21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Texas is incredible! One weekend you can be strolling through the wine country, the next sleeping in a tipi, and another hitting up the Texas beaches. If you’re looking for a fun Texas getaway, I’m sharing some hidden gems and places you may not even know existed!

One thing I love about Texas is you can plan a new vacation each weekend even with a 9-5. People often think of the major cities, but there are quite a few beautiful cities around Texas with unique things to do.

Explore the Texas Wine Country in Fredericksburg

With over 70+ wineries along the 290 Wine Trail, peach picking, cute bed and breakfasts, and live music, Fredericksburg makes a romantic or fun girls’ getaway!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Ride an Italian Gondola in Irving

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Venice and ride a gondola, Irving is a beautiful place to visit in Texas (and makes for a great proposal without the plane ticket). Plus, while in Irving you can enjoy concerts, history, and more.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Travel the World in Houston

Houston is such a diverse city filled with different cultures. Read about how you can travel and eat around the world right in Houston, Texas!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Explore Lush Gardens in Weatherford

Weatherford has often been called one of the prettiest towns in Texas and it’s easy to see why! Chandor Gardens is a masterpiece with a mixture of English garden and Chinese architecture. Plus check out the Vintage car museum and see vintage cars from celebrities.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Discover Mexican Culture in El Paso

Wander through an old copper mine, cross over to Jaurez for the original margarita, dance to Cumbia, and more, all in El Paso!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Sugar Land

Sugar Land got its name because of the Imperial Sugar Company there, and the city lives up to its name with sweets galore. If you have time to stop by the Hindu temple you would think you were in India.

See Dolphins in Port Aransas

In Port Aransas, dolphin sightings are everywhere. It’s also a beautiful beach getaway for fun in the sun. Don’t forget to set sail in a pirate ship.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Become One with Nature at Big Bend National Park

There’s no feeling to explain that first moment when you drive into Big Bend National Park and see the mountains rising around you! You could spend weeks exploring all the fun trails or adventure seekers can go on rafting trips, go on ATV rides, rock climb, and more.

Visit Crystal Caverns in Burnet

Burnet is one of the cutest hill country towns with wineries, Longhorn Caverns, beautiful state parks, and more!

Go on a Safari in Glen Rose

At Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, you can go on a safari with giraffes, see dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and eat what is still the best burger I have had in my life!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Take a Sports Getaway in Frisco

If you’re a sports lover you will love the DFW city of Frisco, Texas. Here you can visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame, enjoy baseball and a lazy river at the Frisco Rough Riders, and see where the Dallas Cowboys train at Ford Center at the Star.

Fiesta in San Antonio

I may be a little biased, but I LOVE San Antonio. It’s vibrant in color and culture! Explore El Mercado with live music, flamenco, and art or visit the river walk. Even if you’ve visited San Antonio, I’m sharing some fun takes on the typical tourist attractions!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Check out the Funkiest Town in Texas in Terlingua

Terlingua ghost town is a one-of-a-kind city close to Big Bend. Sleep in a tipi, discover ruins, and stop by the pirate ship in the middle of desert called passing wind.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Celebrate the Queen of Tejano in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is the hometown of Selena Quintanilla, and if you don’t know who that is, are you even Texan? At Corpus Christi you can celebrate her legacy at the Selena Museum, where you might even get to meet her family, eat at one of her favorite restaurants, and more. Plus, you’ll want to check out the South Texas Aquarium. It’s such a treat!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Get Artsy in Dallas

Dallas is a cultural hot spot for some of the best music, theatre, and art! Each neighborhood in Dallas has its culture whether you are into luxury fashion, funky music, or art.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Stay in a Paper Crete Palace in Marathon

Marathon is the old roaming grounds of cowboys and is a small town surrounded by desert and mountain views. Check out local art galleries, hometown festivals, and check out the most unique hotel in Texas.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Visit the Beaches of Galveston

On a recent trip to Galveston, I gained a renewed appreciation for Galveston and the Gulf. Go on a kayak and watercolor painting trip with Artist Boat, get a thrill at Pleasure Pier, and of course check out Mardi Gras.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Get Weird in Austin

Austin has so many fun things to do, and it’s very easily a budget friendly city! Wander by peacocks at Mayfield park, watch Sh*t faced Shakespeare (a must), check out waterfalls at Krause Springs.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Visit the Resort City of Lajitas

If you’re looking for Texan luxury in nature, Lajitas is a town with a goat as a mayor and consists mostly of Lajitas resort which has everything for every type of traveler. Go zip lining, relax in a luxury spa, golf at the top course in Texas, and more.

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Go Swimming Any Time of the Year in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, the home of Epic Waters, is full of fun things to do! Epic Waters is an indoor water park that is temperature controlled all year so you can ride slides, go surfing, or float a lazy river even in the Winter!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Explore German Culture in New Braunfels

New Braunfels is a historic German town that still reflects the culture. Eat authentic German food, float down the Comal River, visit the one of the top water parks in the nation, and so much more!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Did you find a new city to visit? Of course, there are so many other beautiful cities in Texas, so feel free to share your favorites!

21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend
21 Texas Cities to Visit This Weekend

Last Updated 2 years ago by Jessica Serna | Published: April 16, 2019

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