There's truly no better season to hit the road with your BFFs than the springtime. It's the perfect combination of cool and hot, and the flowers you'll see along the way are incredible. Texans love to joke about how you can drive for hours and still never leave Texas, and while that's true, there are actually plenty of adventures in and around the state that'll lead you somewhere else entirely. Below are some of the best Texas road trips, and you'll see why!
Visitor Center: 302 S. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX
Why You Need To Go: This little town is quite the drive from any major Texas city. That and the fact that a mini fake Prada store has taken up residency here makes it the perfect road trip, especially if you want to check out Big Bend National Park.
Ouachita National Forest
Address: 100 Reserve St., Hot Springs, AR
Why You Need To Go: The views from atop this forest are absolutely incredible. Plus, you'll get to check Arizona off your bucket list!
Beavers Bend State Park
Address: US-259, Broken Bow, OK
Why You Need To Go: This park is a relatively short trip from Dallas and has waterfalls and incredible scenic hiking trails.
Roswell, New Mexico
Address: Roswell, NM
Why You Need To Go: If you're intrigued by extraterrestrial life, this is the town for you!
Price: Free, up to $15
Address: 727 NM-7, Carlsbad, NM
Why You Need To Go: This incredible cavern system will leave you mesmerized by its size and beauty.
Big Bend National Park
Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Why You Need To Go: This incredible park is quite the drive from any major Texas city, but it's totally worth it. Everywhere you turn will be an example of Mother Nature's beauty!
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