We all need to get away from regular life every once in a while, but it's the "knowing where to go" part that can set us back. Fortunately, we know just the places for you to hit up so you don't have to deal with any of the research. Below are eight short road trips in Texas for a perfect day trip or weekend getaway.

Beware, by the end of the list, you'll want to visit every single spot!

Barons Creek Vineyards

Price: Varies

Address: 5865 Highway 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll spend the entire day sipping wine and being awestruck by the gorgeous vineyards in the stunning Texas Hill Country.


Lost Maples State Natural Area

Price: $6

Address: 37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll see leaves of every color here, which is extremely rare in Texas.


Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary

Price: $10

Address: 2757 St. Beulah Chapel Rd., Montgomery, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to meet wolves and learn all about them, I mean, how cool is that!? They even have overnight specials where you can camp out while (safely) surrounded by wolves.


Caprock Canyon State Park

Price: $5

Address: 50 Caprock Canyon Rd. Quitaque, TX

Why You Need To Go: Spending the day hiking alongside wild bison sounds like the perfect escape from everyday life. 


Cave Without A Name

Price: 💸 to 💸💸

Address: 325 Kreutzberg Rd, Boerne, TX

Why You Need To Go: To experience the most beautiful caves in all of Texas, you need to head to this incredible Cave Without A Name. It's the perfect spot to escape the heat while still enjoying the beauty of Texas nature.


Shark Voyage

Price: $5.99

Address: 410 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: There's nowhere else in Texas you can get this close to sharks without having to be in the actual water. Plus, you're riding through an underwater paradise on an actual train!


The Blue Lagoon

Price: $20

Address: 649 Pinedale Rd, Huntsville, TX 

Why You Need To Go: The water here is so blue you'll be absolutely mesmerized the whole time you're there. You could even forget you're in Texas!


King Spa and Sauna

Price: $45

Address: 2154 Royal Ln., Dallas, TX

Why You Need To Go: This spa allows you to enjoy the steamy baths and calming amenities while completely nude, and you can't find many like it in Texas.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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