Maximize your summer with these 10 Texas getaways

X Bar Ranch


Two people sit in rocking chairs on a porch in a small town
Text reading 'let's get out of town' with a small map of Texas

In a state as multifaceted as Texas, you don't have to travel far to find your ideal weekend retreat. From the Chihuahuan Desert to the Gulf Coast, hundreds of towns throughout every region are ready to charm travelers of varied interests. Here we have outlined 10 possible itineraries—some fit for an overnight visit, others ideal for a long weekend. Each trip is conveniently mapped out starting from one of five major Texas cities—El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Whether you are looking for a winery-filled weekend with friends, a whimsical family road trip, or a water-based adventure, these escapes promise a reprieve from the weekday grind.

A wooden door with a small colorful wreath Text reading The Hobbit's Nest Treehouse, Brazos

Photos by Kenny Braun (X Bar Ranch), Melanie Grizzel (Hotel Giles), and Sean Fitzgerald (Hobbit's Nest)

Where will you start your adventure?

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From the June 2023 issue

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