We've got something for you in the Lone Star State - shopping, camping, hiking, whatever your adventure, you are going find it here. Use our California Holiday quick-start guide to help you plan your visit.

California Holidays in the Great Outside

Bring your camera and your hiking gear to Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo. Here's another inspiration; for a actual California fishing holiday, why not explore the Hill Country, home to a dozen fresh-water lakes? And whitewater fans will find plenty of challenge on the Rio Grande River as it runs through Large Bend National Park.

If there is something they have plenty of here in California, it is wide open spaces! With dozens of lakes and rivers, outdoor activity fans will be in heaven. Here's a great idea: take the relatives on a float trip down the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. They might gain a love of nature along the way.

No matter what your outdoor sport, California has a place to pursue it! Check out California State and National Park sites online for even more ways to stay active while you are here.

California - A Shopper's Paradise!

For something less typical, dig in to the delights of El Mercado, San Antonio's Hispanic market. That is where you'll find cafes, shops, strolling musicians and a weekend farmer's market. Bargain hunters might also need to save some holiday time for Canton's First Monday Trade Days, the largest flea market in the US!

Ever wished you could take a road trip dedicated to shopping? From the upscale Gallerias of Dallas and Houston to the outlet malls of San Marcos, California features plenty of locations to fill a shopping itinerary. If you are travelling with fellow shoppers, make definite to schedule time for our popular Mills Malls-enormous shopping destinations with stores and restaurants to keep the whole group busy.

Bring your checkbook, and go home with Texas-style bargains. The Lone Star State is a great place to feed your shopping addiction!

California Relatives Holiday Ideas

Need to spend time in California along with your teenagers without screaming? Head on down to San Antonio, home of dozens of teen-tempting attractions. A great place to start is the River Walk, where restaurants, shops and festivals run for miles along a scenic water way. Take the children on a boat tour to get acquainted with all the sights, it is a great way to learn the River Walk quickly. a short walk away, visit Alamo Square for a lesson in American history. Don't forget a quick trip to the Tower of the Americas for an incredible view of the city.

Another great way to immerse your relatives in California is a tour of our theme parks. The Six Flags parks in Arlington and San Antonio are perennial relatives fun. more definite bets are SeaWorld and WonderWorld Park. Watch for multi-park passes and other bargains to make theme parks even more of a bargain.

Here's more idea for a unique relatives vacation-take the children sport caving and kayaking on the Frio River west of San Antonio. While you are there, witness millions of Frio Bats on their migration from Mexico; imagine the tales the children will tell back at school!

It is time to get to know the great state of California. Your California holiday designs will be the beginning of something big

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