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Pre-FAM Tours

Forts, Frontiers and Fixer-Uppers

Waco, Abilene and San Angelo

  • Begins: Sunday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.
  • Departs from San Antonio Convention Center
  • Ends: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Convention Hotels
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    Waco has long been known as the Heart of Texas. It’s home to a lively cultural district, shopping, and the famous Magnolia Market owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip & Johanna Gaines.


    Abilene is where the frontier spirit truly lives on. Spend some time scouting out the sights and sounds of this legendary area—a place where western heritage is both a birthright and a pastime. A must see is Frontier Texas!, one of only a few museums in the world to feature life-size holographic figures to experience the dramatic Texas frontier as the story comes to life.

    San Angelo

    Last but not least is scenic San Angelo. Discover a West Texas Oasis full of wonderful surprises. Enjoy an evening of dinner and authentic western entertainment at Historic Fort Concho.  Then explore downtown and experience quaint shops, unique tours, friendly folk and memories that last a lifetime!

Texas-Sized Flavor: Music, Shopping and More

San Marcos and Austin

  • Available only to China Inbound Program operators
  • Begins: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.
  • Departs from San Antonio Convention Center
  • Ends: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Convention Hotels
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    San Marcos

    Enjoy the serenity and local flavor of San Marcos. Explore the exceptional boutiques, shops entertainment venues and largest outlet shopping center in the U.S. Nature lovers will discover the beauty and adrenaline rush of the San Marcos River. This city offers a unique alternative to the mainstream.


    Texas’ capital city has a soundtrack all its own. During your tour of the Live Music Capital of the World, you’ll enjoy Austin’s many walkable entertainment districts, each featuring boutique shopping, live music and vibrant culture. We’ll also visit the Texas State Capitol. This granite Texas statehouse stands as a testament to the history of the Lone Star State. We’ll end the evening with Austin’s live music scene. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience these iconic venues.

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