There is so much to see and do in Texas all year long, there are several spots that tend to get overlooked. However, these are some of the most beautiful locations in the state. Considering everybody else flocks to the big tourist destinations, these areas are usually rather quiet and crowd free, making it the perfect location for some R&R! Sit back for a few minutes and imagine taking a weekend to explore one of these incredible state parks.
One of the first destinations you will want to visit is the gorgeous Caprock Canyons State Park. This is one of those instances where just about everyone will go and visit the nearby and larger Palo Duro Canyon. This leaves Caprock much less crowded with almost 90 miles of beautiful trails. In addition, you can also rent a horse and give your feet a rest for an incredible journey you will not soon forget. There are also plenty of picnic spots and a glorious lake to cool off in during the summer heat.
From Caprock, you will want to make the journey toMonahans Sandhills State Park. Here you are going to find yourself in another world. Something that you might expect out of Star Wars than Texas! Filled with gorgeous sand dunes and humid swamps, it is an area you will not want to miss. And while you are here, you will want to take the opportunity to go surfing on the dunes! It is an experience you will always remember! The surfing alone makes this one of the best destinations in all of Texas!
For a truly unique experience that is going to make the kids go wild is Longhorn Cavern State Park. This is an incredible underground cavern that really makes the more well-known caverns in the area look small. Yet, for one reason of another, this destination is sorely overlooked, which is good for you due to fewer crowds. Here you can enjoy a 1.5-hour walking tour of the caverns and explore the trails beyond. It is the perfect location to get out of the heat and see an area that not many ever get to enjoy.
You now have three incredible parks in Texas that you can visit any day of the week. Be sure to enjoy these statewide treasures and post your pics online so others can see the beauty of this great state!