All you need is a full tank of gas and set of wheels. There are plenty of charming, smalls towns within a few hours drive of Fort Worth that are perfect for a weekend getaway.
You don’t have to worry about driving far to get the vacation vibes. Visit one of these seven small towns for a weekend to unwind and relax.
Here is a list of must take Texas road trips.
Brownwood – Located in the Texas Hill Country, this charming town is a perfect weekend getaway. There is plenty to do in this small town such as play a round of golf, hike the state park, visit a winery, visit a cute coffee shop or eat gourmet food.
Graham – Situated in north central Texas, Graham is a great country getaway. Catch a movie at the drive-in, fish on Possum Kingdom lake or try your hand at being a cowboy at Wildcatter Ranch & Resort.
Grapevine – Just 30 minutes from Fort Worth, the Christmas capitol of Texas is the place to go. There is plenty of shopping, wine tours and festivals to do in this town. It may be in the city, but it is oozy with small town charm.
Glen Rose – The dinosaur capital has plenty of fun and odd adventures to keep you entertained all weekend. Everything from taking a safari to visiting the creating evidence museum.
Muenster – This German town has several wineries & vineyards, shopping and a huge 2-day Oktoberfest.
Salado – This small town between Waco and Austin makes for a fun, artistic weekend away. Visit one of the many art galleries, antique stores, play a round of golf and stay at a historic inn.
Waco – There is so much more than shopping at Magnolia Market. Explore Waco by walking around the Baylor campus, visit the zoo, canoe the Brazos or visit a museum.
Out of state road trip
Silver Dollar City: So this trip might seem a bit far out, but it is worth it! And eight and a half hours in a car with your kids just gives you a chance to get to know them a bit better, where they can’t escape by going on their electronics!
This eight-and-a-half-hour journey brings you to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri! Winning the title for ‘Best Theme Park Holiday Event,’ the Silver Dollar City theme park offers over forty thrilling rides and attractions, entertaining shows daily, and an exciting look back in the 19th-century culture of the Ozarks! There’s food, thrill rides, live performances, and sixty unique shops making this the perfect destination for all the family!