We Texans take great pride in our state and try to get out and see as much of it as possible. But with Texas coming in as the second largest state in The United States, many Texans don’t realize just how little of The Lone Star State they’ve seen. Alta City West has planned out the perfect Texas summer trips for you so you can see some of the greatest hidden secrets in Texas. All within just a few hours of West Houston, you can see landmarks you didn’t even know Texas had all in the course of one weekend. So grab a few friends, hop in the car and get out to see our state. You won’t regret it.
Gorman Falls is a 4 hour drive and 1.5 mile hike outside of Houston and well worth every foot traveled.
This one is just 3 hours outside of Houston and is perfect for swimmers and kayakers. The gently flowing river is free of rapids and will gently lead you down a wooded area that will show you some of the most gorgeous Texas landscape this state has to offer.
Big Texan Steak Ranch
This one is a little bit further from Houston, about 9 hours away, but worth it. Big Texan Steak Ranch is one of the most famous Texas eateries in the state. Home to the 72-ounce steak, this is one unique restaurant every Texan must venture to.
4 hours outside of Houston lays some of the coolest caves in the South West. You can go through walks in these caverns and explore the underground world of Texas.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all here in Texas, there comes along a new suggested adventure that you simply need to go on. West Houston is an amazing place to live in but sometimes these weekend adventures are necessary to see all the beauty Texas has to offer. Get out and explore Texas this summer and appreciate that you live in such a nature rich state.