9 Hidden Places In Texas Only Locals Know About

Hidden gems are some of the most fun places to explore because they make you feel as if you’re an adventurer stumbling upon uncharted territory. Texas is absolutely full of places just like that, and we’ve compiled a list of ten of the ones that are must-visits! We guarantee you’ve never heard of – or at least never been to – most of these natural or man-made wonders. Here are 9 places in Texas only locals know about:

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Have you ever been to any of these places in Texas only locals know about? How about any of these breathtaking natural hidden gems in Texas? Tell us your favorites in the comments section below!

Address: 14520 Stewart Rd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938, USA
Address: 2391 Co Rd 178, Gainesville, TX 76240, USA
Address: 120 Point Theatre Rd S, Ingram, TX 78025, USA
Address: 1150 Brand Ln, Stafford, TX 77477, USA
Address: 110 Lee St, Seguin, TX 78155, USA
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Places in Texas Only Locals Know About

February 20, 2021

Where are some hidden gems in Texas?

Texas is a gigantic state, and as a result, there’s a gigantic amount of things to do here. Lots of those things could be considered hidden gems – awesome, little-known spots where you can probably beat the crowds. For example, Boca Chica State Park and beach is an oft-forgotten state park that’s been around since 1994, but you don’t hear people discussing it much! And did you know there’s a literal blue lagoon in Huntsville? There sure is! Jacob’s Well is nice, too, especially in the warmer months.

What are some things to do in Texas?

A better question is, what isn’t there to do in Texas? The Lone Star State boasts more than 1,000 miles of hiking and walking trails as well as seemingly endless numbers of historical sites, museums, and other ideas. There’s the San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo (remember it?), the State Capitol… the possibilities are endless! Need some ideas? Check out this article for some things you may have never knew were there.

Is Texas a fun place to live?

It most certainly can be! Though “fun” is subjective, there’s enough things to do here to kill time that we’re certain there’s something for everyone. From country drives to museums in the cities, surely everyone can find something to love. One of our favorite entertainment districts in the entire state is in Dallas, and it’s known as Deep Ellum. It’s a collection of bars, restaurants, shops and more with a very artistic slant. It’s definitely worth the drive all on its own! Also worth checking out are small places like the 806 Café in Amarillo. Texas is full of hole-in-the-wall, indie restaurants and cafés. You’ve just got to know where to look!

Address: 14520 Stewart Rd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938, USA
Address: 2391 Co Rd 178, Gainesville, TX 76240, USA
Address: 120 Point Theatre Rd S, Ingram, TX 78025, USA
Address: 1150 Brand Ln, Stafford, TX 77477, USA
Address: 110 Lee St, Seguin, TX 78155, USA