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Visit the Lone Star State

Where everything is bigger, bolder, and bursting with a unique Texan charm.

Explore the Best places in Texas to inspire your Road trip through the Lone Star State. Whether you’re drawn to the cowboy mystique, the sizzling Tex-Mex cuisine, or the soulful rhythms of its music scene, visiting Texas is Huge fun. Take a look at a few of our favourite Texas stops.


1. Austin, Texas

Austin is one of the best places in Texas to visit on your Road Trip. Whether you’re enjoying the exciting Texas tastes, exploring Hill Country or taking a dip in the spring-fed pools, Austin has many experiences to discover.

Where is Austin, Texas? Austin City is in the south-central part of Texas, just 80 miles from San Antonio.

What to do in Austin, Texas? Explore the music capital! There are over 250 live music venues to choose from. Austin offers everything from one-of-a-kind shopping, beautiful outdoor spaces to world-class museums and activities.

Visit the famous Bat Bridge. Congress Avenue Bridge is where you will see an evening show as the Bats leave the bridge each evening. It is best viewed from late March to autumn. 

For those with a need for speed, Austin is home to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which is the location of the Formula 1 Grand Prix and MotoGP. The city also has incredible architecture, from the State Capitol Building to the not-so-opulent Cathedral of Junk. 

Take a swim in Barton Springs Municipal Pool. Dive in this natural pool, fed from underground springs, which stays nice and toasty all year round.

Where to eat in Austin, Texas? Don’t let the queues put you off; ultimately, they’re the tell-tale sign of a good meal! It is lunch only at the legendary Franklin Barbecue, and you will want to arrive hungry as you will certainly leave happy. Meat lovers should not miss a chance to stop here! 

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Austin Skyline at Night, Texas Road trip USA

Austin Skyline at Night, Texas 

2. Dallas, Texas

Visit Dallas, Texas, home to a buzzing nightlife scene, heaps of wild outdoor activities and enough shopping to keep you going for weeks. Dallas is the 3rd largest city in the northern part of Texas.

What to do in Dallas, Texas? One of the best places in Texas, Dallas has over 12,000 delicious places to eat, 80,000 places to stay and 4.6 Million people to meet, there are many reasons to visit Dallas along your Road Trip! Visit the World Aquarium or Dallas Zoo. The African American Museum and Nasher Sculpture Centre are also amongst our top spots for the city! 

The George Bush Presidential Center is home to the George. W. Bush Library and Museum and the George. W. Bush Institute has a replica of the Oval Office where you can picture yourself as the next P.O.T.U.S, along with other interactive exhibits. Finally, Grab a Dallas CityPASS, which will save you money on visiting four or more attractions!

What to eat when you visit Dallas? Dallas has thousands of exciting restaurants throughout the city, boasting intricate menus and mouthwatering concoctions. From freshly tossed pizza to a Medieval feast, there’s a plate or two for everyone! Head down Margarita Mile for some of the best and brightest margaritas in the country.

Don’t leave Dallas without…  A visit to the 6th-floor museum is a must! This museum is full of information about the life, death and legacy of President John F Kennedy and is super interesting to take a walk around! 

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Cowboy in Dallas, Texas, Deep South USA

Cowboy in Dallas, Texas, Deep South USA

3. Houston, Texas

Visit Houston, Texas. One of the largest cities in the United States, Houston combines charming southern hospitality with urban authenticity and is packed with culture and excitement! Home to NASA’s headquarters, your visit to Houston will undoubtedly take you beyond the skies and into outer space!

Where is Houston, Texas? Visit Houston in the Southeast Texas. You can drive to the Gulf Coast at Galveston, just one hour’s drive away, or drive 3 hours and 30 minutes to Dallas, Texas. San Antonio is just over 3 hours away, making for an exciting stop for any road-tripper!

What to do on your visit to Houston, Texas? There is loads to do on your road trip in this vast city with over 2.2 million residents. The Space Centre, Museums and gallery spaces are dotted around the city. You’ll be sure to spot a piece of artwork around every corner.

There is a delicious culinary scene in Houston which is rapidly growing. Many internationally renowned chefs set up tables and homes here, and the locals are not complaining! Once you’ve tasted your way through the city, you can take a stroll or relax in Memorial Park before visiting Discovery Green, where many Houston events are located.

What is the weather like in Houston? Houston, Texas, is lucky enough to have mild temperatures that remain lovely all year. 

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Houston, Deep South USA

Houston, Texas, Deep South USA

4. San Antonio, Texas

One of the best places in Texas, San Antonio was once a Wild West frontier settlement and is most famous for The Alamo. Rich in its culture and history, this city has much to explore!

What to do in San Antonio? A stroll along the riverwalk is a great way to see much of the city. Stop for lunch in one of the many hot spots beside the water, or head to the inside mall. Visit the San Antonio Market, a lively hub where you can follow your nose to the fantastic array of Mexican food available. Visit the Alamo. The historic Spanish mission is free to enter and represents the spirit of some of the earliest Americans. The Battle of the Alamo played a considerable part in the Texas Revolution.

Where is San Antonio, Texas? San Antonio is in south-central Texas, just 2 hours drive from Austin, 3 hours drive from Houston and over 4 hours drive from Dallas.

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San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas, Deep South USA

San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas

5. Big Bend National Park

Visit Big Bend National Park, the biggest national park in Texas. In the Chihuahuan Desert, you will discover dusty red mountain cliffs, towering river canyons and the mighty Rio Grande.

Where is Big Bend National Park? Along your Texas Road Trip, you will discover the 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park in Texas. The park lies on the border with Mexico and is separated by, you guessed it, a big bend in the Rio Grande River! Big Bend is a remote National park, and whilst it’s bigger than Yosemite and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it receives just a fraction of the visitors, keeping the National Park quiet and undeveloped. The locals describe it as a ‘forgotten National Park’, but we would describe it as more of a ‘gem’!

What to do when you visit Big Bend National Park? You can take many hiking trails around the park; one considered the most rewarding is the ‘Santa Elena Canyon trail’. If the water is low, you can wade out into the water where 1500-foot-high walls line the way. There are hot springs in the Rio Grande Village area where you can dip into hot waters, pick up the pace, and take a canoe trip along the Rio Grande River.

How much does it cost to enter Big Bend National Park? There is a fee of $30 per vehicle, and this will allow entry for a week.

Big Bend National Park, Santa Elena Canyon and Rio Grande

Big Bend National Park, Santa Elena Canyon and Rio Grande

6. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas is a mesmerizing desert oasis, boasting the second-largest canyon in the United States with its striking red-rock formations and rugged beauty.

What to do in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas? Visitors can explore the park’s extensive trail system, witness the vibrant colors of the canyon walls, and immerse themselves in the rich cultural history of the area, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

7. Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas, is a charming coastal city known for its historic architecture, sandy beaches, and vibrant cultural scene.

Located on Galveston Island along the Gulf of Mexico, it offers a blend of Victorian-era charm with modern attractions, including the historic Strand District, Pleasure Pier, and numerous museums. Whether you’re strolling along the Seawall, enjoying fresh seafood, or exploring the island’s rich history, Galveston provides a diverse and inviting Texas getaway by the sea.

Galveston beach, Texas road trip

Galveston beach, Texas

Now your ready to saddle-up and hit the lone star state, talk to one of our road trip experts today to talk about getting you on the road!

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