Road tripping in Texas: Everything you need to know

You’ve just bought a new car and you want to know how it performs on a road trip. It’s only natural to want to hit the roads in your new vehicle, so why not choose Texas? Perhaps is a place you have never ventured out to before. Maybe, you’ve always wanted to see the beautiful state. Well now is the time to start planning your road trip from start to finish. Taste the legendary barbecue food in Austin and follow the footsteps of real cowboys in Fort Worth. Here are all of the main cities you’re going to want to hit in your new wheels.

ADVENTURE IN AMARILLO

Route 66 is over 2,000 miles long from LA to Chicago; if you start in Amarillo this is the perfect halfway point for you to kick off your road trip. Make sure you take a look at this map of tesla superchargers so you can find the best stopping points. It’s safe to say if you pass a Walgreens, you will definitely be able to charge up your electric vehicle. In Amarillo make a pitstop at the Midpoint Cafe; you might notice some inspiration from the Pixar film Cars in this hot spot.

WICHITA FALLS

Starting early in the morning, you’re going to want to make a beeline for Wichita Falls. Ye Olde Pancake station is a great idea for breakfast; this will keep you fuelled for the first stint of your journey. If you want to view a huge collection of vintage cars and RVs be sure to check out Jack Sisemore Traveland en route too.

AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO

As you drive towards Austin, you’re going to want to time this perfectly so that you can see the stunning skyline fade in your rearview mirror. You might want to stay on track or hit some roadside detours that will inject a little excitement into your road trip. The Hill County Cell Block Museum is a former jail that has now been turned into a museum. It is famous because Elvis was arrested here for being drunk and disorderly; he even spent the night behind bars.

HOUSTON

Another pancake pitstop for breakfast? It would be rude not to try the quadruple layer banana option at Magnolia Pancake Haus in San Antonio. It’s time to check out the grounds where the famous Battle of the Alamo occurred. You will be able to spot the monument to commemorate the occasion. Houston is a gem, also known as the cleanest little city in Texas. It’s perfect for a spot of shopping and has some of the best brewery tours in the state.

So there you have it, a brief run down of how to cover Texas on your next road trip. Of course, there will be finer details for you to cover before you hit the roads, but these are the spots you’ll want to hit. Enjoy driving freely in your new vehicle and soak in the warm sunshine of Texas along the way.


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