Take a Road Trip… Texas Style
With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, we find ourselves daydreaming of cookouts with friends, weekends on the lake and pulling out our favorite denim cut-offs. But what gets us really excited is taking road trips through Texas because who doesn’t love a good weekend getaway? Below we’ve listed a few of our favorite places:
Austin: Culture unlike any other
Eat: The Oasis–A restaurant known for it’s sweeping views of Lake Travis, the Oasis serves up Southwestern fare and offers one of the best spots to view a Texas sunset.
See: Texas State Capitol- the oldest surviving state office structure, the Texas Capitol is a great place to visit and brush up on those third grade Texas history lessons you may have forgotten.
Experience: 6th Street- This famous Austin street is known for it’s historical buildings that have been turned into bars, music venues, café’s and aret galleries.
Fort Worth: Cowtown with an urban edge
Eat: Joe T Garcia’s- Established in 1935, this Fort Worth landmark has grown to become known as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Texas. People wait in line for hours to experience the family style Mexican dishes and pitchers of margaritas. Go on a breezy night and enjoy the outdoor patio!
See: The Kimbell Art Musuem- designed by the renowned architect Louis Kahn, the modern structure of the Kimbell Art Museum is considered a piece of art in itself. Inside you will find what is believed to Michelangelo’s first painting, works by Monet and unique traveling exhibitions.
Experience: Sundance Square- Walk through the heart of downtown Fort Worth to discover Bass Performance Hall, the Reata restaurant and Leddy’s Ranch.
New Braunfels: A little taste of Germany in the heart of Texas
Eat: The Gristmill- In the historic Gruene district, the Gristmill is known for serving up southern comfort food on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River.
See: Gruene Dance Hall- We’ve written about this Texas Honky Tonk before but we can’t talk about New Braunfels without mentioning this historic dance hall. Located near The Gristmill, Gruene Dance Hall has been known to showcase such performers as George Straight, Robert Earl Kean and Lyle Lovett.
Experience: The Guadalupe River- a natural lazy river in the center of Texas, there is nothing quite like the experience of tubing down the Guadalupe with a bunch of your road-tripping friends.