Hitting the Road for Unexpected Texas Adventures - The Bend Magazine

Hitting the Road for Unexpected Texas Adventures

Endless highways AND Wide-open spaces provide a plethora of travel destinations without leaving the Lone Star State. So why not choose a place you’ve yet to explore? Whether you’re looking for an art-centric escape or an adventure in nature, here are a few road trip ideas.

Weekend Getaways in Texas: Boerne

Located just 25 minutes north of San Antonio off Interstate 10 in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne combines the ambiance of a small town with natural beauty and a lively community. The Hill Country Mile, Boerne’s historic Main Street named one of the “Top 25 Small Town Main Streets in America” by Country Living Magazine, boasts more than 80 colorful storefronts, art galleries, delicious restaurants and landmark buildings, and the city’s parks, trails and lake are filled with lush nature ready to be explored. Read more here.

Weekend Getaways in Texas: Wimberley

Often described as one of the most picturesque Texas towns, Wimberley is filled with refreshing swimming holes and creeks, an energetic town square, world-renowned creatives and a welcoming atmosphere unlike any other. Located smack-dab in the middle of San Antonio and Austin, this Hill Country haven doesn’t have a bad angle. Read more here.

Weekend Getaways in Texas: Salado

Endless construction on Interstate 35 made visiting this Central Texas town deeply rooted in history a bit challenging. But with completed roadwork, renovated gems and still-standing landmarks, a handful of new restaurants and a thriving local community, the Village of Salado is ready to be explored. A revived Main Street now features dozens of lively store fronts, galleries, antique shops and treasured local spots, and more than 40 historic sites in and around the city also make it a great destination for the history buffs. Read more here.

Weekend Getaways in Texas: Big Bend

The Big Bend area is home to some of the state’s most breathtaking views, extraordinary culture and fascinating history. Over one million acres of public land, including Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, make the area one of the best places in the country to hike, camp, river run, mountain bike and everything in between. Since most of the cities and communities located throughout can be explored in a day or so, we’re looking at a few of our favorites: Terlingua, Alpine and Marathon. Read more here.