With a new year comes new plans for travel. Are you starting to plan next year’s vacation? Here are the best places to visit in Texas that you may have never thought to explore. Plan the perfect weekend getaway, get ready for a mini road trip or organize some family fun in Texas that everyone will enjoy.
Port Aransas, Texas
Down by the Gulf of Texas, this little port town is well regarded as one of the most relaxing places to venture if you’re looking for sand, sun, and avoiding the Spring Break crowds. Port Aransas is one of the lesser-known beaches along the Texas Gulf that holds just as much adventure as its close-by sister towns, like Padre or Corpus Christi. Take up parasailing, go fishing along the pier, or visit the little shops and eateries in the area. Camping on the beach is allowed, but there are many beach houses and hotels with spectacular views too.
This little desert town is ideal for camping under the majestic night sky of Texas, enjoying historical and contemporary attractions, and of course, the Marfa lights. A strange phenomenon that attracts visitors from near and far, the lights appear in a variety of colors and are still unexplained to this day. As the stars twinkle down upon you, Marfa, Texas promises to hold an adventure you’ll never forget.
Car enthusiasts will love this Texas destination if only to see the sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs that serves as a monument to the “Golden Age” of automobiles in America. Cadillac Ranch was built in 1974; this is the only place where graffiti on the cars is encouraged. You’ll find this masterpiece along Interstate 40 in Amarillo, Texas.
A well-known destination for travelers in Texas is the Enchanted Rock, located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Legends of the area span thousands of years and are the perfect backdrop to anyone that loves the great outdoors. You’ll find the massive dome of pink granite a meer 425 feet above the surrounding landscape, making it ideal for rock climbing, watching wildlife, and stargazing.
Big Bend National Park
Believe it or not, there aren’t many people that realize there is a massive national park right along the Rio Grande River border in Texas. Big Bend National Park is a state gem in the eye of outdoor enthusiasts that appreciate and enjoy the scenery and landscapes found here. Described as “splendid isolation,” you’ll find this secluded destination in Far West Texas.
Be sure to keep coming back to our blog. We love discovering places to travel in Texas and sharing them. As always, if you or someone you know is looking to make a move to or from the Austin area, give us a call at 512-676-5842. We’re happy to help!