There are so many great Texas towns to explore and summer is one of the best times to hit the road for some Texas traveling. We asked y’all to share some of your favorite Texas towns with us on Facebook and what do you know, many of your favorites are on our list too.
Although we love visiting big Texas cities like Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, getting out and exploring some of the hidden treasures on the map is what really makes us appreciate our great Lone Star State. There are hundreds of Texas towns that are filled with delicious dives, interesting history and, above all, Goode character.
If you haven’t made it to Gruene, TX add it to your to-do list. Gruene is home to Texas’ oldest dance hall, the famous Gristmill Restaurant and one of the best places to float the Guadalupe River. This famous Texas town is located to the West of I-35 roughly halfway between Austin and San Antonio. Enjoy live music and some Texas two-steppin’ in Gruene Hall, take a picture in front of the iconic Gruene water tower and enjoy all the great activities in this treasure of a town. We highly recommend some tubin’ time down the Guadalupe or Comal Rivers.
Filled with more than 13 wineries and vineyards, Fredericksburg is the epicenter of the Texas Hill Country wine region. Home to great shopping, museums and Texas’ famous Enchanted Rock, there is plenty to keep you busy while visiting. Another must see for any true Texan is a blip on the map where “Everybody’s Somebody:” Luckenbach. A 10-mile drive from the heart of Fredericksburg, Luckenbach’s famous post office is definitely worth the trip. This tiny Hill Country community was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County.
Some of our other favorite Texas towns that you should add to your travel list include Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas; Marfa, a unique one-of-a-kind town in West Texas; Leakey, the Swiss Alps of Texas; and Shiner, home to one our of favorite Texas brews.
While the days are long, go ahead and load up your iPod with some good ole’ Texas tunes, fill up the tank and hit the road. No matter where you’re headed, just make sure you have a Goode time. Happy Texas traveling from all of us at Goode Company.