Texas—the Lone Star State. It’s an awesome place to visit, especially if you make a few plans ahead of time.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the state where everything is ‘bigger,’ then you’re in luck.
It’s bound to be a great time. But if you need some tips for how to make it truly ‘epic,’ well, we’ve got you covered on that one as well.
In this post, you’re going to learn 6 key tips for how to make your trip to Texas not only ‘larger than life,’ but also just purely memorable and epic—from start to finish.
Let’s dig in and get to business, pilgrim.
1. Decide Where You’re Going
The first step is to decide on a destination. There are multiple incredible cities to visit within Texas, and not all of them are on the busy beaten path.
Figuring out where exactly you want to go will help you to create a road map worthy of making your trip truly memorable.
There’s actually a lot to see in the Lone Star State, so getting ahead of the curve with a plan is the best first course of action.
2. Decide If You’re Going To Rent A Vehicle
Do you plan to drive your vehicle, or rent one?
Obviously, if you plan to drive for quite some distance, you’re going to want something reliable that’ll get good gas mileage that you can actually enjoy driving.
Consider checking out Kayak.com to find the best deals on car rentals before making up your mind. You may find better prices than you’d imagine!
3. Decide Where You’re Going To Stay
Finding the perfect lodging for your trip is also important.
You may plan to camp, depending on what time of the year it is, and whether or not you’re into ‘roughing it’ on trips like this.
Finding Texas campsites, cabins, and RV parks is pretty easy nowadays, as you can use the internet to find what you’re looking for along your route.
If not, you may want to look for an awesome hotel or two to book along the trail.
4. Look For Key Landmarks Along The Way
Once you figure out where you’re going, you can quickly plot out a course—while also keeping an eye out on the map for key attractions, historic locations, conservation areas, and areas of interest to visit along the way.
There are so many things to do in Texas that it can be hard to narrow your focus.
But here’s a hint.
Focus on the things that really grab your attention, and determine to spend a significant amount of time on each one.
There’s no need to rush through it. Think ‘quality over quantity’ when it comes to visiting historic locations and attractions in this state.
There’s a lot to take in.
Of course, number-one on most people’s list of sites to visit in Texas is The Alamo. But there are also so many other things to see that it would be impossible to list them all in one post.
Everything truly is bigger in Texas.
5. Consider Where You’re Going To Dine
Sure, you could just plan out meals by ear as you travel. But then, you’d be at risk of missing some of the greatest cuisine that the Lone Star State has to offer.
From authentic Mexican food, to real Tex/Mex, to BBQ, to everything in between—there’s a lot of incredible food to experience. A quick internet search will quickly reveal some of the best Texas eateries in your path.
And while you do want to leave some mealtimes open for local, off-the-beaten-path establishments, you’d do well to check out a few of the established good eatin’ places, partner.
6. Consider Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card If You Use Cannabis For Medical Reasons
If you regularly partake of cannabis for medical reasons, then you should definitely consider getting your medical card before your trip.
This will help to make your trip much less stressful and more enjoyable.
Texas is one of the more restrictive states for cannabis. But getting a card is pretty easy if you know how to do it, and it’ll help to make your trip that much more epic so you don’t have to worry about it.
There you have it! 6 tips to help you make your trip to Texas as epic as it could possibly be. With all of that being said, the only thing left now is to hit the open road. It’s time to pack up your saddle bags and visit that old, dusty trail southward. It’s one heck of a journey, and there’s a lot to see. Just make sure to take your time and enjoy it to its fullest.
See you in Texas!