Every state has its fair share of tourist hot spots, common vacation destinations filled to the brim with shops, restaurants, and fun attractions, and those places can be fun in their own right. However, sometimes when you’re looking for a weekend getaway, you’re just trying to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and uncover a hidden gem. Check out some of these unknown road trips in Texas for a vacation off the beaten path.
Medina River: While still a popular vacation spot for kayak enthusiasts, the Medina River has managed to avoid attracting partiers, making it more serene and relaxing than other fun rivers. There are also no rapids, making it excellent for beginners who want something tame and mild.
Enchanted Rock: A host of Native American legends about mystery and magic surround this rock, located in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The rock tends to make strange groaning noises at night, though modern science says this is due to the rock cooling and contracting when not exposed to the sun.
Mason County: Want to hunt for natural topaz? Several ranches in Mason County will help guide you through the steps of mining the ravines and streambeds of the area for Texas’s state gem.
Marfa: The mystery lights of Marfa, Texas have puzzled visitors and residents alike for generations. They’ve been around since 1883, hovering just above the horizon on clear nights.
Hopefully these unknown road trips will satisfy your desire for adventure. What are you waiting for?