Day Tripping' Texas

Welcome to Day Trippin' Texas

Texas covers 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation’s total area. That means that we have a LOT of places to see. We have beaches and deserts, mountains and plains, historic forts and really old churches, and lots of whimsical roadside attractions.

So if you're looking for somewhere to go, something to do or some place new to see, we can help you find it.

Central Texas

Central Texas

St. Olaf Kirke

St. Olaf Kirke, commonly referred to as The Rock Church, is a small Lutheran church located outside of Cranfills Gap in an unincorporated rural...

Central Texas

Lake Belton Sunset

Belton Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin, 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Belton, United...

Hill Country

Medina

Medina is an unincorporated community in Bandera County, Texas. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Medina is famous for its...

East Texas

East Texas

Jefferson

Welcome to the City of Jefferson… "Riverport to the Southwest". Settle in for a journey through time when the living was easy and the era was golden.

East Texas

Hog Creek Falls East

Hog Creek Falls East is a scenic 15-feet falls in northern Jasper County. It is located on one of Hog Creek’s numerous branches, which like nearby...

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

Berclair School

I’ve come across a couple dozen abandoned schoolhouses across central Texas, mostly by happenstance — for some reason, it seems that...

Gulf Coast

Fulton

Fulton is a town in Aransas County. As of the 2010 census, this South Texas coastal fishing community had a population of 1,358. The town is named...

Gulf Coast

Surfside

Looks like a painting, doesn’t it? It’s a time exposure of the sun rising over the Gulf of Mexico from Surfside. Photo Mabry Campbell

Gulf Coast

Dickinson Bayou

Dickinson Bayou is located in southeast Texas in the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal Basin. Dickinson Bayou rises two miles northeast of Alvin in...

North Texas

North Texas

Saint Jo

Established in 1856, the city of Saint Jo was originally known as Head of Elm, named for its location at the headwaters of the Elm Fork of the...

North Texas

Lake Ray Roberts Dam

Aerial view of Ray Roberts Lake and Dam on the Elm Fork in Denton County. The dam is over 2 miles long. This photo does not show the entire dam. The...

Panhandle

Panhandle

The Giant Legs of Amarillo

Just off the highway heading south on I-27 out of Amarillo are two gigantic legs in athletic socks. You wouldn't know it, but they are the shattered...

Panhandle

Yellow Rose Inn

Enjoy an old country breakfast in a Victorian style inn. Relax at your own pace and dream of a simpler life. Visit with local people and the...

Panhandle

West of Amherst

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Panhandle

Storm over Oldham County

Incredible view of a storm at sunset over Oldham County. Oldham County is one of 254 counties in Texas. It is a rural area. 14 ranches, most with...

Panhandle

Caprock Canyons in Quitaque

Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque is home to the Official Bison Herd of the State of Texas! “Imagine a place where marbled redrock canyons...

South Texas

South Texas

Spinach Capital of the World

Crystal City is in Zavala County. It was originally settled by American farmers and ranchers producing cattle and various crops. Crystal City was a...

South Texas

Langtry

The community is notable as the place where "Judge" Roy Bean, the "Law West of the Pecos", had his saloon and practiced a kind of law.

West Texas

West Texas

Marfa

Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It is the...