Travel guides aid summer fun

AUSTIN—Let the July celebrations commemorating our nation’s independence inspire you to learn about the independent spirit that helped shape the history of the Lone Star State.

The fascinating story of Texas’ path to independence is captured in the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Independence Trail Region travel guide. From Gonzales to San Antonio, the cities and sites featured in the guide allow visitors to experience the real places that helped pave Texas’ road to independence. Other highlighted cities in the region include Cuero, Galveston, Goliad, Houston, Seguin, and Washington.

If you prefer spending time outdoors, consider the cooling rivers of the Texas Hill Country Trail Region or a hike through the Piney Woods of the Texas Forest Trail Region for limitless adventures. These regions are part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Trails Program, the award-winning regional tourism initiative that helps Texas communities promote tourism, revitalize local economies, and foster community leadership through historic preservation.

For THC travel guides or additional information on traveling in the 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, visit

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