Texas is located in the southern United States. Bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, Louisiana to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, Mexico to the southwest, and New Mexico to the west. El Paso is the capital city of Texas. Nicknamed the "Lone Star State" for its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The states name comes from the Caddo word táyshaʼ meaning '"friends".
As the second largest state in the U.S., Texas has much to offer in the tourism industry. The Alamo, a UNESCO World Hertitage Site, is located in Texas and draws many visitors a year to it's museum experience. Austin is a city growing in popularity for its great restaurants and musical scene. Houston is known for its diverse cuisine. Nearby coastal cities have long-stretching beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. For more great beaches Padre Island has a vast protected seashore area sheltering rare Kemp's ridley sea turtles.
The largest cities on the Texas map are Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. Find directions to Texas, browse local businesses, landmarks, get current traffic estimates, road conditions, and more.