Nuzzled between The Davies Mountains and Big Bend National Park is a small town with an immense personality. For only having a population of just above 2,000 residents, Marfa dodges a small-town identity by creating a place that marvels in art, inimitable architecture and funky culture. This mysterious town is often chattered about amongst fellow Texans, but the truly brave venture into the West Texas desert to see what the Marfa buzz is all about.
How’s life? If you answered that question with feelings of stress, anxiety or exhaustion, maybe you should consider getting away. You deserve it. Texas is the perfect place for a retreat with its many spa resorts, each one offering services different from the other. Pack your bags and head to one of these sanctuaries that is designed to rejuvenate its guests and return them to real life with a smile on their face.
Tucked away 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Granbury sits at the border of the Upper Hill Country and North Texas. The town was founded in 1887 and combines a unique historic charm with modern-day luxury. Complete with an opera house, wineries, boutiques, and much more, Granbury is the ideal location for your weekend getaway.
Every March thousands of people around the world come to Austin, Texas for one thing: South by South West. This week-long event encompasses independent films showcases, emerging technologies, music festivals and conferences. If you’re unable to attend SXSW this year, relax! There are plenty of other alternatives. Here are some other Texas events and festivals that are happening and just in time for the beautiful spring weather, too.
Although some might consider Fort Worth as part of Dallas, Fort Worth proudly stands on it’s own, offering a rich economic and cultural history. Established in 1849 as a military outpost, Fort Worth has roots stretching all the way back to the Mexican-American War. A lot has changed since then and what was once just a fort has become a thriving metropolitan hub.
If you’re looking for a warm cup of joe to cling your chilly hands to during these winter months, look no further. The creation of the series will guide you right to a city’s unique coffee shops. The first stop, Austin, is bursting at the seams with coffee spots that have a keen interest in making unique, flavorful coffee.
When most people think of Mardi Gras celebrations, the first place their mind goes to is New Orleans. However, the Big Easy isn’t the only place to experience the festivities. In its 105th year, Mardi Gras! Galveston is one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States. This year’s takes place Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7.
Presidential libraries have become a wonderful way for people to examine such an important figure. Texas is fortunate enough to have three of its very own. History buffs and the like will enjoy getting in depth looks at Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush when they visit Texas’s Presidential Libraries.
With New Year’s right around the corner, getting more exercise is always high on the resolution list. A great way to stay motivated and keep up the commitment is to set a goal to work towards. Whether you want to run, walk or a little bit of both, these Texas 5ks are sure to help 2016 get off to a good start.