Texas is a big state, with an endless amount of places to explore! As summer begins to wind down, take advantage of the next few weeks by taking a mini vacation to one of these charming Texas road trip locations! Who says you can’t vacation in your home state?
This charming little town is close to Austin, and is home to some of the state’s best wineries, along with dozens of quaint bed and breakfast cottages. If you’re one for relaxing, “staycation” type trips, Fredericksburg is for you. Enjoy roaming the streets checking out the shops and eating at local restaurants.
If you’re an adventurous type, Enchanted Rock is just a short twenty minute drive out of town. This pink granite mountain attracts thousands of visitors every year, who enjoy hiking, camping and rock climbing. This is a fantastic place to stargaze!
Get a taste of Texas-German culture in the historic city of New Braunfels. Float the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, dive into Canyon lake and explore the Texas hill country landscape. Take a short drive to one of the many historic towns, like Gruene, where you can see local artists play the famous Gruene Hall or eat at the beloved Gristmill Riverfront Restaurant.
Just west of New Braunfels you’ll find Natural Bridge Caverns, where you can tour an underground limestone cave that was discovered in 1964. If you’re in for more of a thrill, try one of their adventure tours, which allows guests to (safely) crawl through spaces and experience the cave as if they were discovering it for the first time!
The ultimate Texas road trip location is Big Bend National Park, which sits close to the southwest border of the state. Because of its remote location, the state park remains a bucket list item for many Texas citizens. What better time than now to make the trip?
Spanning over 801,613 acres, the park includes opportunities to explore the Chisos mountain range, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Santa Elena Canyon and Texas’ most famous river, the Rio Grande. Discover abundant wildlife, and unique species of plants unlike anywhere else in the state. Big Bend is truly a one of a kind place!
Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a full blown road trip, one of these locations is sure to strike your fancy. Texas has something for everyone!