Monday, July 25, 2022

Visiting Texas: Best Stops on a Houston to Austin Road Trip

I try to take a road trip at least once a year; fun adventures and new experiences while exploring small towns in Texas are limitless. I enjoy visiting historic sites, exploring nature, discovering quirky art, and trying new foods. I’ve made quite a few road trips to Austin over the years so if you’re planning to take a road trip to Austin from Houston, here are some interesting stops to make along the way:

Houston Premium Outlets | Cypress, Texas
Outlet mall featuring some of the most trending brands. | Location: 29300 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77433

Field of Bluebonnets | Chappell Hill, Texas
This this without a doubt one of the best places to check out the seasonal bluebonnets. The field of bluebonnets is located in the field next to First Baptist Church Chappell Hill. | Location: 7675 Farm to Market 2447, Chappell Hill, TX 77426

Blue Bell Creameries | Brenham, Texas
Learn about the birthplace and history of one of the oldest ice cream factories in Texas. | Location: 1101 S Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833

Texas Viking Festival | Paige, Texas
Biannual festival (Summer/Winter) celebrating the Viking history and art. | Location: Valkyrie Ranch 2030 FM 2104, Paige, Texas 78659

Buc-ee’s | Bastrop, Texas
Gas station and convenience store made especially for road-trippers. Great place for restroom breaks, snacks, and Texas souvenirs. | Location: 1700 State Hwy 71 East, Bastrop, TX 78602

The Gas Station | Bastrop, Texas
Featured in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Gas Station features over night cabin rentals, a BBQ restaurant, and a horror movie themed gift shop. | Location: 1073 TX-304, Bastrop, TX 78602

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