Best Road Trips in Texas

See the Lone Star State Along These Famed Tours

Hit the road and see the Gulf Coast or Hill Country this summer, have a crisp adventure in the Panhandle this winter, and just plain enjoy yourself anywhere in between.

Find yourself under a sunny, bright blue and puffy-clouded sky during your road trip along the Texas Gulf Coast Tour. Explore cities like Beaumont, Corpus Christi, and of course, Houston, for great fishing and birding, beaches and aquariums, and famed attractions like Space Center Houston.

If you’re looking for bustling art scenes, classic Texan fare, and historic sites galore, head for the Texas Panhandle next time you’re behind the wheel. You’ll see everything from Texas Tech University and the Buddy Holly Center to Palo Duro Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, and plenty of small-town fun.

Anyone can tell you the trip from San Antonio to Austin – or vise versa – takes about two hours. But it doesn’t have to. So many fun stops are spread across Hill Country, including distilleries and wineries, historic sites, and more.

The southern Texas border with Mexico features unique boutiques, historic sites, and plenty of scenery from El Paso all the way to Brownsville and the Gulf Coast. Texas Border Town travelers enjoy fun festivals, great food, and plenty of birdwatching.

When your travels have you exploring the Big Bend Country in west Texas, embark on a scenic and historic I-20 tour. Follow I-20 as you travel from Abilene to Pecos – you'll find charming and pleasant cities along the way like Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring.

Interstate 35 cuts through the heart of Texas, winding it's way through the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and nearby cities like Denton, Bellmead, and Woodway. Enjoy a road trip along I-35 in Texas and see some of the top attractions like Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Sports fans often make traveling through Texas a priority – especially during the college football season. Plan an exciting trip from Lubbock to the gulf coast and up through DFW. This fall, you'll catch exciting college football games from the Texas Tech Red Raiders, University of Texas Longhorns, and Houston Cougars – just to name a few.