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

New Braunfels

New Braunfels is situated in Comal and Guadalupe counties. Braunfels means “brown rock” in German; the city is named for Braunfels, in...

Central Texas

Chappell Hill

Chappell Hill is a small rural community in the eastern portion of Washington County, Texas, United States. It is located along U.S. Highway 290...

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

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

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

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

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...

Gulf Coast

St. Josephs in Galveston

St. Joseph’s in Galveston is a deconsecrated historic church building managed as a community and historic resource by GHF. The oldest German...

North Texas

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

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

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...

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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...

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

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

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

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

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...