Texas has a land area of 268,600 Sq. Miles; it’s the second largest state in the USA, only smaller in size than Alaska. If Texas was a nation of its own, it would be considered the 39th biggest country in the world. Since the beginning of the Spanish expeditions to the end of the Republic of Texas in 1845, Texas had seen its fair share of different cultures all been melted and poured into it like a crucifix.
If Texas isn’t one of the most perfect places to go on long road trips, then no other place is. The Lone Star State is known for its beautiful contrasting sights that span sandy beach to huge icy mountains. It’s only natural for a huge land with all this diversity of natural beauty to be one of the top RV hotspots in the whole world. We’ll be giving you a breakdown of the top 10 RV road trips in Texas that can reignite lost the passion and connection with nature.
The ‘Dinosaur’ in Dinosaur Valley is a literal indication; this valley has dinosaur tracks that are over 113 million years old. The state park is full of activities that you can enjoy in addition to the 20-mile hiking routes of dinosaur tracks. If you’re feeling like stepping down from your RV, you can take a horse-drawn wagon or spend the day sightseeing on your foot if you feel adventurous enough. If you still feel that you need an extra day to finish your expedition, you’re allowed to set up camp and spend the night near all the action.
Long corridors after corridors of magnificent rock formations north of San Antonio can really give your RV trip a unique twist. These caverns are known to be substantially cooler than most other regions in Texas with an average temperature of 64 degrees. Opened in 1932, the Cascade Caverns RV park is full of services and amenities that will make you feel right at home, like stores, grills, long trails, showers, restrooms, and even free Wi-Fi.
Big Bend National Park
On the western side of Texas, Big Bend National Park is one of the biggest national parks in the US. There are so many things to do that you’ll be tempted to spend at least a few days to feel satisfied enough about your exploration endeavor. You may want to keep an RV ready portable generator with you because you’ll probably be camping solo in this huge park. You can check out a couple of options when it comes to generators, and you should opt for ones that can be used to power multiple smaller appliances such as mini fridges, microwaves, small TVs, laptops, and hair dryers,’ so that you’re comfortable and have access to everything you need to camp comfortably. You can set camp in many secluded and natural areas; expect to indulge in activities like kayaking in the Rio Grande, backpacking, fishing, and wildlife watching with over 4,000 different species of animals.
San Antonio River Walk
If you feel like getting into some warm social vibe, this 15-mile trip along the banks of the San Antonio River is going to get you in the mood in no time. Special areas for romantic nights and wholesome family outings. You can even go all Venetian and get yourself a river taxi ride that slowly immerses you in a culture you probably have never heard about. The RV parks are very close to the walkways with access to a pool and free Wi-Fi for relatively cheap rates.
Space Center Houston
If you’re a space lover or at least listened to one of NASA’s recordings, you won’t want to miss this place. A marvelous RV road trip with your family to the home of NASA mission control is going to be extremely educative while being fun. You’ll get to see samples from the moon and a wide variety of space artifacts. The RV park is right in the middle of all the attractions, 10 minutes away from the space center. You’ll be spending a good chunk of time checking out all the cool souvenirs over there.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The majority of land in Texas is a dessert, vast amounts of sand dunes and sprawling deserts. You’ll see some brightly colored dunes while visiting this national park in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert. The peacefulness invites solo exploration to reconnect with mother nature. Pine Springs and the Dog Canyon are the closest RV sites that you can set camp in with very low admission fees and basic amenities.
You’ll see the blue side of Texas in this city bordering the Gulf of Mexico. This road trip is usually for those feeling extra active and interested in partaking in water and wind sports. You’ll find no shortage of art and museums that can keep you company while you’re exploring the city during the night. You have the complete freedom to set your camp on the ocean, first row.
One billion years ago, a large pool of molten magma and lava was being brewed in the location that’s now called the Enchanted Rock. The rock formation formed due to the solidification of magma is simply breathtaking. You can expect a lot of traffic from rock climbers, but those won’t be the only visitors. A lot of visitors come for hiking, birdwatching, camping, and backpacking.
This is one of the most enchanting public parks in Texas. Brackenridge park has a wide variety of relaxing and culturally-informative activities that will allow you to absorb huge amounts of diverse backgrounds. Start your visit by checking out the San Antonio Zoo and don’t forget to end it by passing by the Japanese Tea Gardens. You can set your RV up by the River Walk RV Parks since it will be very close to the park.
Texas Hill Country
You won’t want to miss this stop on your long road trip; the peaceful country views are simply going to enchant you and allure you into tasting some of the wine that the Texas Hill Country is known for. 100 RV parks make this place spacious enough for everyone to go on about their fishing and floating activities without bumping into boats all the time.
Texas is rich in history and culture, and taking it by road trip in your RV is definitely the way to go if you want to really take in all the scenic beauty of it all as you drive at your own pace. You have no excuse now because you have the perfect guide, letting you in on all the treasures that Texas has to offer by road.
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