These Small Texas Towns Are the State's Hidden Gems

Gruene: Visit Gruene for a show at the historic Gruene Hall, Texas's oldest dance hall, and stay at the nearby Gruene Mansion Inn.

Fredericksburg: Ideal for a girls' getaway, Fredericksburg serves as a base for exploring over 45 vineyards in the Texas Hill Country, including Barons Creek Vineyards.

Luckenbach: Just 13 miles from Fredericksburg, Luckenbach features its oldest building, a store, post office, and saloon, dating back to 1886.

Laredo: Explore the border town of Laredo on the north bank of the Rio Grande River, and visit the historic Cathedral of San Agustin, established in 1872.

Marfa: Discover Marfa's fame with the Prada Marfa art exhibit, a stucco replica of a Prada store, attracting visitors and celebrities like Beyoncé.

Amarillo: Along Route 66, stop in Amarillo for The Big Texan Steak Ranch and its famous 72-ounce steak, and explore the quirky Cadillac Ranch roadside art attraction.

Brownsville: Located at the southernmost tip of Texas, Brownsville boasts a beautiful historic downtown on Elizabeth Street, making it a noteworthy destination.