12 Amazing Hidden Gems In Texas That Most People Don’t Know About

Living in Texas, I’ve learned that I could easily spend a whole lifetime here and not see half the state..it’s almost mind-boggling how huge our state really is. After a recent trip driving up to the Palo Duro Canyon from Beaumont, the sheer square footage of Texas became even more clear to me. We all know about the Palo Duro, the Big Bend, Enchanted Rock, and tubing the Guadalupe, Comal or Frio..but have you ever thought to visit these less-traveled places? From beautiful retreats in nature to haunted hotels, Texas harbors plenty of secrets sure to satisfy your inner explorer.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

I’m an avid explorer myself, so I have definitely added some of these to my bucket list! I know I didn’t cover them all, of course, so please add your favorite hidden gems to the list in the comments below!