Best Texas Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Texas Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Texas Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Texas vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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The lush, southeastern corner of Oklahoma is nothing short of stunning. The Ouachita (pronounced WASH-ee-taw) Mountains, which rise ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Broken Bow, OK - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

2. Crossing the Red River: Lake Texoma and Lake Murray, Turner Falls, and the Arbuckle Mountains Weekend Getaway
Leaving concrete, expressways, and prairie behind, escapists looking for some watery adventures can find them on the Red River. Driving ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Pottsboro, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 3. A Grand Island City: Galveston Weekend Getaway
In its heyday, during the mid-nineteenth century, Galveston was called the Wall Street of the Southwest. Cotton was king, and this ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Galveston, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

4. A Southern Riverboat Landing: Jefferson Weekend Getaway
There is an effortless grace about the old bayou town way over in east Texas that simply isn’t duplicated elsewhere in the State. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Jefferson, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

5. A Capital Retreat: Austin Weekend Getaway
Austin embodies Texas’s best qualities: It is vibrant and laid-back at the same time. As home base to state government and to one ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Austin, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

6. Bavarian Retreat: The Fredericksburg Route Weekend Getaway
The search for a place of peace and serenity has led travelers to Fredericksburg since 1846, when German settlers arrived to form ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Fredericksburg, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

7. Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico Weekend Getaway
Go southwest from San Antonio to Eagle Pass and its sister city, Piedras Negras. These destinations are popular for a weekend of shopping, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Eagle Pass, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

8. Big Bend National Park Scenic Drive
Encompassing a vast tract of wilderness on the north side of a very big bend in the Rio Grande River bordering Mexico, the park combines ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Alpine, TX - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

9. Blanco, Fischer, Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive, and Wimberley Weekend Getaway
To reach Blanco, go north of San Antonio past miles of cattle ranches and Hill Country vistas. Formerly a “Wild West” kind of town, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Wimberley, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

10. The Alamo City: San Antonio Weekend Getaway
The queen city of north Texas’s escapists, San Antonio is also a major vacation destination for travelers worldwide. San Antonio’s ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press San Antonio, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

11. Austin, Texas Weekend Getaway
Maybe it’s the college student population that tops 50,000. Maybe it’s the live music industry that has made this city a haven for ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Austin, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

12. Texas Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Still cherishing the memory that it was from 1836 to 1845 an independent nation in its own right, Texas stands apart from the rest ...
Published by Rough Guides Dallas, TX - The Rough Guide to USA

13. Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport-Fulton Weekend Getaway
Aransas Pass is more a genuine fishing village and less a tourist destination than many other coastal communities. Most of its 7,000 ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Fulton, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 14. Brackettville, Del Rio, and Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, Texas, and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico Weekend Getaway
This weekend trip has a lot to offer, from shoot-’em-up fun at Alamo Village to an afternoon dip in Del Rio’s San Felipe Springs. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Del Rio, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

15. Riverside Town Squares: Granbury and Glen Rose Weekend Getaway
Too bad every escape isn’t as ready-made as this one: Granbury is less than 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth and about 60 miles from ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Granbury, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

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Mustang Island was a Texas barrier island frequented by romanticized pirate Jean Laffite and his buccaneer pals in the 1820s, so once ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Corpus Christi, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

17. Back to the Beginning: Nacogdoches and San Augustine Weekend Getaway
Nacogdoches isn’t the only town that claims to be the oldest in Texas, but it’s hard to argue with this one’s credentials: Spaniards ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press San Augustine, TX - Quick Escapes: Dallas/Fort Worth

18. Cibolo Creek Ranch Weekend Getaway
If you want to travel back to the Old West, this is the place. Cibolo Creek Ranch is a fascinating historical monument, an actual ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Shafter, TX - 100 Best Ranch Vacations in North America

19. Bandera, Medina, and Vanderpool Weekend Getaway
Bandera, “The Cowboy Capital of the World.” This town is well known for its plentiful dude ranches, country-western music, rodeos, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Vanderpool, TX - Day Trips from San Antonio

20. Texas Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Texas excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Texas region by region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Austin, TX - Fodor's USA

 
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