Texas - 2014

Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce
Best Hidden Getaway
  Arlington Highlands
Best Lifestyle Center

If you are looking for a small paradise where the fish are always biting, Aransas Pass, Texas, is your dream home! Come on down for a visit, relax and enjoy the breeze off the bay. Get away from it all in Aransas Pass.

Located in the heart of the I-20 restaurant row at Matlock Road is the Arlington Highland Center. the center is conveniently located twenty minutes from both Dallas and Fort Worth and is the number one spot in Arlington for dining, shopping, entertainment, and loads of fun.
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Austin's boat tours
Best Boating Experience
  Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Best Family Restaurant

When it comes to fun, relaxation, and cruising on the water, Austin's Boat Tours is the area's local expert. A short drive from downtown Austin to Lake Travis brings you to their evening sunset cruises or weekend outings - trips designed to give you that "on vacation" feeling without the airport hassle.
Babe's Chicken Dinner House is a family restaurant with a casual atmosphere where children are always welcome. We have highchairs and booster-chairs available, and our wait staff is great with kids.

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Bentsen Palm Development
Best Master Planned Community
  Brewster's Pizza & Wimberley Brewing Company
Best Pizza

Bentsen Palm Development is a 2,600 acre Master-Planned Conservation Community within walking distance to over 3,000 acres of state, federal, and city parks yet only minutes from McAllen and major shopping hubs.
Brewster's Pizza is a family-run/owned business. Bruce Collie, his wife, Holly, and their 13 children (that's right, 13!!) own and operate the restaurant. They also own and run the Wimberley Brewing Company which is located in the same buiding with Brewster's Pizza.
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Caddo Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Best Bayou Experience
  Caverns of Sonora
Best Cave Tour

Caddo Lake, named after the Native Americans called Caddo Indians or Caddoans, is located on the border between Texas and Louisiana. According to Caddo Indian legend, the lake was formed by a giant flood. Other theories attribute the lake's origin to an earthquake.
The Caverns of Sonora is recognized as the most beautiful cave in Texas and one of the most beautiful show caves in the world. The Caverns of Sonora is located on Interstate 10, about half-way between Big Bend National Park and San Antonio Texas.
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Cedar Park Tourism Services
Best Adventure Destination
  Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment
Best Cinema Experience

Welcome to Cedar Park. Where Families Come for Fun! Whether you are planning a trip to the area, or have already arrived, we hope you will enjoy the many activities that you can take advantage of for year-round entertainment.
Cinergy is owned and operated by successful entrepreneurs, Jeff & Jamie Benson. According to Jeff, "When we started Cinergy, we hoped that we would be able to provide our community with entertainment, fun, and an escape from all else.
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City of Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best Year-Round Destination
  City Tours Inc.
Best Sightseeing Tour Company

A family owned and operated facility, Welcome to Texas with a little something extra! Where Louisiana Cajun meets Texas cowboy. Home to big cookin', big events and big fun. From bird watching and botanical gardens to swamps and gators, you'll find plenty of things to do inside and outdoors.
We have guided our guests to the Missions, El Mercado, Main Plaza, the Spanish Governor's Palace, The Alamo, on the River Boat ride, King William Historic District, Hemisfair Park, Japanese Gardens, Buckhorn Museum, and so much more.
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Clark Gardens Botanical Park
Best Public Garden
  Delia's Specializing in Tamales
Best Tamales

The breathtaking 35-acre oasis awakens the senses, stirs the spirit and relaxes the mind. From the first spring blossoms to the colorful fall and into the stillness of winter, there is a sense of magic. Wheelchair accessible pathways wind through lavish ribbons of color and fragrance.
Currently all five locations freshly steam their tamales throughout the day for the enjoyment of their clients. Delia still takes an active role in ensuring that all the different types of tamales that they serve are up to the standards that she and her customers have come to expect.
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Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best College Town
  Gainesville, Texas
Best Small Town Getaway

Denton is the Official Best College Town in Texas! Behind a progressive city you will often find a progressive university. In Denton's case, we've got more than one! Eat, drink, and be merry. Denton is a mecca for fine, fast, and fun dining and drinking adventures.
This community boasts a Historical Downtown and residential area which aides in identifying Gainesville as "The Star of North Texas."
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Galveston Island
Best Gulf Coast Getaway
  Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Best Family Getaway

If you haven't been to Galveston lately, now is the perfect time to experience some of the island's unique attractions - at a price you can't refuse.

Whatever the season, there's a celebration at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. From Valentine's to Christmas, midsummer to New Year's, enjoy captivating entertainment, dining, shopping and more.

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Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
Best Performing Arts Experience
  Highport Marina
Best Full Service Marina

Deep in the heart of the Globe-News Center is where the magic of the performance really comes to life.
With over 800 slips from 25' to 68', Highport Marina offers a unique deck lifestyle and one of Texoma's only deep water harbors.

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Love Creek Orchards
Best Orchard
  Navarro Pecan Company
Best Pecans

Baxter and Carol have enjoyed the "fruits" of their labor for the past twenty years and the State of Texas now boasts orchards from the pan handle to the Hill Country.

Since 1977, Navarro Pecan Company has been dedicated to providing the highest quality pecans to their customers.

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New York, Texas ZipLine Adventures
Best Adventure Tour
  Northeast Texas Children's Museum
Best Creative Children's Experience

You will be on a guided adventure tour with some of the most breathtaking 30-plus mile views of the East Texas Countryside. Your zipline adventure will take you soaring through towering pines, hardwoods and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas.
Since opening its doors in 2002, Northeast Texas Children's Museum has served numerous children from the state, providing a creative and enriching learning experience through the museum's many exhibits.

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Oak Valley Vineyards
Best Romantic Winery
  The Olive Oil Restaurant
Best Authentic Greek Cuisine

Oak Valley Vineyard Restaurant is the perfect place for you to experience the beauty of the Texas hill country with a glass of our wine in hand.
The Olive Oil Restaurant, a family owned and operated Greek restaurant in The Woodlands, Texas, offers authentic, delicious cuisine and an inviting and exciting atmosphere.

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Shamrock Economic Development Corporation
Best Route 66 Experience
  Southpark Meadows
Best Family Shopping & Dining Experience

Shamrock is a community of friendly people working together for progress and development, but never too busy for a friendly word or a helping hand.

Offering more than 85 of your favorite retailers and 30 eateries like JC Penney, Super Target, Sports Authority, Hobby Lobby, Bed Bath & Beyond,Wal-mart Super Center, Cartwright's Bar-Be-Que, Little Woodrow's, Waterloo Ice House, Jersey Mike's subs and mama fu's asian house.
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South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Best Beach Destination
  Sulphur Springs Department of Tourism
Best Rural Community

South Padre Island dominates the Texas beach scene with 34-miles of uninterrupted beaches.
Welcome to Sulphur Springs, Texas. Whether you're seeking family activities, learning experiences, getting in touch with the past, a place to enjoy driving your antique cars, or just some quiet time away from stress, it's all in Sulphur Springs.
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Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes
Best Homestyle Steakhouse
  Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
Best Country Music Attraction

Sweetie Pie's objective is to do a few things very well. Primarily, to serve the best Steak Dinner available at an affordable price. The Vinyard family also own Bubba's in Dallas, on Hillcrest near SMU, and Babe's Restaurants in Roanoke, Garland, Sanger, Carrollton, Burleson, Granbury, and Frisco.
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, formerly the Tex Ritter Museum, located in Carthage in Panola County in East Texas, honors those who have made outstanding contributions to country music and were born in the state of Texas.
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The Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
Best Historic Bed & Breakfast Experience
  Watonga Cheese Factory
Best Cheese

There's a certain kind of magic The Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn provides soft music, flowers, candlelit, homemade goodies served on fine china. It is a place to recall how beautiful life can be!

Offers over 60 different quality cheddar cheese products. Watonga Cheese Factory is backed by 70 years of History.

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