Texas Trips

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Beaches  ▪  Family  ▪  Food  ▪  Haunted  ▪  Music  ▪  National Parks  ▪  Outdoor Adventures  ▪  Relaxation  ▪  Road Trips  ▪  Scenic Drives  ▪  Shopping  ▪   Space  ▪  Weekend Getaways

Destinations: Trips by State or Province  ▪  Northeast  ▪  South  ▪  Midwest  ▪  West  ▪  Canada  ▪  Mexico
Seasons: Spring  ▪  Summer  ▪  Fall  ▪  Winter

How big is Texas? Some 800 miles from north to south and 773 from east to west, and either direction can take 13 hours on the major roadways. If you’ve got the time, Texas has scenic backroads that meander through seven distinct regions. Factor in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and small towns galore, and you’ve got multiple road trip options.

Big Bend National Park

Solitude and stunning vistas prevail in one of America’s least visited parks.
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Texas Bluebonnets in Bloom

Willow City Loop ranks high as a bucket-list drive for wildflower lovers.
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Palo Duro lives in the Grand Canyon’s shadow

The second largest canyon in the United States is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of Texas.”
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Stargazing in Texas: McDonald Observatory and Beyond

West Texas' dry climate and sparse population create ideal conditions.
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Crossroads of Terlingua

Ghost town’s heartbreak creates colorful characters.
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Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: Albuquerque to St. Louis

Choosing the “old road” opens up a world of appealing characters and beauty along the “Main Street of America.”
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Marfa, Texas, Offers Contemporary Art and Offbeat Accommodations

Small town mixes creative culture — vegan cafes, art galleries, funky coffee shops — with traditional honky-tonk bars.
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Outside Austin: Fredericksburg, Texas

Small town Fredericksburg is in the center of the famous Texas Hill Country.
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