Fancy a trip to Texas? It’s such a large state, you’ll discover literally hundreds of secret destinations that you need to check out when you’re visiting the Lone Star State. But we’re right neighborly, so we’re going to let you in on these 5 Texas best-kept secrets.
5 Texas Best-Kept Secrets
If you’ve been thinking of heading to this southern state for some time, you might have already considered its major cities, including the likes of Dallas and Houston. But you might have a better time if you get off the beaten track and visit some of Texas’s hidden gems.
1. Boca Chica State Park, Texas
Situated near the city of Brownsville, the Boca Chica State Park is quite undeveloped and rugged, but that is all part of its charm. And if you love the beach, this is the perfect destination for you in the whole of Texas. It’s where you will find the beach just off the Highway 4, always quiet even though it sports some fantastic ocean views.
2. Guadalupe Mountains
Do you want to escape all the usual crowds of tourists? If so, head straight to the pretty Guadalupe Mountains which are in West Texas, very close to the New Mexico border. Lots of people choose to camp in the area, and you will find lots of campsites dotted around the mountains. If you are a fan of hiking, you’ll find plenty of trails snaking around the mountains, including one that leads to the popular Dog Canyon.
3. The Blue Lagoon In Huntsville
Want to relax and chill out during your time in Texas? Then the Blue Lagoon in Huntsville is the place to be! This naturally-formed lagoon has gorgeous blue waters and is a great spot to go scuba diving, snorkeling, or to just simply bathe in its refreshing waters. It’s just a 70-mile drive north of Houston, so remarkably easy to reach.
If you love anything spooky and supernatural, then you should definitely spend some time in Marfa. The town is well-known for its mysterious lights that are observed some nights close to US Route 67. Some people have put them down to UFOs or spirits, but most scientists agree that they are simply the reflections from headlights. But still, they can be very spooky to see in the flesh!
5. Pinto Canyon Road
Love road trips? If so, spend some of your Texas trip journeying across the Pinto Canyon Road. The road lies slightly south-west of Marfa, so it’s a good idea to combine both the town and this road trip into one trip. There might not be a lot to stop off at and do when you are on the Pinto Canyon Road, but that doesn’t matter. It’s all about the scenery and surrounding landscape that is absolutely incredible!
As you can see, visiting Texas isn’t just about sticking to the major cities. There is plenty more to see once you escape from the other tourists and hit the open road!
Enjoy your trip to the Lone Star State while discovering these 5 Texas best-kept secrets.
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