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Palestine Named One of the Top Travel Destinations in Texas by Texas Highways

Palestine Named One of the Top Travel Destinations in Texas by Texas Highways

Palestine, Texas- Palestine has landed a spot in the Texas Highways Magazine 2014 Top 40 Travel Destinations list, ranking No. 14.

Last fall, Texas Highways called on readers and fans to share their favorite places in the State of Texas. Thousands of readers helped to shape the final Top 40 list, a countdown of the chosen destinations has been revealed throughout 2014. To date, Texas Highways has announced the top 13-40 travel destinations in Texas.

Palestine Historic Home Yellow Porch.jpg“We are beyond thrilled to be on the list coming in at No.14,” stated Breezy Lake-Wolfe, Marketing Manager for the City of Palestine. “Our community outranked large ‘hot spots’ such as Dallas and Austin. This should tell you something. People are visiting Palestine, and the secret is finally being told about our wonderful destination. Our local residents are also our biggest champions. When we have social media campaigns or events, they help spread the word by sharing their experiences in Palestine.”

In this month’s issue of the magazine, you can find No. 15-13. Galveston and Corpus Christi ranked No.15 and No. 13, respectively. According to Texas Highways, “readers are enthused about Palestine’s B&Bs, antique shops, wineries and growing restaurant scene.”

“It is a huge honor to be named No. 14 on the list,” stated Alex Patel, Palestine Tourism Advisory Board Member and Owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites. “It puts Palestine on the map and drives more tourism into our community. We are a hidden gem, and we want all of our future tourists to know we welcome them to our amazing community. I can’t wait to see who ranks No. 1. Hopefully, we get a few more East Texas towns in the next twelve spots.”

“Tourism is very important to our region; it increases the tax base and helps the local economy as a whole,” Ms. Lake-Wolfe continued, “I believe this is just the beginning of more great things to come for our community.”

If you want to see why readers chose Palestine as one of the Texas Top 40 contact the Palestine Visitor Center at 903-723-3014 or visit the website at Download the free Palestine, TX mobile app and follow Visit Palestine, TX on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

About Palestine, Texas: Palestine is a charming East Texas town that boasts more than 1,800 historic sites, including the award-winning Main Street District. Home to the Texas State Railroad and Dogwood Trails, Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience.

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