Taking a road trip to Texas in Spring! – Help me plan!

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BellaDee:  I don’t know if you’re into this kind of thing but Houston has a really nice museum of fine arts. Other that that eh, I lived there for 6 years…decent shopping but very pricey as far as boutiques and the galleria. The city itself is very spread out but really pretty to look at from a distance. Esp at night. 

Austin has an AMAZING music scene along with a really friendly local vibe. fun frisbee golf courses there too. And 6th street is you like bars is an experience.. 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BellaDee:  cavenders in houston has a huge boot selection. Be prepared to pay 80-750 depending on how stylish you want lol 

there are about 5 museums Downtown most within walking distance. They have a butterfly exhibit where they give you nectar and all the butterflies land on you..that’s pretty neat. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Why not San Antonio?! 🙁

At least the hill country for the wineries, since you’ll be in the Austin area.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BellaDee:  Houston, Dallas and Austin are pretty far from each other. Are you really planning to drive all over the state or are you looking to choose one place to go?

Also, Tornado season is later summer so you will be fine if you come in the Spring. Even if there is a tornado, you will be fine. 🙂

Dallas has a new nature and science museum near the downtown area and it is really cool. http://www.perotmuseum.org/ There are lots of restaurants, bars, and places to shop there too. I would suggest staying in Uptown, Dallas if you can so you are walking distance to lots of fun places.

If you want to get boots you can go to Cavenders but they are a chain so you can also order them over the internet, etc. Try not to dress too “cowgirl” though haha it isnt all like that especially not in the city.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oh, stop in the city of West for kolaches if you travel from Dallas to Austin!

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@littlemisst08:  There are wineries in the Dallas area too 🙂 Grapevine and McKinney I think? Although… these wineries have nothing on Napa. I dont really like Texas wine but its fun for the experience.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SaraP2012:  Have you tried William Chris? They’re located in Hye, and are now among my favorite wines.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@littlemisst08:  No, I haven’t but I will add it to my list the next time I am out that way. Thanks!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BellaDee:  I would probably just stick to Austin then becuase there is lots to do. They have a lot of live music, you can go to the wineries in the hill country, you can drive out to New Braunfels and tube down one of the rivers (if its warm enough).

They have lots of different areas for shopping. Of course there are malls but you can also shop down south congress, they have fun shops, local artists, food trucks, etc.

At night there are tons of places to go out (I saw you were TTC so that might not be on your agenda lol) if you do go out stay off East Sixth street… thats just a bunch of drunk 21 year olds. There are way better places to go where you can still walk around and bar hop!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I lived in Texas for 21 years of my life and Austin/San Antonio are the only places worth vitising, IMO. Dallas/Ft. Worth is basically just a giant suburb (grew up there). Houston isn’t much different (went to undergrad in Houston). Each have museums and stuff, but nothing different or better than you’d get in NY. Can I ask why you chose Texas?

 

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