If you’re trying to decide what your summer plans will be, we have the thing just for you - load up the car, fill up the gas tank and drive to one of these Texas cities for a spectacular summer road trip. You don’t even need to leave our great state.
This beach city is the perfect combination of relaxation and culture. It’s ideal for jet skiing, fishing, surfing and dolphin watching, but when you need a break from the water, visit the USS Lexington battle ship or other popular spots like the Texas State Aquarium.
Dallas / Fort Worth
A two for one vacation spot, Dallas / Fort Worth has it all, from theme parks to zoos and great shopping to a variety of restaurants. Or, for a relaxing day, take a picnic to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is also worth a visit with a variety of exhibits inside.
For our customers outside of Broadway Bank’s hometown, come visit us! Take a trip on one of the river barges on the San Antonio Riverwalk then indulge in authentic Tex-Mex food at bordering eateries. An abundance of museums provide education and entertainment for the whole family. Of course, no trip is complete without a visit to the Alamo where you can immerse yourself in history.
This enormous city has it all and can keep visitors entertained for days. There are plenty of unique attraction including the Space Center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Downtown Aquarium which has a restaurant surrounded by a 150,000-gallon aquarium.
If the bustling city life isn’t your ideal vacation then head to Marfa for an adventure at Big Bend National Park. Here you can leisurely enjoy horseback riding, bird watching, hiking, rafting and camping. At night, watch for the Marfa lights, also known as Marfa Ghost lights, paranormal phenomena that occasionally light up the night sky.
Austin is known for its live music, but there’s so much more to do here. Stay cool with plenty of swimming holes such as Deep Eddy Pool, Barton Springs Pool or Hamilton Pool Preserve. No trip to Austin would be complete without a visit to the Texas State Capitol. There’s always something fun going on in Austin and plenty of food trucks throughout the city to satisfy any craving you may have.
Palo Duro Canyon
Did you know the second-largest canyon in the United States is right here in Texas? About 30 minutes southeast of Amarillo, the “Grand Canyon of Texas” features huge cliffs and 60-foot ravines you can explore on foot or by horseback, bike or car.
Texas Hill Country
Lush greenery, windy roads and rolling hills make up the Texas Hill County in Central Texas. Fredericksburg is home to multiple wineries for the adults to enjoy while swimming, fishing and boating make it a great destination for the whole family.
Sources: https://theculturetrip.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa_lights, https://rvshare.com/blog
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Stow your phone
Turn off the phone or put it in “do not disturb” mode to reduce the temptation to use it.
Vow not to multi-task
Stay focused on the road. Avoid anything that can be a distraction behind the wheel.
Keep kids and pets safe
Make sure kids are in proper car seats and that pets stay secured in the back of your vehicle.
Plan the route before you go
Program your navigation system before you drive or ask a passenger to do it for you.
Resist the urge to reach for items if they fall while driving.