From the "Tip of Texas" on the Mexican border to the Panhandle Plains, Texas is full of small towns. In fact, much of Texas' unique flavor comes from these tiny towns. Visiting a few of the more interesting small towns in Texas can round out any Lone Star State vacation.
Wimberley is a quaint little village in the Texas Hill Country, situated within an hour's drive to either Austin or San Antonio. Additionally, Wimberley is conveniently located to many Hill Country attractions and is home to a host of specialty shops and restaurants.
2. Port Isabel
Originally known as "Point Isabel" this seaside town and its famous lighthouse date back to the early 1800s. Today Port Isabel, which is located just across the bay from South Padre Island, is home to a variety of museums, restaurants and curio shops.
Home to Caddo Lake and nearby Lake O' the Pines, Jefferson is located near the Texas/Louisiana border and is widely known as the "Bed and Breakfast Capital of East Texas."
Home to the mysterious "Marfa Lights," the tiny West Texas town of Marfa plays host to thousands of visitors annually, who come to watch this unexplained nightly light show. Although the lights have been viewed practically every night since 1883, no one has yet been able to explain why they occur.
The "Gateway to the Grand Canyon of Texas," Canyon is located on the edge of the famous Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle.
6. SaladoWhether you want a romantic getaway or a quiet weekend along, Salado is the perfect spot. Offering fine bed and breakfast inns, as well as quaint shops, dynamic water gardens, and carriage tours, Salado is sure to put your mind at ease.
7. RockportBest known as a mecca for Texas artists, Rockport is also home to the Maritime Museum, prime saltwater fishing, excellent birding and lots of other activities.
8. LuckenbachMade famous by a Willie Nelson tune, the tiny Hill Country town of Luckenbach continues to symbolize all that is Texas to many. On your next trip to the Lone Star State, don't miss your opportunity to go to the town where "Everybody's Somebody."
The oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches, was originally a Spanish settlement. Over the years, Nacogdoches has blended Southern hospitality with its Spanish heritage to make it a uniquely "Texas town."
One of the most popular small towns in Texas, Fredericksburg offers visitors quaint shopping and fine dining in a relaxing Hill Country atmosphere.