The springtime has a unique and inexplicable magic to it. It's the end of the winter cold and the heat stays mild enough not to bother us. The Texas trails delight us while they're filled with blooming, colorful flowers. It is truly the perfect time of the year for a road trip. If you feel like going for an adventure, here's your Texas small town road trip map for the spring.
The trail of small towns starts up north, near the DFW area, and ends on the coast, close to Houston. However, you can make any necessary arrangments to start in any city.
Are you ready? Get your backpack, your favorite road playlist, and have some fun discovering new places.
Address: Ennis, Texas
Why You Need To Go: There's no better way to celebrate springtime than getting lost in endless wildflower fields. Since it was named the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail, Ennis is the perfect small town to do so and is located less than 40 minutes away from Dallas. If you visit in April, you can attend the Bluebonnet Festival.
Address: Grandbury, Texas
Why You Need To Go: It's perfect for a day trip or even a weekend getaway from the DFW area on Spring Break. With a population of around 8,000, this cute tiny town has festivals and special events almost every weekend. Also, Lake Granbury is excellent for fishing, swimming, and boating.
Address: Glen Rose, Texas
Why You Need To Go: If you are looking for an adventure next spring, this cute small town will please you a lot. Glen Rose's prehistoric attractions Dinosaur Valley State Park and Dinosaur World are a must-visit, as is Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a very Texan African-style Safari.
Address: West, Texas
Why You Need To Go: This small city near Dallas is recognized as the Czech Heritage Capital of Texas. Make a foodie stop in your road trip and taste some pillow-like pastries with your favorite filling at the local bakeries. Too yummy to miss.
Address: Georgetown, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Springtime means blooming flowers. If you love them, you'll love to visit Georgetown and its Red Poppy Festival. The city also has other events this spring, such as a hot air balloon festival.
Or you can go and explore this mindblowing cave system nearby that is a natural wonder.
Address: Marble Falls, Texas
Why You Need To Go: If you are the outdoorsy kind of road-tripper, Marble Falls is the perfect place to be this spring! This town is full of trails with bodies of water and some of the most majestic views in Texas.
If you are planning on spending the night, how about an actual fairytale castle?
Address: Willow City, Texas
Why You Need To Go: An excellent secluded destination for country lovers, this tiny town has endless wildflower fields, scenic views, and wildlife.
It is located only 25 minutes away from the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where you can hike, bird watch, have a picnic, rock climb, backpack, hike, or camp for stargazing.
Address: Fredericksburg, Texas
Why You Need To Go: With strong European influence and architecture, this Texan town is a jewel, perfect for a spring getaway among girlfriends. You can also go ahead and explore the biggest wildflower farm in the country. Too cute.
Address: Luckenbach, Texas
Why You Need To Go: All of those country music and cowboy boot lovers may find a paradise in this traditional and adorable small town. You'll feel like if you were transported back to the Wild West.
Address: Dripping Springs, Texas
Why You Need To Go: This city is so full of attractive places, you'll have a hard time picking what to do. Located just minutes from Austin, here you can enjoy the sweeping views of rolling hills.
Visit Lake Travis, Westcave Preserve, but please, try not missing a trip to Hamilton Pool Preserve, a hidden spot that's the perfect relaxing getaway.
Address: Blanco, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Blanco can be a real paradise for spring lovers. Here you can enjoy massive Lavander fields or hike through the stunning Blanco river to find the Narrows, one of many hidden gems in Texas.
Address: Wimberley, Texas
Why You Need To Go: The perfect Spring Break destination can ideally be Wimberley. Grab your crew and hit the road so you get to refresh yourself at Jacob's Well, a crystal clear natural spring you can jump in.
If you want to stay the night (or the whole weekend), this luxury yurt will be perfect for some well-deserved glamping.
Address: Seguin, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Seguin is the Pecan Capital of Texas, and only that makes this small town worth visit. However, here you can also explore its cute Historic Downtown, go for a wine tour at local wineries, and maybe visit a Llama Farm.
In case you need a retreat, you can visit Son's Island, a tropical paradise at any time of the year.
Address: Victoria, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a less crowded spring break coming to Victoria with all your friends. Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir is a sweet spot to do some water sports, relax and work in your tan, or have a good laugh.
Address: Galveston Island, Texas
Why You Need To Go: If you need some beachy vibes, this island in your perfect escape in springtime. You can visit Moody Gardens for a little trip to paradise, or plan to be part of one of Texas' largest Mardi Gras celebrations. Either way, you really can't get bored here.
Where are you starting your road trip this spring? Any of these small towns are attractive options! If you need more ideas, check these adorable little towns in Texas you can also visit.
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