Fall is in full swing, and with the weather finally cooling off after a brutally hot summer– it’s about time! The fall weather makes this season the perfect season for exploring our great state of Texas and going on an adventure! Texas has a whole lot of exciting things to offer, and if you’ve been telling yourself that you need to travel more, now is your chance.
Even if you can’t swing a full-fledged vacation, there is no reason you can’t make a day (or two) trip to a great destination–without even having to leave the state. There is so much to do and explore right here in the great state of Texas, so why not choose a destination, grab your family or friends, and head out to one of these fun weekend trips to make in the fall in Texas?
Family Friendly Destinations
If you have children in tow or are looking for fun activities to entertain the entire family on your weekend trip, these destinations are for you! Check out these fun day trip ideas and be sure to bring along a camera to capture the excitement!
Go Hunting for Topaz: Mason County, Texas is the only place in the state where folks can hunt for natural Topaz. You can find plenty of ranches all around the county that can help you and your kids hunt for the state gem of Texas for a day of excitement your kids won’t soon forget
Galveston: Take a trip to the famous coastal town of Galveston, Texas for a weekend full of historical adventure. This gorgeous town has tons of history dating back to the 1800s and features great shopping and restaurants, historical building and museum tours, a historic district, a water park, fishing piers, theatres and much more. Galveston is a town full of adventure, so if you decide to visit, you may need to plan an entire weekend to take it all in!
Are you hoping to enjoy some of that fresh autumn air this season? Check out these weekend trip destinations for some outdoor fun for your entire group to enjoy. Be sure to bring along some snacks and water, too!
Cascade Caverns: The famous Cascade Caverns are as beautiful as they are interesting. Hike around ancient caverns and rock formations and catch some truly breathtaking views.
The Grand Canyon of Texas: Well, it’s not the real thing, but it is the second largest canyon in the United States. Palo Duro Canyon offers plenty of exciting hiking trails for all skill levels along with Native American history.
Gorman Falls: If a fall hike to a waterfall sounds like your idea of a good time, make a day trip out to Gorman Falls! This beautiful waterfall is located at the Colorado Bend State Park and offers beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, and the best fresh air nature has to offer.
Are you hoping to make your weekend adventure a getaway for two? The state of Texas offers many destinations that are perfect for romantic weekend getaways to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy time together.
New Braunfels: Located only about 50 miles from Austin, New Braunfels is a fantastic destination for couples to escape to. Take a relaxing tube ride down the Comal River and enjoy the cool water for an afternoon. Then, head over to Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery for a wine tasting and even a tour! If you are looking for a little adventure, New Braunfels is also the home of New Braunfels Schlitterbahn, a mega-waterpark!.
Wimberly: If you and your loved one are big art fans, a trip to Wimberly is the ticket! Located only 45 minutes from Austin, Wimberly is an art lover’s paradise, with artists of all mediums and styles featuring their artwork from paintings to pottery to glasswork and everything in between. Don’t miss Market Days, featuring food, music and art at one of the state’s oldest outdoor art markets.
Whatever adventures you choose to enjoy in Texas, be sure to make it memorable. You don’t have to spend your time cooped up at home–get out there and make this season your most adventurous yet.
What are some of your own favorite weekend trips to make in Texas?