Top 10 Most Shared Texas Travel Hotspots

By Megan T. Brown on February 19, 2016

Everyone’s talking about Texas, and it’s not hard to see why. The Lone Star State has much, much more to offer than just some of the greatest barbecue in the country. Here are 10 socially trending activities and stops you won’t want to miss on your next road trip—get ready to experience the best of the Southwest!


Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Lovingly dubbed "the Grand Canyon of Texas," Palo Duro Canyon is described as the second-largest canyon in the United States. Marvel at its depths or take in the scenic views at its highest point—an elevation of 3,500 feet.

Jim Livingston via Palo Duro Canyon


When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Sea

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Explore mountains created by life. These famed ancient reefs forming the "top of Texas" inspire awe in even the most seasoned traveler.

Bryan Schutmaat via


16 Best Seafood Restaurants In Texas

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From fine surf and turf to casual fare, Texas dishes up the best eats the sea has to offer.

Yelp/Stingaree via Only in Your State


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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From concert series to Friendship Tea, festivals to summer camps, this breathtaking ode to the beauty of nature has something for everyone to enjoy.

Dallas Arboretum


Krause Springs

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The Spicewood spot boasts some of the best swimming and camping the state has to offer, and that's not even the half of it. Experience the enchanting atmosphere for yourself!

@abalsanova via @krausesprings on Twitter


Texas Crawfish Festival

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Celebrating 30 years of bringing locals and visitors alike delicious tastes and feel-good jams, the annual event held in historic Old Town Spring is the ideal destination for the foodie and the audiophile alike.

Old Town Spring Preservation League


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

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This stylish retreat embodies Southern hospitality. Featuring a luxurious spa, lush indoor gardens, first-class dining and shopping opportunities galore, you'll never want to leave.



13 Beautiful Texas Waterfalls You Have to See

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Let these relaxing cascades lead you through the Texas wilderness for an unforgettable adventure.

Flickr/Marcus Calderon via Wide Open Country


Wine Road 290

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Welcome to the heart of Texas Wine Country. Fredericksburg's Wine Road 290 connects 15 wineries along a picturesque stretch—it's only 90 minutes away from Austin and San Antonio.

Wine Road 290


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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This ancient granite dome smiles down over Hill Country for some inspiring views. Providing opportunity for stargazing, hiking, camping and rock climbing, the area and its winding trails are an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department