16 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Texas During Your Lifetime
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on August 20, 2020(Originally published August 06, 2020)
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
From fall foliage to ghost towns to natural wonders, we’ve put together some pretty unforgettable trips that are perfect for both family road trips and friend road trips. It’s never too early to start planning your next vacation, and this is the perfect list to pull from because no matter what kind of trip you’re looking for, there’s at least one that fits everyone’s fancy. In no particular order, we’ve listed some of the best road trips in Texas you’re sure to love. Be sure to click the links to our previous article to learn more about each road trip!
So, who’s ready to hop in the car? Which one of these trips sounds the most fun to you? Let us know in the comments below!
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Can I go for a train ride in Texas?
One of the best ways to see the Texan countryside is by train. If you want to experience the breathtaking beauty of Texas without the hassle of driving yourself, a scenic train ride is the way to do it. The Austin Steam Train is an old-fashioned train that offers scenic rides with incredible views of Texas hill country, plus several themed events throughout the year including murder mysteries, Christmas and holiday rides, and more. The Jefferson Railway is also a popular train ride that kids and adults of all ages will enjoy. The antique steam locomotive runs along the Cypress Bayou and offers lovely bayou views, wildlife viewing opportunities, and even a history lesson about the area before dropping off at the Diamond Don Gator Pit to witness a live gator feeding, a must-see opportunity!
What are the best things about living in Texas?
There’s so much to enjoy about living in Texas, we couldn’t possibly name it all. Texas truly has something for everyone. If you’re a foodie, Texas is the place to be, especially if you enjoy BBQ. For those that enjoy nature exploration, the Lone Star State is full of scenic spots that range from dry deserts to beautiful Gulf beaches. And if you’d rather trade greener pastures for silver skyscrapers, well, Texas has several bustling cities that would love for you to visit or move to.
What places in Texas should I see before I die?
Texas has plenty of attractions that are worthy of a road trip from any corner of the state, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lone Star State include Big Bend National Park, Padre Island National Sea Shore, and of course, the Alamo. For city life, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to one of Texas’ major metropolitan cities like Austin, San Antonio, Houston, or Dallas.