The Ultimate Texas Road Trip – 2019
11 Texas Road Trips: These You Have to Take
Opened in 1932, Cascade Caverns has offered camping since its inception. The RV Park and campground has over 100 campsites of different levels of service. Along with the public restrooms and showers, there is a pavilion, nature trails, free W-Fi, picnic tables and grills, a convenience store, and a recreation building with pool tables and vending machines.
3. Corpus Christi
Beaches, islands, bays, and ports—there are many opportunities to engage in the variety of available water and wind sports. Arts, music, museums (such as the USS Lexington battle ship), and other cultural activities (like the Texas State Aquarium) make this Texas road trip enjoyable for those who desire a more relaxing time than their water-adventuring counterparts.
4. Dinosaur Valley State Park
Just outside of Fort Worth, in the riverbed of the Paluxy River, dinosaur tracks are easily seen; merely follow the well-marked maps.
5. East Texas
The humid, subtropical climate of East Texas, which is the eastern region of the state, features mile after mile of thick forests and soaring pine trees. In fact, the Piney Woods that covers the upper two-thirds of the area only thins out as it nears the Gulf of Mexico.
6. Enchanted Rock
The mammoth pink granite dome formed from molten magma is the primary draw for tourists. Found in Fredericksburg, there are several rock formations and there are many other attractions for visitors to enjoy.
The fourth-largest city in the U.S., the city was built on terrain that originally consisted of prairies, forests, swamps, and marshes. It also has the fourth tallest skyline in the country.
8. Route 66
Cruise 178 miles over historic Route 66 through the Texas Panhandle. This legendary highway takes you past the “World’s Largest Bottle of Ketchup,” infamous Cadillac Ranch, Wigwam Village, and many other unusual sites.
9. San Antonio
From the San Jose Mission to the Alamo, this city—technically known as The City of San Antonio—is known for its fabulous, historic architecture. With a mix of Spanish and U.S. cultures, the Mexican and Tex-Mex food is more authentic than found almost anywhere else in the country.
10. Texas Hill Country
With unending panoramic views, this beautiful area is something that has to be experienced to be completely appreciated. You can tour the second most visited wine country in the U.S. or drive through Marble Falls.
11. West Texas
West Texas refers to the arid, western region of the state. Within that area, you will find several worthwhile sites during your Texas road trip including the Guadalupe and Franklin Mountains. Big Bend National Park, for example, provides ample opportunities for bird watching of more than 450 species in the many habitats. There are fossils for pterosaur and 50-foot crocodiles. Cacti line the 150-miles of hiking trails and three campgrounds.