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10 must-do pit stops for the ultimate Texas RV roadtrip

10 must-do pit stops for the ultimate Texas RV roadtrip

Here we go again—another roadtrip! Before you board your RV and start your adventure through the great state of Texas, you might be wondering what sorts of pit stops you should make while on the road.

Well, wonder no more because we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to all of the must-dos in Texas to make sure you have an unforgettable time!

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There’ll be plenty of star gazing on this roadtrip, but for when you need an extra light or two, make sure to have your Lynx Lites packed.

 Big Texan Steak Ranch

Big Texan Steak Ranch Image via Big Texan Bigger is better according to the world famous Big Texan Steak Ranch. If you’re up for a challenge you can tackle the 72-ounce steak, which, if finished, leads to a free meal…if you’re even still hungry afterwards. Don’t miss out on one of the Top 10 Steak Houses in America and its accompanying motel, gift shop, and micro-brewery.

Dublin Bottling Works

Dublin Bottling Works Image via Texas Co-op Power

If anyone on your RV trip is a fan of soda drinks, Dublin Bottling Works Texas’ oldest soda bottling plant, is not a place you’re going to want to miss. Why, might you ask, is this home to the world’s best sodas? All sodas produced here are made exclusively with pure cane sugar—yum!

San Jacinto Monument

San Jacinto Monument Image via Destination360

Overlooking the Houston Ship Channel, this towering monument is the tallest of its kind in the world. The National Historic Landmark commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto and is open to the public. Go inside to observe the surrounding areas at 567 feet.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Image via Panoramio

Put on your spacesuits and gear up for some unique experiences at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—there are over 400 things to do! There’s a Starship Gallery, which is home to the majority of the artifacts found in the Center. Here you can see and walk inside of the massive Skylab Trainer Module where astronauts first trained to prepare for their lives in space. There’s even a NASA Tram Ride, which takes you behind-the-scenes of the Center and gives you access to see some amazing rockets.

Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel Image via Mark Rothko

This destination scored a spot on National Geographic’s “Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Powerful Destinations”, so don’t miss it. A simple and interesting place, Rothko Chapel welcomes any and all to meditate and find their inner peace, which you might need after a few hours in the RV together! The chapel is even considered one of the most holy spots on the planet.

The Original Blanco Café

The Original Blanco Café Image via The Original Blanco Cafe

Get a taste of the best enchiladas in San Antonio. Quality food and homemade recipes are what characterizes The Original Blanco Café that’s been in business since 1974. Time to load up on authentic Tex-Mex!

Black’s Barbecue

Black’s Barbecue Image via Eater

Indulge in some gold standard barbecue in Lockart, Texas, the self-proclaimed “barbecue capital of Texas” at Black’s Barbecue. If you name it, they’ve probably got it. This includes wonders like Flintstone-sized beef ribs and hand-stuffed jalapeno cheddar sausages.

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock Image via Texas Parks & Wildlife

This massive pink granite dome that rises out of Central Texas has attracted the curiosity of many over the years. Lie on the rock and watch the stars, or take in the scenery, rock formations, and legends that surround the rock - they’re equally magical.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park Image via Country Coming in as one of the largest national parks in the US, Big Bend offers an array of activities from sightseeing from the comfort of your RV (if you’re happy to just pass through), to adventurous hiking trails, river trips to embark on, and endless amounts of Mother Nature’s wonders to see. Have your camera ready!

McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory Image via McDonald Observatory Host to “Star Parties”, McDonald Observatory allows people of all ages to view the night sky through a variety of different telescopes, including the biggest in Texas. Be sure to make a reservation if you know you’re going to be passing by, so you don’t miss out on night sky constellations and celestial objects at optimum viewing levels.
There’ll be plenty of star gazing on this roadtrip, but for when you need an extra light or two, make sure to have your Lynx Lites packed.