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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

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

North Texas

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

Boyd

Boyd is a town in Wise County. The population was 1,350 at the 2010 census. It is thirty miles northwest from the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Photo...

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

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...

North Texas

Bug Tussle

At least three explanations exist for this town's unusual name. The most popular is that the name commemorated an invasion of bugs that spoiled a...

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

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

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

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

Ernst Tinaja, Big Bend

The Ernst Tinaja in Big Bend is the largest of a series of tinajas or natural water holes in this canyon. Because it rarely goes dry, it is a...

Videos West Texas

El Cosmico, Marfa

If you find yourself in Marfa looking for an interesting place to stay, check out El Cosmico. It's an out of this world stop on The Texas Bucket List...

Trips West Texas

SH 118 in West Texas

State Highway 118, or SH 118, is a 155.3-mile state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs from Big Bend National Park north to Kent and passes...

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...

West Texas

Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park is a 2,709-acre state park located in the Davis Mountains in Jeff Davis County. The park elevation is between 5,000 and...