Texas is a really big state. We are lucky because that means we can travel all around the state exploring for days, with tons to see and do. With so many major highways and larger cities full of fun and history, sometimes the trip can take hours or even days. Below I’ve listed 20 stops along different highways throughout the state. I’ve tried to break them up by area of the state that you might be traveling in.
North Eastern Texas Roadside Stops:
Pilot Point, located off of Highway 380 – There is the most amazing Tulip Field. People drive in from all around to take pictures or pick tulips here. (This is seasonal)
Buc-ee’s – These are a one-stop shop. You can get gas, use restrooms, shop, get snacks, or even eat a whole meal here. There are several all over the state.
Collin Street Bakery: World Known Bakery, again there are several locations all over the state.
Fun Rest Stop on Highway 30 Eastbound, just east of Cumby. About 75 miles east of Dallas – has a playground, vending machines, walking trails, air-conditioned bathrooms.
Czech Stop in West Texas on I-35 is a personal family favorite! During the fall months, they even had Pumpkin flavored kolaches! Sara from Sensibly Sara also loves to stop here when traveling on I-35.
South Eastern Texas Roadside Stops:
North Western Texas Roadside Stops:
Cadillac Ranch is a fun place to stop and take photos
Tex Randall – You can’t miss this 47 ft Cowboy! Lots of people love to stop and take a photo with him! You can find him in Canyon, TX.
Buddy Holly Center – If you are near here, you definitely want to stop and take a photo by the giant glasses! Such a fun photo op!
South Western Texas Roadside Stops:
Fun Rest Stop on Highway I-20 with playground, picnic tables, air-conditioned bathrooms.
What are your favorite places to stop when you travel across Texas?
This post is part of the Summer Family Travel Planner created for members of the Texas Travel Industry Association.
Read about the other destinations featured in the planner here.