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Texas' Top Drive-To Vacation Destinations

Several Great Vacation Destinations Within A Short Drive of Major Cities

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Texas' Top Drive-To Vacation Destinations

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With air travel becoming more and more difficult, many travelers have begun seeking out destinations within driving distance of their homes. Although Texas is a huge state – one that can take days to drive across – there are plenty of “drive-to” destinations within easy reach of Texas’ major metro areas.

Of course, each of Texas’ largest cities are destinations within themselves. However, for local residents looking for a quick weekend escape, or for out-of-town visitors looking for a day trip from their primary vacation destination, the following are easy drives to interesting places.

Austin

Canyon Lake – Due to its location on its namesake lake and the Guadalupe River, the town of Canyon Lake proclaims to be the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas" and offers visitors numerous water and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as quick access to a number of Hill Country attractions, towns and cities.

Enchanted Rock - Located just north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States, with a dome that rises 425 feet above the ground (1825 feet above sea level). Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970, Enchanted Rock is also part of the Texas State Parks System and attracts thousands of visitors annually.

Lost Maples - New Englanders aren't the only that get to enjoy watching the fall foliage change, Lost Maples Natural Area in Central Texas offers Texans and visitors to Texas a breathtaking palette of colors every fall.

Luckenbach - Made 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."

Wimberley - 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.

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