Texas Bluebonnets

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

Bluff Dale

Bluff Dale, on U.S. Highway 377 and the North Paluxy River in northeastern Erath County, was originally called Bluff Spring by the pioneers who...

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...

Central Texas

Bryan-College Station

Bryan-College Station, a community rich in tradition and history, set deep in the heart of Central Texas. Bryan, the county seat of Brazos County, is...

Central Texas

Navasota

Navasota was founded in 1831 as the stagecoach stop of Nolansville. Its name was changed in 1858 to Navasota, a name perhaps derived from the Native...

Hill Country

Lake Pflugerville

Lake Pflugerville is a reservoir in Pflugerville, Texas in the United States. Construction of the 180-acre reservoir began in 2005 and was completed...

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.

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

Galveston Sunset

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez, Galveston’s first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816 by...

Gulf Coast

Port Isabel Lighthouse

The Point (Port) Isabel Lighthouse was built in 1852 to guide ships through the Brazos Santiago Pass to Port Isabel. Today the lighthouse is operated...

Gulf Coast

Port Isabel

As one of the oldest cities in extreme south Texas, Port Isabel has a long and interesting history dating back to 1519 when it was charted by Spanish...

Gulf Coast

Texas Wetlands

Texas is a large and ecologically diverse state containing many different types of wetlands, most of which can be placed in the below categories:...

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...

North Texas

North Texas

Alvord

Alvord is on U.S. Highway 287/81 ten miles northeast of Decatur in northeast Wise County. Settlement began there in the early 1880s. The community...

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

Haslet

Haslet is on Farm Road 156 some sixteen miles northwest of Fort Worth in extreme north central Tarrant County.

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...

North Texas

Bug Tussle

Bug Tussle is at the junction of Farm Road 1550 and State Highway 34, ten miles south of Honey Grove and five miles north of Ladonia in southeastern...

North Texas

Lake Ray Roberts

Lake Ray Roberts (formally Ray Roberts Lake) is a 29,350-acre reservoir located 10 miles north of Denton between the cities of Pilot Point and Sanger...

Panhandle

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...

Panhandle

Amarillo Sunset

Outside Amarillo in the middle of a field sits this abandoned homestead. Once someone's dream.

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

Caprock Canyons

View of Caprock Canyons from Haynes Ridge, Briscoe County. Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is a Texas state park located along the eastern...

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...

West Texas

West Texas Red Clay

Red clay derives its color from iron oxide, and is usually created through the breakdown of rocks in lower substrates. Red clay is technically a...

West Texas

Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend

Legend of the Lost Mine Of the many romantic legends which abound through the West, few match the Lost Mine story from which the peak takes its name...