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Road Trip to Texas

Determined to find out if the saying “everything is bigger in Texas” is true? If you’re headed on a road trip to the Lone Star state, we have a list of the must-sees in and around the major cities. No trip to Texas is complete without experiencing authentic Texas BBQ, live music in Austin or the HGTV-famous Magnolia Farms in Waco.

While on the Road:

  • Check out roadtrippers.com – plan your route and see the highest rated restaurants, hotels, attractions and more
  • Find yourself a pair of cowboy boots and an abnormally large belt buckle
  • Listen to some country music – preferably from native Texans like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Dixie Chicks
  • Prepare your stomach for a hearty plate of famous Texas BBQ

When you arrive:
Attractions

  • Inner Space Caverns near Austin
  • Magnolia Farms in Waco
  • Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Fort Worth and Dallas Botanical Gardens
  • The Alamo in San Antonio
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Houston Museum District

Activities

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve in Austin
  • Live Music on 6th Street in Austin
  • Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas
  • Jacob’s Well Natural Area near Austin
  • San Antonio River Walk
  • Discovery Green in Houston

Stay
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  • Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas
  • Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine in Dallas
  • Magnolia Hotel in Houston
  • Hotel ICON in Houston
  • Villa Antonia in Austin

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  • Hotel Ella in Austin
  • Harbor House at Pier 21 in Galveston
  • The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio in San Antonio

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  • El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio
  • Hotel Belmont in Dallas

Eat

  • Truck Yard in Dallas
  • Sundown at Granada in Dallas
  • The Rustic in Dallas
  • Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill in Austin
  • Easy Tiger in Austin
  • Guero’s Taco Bar & Oak Garden in Austin
  • Boudro’s in San Antonio
  • Biga on the Banks in San Antonio
  • Killen’s Barbecue in Houston
  • Goode Company Seafood in Houston

 

We hope you enjoy your trip to Texas! Make sure to block out enough time to see all of the many things that the Lone Star state has to offer. Safe travels!

3 comments on “Road Trip to Texas

  1. One amazing place that nobody knows about is Balmorhea State Park in West Texas (it’s in the middle of nowhere). If you are moving through that part of the state, be sure and stop and visit.

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