Tyler Texas 2023 Visitors Guide
Welcome to Tyler!
Tyler is the largest retail, medical, and business center in Upper East Texas. The city is known as the Rose Capital of America, and is home to the widely recognized Tyler Rose Garden. This is the nation's largest municipal rose garden, listed in Livability's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the USA.
The Yellow Rose of Texas! ... in the Tyler Rose Garden
This Tyler Visitors Guide provides useful information for visitors about Tyler hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, weather, maps, and recreation.
Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival. A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips. The next Annual Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail is scheduled for March 24 - April 9, 2023.
Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choices and over 300 restaurants, cafes and grills, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants.
Be sure to experience Tyler shopping! Most retail outlets and the mall are located along South Broadway Avenue, and nearby in Canton is the famous First Monday Trade Days.
The area features an active arts & cultural community, a modern easily accessible jetport, recreation on nearby Lake Tyler, and fishing, boating and camping on Lake Palestine coupled with a warm climate and low cost of living.
Enjoy your visit!
Tyler has a diverse selection of shopping opportunities and venues, from regional shopping centers with local and national merchants to small locally-owned boutiques.
It is the largest retail center in East Texas, and the largest between Dallas and Shreveport. One of Tyler's major retail shopping corridors is along South Broadway including the new Village at Cumberland Park.
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Tyler offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, grills and other dining venues, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants.
Enjoy our Tyler restaurant reviews, and information on new restaurants opening in the Tyler area including Abuelo's, Texas de Brazil, Freebirds World Burrito, Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Saltgrass Steak House, Chuy's, Chipotle, Walk-ons Bistreaux, and others.
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A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens of blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips. . Included are two marked routes, the Lindsey Trail and the Dobbs Trail.
The next Azalea Trail is scheduled for March 24 - April 9, 2023.
Things to Do
Tyler has a wide range of attractions to visit year-round for residents and tourists traveling to Tyler, as well as those attending business meetings and conventions.
Walk the Rose Rudman Trail, visit the planetariuim at TJC, explore Caldwell Zoo, take a stroll at the Tyler Rose Garden, or take in a concert at the Cowan Center. There's always lots to do in Tyler!
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Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services. This site provides hotel listings, maps and hotel maps.
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Tyler offers a variety of arts and cultural venues including the Museum of Art, Rose Museum, Goodman-LeGrand Home, the Depot Museum, the American Freedom Museum, an active aviation museum and others.
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Established in 1952, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the nation's largest rose garden, spanning 14 acres.
The gardens include over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 different varieties, as well as reflecting pools, walkways and fountains. The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors.
Tyler is located in the geographical area of East Texas known as the "Piney Woods", about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, and just south of the I-20 corridor.
U.S. 69 is the major north-south route through the city while Toll Loop 49 provides westbound access to I-20. U.S. 271 provides access to I-20 heading east to Shreveport.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (airport code TYR) is a state-of-the-art airport providing jet service to cities worldwide via connections to DFW Airport.
Rebuilt in 2002, the airport features on-site parking, rental car facilities and easy access from Tyler and East Texas. Flights are provided by American Eagle.
Included on this site are several maps of the Tyler, Texas metropolitan
area, from sources such as Google, Smith County, the Smith County Appraisal District SCAD, and the University of Texas at Austin.
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Tyler Area Lakes
In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Fork and Toledo Bend.
Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, while Lake Palestine lies to the southwest.
Downtown Tyler features numerous historical structures, government buildings and a reviving business district and nightlife. The Tyler Visitor’s Center is located in the Plaza Tower in the heart of Downtown Tyler at 110 N. College Avenue, Suite 105.
Where to Stay When Visiting Tyler
One of the many fine lodging options in Tyler ... the Residence Inn near South Broadway Avenue (Staff photo)
Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services.
Many hotels are concentrated in the "South Broadway Avenue Corridor", near Tyler's main shopping, dining and business districts. Here you will find hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Best Western, Comfort Suites, and others.
Where to Dine When Visiting Tyler
Tyler has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, grills and other dining venues, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants. With over 300 restaurants to choose from visitors will surely enjoy dining while in town for conventions or leisure trips.
Cuisine choices include traditional American fare, Mexican, Italian, Bar-B-Que, hamburgers, seafood, Asian, Greek, and more.
And don't miss the best of Tyler, like Stanley's Famous Bar-B-Que on Beckham Avenue and Kiepersol Restaurant at the Vineyards.
Interactive Map of Tyler Texas (Courtesy of Google Maps)