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Top Places for a Day Trip in Texas

Texas covers over 268,000 square miles, making it the second-largest state in the United States. Its diverse landscape makes for some of the world’s best day trips and sightseeing. From tulip fields to hidden waterfalls, here are eight fun trips that can be done in a day in every region of Texas to take a break from the rush of work and school.

Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

North Texas
1. Six Flags Over Texas 
Located in Arlington, Texas, Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961 and has since remodeled the entire park. The theme park offers a multitude of roller coasters, attractions, games, and food options. Six Flags is perfect for families as there is something for everyone at this 200-acre theme park. Average cost per person: $50-$80. 

2. The Fort Worth Stockyards
Nestled in Northern Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Stockyards boasts dozens of attractions, restaurants, cattle drives, and the world-famous rodeo. No trip to Fort Worth completes without visiting this large multi-street busy area. Average cost per person: $10-$30

Photo by @invadingkingdom on Unsplash

East Texas

1. Caddo Lake
Located on the Texas-Louisiana border, Caddo Lake is perfect for a day to go hiking or swimming. Kayaks and canoes can also be rented out to paddle under the giant cypress trees that inhabit the area. The lake is one of the prettiest areas in East Texas and offers many types of wildlife viewing. 

2. First Mondays in Canton
If you love thrifting, antiquing, or second-hand apparel, Canton boasts the largest flea market in the world. Located an hour east of Downtown Dallas, the market has hundreds of booths, shops, and independent sellers that have been popular among bargain hunters for years. 

Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

West Texas         
1. Monahans Sandhills State Park
Located near Odessa, Texas, this state park boasts large sand dunes similar to the Sahara Desert in Africa. Having a picnic, photography spots, and surfing the dunes are all popular activities at this West Texas park. 

2. Sonora Caverns
Widely considered the most beautiful caves in Texas, the caverns are located right off Interstate 10 in Sonora, Texas. The caverns are privately owned and cost around $30 per person to tour, but they are more than worth it. 

Photo by Ricardo Resende on Unsplash

South Texas
1. Corpus Christi
Located on the beach, Corpus Christi exhibits hundreds of restaurants, shops, and of course, the Gulf of Mexico. The city also is home to numerous museums and the famous Texas State Aquarium. Anyone can find something to do in this coastal town. 

2. San Antonio Riverwalk
A local favorite among Texans, the San Antonio Riverwalk has many restaurants and scenery along the San Antonio River. Boat tours are available to take you through the canals to see the varying architecture and cultures.

 

About the Contributor
Jackson Gourley
Jackson Gourley, Staff Writer
Hi, I’m Jackson. I’m a senior but this is my first year in journalism and I love to travel and discover new music.
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