Big Bend County is the most remote part of the state, but arguably the most beautiful.The whole West Texas area that bends into Mexico, between El Paso and San Antonio, is often called “Big Bend country.” The actual national park lies in the southeast corner of the bend, spread out over a massive 801,163 acres.
South Texas Plains
The South Texas Plains expand from the San Antonio to the Rio Grande River, with changing scenery from rolling countryside to desert.
The Piney Woods offers a landscape filled with forests and streams, lush meadows and quaint historic towns.
The 600-mile Texas Gulf Coast is protected by barrier islands stretching from Galveston to South Padre Island.
The Texas Hill Country features rolling countryside. Many of the state's dude or guest races are located here, near Bandera and Kernville. In addition, as Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the country, 16 wineries are located along the region's wine trail.
The Panhandle Plains are in the northwestern corner of Texas where you can find the second largest canyon.
Prairies and Lakes
The Prairies and Lakes Region is dominated by the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, which -with its vibrant nightlife, cuisine, shopping and culture-is likely one of the first areas tourists visit. Beyond these two cities, the region stretches south through charming small towns filled with antique shops and folklore. Nature abounds in this region of the state, with freshwater lakes and forests.