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South Texas Plains

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South Texas Plains

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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.



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  • The Alamo - Originally built as a Spanish mission, and 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.
  • Choke Canyon State Park
  • 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 as the sun is very repressive in the summer months. Be cautious when traveling near the border, avoid any unofficial roads or trails, stay away from dimly lit areas at night, and DO NOT pick up any hitchhikers. Overall, the cities and towns in South Texas are fairly safe, a lot safer than anywhere in Mexico and even safer than a lot of areas in Dallas and Houston.

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