun events including a carnival, an auto show, an art competition, livestock exhibits and the 'Red River Shoot-out”, a traditional football match between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas!
  • The Strawberry Festival, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Poteet who goes there for the strawberries and the chance to hear well-known country music artists and Tejano musicians play live. The festival also features an art show, a carnival, dances, rodeo, food show and parade.
  • The Texas Renaissance Festival, which is a six-week event that helps you imagine life in the 16th century. The festival has more than 200 daily shows, 300 shops selling arts and crafts, five dozen food and beverage booths and fireworks every nights!
  • The Texas Rose Festival, which celebrates roses in an elaborate parade that also features the Concert in the Park done by East Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Coronation Ball.
  • Wurstfest, which extends up to 10 days and celebrates the Germans' contribution to the city of New Braunfels by celebrating sausage, Polka, as well as games, rides and other events.

Other art festivals include First Night Austin, Tablerock Festival, Corpus Christi Festival of Arts, Dallas Art Fest, Art Past Dark, Cottonwood Art Festival, and Main Street Arts Festivals. Music festivals include the Roundtop International Guitar Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Greater Southwest Music Festival, National Polka Festival, Austin Reggae Festival, and South Padre Island Music Festival.

Restaurants & Shopping

Texas, Restaurants & Shopping

Texans take their food seriously and you will find a lot of places that serve top-notch Tex-Mex, sumptuous BBQ and even the best chili and seafood you would ever try. You can eat out at affordable hole-in-the-wall types of establishments or splurge with fine dining options.

Be sure to order the most delicious, savoriest and sauciest BBQ meats here. For the best BBQs head on out to Lockhart, the state's barbeque capital! Eat at Kreuz Market or Smitty's and decide for yourself which one of these have the best BBQ in town. Or have a Tex-Mex feast to your heart's delight.

But if you think that Texas restaurants are limited to BBQ, chili and Tex-Mex, think again. Over the years, Texas began to offer a wide variety of great food at its many restaurants. Some of the best ones you should not miss include:

  • Babe's Chicken Dinner House
  • Biga on the Banks
  • Blue Bonnet Cafe
  • Cattlemen's Steakhouse
  • El Fenix
  • Fearing's
  • Fonda San Miguel
  • Franklin Barbecue
  • Gaido's
  • Gilhooley's
  • Green Pastures
  • Hugo's
  • Joe T. Garcia's
  • Louie Mueller BBQ
  • Matt's El Rancho
  • Mi Tierra
  • Ninfa's on Navigation
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
  • Patillo's
  • Perini Ranch
  • Ray's Drive Inn
  • Sartin's Seafood Restaurant
  • Tei-An
  • The Big Texan Steak Ranch
  • The Mansion on Turtle Creek
  • Tony's
  • Uchi
  • Underbelly

And if you are looking for something new, check out these notable newly opened places:

  • Arro
  • Casa Rubia
  • CBD Provisions
  • Little Lilly
  • Osteria Mazzantini
  • Qui
  • Spoon Bar and Kitchen
  • Sway
  • The Granary 'Cue & Brew
  • The Pass

Shopping. Forbes Magazine has named three Texas cities as part of its best shopping cities list: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. This is proof that Texas is a shopping haven in every sense of the word.

You can visit the many outlet malls of Hillsboro and San Marcos. Or you can find something really unique when you go to the West Village boutiques or to the Galleria in Houston, or when you go down South Congress Avenue in Austin. Other malls you can go to include Grapevine Mills, Katy Mills, and Rivercenter Mall. If you want larger spaces, Texas has that too. You have Trader's Village in Dallas, and outlet malls in Conroe.

You also have haute couture in Texas as well as luxury items such as premiere jewelry or even a sports car. Texas can fulfill your fantasies!

Antique collectors would also fall in love with Texas where you could easily find great antiques to add to your collection. Go to Lewisville, Wimberley, and Fredericksburg or to just about any city in the state and you would bring home great antiques. You can also go to Saturday Market Days or El Mercado in San Antonio, or go to the antique festival in Round Top. Or if you are looking for the best flea market experience, check out the First Monday Trade Days in Canton where you can buy from any one of the close to 7,000 vendors here.

If you are looking for the best the most unique gifts to give your family and friends back home, you can go to Fredericksburg and buy a chuck wagon. If you want to get something portable, you can get a Texas tablecloth in Austin, or check out the ties at Paris Texas Apparel Co. Tie. You can also get art glass at Garcia Art Glass in San Antonio, or a note card set at Letterpress Gracias. Other stores you can go to: Pendleton Blankets, King Ranch Saddle Shop, and Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths.

Lastly, visitors to Texas who would love to get some great Western garbs can check out ML Leddy's and Luskey's, both in Fort Worth, and Rocketbuster in El Paso for the best custom cowboy boots in the state.

You would surely love having a bus rental in Texas where you could leave all your shopping bags and continue on to your tour!

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Texas has golf courses for everyone, from the most passionate golfers to those who are just starting. The state has some of the most challenging courses, as well as some that gives you a fun game. But all of the state's golf courses are very beautiful and picturesque.

Texas, Golf Courses & Sports Venues

You can go to golf resorts where you can get a great golf experience combined with some luxury. Or you could play on any one of the championship courses here. On top of these, there are several prestigious golfing events held here, including the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Even the public courses in Texas have been designed by top golfing pros!

Some of the best public courses here include:

  • Barton Creek Resort & Spa
  • Brackenbridge Park Golf Course
  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • Old American Golf Club
  • Texas Star Golf Course
  • The Golf Club at Fossil Creek
  • The Rawls Course at Texas Tech
  • Tour 18 Houston
  • Wildcat Golf Club

Out of the more than 800 golf courses to choose from, here is a very partial list of recommended golf courses:

  • Austin Country Club
  • Austin Golf Club
  • Boot Ranch Golf Club
  • Brook Hollow Golf Club
  • The Club at Carlton Woods
  • Champions Golf Course
  • Colonial Country Club
  • Cordillera Ranch Golf Club
  • Dallas National Golf Club
  • Escondido Golf and Lake Club
  • Lochinvar Golf Club
  • Miramont Country Club
  • Preston Trail Golf Club
  • River Oaks Country Club
  • Shadow Hawk Golf Club
  • Shady Oaks Country Club
  • TPC Craig Ranch
  • Vaquero Club
  • Whispering Pines Golf Club

Professional sports. Texas has two NFL teams: the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys. It also has two MLB teams in the name of Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. The Houston Rockets, the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs comprise the state's teams in the NBA, while the Dallas Stars play for the NHL. Other professional sports teams here include the San Antonio Silver Stars, FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo.

You could also watch collegiate athletic teams play here, most notably the Texas Longhorns, Baylor Bears, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas A&M Aggies, the SMU Mustangs, and the Houston Cougars.

You could also catch a rodeo here, including the biggest rodeo in the entire world, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, plus the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.

You can also watch a Formula 1 World Championship race in Austin.

Other great sporting venues you should go to include:

  • Bernard Johnson Coliseum
  • Canutillo Stadium
  • Cedar Park Center
  • Central Pavilion Arena
  • City Bank Stadium
  • Cowboys Stadium
  • Cowtown Speedway
  • Crenshaw Memorial Stadium
  • Dr Pepper Arena
  • Edward L. Blackshear Field
  • First United Bank Center
  • Grande Communications Stadium
  • Humble Civic Center Arena
  • Kay Yeager Coliseum
  • Leonard E. Merrell Center
  • McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • Pennington Field
  • Pizza Hut Park
  • Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center
  • The Astrodome
  • The Oil Palace
  • UTPA Fieldhouse
  • W.W. Thorne Stadium
  • William R. Johnson Coliseum
  • Woodforest Bank Stadium

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Texas has a long and storied past, from being a territory of different nations to being an independent republic to finally being the 28th U.S. state in the 1840s. Is it any wonder that Texas has more than 13,000 State Historical sites that feature different aspects of its history?

From the Alamo and the Missions right down to places in JFK's assassination, you can find it here. Check out these historic places:

  • Alamo (San Antonio, TX 78205)
  • Alibates Flint Quarries
  • Apollo Mission Control Center
  • Cave Without a Name
  • Caverns of Sonora
  • Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
  • Fanthorp Inn
  • Fort Leaton
  • Goliad
  • Houston National Cemetery
  • Lost Maples State Natural Area
  • Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark
  • Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery
  • Odessa Meteor Crater
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • San Jacinto Battleground
  • Stockyards National Historic District
  • Texas State Capitol
  • The Dealey Plaza Historic District
  • Zaragoza Birthplace
Texas, Historical Sites & Landmarks

These are just some of the numerous sites that you can visit. More than the sites, you should also go to the historical museums:

  • Briscoe-Garner Museum
  • Fort Sam Houston Museum
  • National Museum of the Pacific War
  • Sam Rayburn House Museum
  • Texas Seaport Museum
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

No matter where you are, a bus rental in Texas can help you set up a tour of all the historic sites and landmarks that are concentrated in the city. Get one from BusRental.com today!

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Texas, Parks & Outdoor Activities

Texas has a varied landscape and terrain that ranges from canyons to natural rock formations to caverns. And what better way to discover these than to hike, bike, or go kayaking or canoeing? You also have great bird watching experiences just waiting for you.

  • Camping. There are a lot of camping options you can go to here. You can park your RV or pitch your tent along seashores or rugged terrains.
  • Hiking and biking. Get great exercise on your own two feet or on a mountain bike. Texas has a lot of paths for you to explore.
  • Kayaking, fishing and canoeing. Water is everywhere in the state, with more than 80,000 miles of rivers and streams. So paddle down the state's famous rivers or try to catch your next lunch!

Then again, you might want to stay close and check out the state's top parks, where you could also do all these things. For example, you can go to:

  • Big Bend National and State Park, which covers an area bigger than Rhode Island, and goes through the Mexican border. This is where you could find Mexican black bears, mountain lions, and other animals. This is also a great place to go horseback riding or to hike in. The parks also has three different campsites, and great chances for spotting rare migratory birds.
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a great example of a fossilized reef. Apart from the reef, you could also visit the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. You could camp here, and you can hike to Texas' highest point: Guadalupe Peak.
  • Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is where you can go rock climbing.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park is Texas' version of the Grand Canyon, where you can go horseback riding, mountain biking and camping.

Other top parks you should go to include:

  • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • Longhorn Caverns State Park
  • Lost Maples State Natural Area
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park

Beaches. Did you know that Texas has more than 600 miles of beaches for you to enjoy? The beaches here give you the best bird-watching spots where you can see the state's varied bird species. The beaches are also great for sea kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling, game fishing, sailing and other water activities.

Zoos & Aquariums

Texas, Zoos & Aquariums

Be sure to check out the Texas State Aquarium where you can find hundreds of aquatic animals. The state aquarium draws half a million visitors every year. You can also go to Houston's Downtown Aquarium where you do not have to go far to see the fishes. Other great aquariums you can go to include the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, the Moody Gardens, and the Great Barrier Reef Exhibit at Fort Worth Zoo.

Speaking of Fort Worth Zoo, you can also come here for its amazing exhibits. Or perhaps you could go to Dallas Zoo, the oldest and biggest zoo in the state.

There is also the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownville where you can see an impressive roster of animals and great exhibits. The San Antonio Zoo remains to be one of the biggest zoos in the country, with more than 3,500 animals, while the Houston Zoo is close to 100 years old. Texas Zoo, on the other hand, aims to preserve the flora and fauna of the state while the Austin Zoo claims to have more than 200,000 visitors every year. You should also go to Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch where you can get 400 acres of space and get up close to exotic animals as well as indigenous ones.

Furthermore, you can go to the El Paso Zoo, which is considered to be one of the most impressive in Texas, and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, where you can learn more about preserving endangered animals.

Other zoos you can visit with the kids include:

  • Abilene Zoo
  • Amarillo City Zoo
  • Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Cameron Park Zoo (Waco, Texas 76707)
  • Clearsprings Aviaries & Zoological Gardens
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center & Live Insect Zoo Discover
  • Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo
  • El Paso Zoo
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Frank Buck Zoo
  • Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • International Exotic Feline Sanctuary
  • Primarily Primates (San Antonio, Texas 78255)
  • Wild Animal Orphanage
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

A bus rental in Texas can certainly make it easier for you to travel with kids. You can be sure that your kids will be safe with us!

Other Points of Interest

Texas, Other Points of Interest

Aside from these attractions, there are also several attractions that are unique to Texas.

Haunted houses. Looking to get scared? Texas has a lot of haunted houses for you to get terrified in. Check out the best:

  • Cutting Edge Haunted House
  • House of Torment
  • ScreamWorld
  • Slaughter House
  • Thrillvania Thrill Park
  • Zombie Manor

Vineyards. Texas is actually one of the best and biggest wine-producing states in the country. This is where you could get Tempranillo with its earthy flavor, lemony Roussanne and fruity Mourvedre wines. You should also go on wine tours and vineyard visits, including wineries such as Flat Creek Estate, Bella Vista Ranch, and the Grapevine in Texas. You should also visit the wineries in Fredericksburg, including Torre Di Pietra, Duchman Family Winery and Kerrville Hills Winery, among others.

Dude ranches. If you have always wanted to experience life as a cowboy, Texas has some great dude ranches that you can go to. Rancho Cortez Dude Ranch, Cibolo Creek Ranch, Mayan Dude Ranch, Flying L Guest Ranch, and Twin Elm Guest Ranch are just some of the best.

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