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They say everything is bigger in Texas and that includes fun and education for visiting students! For educators planning their next Lone Star State adventure, check out what unique attractions and unforgettable experiences await in popular cities Houston and San Antonio. 


In Houston—the largest city in the Lone Star State—students could enjoy an abundance of activities focused on performing arts, professional sports and delicious culinary delights … just to name a few.

It’s in Houston that student could aim for the cosmos with a visit to Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate; visit Minute Maid Park, home of the MLB’s Houston Astros; reflect on the dangers of prejudice and hatred in society at Holocaust Museum Houston; and more.

Don’t forget to also swing by George Ranch Historical Park—a real ranch and living history site demonstrating life from frontier Texas to World War II—and the Escape Game Houston at The Galleria, 

a one-of-a-kind tactile experience offering five unique escape room adventures.

After all the fun, students can cool off at Galveston Beach and its 32 miles of Gulf coastline. We can feel the warm sand and hear the rolling waves already! Thanks to mild, year-round temperatures, there’s never a bad time to visit Houston.


Home to over 300 years of tradition and heritage—along with the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas—San Antonio offers students a number of great attractions and incredible educational and performance opportunities they’ll be sure to remember forever. From strolling the famed River Walk to taking in the sights, come explore what else the second largest city in the Lone Star State brings to the table!

History buffs will find no shortage of attractions in San Antonio. Located within the city are multiple Spanish missions, century old cathedrals, and of course, the Alamo (originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero)! With a free visit to the Alamo, students could witness the 4.2-acre complex and Alamo Gardens where in 1836, approximately 200 Texan defenders held the Alamo from over 2,500 of General Santa Anna’s troops from Mexico. 

Thrills abound in San Antonio, thanks to the rides and coasters found at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The park’s newest ride—Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger—stands at 150 feet tall and is the steepest dive coaster in the world! There are also a bounty of venues offering performance opportunities in San Antonio, which are sure to give students an experience of a lifetime. San Antonio’s performing arts scene includes a wide variety of entertainment, from Mariachi groups on the River Walk to Broadway shows and the San Antonio Philharmonic.

With its beautiful blend of Mexican and American history, it’s easy to see why San Antonio is a popular destination for students.

The above represents some of the highlights of what ETI can offer. Consult our team of experts for a wealth of group activities and start planning your Texas adventure!


Courtesy of ETI.


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