Relax and rewind at one of these Texas road trips with a view.
Sometimes the best travel discoveries happen when you’re on your way somewhere else. Or sometimes, you just don’t know where those special places are. We gathered a few of our favorite Texas road trips with a view. Whether you stay for a while or just drive by, dive into these road trips from the Texas Travel Talk community.
Related: Texas Wine Trail: Wineries Included
Texas Road Trips With A View
How many times do you plan a simple getaway and when you arrive, the place is nice, but the view is crappy? On top of that, some accommodations charge extra for a view. Not these places below –and no TV needed!
Sip Wine In Hye
There’s a lot of hype about wineries in the hill country, especially in Fredericksburg. But if you want to undertake a Texas road trip with a view AND great wine, don’t pass up the lesser-known towns on your way to that place. If you do, you’ll miss out on fabulous wines and views! The Texas Wine Trail led us to Hey, and so glad it did. I’m in love with this small town. I consider it a hidden gem that I found!
Come along and hang out in Hye, TX with Jill Robbins and her husband as they tour the wineries and sample the wines in this area of Texas Hill County. It will make planning your relaxing getaway all worth it.
The Beautiful Blanco State Park
Blanco is one of Texas Hill Country’s small towns that most people drive on through. How can it be with this gorgeous view in the park? And this photo was taken the day after the 2022 winter storm we had. I would have never known about it had my girlfriend Adeina not taken me there while on our wine touring trip. Blanco may not have any wineries, but this view in the state park is so worth a visit! Don’t you think so?
Don’t Pass Up Conroe, TX …again
When on your way to the big city of Houston from the Dallas area, don’t pass up Conroe. I (Kim Croisant) don’t know how many times I’ve done just that when driving into Houston to see my great aunt. I recently visited Conroe, and surprise me not; that city is rocking with the fabulous Margaritaville Resort, the fantastic lake the resort sits on, nice restaurants in the area, and everything about downtown. Read all about the Margaritaville Resort on Lake Conroe that I wrote in 2022.
Enjoy The View At Hilton Granite Plano
When I partnered with Plano last summer, they didn’t hesitate to book me in a hotel by Hilton. I didn’t think anything of it until my grandson and I arrived. Not only is this a fairly new hotel, but it also has a view of The Boardwalk Granite Park – a collection of waterfront restaurants. All we had to do was walk out of the hotel and onto the boardwalk to the restaurants. It was surreal…even Brody loved it.
Float Down The Brazos In Granbury
Many families take road trips to New Braunfels to float the Guadalupe River. And, while you might not say “let’s plan a family road trip” to Granbury, Texas, this gem only 37 miles from Fort Worth, is worth a visit during your road trip to the city!
With the Brazos River looping through it, it’s an oasis of weekend fun, as our friends from Weekends Count shared in this story on 10 Family Travel Experiences in Granbury.
Watch A Sunrise In Palo 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. There are also cabins for rent in the area. Esther Irish of Laugh With Us blog shares a photo essay of sunrises over the Palo Duro Canyon.