Scuba Diving Vacation Packages and Other Discount Travel tips

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Scroll down for discount travel and cost-cutting vacation deals in the state of Texas.

This page shows the best ways to get reduced rates on lodging and plane fares, as well as travel packages to Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and other important cities.

Find out how to

  • Get discounted airline tickets.
  • Travel within the state.
  • Enjoy clean, comfortable overnight accommodations.
  • Visit famous local landmarks.
  • Attend fairs, festivals, and other annual events. 
  • Sample Authentic Texas Cuisine.
  • Enjoy Scuba Diving Vacation Packages in the Gulf of Mexico from desirable destinations like Corpus Christi, Galveston, and Houston.

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One way to minimize the cost of a trip to Texas is to purchase a vacation package deal and/or use the special features available on priceline.  

For instance, you can easily get a round trip flight, hotel, and car package from San Francisco to Houston for less than $500 per person, if you book all three together online. From there, you can take ground transportation to the in-state destinations of your choice.

Using the Name-Your-Own-Price feature on priceline can save up to 40 percent on the cost of plane tickets, and up to 60 percent on hotel rates. 

You can save even more money by booking all of your travel arrangements at least two weeks in advance.    

You can also scan craigslist for vacation rentals, sublets, housing swaps, trailer parks, campsites, converted vehicles, and countless other alternative lodging options.

To get started, simply visit Priceline, search your desired dates and destination, then click the "Name Your Own Price" option. 

Beware that certain rules apply to naming your own price on priceline. 

For example, no changes can be made to your itinerary, no part of your payment can be refunded, and you don't always get to choose a specific hotel. 

public transportation options

Public Transit Buses

The state of Texas is served by the Greyhound and Trailways bus lines.

Texas Trailways maintains locations in Austin, Georgetown, Houston, Kileen, Round Rock, Temple, Waco, and Wichita Falls.

Cities served by Texas Greyhound include 

  • Abbott
  • Abilene
  • Alice
  • Alpine
  • Amarillo
  • Angleton
  • Aransas Pass
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Bay City
  • Baytown
  • Beaumont

... and many dozen others.

For a Complete List of Greyhound Locations, visit the links shown below. 

Of course, there are also a fair number of local city bus services in Texas, such as: 

  • CapMetro in Austin
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus and rail service in Dallas
  • METRO public bus and rail system in Houston
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio

Passenger Train Service

Amtrak stations in the state of Texas are located at

  • Alpine
  • Austin
  • Beaumont
  • Cleburne
  • Dallas
  • Del Rio
  • El Paso
  • Fort Hood
  • Fort Worth
  • Gainesville
  • Galveston
  • Houston
  • Killeen
  • Longview
  • Marshall
  • McGregor
  • Mineola
  • Nacogdoches
  • San Antonio
  • Sanderson
  • San Marcos
  • Taylor
  • Temple

...and others. 

For a Complete List of U.S. Amtrak Stations, visit the links shown below. Check Amtrak's website for fares, schedules, deals and special offers.  

Other popular transportation options around the state of Texas are local taxi services, rented or shared passenger vehicles, charter buses, and guided motorcycle tours.

Scuba Diving Vacation Packages in Texas

The Gulf of Mexico is a popular destination for scuba diving enthusiasts worldwide. The Gulf is a good place to look for scuba diving vacation packages. 

Here is a list of licensed outfitters and tour companies that will tell you all you need to know about Scuba Diving Vacation Packages in Texas. 

Island Divers in Galveston is located at 25th Street and Church, in Galveston's historic Strand District. For details, call 409-621-2010.

Also in Galveston is Aqua Safari Charters. Call 409-795-7480 for rates on scuba diving vacation packages and other info. 

UltraDive is a recreational dive boat charter service with location in Galveston and Freeport.  Training is available. For more information, call 281-469-2846 for details.

Maximum Scuba, with locations in Houston, Lake Jackson, and Seabrook, offers training, certification programs, and trips to exotic destinations. To find out more, call 832-582-7280.

top 10 texas destinations

Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in the state of Texas. Also included are city locations and contact info for each destination. Opportunities for scuba diving vacation packages are not listed here, but are listed above. 

These Texas attractions were chosen by a panel of travel experts at for their cultural, educational, and entertainment value. 

  1. Texas State Capitol                                        Austin                      512-463-0063
  2. Palo Duro Canyon State Park                          Canyon                     806-656-2244
  3. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens          Dallas                      214-515-6500
  4. Perot Museum of Nature and Science               Dallas                      214-428-5555
  5. Kimbell Art Museum                                       Fort Worth                817-332-8451
  6. Houston Museum of Natural Science                Houston                   713-639-4629
  7. Museum of Fine Arts                                       Houston                   713-639-7771
  8. River Walk                                                     San Antonio              210-270-8748 
  9. San Fernando de Bexar Cathedral                    San Antonio              210-227-1297
  10. Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center    South Padre Island    956-299-1957


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Texas Greyhound Locations 

Texas Amtrak Stations 

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