Nope, Texas isn’t always about the good country music, amazing food, or lovely culture. Because Texas is so big, it holds some of the most beautiful places in the world.
In this big state of dry land, The Narrows is one of the calmest and serene places in Texas you can go to. Crevices of rock formations make up natural swimming holes that you and your family can enjoy. The water is clean, clear, and beautifully blue. There are parts of it that are practically bottomless, to take care while going for a dip in this gorgeous natural reserve.
Santa Elena Canyon
Found in Big Bend National Park, this canyon boasts of cliffs that go up to 1,500 feet! While the Sta. Elena Canyon can be a bit of a distance from the center, it’s a remarkable sight. There’s a Rio Grande that holds bustling rivers, and there’s also a part of the river that stays calm. You’ll get your Instagram worthy shot here for sure, with high contrasts of desert palettes and crisp blue skies. Don’t forget your cameras!
Caverns of Sonora
Now if you’re into caves, this is the best place you can go to in Texas. If you don’t believe me, The Caverns of Sonora are rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on tripadvisor, and if that doesn’t convince you yet that this place is a feast for the eyes, we’re not sure what will! Everyone’s always talking about the views that are above ground; plains, seas, clouds, mountains – but the insides of caves are equally just as breathtaking. The formations inside these grottos are spectacular, and of their own design.
Willow City Loop
Love flowers? For a fairytale like setting of rows and rows of bluebonnets, Willow City Loop has you covered. What makes this place even more special is the fact that bluebonnets (the flower that dominates most of the fields) are supposedly official flowers of Texas. Make sure to come at the right time to catch these flowers are their fullest bloom, as you’re not limited to bluebonnets. The rains that come with spring usually add more wildflowers to this vast field of florals. Pay a visit and find yourself posing in the middle of a beautiful, romantic film-like setting of thousands of blossoms!
Another superb attraction in Big Bend Park is the Cattail Falls. Hiking fans can start their trip from the center (though this one’s on a downward slope) and end here, exploring the different parts of the falls using ropes, if they’re adventurous enough. Take care to note that during the summer, there may not be that much water splashing down the falls, but it does have water most of the other seasons. You have the choice to sit and marvel at the beautiful waterfall, you also have the choice to take a refreshing dip, if it’s deemed safe enough to. Cattail falls is a great place for more nature exploration, and the best part is, it’s part of a National Park that’s got so many more scenes to offer!