Sometimes the best travel discoveries happen when you’re on your way to somewhere else. Here are some Texas travel gems we’re calling “out of the way, but so worth it.” Dive into our Texas road trip ideas from our blogger community.
Sip Wine in Hye, Texas
There’s a lot of hype about Texas wine, especially in the Fredericksburg area, but if you want to undertake a Texas road trip for wine tasting, come hang out in Hye with Jill Robbins and her husband as they tour the wineries and sample the products in this area of Blanco County. It will make planning your out-of-the-way Sunday drive so worth it!
Float Down the Brazos in Granbury, Texas
While you might not say “let’s plan a family trip” to Granbury, Texas, this little gem 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, is worth stopping for during your Texas road trip! With the Brazos River looping through it, it’s an oasis of weekend fun, as our friends from Weekends Count shared in this recent story on ten family experiences there.
Stay in a Tipi or Treehouse in The Hill Country
You can go glamping (or glamorous camping) anywhere off the beaten track. As Carla Meadows of Mommy’s Minivan Monologues outlines in this travel guide of potential Texas road trips with an overnight stay, there are quirky glamping opportunities all over Texas! Check out her round up story which includes everything from cabins and villas to tipis and treehouses!
Watch a Sunrise in Duro Canyon State Park
Don’t miss the chance to experience a sunrise over the Lone Star State’s famed Palo Duro Canyon State Park. If you’re taking a road trip through the Panhandle destination of Amarillo, this canyon is among nature’s most amazing spectacles. Esther Irish of the Laugh With Us blog shares a photo essay of sunrise over the canyon. So out of the way, but so worth it!
What are some of your out of the way but so worth it experiences in Texas? Where have you seen on a Texas road trip that surprised you?