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Texas's southern region is, for the most part, a forbidding desert area. A borderland with nearby Mexico, it acts as a gateway for those coming north and those going south. It's also very warm, even in the winter, so many people come from the north to warm up here.


Map of South Texas Plains

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  • 1 The Alamo. It was built as a Spanish mission, and was later transformed into a makeshift fort which became an important battlesite during the Texas-Mexican war, this downtown San Antonio locale is Texas' top tourist attraction. Alamo Mission in San Antonio (Q2636724) on Wikidata Alamo Mission on Wikipedia
  • 2 Choke Canyon State Park. Choke Canyon Reservoir (Q5104207) on Wikidata Choke Canyon Reservoir on Wikipedia
  • The Rio Grande River Valley, including Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park near Mission, is scenic and provides an excellent place for birdwatching, with over 500 species.
  • Spanish missions - This region has some of the country's best-preserved examples of Spanish mission architecture. The missions in San Antonio and Goliad are particularly impressive.




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Wear sun screen, and a hat. There's really nothing else unless you're worried about getting eaten by a gecko.

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