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From the publishers of Texas Highways Magazine

Let's Texas

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Photo by Dave Shafer

Welcome to Texas!

A person dips his hand into crystal-clear water with numerous small fish while another person dips their toes in the same water

Ten50 BBQ in Richardson. Photo by Will van Overbeek.

From the remote mountains of Big Bend to the dense forests of the Piney Woods, and the warm waters of the Gulf Coast to the refreshing rivers of the Hill Country, Texas boasts an enticing array of landscapes to explore. As any longtime Texan will tell you, there is no better way to experience the vastness and diversity of the state than behind the wheel of your car. Encompassing 254 counties and 268,597 square miles, the second-largest state in the country offers a seemingly endless number of routes and itineraries. Whether you want to explore the region’s rich history, experience its diverse cultural offerings, or dine at nationally acclaimed restaurants, the Lone Star State rewards every kind of traveler.

In addition to listings for more than 2,400 attractions in nearly 500 cities, the 2023 Travel Guide includes themed and regional road-trip itineraries. Opportunities for adventure abound: Hike five Texas peaks, explore film and TV locations, seek year-round opportunities to view wildflowers, or shop for distinctive gifts at small town mom-and-pop stores. So gas up your car, prep your favorite tunes, and get ready to be inspired by the open road.

–The Texas Highways Team