10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Texas

Texas is located at the south-west shoreline of Galveston Bay. It is considered as the second largest state in America. The state is full of small and charming towns which can give you an unforgettable experience of your life. Each of these small towns has their own specialties and interesting places to visit. Let's explore 10 of the most beautiful small towns in Texas.

1: Jefferson

Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Nicolas Henderson

A beautiful town in Texas, Jefferson was a thriving river port back in the 1800s. But now it is a calm and soothing little place where you can enjoy small pleasures of life. This town has only a few people. If you see a horse or a buggy passing by you, it is not something unusual. The town is full of interesting places like museums or tour homes which can keep you entertained for a long time. You can enjoy a beach time, reading a book under a 100 years old oak tree. Go for a boating trip to Big Cypress Bayou. You can visit this town several times without even getting bored.

Address: Jefferson,TX

Website: www.visitjeffersontexas.com

2: Fredericksburg

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Larry D. Moore

The town is located 65 miles north-west of San Antonio. President Lyndon Johnson described the town as, "a special corner of God's real estate". The city is influenced by the German culture. The city was considered as a part of "National Register of Holistic Places in Texas" in 1970. You will found many antique stores and different museums in the city. Enjoy the experience of a historic city by visiting different restaurants and hotels.

Address: Fredericksburg, TX

Website: www.visitfredericksburgtx.com

3: Hunt

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Laurette45

Hunt, a hilly town located in the center of Texas hill Country. The town is beautifully build up with the limestone hills. It is considered to be the best place for outdoor recreation. The town has different hills, lakes and rivers. Camp with your friends or family at the private camping place in the town which was started in the 1920s. The place is full of beautiful sceneries due to the mixture of river and hills. You can rent a house near the river or visit the most exotic resorts of the place with the additional days of camping to maximize the pleasure of your visit.

Address: Hunt, TX

Website: www.texashillcountry.com

4: Marfa


The town is famous for it "Marfa lights". At the east of the town, people can watch ethereal lights in the sky in the night air. There is no source or explanation present for these lights. They are sometime called the ghost lights of Marfa. The town is located in the west Texas, surrounded by vast mountains. The town is an attraction for the tourists due to its artistic appearance. A variety of museums, art galleries and vineyards are present in the city. It is also the home of the famous "Big Bend National Park" of Texas which have more than 60 species of different plants.

Address: Marfa,TX

Website: www.visitmarfa.com

5: Wimberley


The town is located on the Blanco River and Cypress Creek. This town is best for the outdoor recreational activities as well as to open any small town business. It is full of different hotels, resorts, inns and cottages. You will also find art galleries in the town. It is famous for it “bluegrass Jam” which was hosted in the vacant spaces of parking lot. It is an informal gathering of bluegrass lovers and musicians who enjoys the night together. The place also has a blue hole which is surrounded by a park. It is the best place to spend a whole day with the family.

Address: Wimberley,TX

Website: www.cityofwimberley.com

6: Canyon

Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Clinton Steeds

The town is the second largest canyon in the country. It lies in the heart of Texas Panhandle. The place is famous for its Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The park was opened in 1934. The canyon is 20 miles wide, 120 miles long with the depth of 800 feet. The place was discovered by the early explorers of Spain. They named the place as “Palo Duro” which means hard wood in Spanish.

Address: Canyon, TX

Website: www.visitcanyontx.com

7: Port Isabel

Port Isabel
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Vince Smith

Port Isabel is a famous coastal town in Texas. The place is an attraction for the tourists due to its beautiful views and access to local beaches. The place has a famous light house with the historical significance which was built in 1852. The Texas International Fishing Tournament is conducted every year in Port Isabel. You can enjoy many activities like fishing, boating tours, dolphin watching, kayaking and parasailing in the town.

Address: Port Isabel, TX

Website: www.portisabel-texas.com

8: Granbury

Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Nicolas Henderson

Granbury in Texas is famous for its historical significance. The opera house in the town is established after the Texas revolution. The town also has a Dinosaur World which is spreader on 20 acres of the land. With the life-size dinosaur’s models, you can enjoy a lively experience of history. The town has many places where you can stay. It is the homes for Revolver Brewing Company which is open for tours and tastings. It is considered as the fastest growing microbrews in Texas.

Address: Granbury, TX

Website: www.visitgranbury.com

9: Rockport

Photo Courtesy: Flickr/CapturedByCoral

According to the census in 2010, the population of the town is around 8.766. It is located close to another town called Fulton due to which it is sometimes referred as “Rockport-Fulton”. The place is the attraction for tourists because it has a lot of recreational areas which includes parks, beaches, boating and bird watching. The place has a famous beach named as Texas first Blue Wave Beach. It is the cleanest beach in the town. Glass containers, dogs and pets are not allowed on the beach.

Address: Rockport, TX

Website: www.cityofrockport.com

10: Salado


Salado, a small town in Bell Country, is famous for its historic significance. It is a home for the oldest hotel in the state, Stagecoach Inn. The town only has 20 locations that are registered in “National Register of Historical Places”. You can visit different vineyards, arts, books, coffee shops and sculpture gardens. Take a carriage tour to visit all these places. You will also find different charming shops and restaurants which are famous for their delicious food.

Address: Salado, TX

Website: www.saladotx.gov

10 Most Amazing Living History Museums In The USA

Read Article