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Roadtrip! 🚐 Your Guide to a Perfect Texas Getaway

Kent Redding

My mission is simple - to run a profitable business while maintaining a balance in all aspects of life.  I believe this is accomplished through goal-...

My mission is simple - to run a profitable business while maintaining a balance in all aspects of life.  I believe this is accomplished through goal-...

May 12 5 minutes read

Terlingua 

West Texas Ghost Town

Distance: 7 1/2 hours - Let's Go!  

Free yourself from the franchises and head to west Texas to the tiny town of Terlingua.

Established as a mining town over 100 years ago, tourists come here to indulge in big open skies and star gaze in BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK 🌌🌌

Panorama of the Milky Way at Big Bend National park (Credit: Shutterstock)

Check out the Starlight Theatre and stay a night in the guest house in Ghost Town. Explore local gift shops, art galleries, and if you happen to be out this way the first week of November, come hungry for one of the largest chili cook off's in Texas! 


San Antonio 

Remember the Alamo

Photo courtesy of Texs Tours


Distance: 1 hour 30 mins - Let's Go! 

A city full of history, San Antonio is rooted in nostalgia. Tour the Historical Parks, the Alamo, or go for a casual stroll on the Riverwalk

Have lunch at La Fogata and walk off the tacos at the tranquil Japanese Tea Garden or the San Antonio Botanical Garden that offers a full service bar, restaurant, and family adventure garden. 

And don't forget the San Antonio Zoo 🐒 🦁 🐫 🦋



Dripping Springs 

 Hill Country

Photo courtesy of  TravisCountyTx.gov


Distance: 40 mins - Let's Go!   

A quaint, charming town known as the Official Wedding Capital of Texas, with scenic sunsets, abundant wildlife, natural springs, and rolling hills it's no surprise folks flock to this little community just outside of Austin. 

Start your day off by rolling in to Tyme & Dough for a delicious breakfast (FYI they're closed Sundays), then tour local distilleries and breweries such as Dripping Springs Vodka, Treaty Oak, Jester King, Twisted X Brewing Company, Deep Eddy Vodka and Crystal Creek Distillery

End the day by making a splash 👙 at one of Texas most beautiful swimming holes, Hamilton Pool. Be sure to make your reservation a head of time.


Marfa  

Meca for Artists 

Marfa Lights / Instagram Photo by @karinacodex

Distance: 6 1/2 hours - Let's Go!  

Tucked away in the Chihuahuan Desert, the highest desert in West Texas, Marfa is a hub for creative kindred spirits, art exhibits, and the Marfa Lights.

Known for it's minimalism and contemporary art, don't skip these museums 👉 John Chamberlain / Chinati Foundation, Ballroom Marfa, and other historical landmarks like the Palace Theater and Marfa and Presidio  County Museum.  

Wash down the west Texas dust and saddle up at the Lost Horse Saloon for some good eats, drinks and live music.



Lockhart 

BBQ Capitol of Texas

Black's BBQ Facebook page

Distance: 35 minutes - Let's Go!  

The Lone Star States Barbecue capitol has come a long way! This little Texas town used to be rough cowboy community that housed confederate soldiers and is still home to the oldest operating Texas library, built in 1899.

Now, down to business. BBQ!! There are only 4 operating joints so make a stop at each for a taste 🤤🤤🤤🤤

 Black's BBQ, CHISHOLM TRAIL BBQ, Kreuz Market, & Smitty's Market


But there's more than just BBQ!! 

Other stops to make: Caracra Brewing Company,  one lone coffee shop ---> Chaparral Coffee  and for Vintage Western wear check out, Rollfast Ranchwear and Texas Hatters, a four generation true Texas hattery for custom hats. 

You may have seen their lids in the movies and on the heads of some pretty big stars  🤩


Not enough time to explore Lockhart?

 Book a night at Ellison House, an 1800's vintage farmhouse. Incredibly charming for a weekend getaway! 



Bastrop

Quaint & Charming  

Photo courtesy: neighborstx.com

Distance: 40 Mins - Lets Go!

Bastrop is the most historic small town in Texas! Spend the day taking in their charming historic downtown area. Visit Bastrop boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, and admire the 19th century architecture. 

At night you can find live music buzzing through the town. Songwriters serenading along the Colorado River at places like Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard

Staying for a few nights? Check in at the Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 405 acres nestled in the Hill Country. Spend your days horseback riding or  kayaking down the Colorado River. The hotel offers complimentary bike rentals to explore the area or stay on site to enjoy  hotel activities like archery and fishing. 

Photo courtesy: Hyatt.com

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