Texas is a big place but it was made for summer road trips in the RV. With the wide open road in front of you there are some fantastic spots for you to hit in your mobile home. Despite what many think Texas is actually home to a variety of different communities each with their own unique sensibility. Whether you are looking for a taste of the Old West or some of the best music on the planet you will find it in the great state of Texas.
Below are just a few of the wonderful destinations to visit this summer.
As the representative of the stranger side of Texas, Austin has become a hotspot for fantastic music throughout the state. The vibe in Austin is relatively relaxed and tends to be more liberal which brings in artists and musicians from all over the world.
While you’re in town make sure to check out the Texas State Capitol building. Not only is the structure itself, which dates back to 1888, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Located in South Central Texas, San Antonio is a major hub in the state and is considered one of American’s fastest growing cities. Mixing an old worth sensibility with modern flair, San Antonio is a great destination on your trek through Texas.
While in town make sure to check out The Alamo, the city’s most famous landmark. The site is home of the famous 1836 battle and to living history demonstrations and special events throughout the year, the beautiful 300-year-old former Spanish mission turned fortress is open year-round for families, school groups and everyone to visit, experience the battlefield first hand, and "remember the Alamo."
Natural Bridge Canyons
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path check out the Natural Bridge Canyons just outside of San Antonio, TX. The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the U.S. state of Texas.The name was derived from the 60 ft natural limestone slab bridge that spans the amphitheater setting of the cavern's entrance.
The caverns are still very active and considered living. Due to the porosity of the limestone, rainwater travels downwards through the layers of rock, where it dissolves out calcite, a weak mineral that makes up all of the speleothems at Natural Bridge Caverns. After exiting the limestone, water enters the caverns where it flows and drips constantly throughout, causing the formations to retain a waxy luster that can be seen in few caverns.