The Best Destinations in Texas for Your RV Trip

Texas is a vast and diverse state, and this means that there are many options and routes when it comes to exploring the state with an RV. Whether you want to enjoy the natural environment or hop between the big cities, there is something for everyone in Texas. To find out more about the most desirable locations for campers on the road, here are some of the top destinations for anyone who wants to see what Texas has to offer.


Austin Texas muralIt is easy to find a parking lot to use for your RV within the city of Austin, and it is even easier to see why you would want to stop in the city.  If you want to escape the solitude of the Texas prairies and hills for a day or two, Austin can give you the big city vibe that you are searching for. Not only will you be able to sample the fantastic dishes that Austin is known for, but you may also be able to catch a game, with Austin being the home of the Texas Longhorn football team. Even better for those that are on an RV trip of a lifetime is the fact that Austin offers a great host of nature preserves and hiking trails, meaning that you can escape into the countryside in no time at all if you find yourself pining for the open horizon once more. Austin is the "Music Capital of Texas" so make sure you enjoy some local Texas Music. There are also several nearby lake to enjoy for boating, fishing, paddling, or sitting on a deck enjoying a good meal and view. This Austin page is loaded with fun things to see and do in Austin. There are several RV parks and Texas State Parks that are within minutes of downtown - use this Austin RV Parks map to locate them.

The Gulf Coast

Camping on the Beach in TexasIf you want to take the scenic route on your travels, there is no better mix of things to do and beautiful shorelines than on the Gulf Coast. Whether you are in an adventurous spirit or simply want to spend some quality time with the kids, the Gulf Coast has it all. From water sports such as kayaking to the numerous islands that you can grab a boat trip to, there is an endless array of activities to keep your whole family occupied before you are ready to set off again. If you need somewhere to stay the night, or if you want to spend more time exploring this beautiful area of the state, you should look for Texas RV parks and campgrounds in the nearby area.


Route 66

Cadillac Ranch in AmarilloAre you longing to hit the road and follow in the footsteps of literary greats like Jack Kerouac? Route 66 is a dream road trip for many, and although you may not be able to travel its full length, the portion of the route that still survives in Texas is one of the best. Rather than wearing out the popular roads in California, Texas can give you a more realistic insight into what traveling the route would have been like, especially if you take the time to stop at one of the route’s famous destinations. Some of the stops that have become embedded into Route 66 history include the Cadillac ranch, which features a half-buried sculpture of the famous cars, or the Midpoint café, which, as the mid-point of the trail, provides a hint of hope for travelers hoping to follow the stretch from Chicago to Santa Monica.


Dallas SkylineFor a brief respite in a flashy metropolitan distract, Dallas is your best bet, providing you with seasonal events and family-friendly attractions to keep you all entertained until the next stop on your trip. Not only will you be able to immerse yourself within the history of Texas, following in the tracks of cultural icons such as Bonnie and Clyde, but you can also enjoy a taste of the outdoors (if you haven’t had enough) by enjoying White Rock Lake and many of the other renowned beauty spots in the city. What’s more, if you need to relax after many days on the road, Dallas is known for its live music and bar scene, with a selection of bar strips and rooftop areas that can allow you to party all night long. This Dallas Page is loaded with fun things to see and do in Dallas.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State ParkBack on the road, one of the pinnacles of the Texan landscape for RV users is the Dinosaur Valley State Park, named for the variety of fossils and other ancient treats buried beneath the soil. Whether you love the pre-historic beasts or not, Dinosaur Valley is a great place to visit if you want to explore the natural lakes and forests of the state. You may even find dinosaur tracks along the way. Although, along with most RV hotspots, you can spend the time hiking and fishing, the difference here is that you will be completely immersing yourself in a history that goes back thousands of years. Dinosaur Valley State Park is located in Glen Rose Texas which is fun to explore and enjoy the river, restaurants, golf courses, and more.

San Antonio

Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio can make a relaxing spot for all of the family, with attractions such as the River Walk allowing you to eat and drink to your heart’s content. San Antonio is one of the cultural highlights of Texas, and it is impossible not to fall in love with its charming rivers, and the historical feat of the Alamo, which attracts many visitors from all over the country each year. What’s more, if you are missing the family fun of other vacations, you should consider taking a break from the camping lifestyle to visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas, which can give you the big thrills of many of the stellar theme parks of the USA along your RV road trip’s route. Use this San Antonio Page to find fun things to see and do in Texas including some excellent golf courses and several great RV parks.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National ParkGoing on an RV trip is all about becoming closer to nature, and there is no better way to do this than by visiting Big Bend National Park. Big Bend National Park is a beautiful place to visit for those that love to explore mountainous regions, and the variety of hikes on offer to day-trippers can allow you to enjoy the best that the park has to offer before the sun sets. From seeing diverse eco-system at its finest to relaxing in the desert, Big Bend National Park has everything that you need to enjoy yourself after a long day’s drive across the state. If you like golf, then outside Big Bend National Park is Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course (rated the best golf course in Texas) and across the street is Maverick Ranch RV Park.

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