United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Advice on what not to miss in Texas

Jump to last reply

Hey Texans!
My boyfriend and I (early 30’s) are planning a 6 month+ road trip of the United States from Washington DC to Washington State and everything in between.

We will be driving through Texas after Louisiana and we’re hoping you guys could give us some advice, looking at the destinations we have so far.

We want to experience the true flavor of Texas from old to new. Our travel priorities are pretty wide.

We are somewhat foodies (though we hate the term) from fine dining to food trucks, want to be outdoor enthusiasts (new experience for us, get out of that car and hike) and are very much interested in historical attractions and art museums.

Here is what we have so far in a kind of order:

• Galveston (Gulf coast) - Anywhere else you recommend on the coast? Padre Island Nat seashore? Towns? We don’t like Spring Breaky towns but exceptions can be made if places have a ton of soul.
• Houston – Coming for the art scene.
• Dallas/Fort Worth – Cowboy history/JFK and what looks to be some great free small museums in the Amon Carter and Kimball
• Austin – Food & Music!
• San Antonio – Mex/Spanish history… more food!
• Hill country – Couple of days outdoors scenic driving stopping in small towns. We haven’t really figured this one out but it looks like a few towns are definitely worth a stop.
• Big Bend Nat Park
• Marfa/Fort Davis – Art and Stars.
• Guadalupe Nat Park – Will probably tackle this from the New Mexico side.

So what do you think? What am I missing? I haven’t added El Paso… yet.

Like I said we want to get a real taste but I guess we have to keep in mind that this is a USA trip and in the scheme of things (rest of the USA) if you think I can cut something I will but if it’s essential Texas… No Way!

Thanks a lot! Gemma

29 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 West coast and East coast trip for 18 days
  2. 2 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  3. 3 rain in Kauai
  4. 4 Trip Report My Boston weekend...killing time near MGH
  5. 5 Washington, DC to Boston
  6. 6 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  7. 7 Trip Report San Diego Trip Report
  8. 8 Drive from Lake Winnipesaukee to Portland, ME.
  9. 9 Meredith or Wolfeboro
  10. 10 Baggage on United and Delta Flights
  11. 11 MACINAC ISLAND, MI TO CHICAGO, IL
  12. 12 Colorado Trip in Late May 2014
  13. 13 MACINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
  14. 14 WISCONSIN
  15. 15 MICHIGAN - UPPER PENINSULA
  16. 16 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  17. 17 Lunch with little girls UWS?
  18. 18 Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Sept - Itinerary/Lodging Decisions
  19. 19 Driving into Manhattan route?
  20. 20 A few hours in Salt Lake City
  21. 21 Hotel in Santa Barbara
  22. 22 Phoenix restaurants
  23. 23 Favorite Flightseeing from Anchorage in June?
  24. 24 Where to Go for Labor Day Weekend??
  25. 25 Road trip to include Boston and Concord: where to stay?
View next 25 » Back to the top