The Lone Star State is well known as the heart of America, always striving to do things bigger and better. The state is formed of a wide range of terrain, including deserts, pine forest, and the Rio Grande which spans the border with Mexico. The state's largest city, Houston, contains the Museum of Fine Arts which houses works by well-known Impressionist and Renaissance painters, and the Space Center Houston offers interactive displays engineered by NASA. The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts are two brilliant cultural visits. It’s also the perfect place for a country cottage getaway. With an up and coming wine country situated around Fredericksburg and a whole host of national parks including Big Bend, where better to escape the hustle and bustle of city life?