Taking the “road less traveled when visiting a state can often reap great rewards. This is especially true for Texas, the second largest in the U.S. The state’s name came from the Caddo word “tejas,” meaning “friends” or “allies.” If wanderlust and exploration fill your heart’s desire, you’ll find herds of like-minded amigos wherever you roam in this great state. With down home hospitality and a variety of unusual places, Texas has much to offer for those seeking something different. Here are 9 ideas on discovering the hidden gems of the lone star state. Y’all come!
1) Midway Food Park
Family fun abounds in this fascinating food park in Austin, the state’s greatest city for alternative country music. The Midway Food Park is affordable and exists in a wide-open space that features a children’s playground, tables and chairs, fire pits and onsite restrooms. With so many culinary options, from Tex-Mex to Korean BBQ, you’ll find a smorgasbord of food options from which to choose.to choose. Or why not try a little bit of everything? The spacious park is well-maintained, so come for the whole day. Often there is live entertainment on select weekends.