Texas Is Becoming A Travel Hotspot: Now that we’re seeing some glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Texans are feeling a little bit of that wanderlust again.
The good news for Lone Star State travelers is two of the top U.S. destinations to visit in 2021 are right in the heart of Texas, according to Travel & Leisure.
Fort Worth and the Hill Country made the 50-location list. Fort Worth landed at the No. 15 spot.
Some of the big draws to Fort Worth include the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the creative art project Art Tooth.
“Fort Worth is a big draw for the Stockyards experience. It’s a good couples’ getaway,” Northcutt Travel founder Shayla Northcutt told Chron.
Just down the road from Austin, the Texas Hill Country ranked 45th on the list. Its rolling rivers, lush green countryside and rustic charm draw visitors yearly to this top destination.
If you’re interested in a wine tasting tour, you’ve got a few spots to choose from, including Fall Creek Vineyards and the Duchman Family Winery.
For those who just want a fresh retreat to the countryside, venture over to the towns of Fredericksburg or Wimberley.
“Fredericksburg is always a hot spot. They’ve got one major hotel, so you may have to get an Airbnb or cabin,” Northcutt said.
There are several other Texas destinations that are especially attractive to Houston clients.
“People are drawn to Austin a lot, because they have the waterway and Lake Travis,” Northcutt said. “There’s also Horseshoe Bay, Texas. It’s a quaint spot that’s kind of hidden.
Another great spot is Grapevine, Texas and Great Wolf Lodge, which is a great one for families.”