Open for tours year round on the weekdays only, this 40 minute tour of the creameries that were established in …
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3381 Loop 577 Brenham, TX 77834 United States 979-836-7977
Tue Jun 17 1:00pm - Tue Jun 17 2:00pm
Took a very interesting factory tour and had a very good time. The tour even includes a sample of their ice cream! How can you beat that?? This would be a great tour for kids, though the tour I was on was a bit crowded, and that was on a Tuesday afternoon. I can't imagine how busy it would be on a weekend! Worth the price of admission for sure, with a big gift shop to boot. No photography allowed however.
Welcome to Motel 6 Austin Central - North in Austin, Texas All rooms at this Motel 6 have recently been remodeled …
8010 N I-35 Austin, TX 78753 United States 512-467-9111
Tue Jun 17 6:00pm - Wed Jun 18 12:00pm
My friend and I stayed here for one night and the motel was decent. The wireless internet signal where we were (and paid $2.99 for) was very weak and was in and out, so I would not recommend paying for it. There are a lot of wi-fi hotspots in Austin, so go for those, including a Starbucks not too far from the motel. Otherwise though, it was clean and comfortable, as was the pool. The service was friendly as well. No loud noise, and it appeared the rooms had been recently renovated (maybe in the past year or two). Not the Ritz, but certainly a good stay for a night if on a budget, was my friend and I were. Convenient too - right off of I-35.
This is a place run by two sisters out of an old Avion trailer, with seating outdoors near Zilker Park. The crepes were out-of-this-world, and well worth the long line. We had heard about the sisters on either the food network or the travel channel - I don't recall, but decided we had to check it out when we got here.
If you are traveling to Austin, this is a must-visit for breakfast. It was so delicious I could have eaten the entire menu of crepes if I had the room for it. Definitely go and check it out!!!
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is home to over 50 species of animals from all over the world.
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26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Road Garden Ridge, TX 78266 United States 830-438-7400
Wed Jun 18 5:00pm - Wed Jun 18 6:00pm
We took a rather intimate 75-minute tour of the caverns(there were only five of us in the group) and it was well worth the money (just over $16 with my AAA discount). The caverns were breathtaking - better than the ones I saw in Virginia many years ago. If you are driving past I would definitely spring the money and make a stop. Just be sure you have on GOOD WALKING SHOES as the passages are narrow and slippery!! I would NOT recommend this for small kids at all, or the elderly.
The newly renovated Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square is two blocks to Market Square, seven blocks to Riverwalk …
318 West Cesar E Chavez Boulev San Antonio, TX 78204 United States 210-225-3211
Wed Jun 18 6:00pm - Thu Jun 19 12:00pm
Booked this hotel on Priceline for $54 and wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived. The hotel turned out to be very nice. We walked in and the gentleman at the service desk was very nice, even providing us a room with a view on the 4th floor (top floor). Rooms have been tastefully appointed, with nice firm beds, free internet, and classy decor. It's located not too far a walk from downtown and the Riverwalk, and not in a dangerous area of the city either. For the money, you really can't beat this - I was very impressed.
526 Riverwalk Street San Antonio, Texas 78205-2632 USA (210) 226-6256
Wed Jun 18 8:00pm - Wed Jun 18 10:00pm
My friend and I were browsing the Riverwalk and decided on this restaurant due to it's inexpensive menu in comparison to other restaurants in the area, and no wait. Had I read the reviews before hand, I may never have even stopped, but I did, and was very pleased. I am not sure if there is new management or something, but from my experience it was nothing like some of the negative reviews left previously on here. I had excellent, attentive, prompt service; the food was also very good for the price, and my friend and I spent
What a sight to behold: glass-walled elevators ascend more than 500 feet to the observation deck, providing a …
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600 Hemisfair Plaza Way San Antonio, TX 78205-3212 United States +1 210 223 3101
Thu Jun 19 1:00pm - Thu Jun 19 3:00pm
The observation deck includes a 4d movie, but for $10.95 it still may sound kinda pricey. There is a $2.00 off coupon you can find in a San Antonio attractions coupon pamphlet widely available at hotels and tourist information places. I recommend looking for that to save some money.
I enjoyed it nonetheless. The views are unparalleled, and there are some exhibits about Texas history at the top. I think it's a must-see if you're going to San Antonio. I did not eat at the restaurant, so I can't review how it is. I do know it's priced in the mid-range ($20 - $30 entrees based on the menu), and it rotates, which is cool.
5761 Woodway Dr Houston, Texas 77057 USA (713) 339-4552
Thu Jun 19 8:00pm - Thu Jun 19 10:00pm
Was just here and had a decent time. The food was excellent and the service prompt. Big basket of free tortillas and awesome salsa to go with it. I could have eaten that for dinner. The restaurant is busy, so expect a 30 minute wait Thursday - Saturday nights, and it tends to be very LOUD, so I would not recommend it on a first date (unless you want to be yelling everything across the table). The decor is nice, but nothing really stood out in my mind as making this restaurant particularly memorable. Still, I can't dismiss good food, and this place has it. For that alone, it's worth a visit.
628 14th Street Galveston, Texas 77550-5004 USA (409) 763-1010
Fri Jun 20 4:00pm - Fri Jun 20 5:00pm
This cafe came recommended to me because it was gay owned and operated. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman at the counter who handed us a menu and told us to help ourselves to seating. My friend and I both ordered delicious pasta dishes, and the sodas had unlimited refills.
The cafe prides itself on it's homemade sandwich and pasta dishes. Breakfast is also apparently one of their specialties, but we did not have that (though they serve breakfast ALL DAY on Sundays, and until 11:00AM all other days). They also serve burgers, salads and soups, "Little Bites" of the kiddies, and a variety of blackboard specials, as well as wines and assorted spirits.
This is a great place on the edges of one of Galveston's historic districts. It's not on the main drags of the Strand and Seawall, so you'll have to do some walking (or a little driving) to get there, but it is well worth it. There is seating indoors as well as an outdoor patio, which is where we sat. We had a very enjoyable time and I would most definitely go there again.
A great place to visit, Moody Mansion & Museum is a classic Victorian mansion that has been restored to its former …
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2618 Broadway St Galveston, TX 77550-4484 United States +1 409 762 7668
Fri Jun 20 4:00pm - Fri Jun 20 6:00pm
My friend and I went and were really impressed by the beauty of the mansion, both inside and out. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The tour lasted two hours, so be prepared to stand for most of that time. The tour takes you to the first and 2nd floor, plus the basement of the home. The third floor is not open to the public and used for storage.
I would highly recommend this tour to kick off a visit to Galveston. It will give you a sense of history for the city, and though no photographs are allowed, I will certainly remember the tour as being one of the more interesting ones I've taken. Cost $6, but $3 for students with ID.
Commeorates the heros of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who helped win the independence of Eexas. The …
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3523 Battleground Road or Highway 134 Baytown, TX 77571 United States 281-479-2421
Sun Jun 22 12:00pm - Sun Jun 22 4:00pm
I really enjoyed the monument and it's exhibits, but they charge $5 - $6 for everything, including entrance to certain exhibits in the monument, and entrance to the elevator to go to the top of the monument (and the views are only 270 - not 360). I don't think the view at the top was worth the price, as there isn't much to see at the top. This is definitely a monument best viewed from the ground. The exhibits inside are very interesting as well (the one on prominent Texas historical figures and history is free).
Battleship Texas is also on the grounds, but I think was $11 to get in to that (I know it was very expensive). Again, it was best viewed from the outside anyhow, unless you have an interest in warships.
It's worth a visit if you are in the Houston area. They do charge to park as well, but the fee is nominal. It's a shame, because the nickle and diming really takes away from the enjoyment of the park and the monument.
8015 Park Pl Blvd Houston, Texas 77087-4643 USA (713) 645-1445
Sun Jun 22 4:00pm - Sun Jun 22 5:00pm
My friend and I ate here for dinner and were very impressed with the large portions and excellent taste. "Nothin' but Good Country Cookin'" is their slogan and it certainly hits the nail on the head. We went to the Houston location (there are 6 in Texas) and though the restaurant itself wasn't much to admire (it is in a small strip mall with large overhead florescent lighting but with interesting photos and decor on the walls), the service was fast, friendly, and for two people dinner and soft drinks came to