TEXAS DAY TRIPS | Weekend Getaways, Road Trips and Day Trips

The wacky daytrip section is the most popular with kids of all ages. If you're taking a wacky daytrip in store for all sorts of offbeat, iconic, weird and downright strange attractions. You'll find oversize muffler men, life-size dinosaurs, giant this or thats, the unexplained, the outrageous, stuffed creatures, wax creatures and just about everything else that is completely wacky and Texas.

Panhandle Day Trips

In the Panhandle Day Trips section you find a lttle bit of everything. Cowboys, canyons, open spaces, historic places and Old Route 66.

In the North Texas Day Trips section you find lakes, parks, attractions, scenic routes, trails and much more.

In the South Texas Day Trips section you find history, missions, beaches, scenic routes, trails and much more.

Texas is full of scenic landscapes to enjoy. Whether you're in the Texas Hill Country, the Panhandle Plains, the Big Bend, the Piney Woods, the Texas Gulf Coast, the South Texas plains or the Prairies and Lakes region there's always something to see. You'll enjoy views of lakes, rivers, beachs, state parks, open skies, wildlife and more all across Texas!

In the West Texas Day Trips section you find mountains, old forts, rich culture, scenic routes, trails and much more.

In the Northeast Texas Day Trips section you find trains, wooded areas, attractions, scenic routes, trails and much more..

Texas isn't just barbecue and Mexican food. In Texas you'll find just about every type of food known to man. In this section will help you locate the best barbecue in Texas, great burgers, your favorite old roadside restaurants, iconic eateries and all sorts of events where great food is served. If you have a story or know of a great place post the story onFacebook.

As many of you will recall the local drugstore, in most small towns, carried a soda fountain counter. Did you know that several of these can still be found all across Texas? In this section you'll find early 20th century soda fountains that are still making children smile each and every day. Make sure to stop by one of these great little shops before they're lost to history.

Central Texas, known as the Texas Hill Country, is home to great food, music, wildflowers, pecan picking, peaches and vineyards. Visitors will enjoy the small German-settled towns, roadhouses and old general stores, dude ranches and everything cowboy.

In the Southeast Texas Day Trips section you find beaches, wooded areas, attractions, scenic routes, trails and much more.

Texas is full of great things to do with your children. Find activities, attractions and fun things to do in this kid friendly day trips section. Many of thes these family trip ideas are just a quick car ride away.

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Texas Day Trips All Across Texas

Some call them day trips and others call them road trips but make no mistake the dream of hitting the open road in Texas is in every Texan's blood. So whether it's a weekend getaway, a morning drive or a unique destination you'll find the information you need to plan your drive.

Get started exploring the back road of Texas with our top ranked All Across Texas Day Trip Guide.

Our Texas daytrip section is designed to make it easy to find the information quickly. The faster you get the information the faster you can get on the road. We hope you enjoy your Texas daytrip and we look forward to hearing about it on our Facebook page.



History of Our Day Trips Guide

After our first child was born in 2001 my wife and I were always looking for something to do or somewhere to go on the weekends. Sometimes we just got in the car and drove in whatever direction the car was pointed. Sometimes we ran into something really interesting and sometimes we got stuck on an old muddy road. We never really had a plan we just drove around until we ran in to something interesting. Usually by the time we found a place it was time to go home. Sometimes we didn't have time to enjoy our discovery.

It didn't take me long to understand that we needed a plan. I started looking up information in travel books, maps and brochures. It usually took a few days to a couple of weeks to receive information from local attractions and city tourism departments so I'd have to order ahead of time. I'm a very spontaneous person so as you might imagine this was a little frustrating. I looked around on this new thing called the Internet. But couldn't find all that much information.

Most people today will not remember that the Internet was in it's infancy in the early 2000s. In those days there wasn't a real good way to look up much of anything. So we decided to do something about it. We started writing about our trips and posting them online. We asked locals to tell their stories and we posted a few images here and there. As thing progressed thousands of folks started to use the information we gathered to plan their own weekend trips. Today we are the top ranked Day Trips destination guide for Texas.

The last 11 years has been great. Today we work closely with local tourism departments all across the state to deliver the most current and up to-date information on things to do, events, attractions, restaurants and all sorts of things to do in each of these cities and towns. We even have information for towns that no longer exist.

Our Texas daytrip section is designed to make it easy to find the information quickly. The faster you get the information the faster you can get on the road. We hope you enjoy your Texas daytrip and we look forward to hearing about it on our Facebook page.

We hope all of our hard work over the years helps you explore Texas with your family. This is our family business and if we can do anything to improve it we sure would like to hear from you.