When many people think about visiting Texas, what they think about touring the Alamo or visiting Austin, the state’s capital. However, there are other attractions that you should know about. Below are some cool places to visit in Texas:
Stay in a bed and breakfast
Finding a good bed and breakfast can offer a unique and memorable experience. Most of these homes are privately owned and have maintained by a multi-generational Texan families. These bed and breakfast can offer a historical, haunted or a trendy experience that local hotels cannot offer.
Texas is widely known for its diverse farming. In Brenham alone, you will find a diverse selection of farms including alpaca farms, lavender farms, jersey barnyards, miniature horses and much more. Touring farms will make you gain another perspective and also enable you to get products you can purchase.
Tour the blue Bell Ice Cream Factory
The Blue Bell Ice Cream factory found in Washington County is one of the most beloved Texas fixtures. So, it may be a good idea to visit the birthplace of Texas ice cream. Touring this factors will enable you to see how ice cream is made. And of course, there will be ice cream waiting for you at the end of your visit.
Follow the Texas Independence wine trail
With 7 participating wineries, this wine trail will take you through the heart of the Texas County. Located 90 miles west of Houston and 90 miles east of Austin, this wine trail will introduce you to some fantastic vineyards and also a little taste of Texas. With Weimar, La Grange, Schulenburg, Yoakum, Lolita all participating, you will enjoy the top-notch wine experience Texas has to offer.
Tour the birthplace of Texas at Washington on the Brazos
The Alamo is a popular iconic piece of Texas history. However, most people do not know that the actual birthplace of Texas is found almost 180 miles from San Antonio, where a group of Texas signed the Declaration of Independence from Mexico.
This site has been declared a Texas state park and has some fantastic hiking trails and recreational water activities such as fishing and one of a kind reenactments. You cannot come up with a list of ‘things to do in Texas’ without mentioning Washington on the Brazos.
Visit the annual round top antique fair
Most people are surprised to learn that the antique capital of the world if housed in a little old Texas town located between Brenham and Houston. Round Top, Texas has some of the best antique shows in the fall each and every year. This is a must see event for antique lovers.