Texas is the second largest state in America and is home to many of the big cities as well as small towns. The 'Lone Star State' is also considered one of the best states for Road Trips.
The state is full of charming small towns that can give you an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Each of these small Texas towns has its own specialties and interesting places to visit.
Let's explore 10 of the most charming small towns in Texas.
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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 the 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 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 ever getting bored.
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 German culture.
The city was considered a part of the "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
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 rivers and hills. You can rent a house near the river or visit the most exotic resorts in the place with the additional days of camping to maximize the pleasure of your visit.
Address: Hunt, TX
The town is famous for its "Marfa lights". In 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 sometimes called the ghost lights of Marfa.
The town is located in 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.
The town is located on the Blanco River and Cypress Creek. This town is best for outdoor recreational activities as well as to open any small town business. It is full of various hotels, resorts, inns, and cottages. You will also find many art galleries in the town.
Wimberley is famous for its “bluegrass Jam”, which they hosted in the vacant spaces of the 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.
The town was named after the nearby Palo Duro Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the country. The town is now famous for its Palo Duro Canyon State Park, which was opened in 1934. The park provides easy access to the canyon by various modes like a mountain bike, horse, car, or by walk. The canyon is 20 miles wide, 120 miles long with a depth of 800 feet. The early explorers of Spain discovered the place. They named the area “Palo Duro” which means hardwood in Spanish.
Address: Canyon, TX
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 lighthouse with a 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
Granbury is famous for its historical significance. The opera house in the town was established after the Texas revolution. The town also has a Dinosaur World, which is spread across 20 acres of land. With the life-size dinosaur’s models, you can enjoy a lively experience of history.
The town is home to the Revolver Brewing Company, which is open for tours and tastings. It is considered the fastest-growing microbrews in Texas.
Address: Granbury, TX
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 to 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
Salado, a small town in Bell Country, is famous for its historical significance. It is a home for the oldest hotel in the state, Stagecoach Inn. The town only has 20 locations that are registered in the “National Register of Historic 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