This Road Trip Map Will Lead You On A World Tour Without Leaving Texas
Who needs to leave Texas to go to Europe?
Texas is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. Being on the border to Mexico, the state welcomes in endless Mexican culture that we can see in almost any Texas city. However, there are entire local cities named after other cultures with hidden gems that will make you want to head out on a European Texas road trip ASAP. Pack your essentials and head out to visit all of the Europe-influenced towns across the state for an epic world tour.
Location: Jefferson County near Beaumont
Why You Need To Go: This land was settled by Dutch immigrants back in 1897 and has since been home to a bit of cultural history that you can explore. Checking out the Dutch Windmill Museum is a must when you're here.
Location: Erath County near Dallas-Fort Worth
Why You Need To Go: Dublin has some Irish twists to it, making it a fun place to stop by for a drink. But when we say drink, we mean a tasty soda made with real cane sugar, since the town is the former home of the world's oldest Dr. Pepper bottling plant that is now a museum.
Location: Lamar County near Dallas-Forth Worth
Why You Need To Go: There isn't only one Paris that is home to an Eiffel Tower, this Texas version of the City of Love has its own country version of the tall landmark!
New London, Texas
Location: Rusk County near Tyler
Why You Need To Go: New London, once known as just London, is a tiny town just waiting to be explored. You can stop by one of the oldest dance halls in the state here.
Location: Henderson County near Dallas-Fort Worth
Why You Need To Go: Athens has a bigger population than some of the other cities on this map, giving it a populated city feel without losing its small-town charm. This city calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World," so you better try some if you stop by.
Location: Williamson County near Austin
Why You Need To Go: To get some delicious wine, of course! Texas' Florence is known for tasty wine coming from its Hill Country vineyards.
Location: Morris County near Texarkana
Why You Need To Go: The town of Naples isn't densely populated, giving visitors a fresh breath of air and some great views of nature. Don't miss out on their famous Watermelon Festival!
Location: Sabine County near Nacogdoches
Why You Need To Go: This tiny town is considered to be the oldest "continuously occupied town in East Texas." The Sabine National Forest that surrounds it is home to some incredible nature and wildlife views, you'll have to stop by just to go for a lush green hike.
Location: Ellis County near Dallas-Fort Worth
Why You Need To Go: Despite their title of "Biggest Little Town in Texas", this tiny town is pretty small and adorable. The community doesn't hold many Italian roots, but it still is a notable spot to visit on your Texas World Tour.
Location: Bell County near Austin
Why You Need To Go: This small town is a part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metro area. You can stop by to see the beautiful Central Texas views or take part in their famous Holland Corn Festival.
New Sweden, Texas
Location: Travis County near Austin
Why You Need To Go: New Sweden's most notable feature is its 104-foot-tall spire from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, AKA the most photographed church in Texas.