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 North Texas

Brazos River

The Brazos River, called the Rio de los Brazos de Dios by early Spanish explorers (translated as “The River of the Arms of God”), is the...

Central Texas

Round Top

The original name was Jones Post Office and named after the town's postmaster John Rice Jones Jr. who also happened to be the first postmaster...

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

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...

Gulf Coast

Rockport

Aransas County was formed from Refugio County in 1871. Its county seat is Rockport. The area is commonly referred to as Rockport-Fulton.

Gulf Coast

Hotel Galvez, Galveston

Galveston civic leaders planned on building the Hotel Galvez in 1898 after a fire destroyed another large hotel (the Beach Hotel) on Galveston Island...

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

Lewisville Lake

Lake Lewisville is a reservoir located in North Texas (USA) on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville. Originally...

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

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...

Panhandle

Panhandle

West of Amherst

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Panhandle

Canyon

Welcome to the Canyon, home to the second largest canyon in the nation. We are afforded recreational opportunities like no others! In Palo Duro...

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

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

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

Glass Mountains in West Texas

The Glass Mountains in West Texas extend from Cathedral Mountain in northern Brewster County to Monument Draw in southern Pecos County, roughly...

West Texas

Trent at Sunset

Trent, on Interstate Highway 20 twenty-three miles west of Abilene in northwestern Taylor County, was established in 1881 and served as a halfway...

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

Marfa Lights

If you are ever out in West Texas at night, you should spend an hour or two waiting for the “lights”. Native American residents knew...