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Old 04-28-2020, 09:37 AM
 
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The best tourist cities in Texas are Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. All three of them have something unique to offer. If someone was visiting Texas for a limited time and wanted a taste of Texas I'd suggest those three for a unique experience.
This.^ (San Antone for sure.)
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Old 04-28-2020, 05:50 PM
 
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lol you only see this kind of stuff in Texas. “I’m looking to go to Houston or Dallas. Where should I go?” “San Antonio”
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:10 PM
 
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lol you only see this kind of stuff in Texas. “I’m looking to go to Houston or Dallas. Where should I go?” “San Antonio”
Some places are great places to live but aren't the best for tourists.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:33 PM
 
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Some places are great places to live but aren't the best for tourists.
Doesn't matter. The OP is looking to go between those 2 cities. If he mentioned San Antonio and Fort Worth, then sure recommend those. And based on the criteria he mentioned, eating, drinking, exploring markets, etc You'll get a lot more in Houston and Dallas than in San Antonio. Outside of those two, Austin would match his criteria as well, but as he said, he's not looking for that. You can't knock someone for wanting to visit a place you wouldn't like.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:53 PM
 
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lol you only see this kind of stuff in Texas. “I’m looking to go to Houston or Dallas. Where should I go?” “San Antonio”
I would consider San Antonio too, but I have a feeling I'd be less likely to get a direct flight from New York (when the lockdowns are lifted)
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:55 PM
 
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If that’s all you do then why don’t you go to New Orleans? What is the attraction to Texas?
I've already been to New Orleans. And idk, I just like Texas.
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Old 04-28-2020, 10:08 PM
 
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I've already been to New Orleans. And idk, I just like Texas.
What kind of bars and dining do you like?
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Old 04-28-2020, 11:14 PM
 
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What kind of bars and dining do you like?
Dining:

Mexican
BBQ
Various Asian (more so traditional stuff rather than Asian fusion, though I don't mind that)
American
And more. I'm not picky.

I also like Italian and Caribbean food, but I tend not to look for that when I travel since I have it pretty often here in New York.

Nightlife:

Dive bars. Whether it be a hipster dive bar or a townie watering hole type place, I appreciate wherever I can drink cheap beers and be around non-pretentious people.

I prefer a diverse crowd when possible. Though, it's not a requirement.
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Old 04-28-2020, 11:42 PM
 
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Dining:

Mexican
BBQ
Various Asian (more so traditional stuff rather than Asian fusion, though I don't mind that)
American
And more. I'm not picky.

I also like Italian and Caribbean food, but I tend not to look for that when I travel since I have it pretty often here in New York.

Nightlife:

Dive bars. Whether it be a hipster dive bar or a townie watering hole type place, I appreciate wherever I can drink cheap beers and be around non-pretentious people.

I prefer a diverse crowd when possible. Though, it's not a requirement.
You'll get good BBQ and Mexican in San Antonio and Austin, but the rest, you won't find much. Out of Houston and Dallas, Dallas wins in BBQ, Houston wins in the rest, especially Italian and Caribbean food. You'll find every major Caribbean cuisine in Houston (Jamaica, Haitian, Cuban, PR, Venezuelan, Trinidadian, etc). Houston has Chinatown, Little India and Little Saigon where its as traditional as it gets. Dallas has the better Korean food.

If in Houston, Galveston is your must go to neighboring town. In Dallas, I'd probably recommend Arlington, but there's not one that stands out the way Galveston does (unless you count Fort Worth).

In my previous post, I summed up what to do in other areas. I understand what San Antonio has to offer as a tourist destination, but for the things you are looking for, it's far behind Houston and Dallas.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:33 AM
 
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If in Houston, Galveston is your must go to neighboring town. In Dallas, I'd probably recommend Arlington, but there's not one that stands out the way Galveston does (unless you count Fort Worth).
Fort Worth is the "must go to" neighboring city in Dallas. Arlington is specifically an event based suburb with little else other than a sea of used car lots. Heck, I'd recommend old downtown McKinney or Grapevine over Arlington.
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