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

Tow

Residents pronounce the name of the town, Tow, as if it rhymed with “cow,” rather than “toe” as might be expected. Tow is...

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 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

Stonewall

Stonewall is on the Pedernales River thirteen miles east of Fredericksburg in southeastern Gillespie County. The town was named after Confederate...

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

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...

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

North Texas

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

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

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...

Panhandle

Panhandle

Amarillo Sunset

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

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

West of Amherst

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed gravida libero ut erat ullamcorper aliquam. Nam nec nisi eu dui viverra commodo ac in...

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...

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...

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...

West Texas

The Rim at Chilicote Ranch

View looking Southwest from The Rim at Chilicote Ranch. Somewhere in the valley below runs the Rio Grande, separating Texas in the foreground from...