Planning Getaways During Texas Travel And Tourism Week

AUSTIN May 28, 2018 ⎯ Sometimes you just need to get away, and with summer fast approaching, there is no better time to start planning your Texas adventure than Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12.

The U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week and Texas Travel and Tourism Week highlight the value of travel on a personal level and its importance to communities visited. For years, studies have touted the benefits of travel, and a U.S. Travel Association study conducted in 2017 showed that scheduling vacation time improves happiness, boosts morale and reduces stress.

The Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Official Travel Map and Texas Highways Events Calendar – produced by the Texas Department of Transportation – will help travelers determine where to go during their time off. These publications are available on site at the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers across the state. For mail delivery, order online at or call (800) 452-9292.

“These free publications are some of the best tools available for exploring the state,” said Joan Henderson, Travel Information Division Director for the Texas Department of Transportation. “If you’re looking for something to do, our publications will inspire you. If you already have a destination in mind, they help maximize your experience by showing you what else there is to do along the way.”

The 264-page Travel Guide offers travel features on history, arts and culture, music, food, shopping, sports, family activities and the outdoors, plus information on more than 450 cities and 3,000 attractions. Because the state is so large, the city and attraction listings are separated into regions with an introduction highlighting some of the must-see places.

The Events Calendar features hundreds of events occurring across the state each quarter: Summer (June-August), Fall (September-November), Winter (December-February) and Spring (March-May). It includes everything from festivals and fairs to rodeos, food events, music, art and museum exhibits, performances and market days.

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