Texas has all kinds of great places to see and great things to do. So much so, that Texas Highways Magazine has asked it's readers for their top 40 destinations in the state.

Naturally, many were right around the corner.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Texas Highways magazine announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers. This month’s announcement places Rockport/Fulton at No. 6, the Hill Country at No. 5 and Big Bend at No. 4.

Texas Highways’ mission is to encourage travel to and within the state. According to estimates from the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism division, travelers to and within Texas in 2013 spent more than $67.5 billion, an increase of 3 percent over 2012. This directly supported 601,000 jobs and generated $4.7 billion in state and local taxes.


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