Most people, when they think of autumn in America, think of quaint New England towns tucked into hillsides, or the brisk American North covered for miles and miles with enormous trees. Both are beautiful, of course, but if you’re just thinking of those two regions, you’re missing something pretty spectacular right here down in Texas.
Not only is Texas during the fall a beautiful, colorful place, but there’s more to do in the state to celebrate the season than almost anywhere else in the country.
First, check out the State Fair of Texas. Running for 24 days, from September 25th to October 18th, it’s one of the longest and biggest state fairs in the nation. You can witness the rodeo spectaculars or take part in something a little more laid back, like the Fall Garden Program. Add all this to the beyond-delicious food up for grabs at every turn, and you’re bound to have a great time.
Or, for something a little more natural, head on over to the Lost Maples State Park. One of the most fiery locations for foliage in Texas during the fall, it has plenty to see, with lovely river views and millions of trees. (You can even get an online, regularly updated color change report.) Whether you’re in for picnicking, hiking, or camping, there’s something for you at Lost Maples.
Maybe you need something spooky to do in honor of this Halloween? In that case, consider visiting Mineral Wells. Famed for its magic, healing waters, it’s also the home of one of the most haunted hotels in America (which also happens to be one of the most relaxing).
Whatever you’re looking to do in Texas during the fall, there are plenty of amazing getaways all across the state, each one offering something new and wonderful to discover.