Relax and unwind on one of these Texas road trips with a view.
Sometimes, the best travel discoveries happen when you’re going somewhere else. Sometimes, you don’t know where those unique places are. We gathered a few of our favorite Texas road trips with a view to share with you. Whether you stay for a while or drive by, dive into these Texas Travel Talk community road trips.
Texas Road Trips With A View
How often 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–and no TV is needed!
Sip Wine In Hye, Texas
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 sample great wine, don’t pass up the lesser-known towns on your way to that place. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on fabulous wines and views!
The Texas Wine Trail led us to Hye, and I’m so glad it did. I’m in love with this small town. I consider it a hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country!
Come along and tour the wineries in Hye and enjoy sampling a bit of this hill country town.
The Beautiful Blanco State Park
Blanco is one of Texas Hill Country’s small towns that most people drive right by. How can that be with this gorgeous view of this state park? This photo was taken the day after Texas’s February 2022 winter storm. I would have never known about this beautiful park and the view had my girlfriend not taken me there during our wine-touring trip.
Blanco may have a few unknown wineries, but this state park view is worth visiting! Please don’t pass it up!
It’s only $5 admission.
Don’t Pass Up Conroe, TX
When on your way to the big city of Houston from the Dallas area, don’t pass up Conroe. I don’t know how often I’ve done that when driving into Houston to see my great aunt. I recently visited Conroe, and surprise me not, the city is rocking with the fabulous Margaritaville Resort, the fantastic lake the resort sits on, excellent restaurants in the area, and everything about downtown. There are so many things to do in Conroe, Texas that you probably don’t realize. I didn’t until I got the chance to visit.
Travel Tip: Ask for this view when making your reservations at the resort.
Enjoy The View At Hilton Granite Plano
When I partnered with Plano two summers ago, 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. This Hilton Granite Plano views The Boardwalk Granite Park – a collection of waterfront restaurants. Yes …water – and a beautiful foundation in the middle. 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, plus a walk to the beach is a short distance from downtown. Our friends at Weekends Count shared 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 Lone Star State’s famed Palo Duro Canyon State Park. This canyon is among nature’s most amazing spectacles when driving to the Texas Panhandle destination of Amarillo.
The area has cabins for rent, a zip line to concur, hiking galore, and so much more. Just imagine the view while zipping over the canyon.
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Dripping Springs
The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is a sight, but you’ll need to travel to Dripping Springs in the hill country to see it. It’s a true hidden gem because even locals have never been there …or heard of it.
To get to this view (above), you must hike to see it. Look at their website and see if the hike down to it is something you can manage. For me – it was too much for me, but I did complete the hike. I ached for three days afterward. But it’s well worth the hike for hikers who are in good shape—lots of steep stairs to go down, then up.
A guided tour is $20 for adults and $10 for kids, and that’s the only way you can see this view. There are several other types of hikes that are amazing. Be sure to visit the website.
See The Dogwoods In Palestine, Texas
Springtime is the perfect time for a road trip with a view when the dogwoods come out to play. Every year at this time, visitors from all over visit this area in East Texas to see the dogwood blooms. While there, you may want to ride the Texas State Railroad to Rusk and back for a scenic tour of dogwood trees, pinewood, rolling hills, nature, and wildlife. Now that’s a view!
Well, there you have it – Texas road trips with a view. What do you think?