The anticipation is the happiest part of any travel excursion. That feeling before you embark on a trip, vacation days laid out, and steering wheel in hand is pure euphoria.

We have all heard this famous quote from American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: "It's not the destination, it's the journey." It's even more true when you take a winding road in Texas.

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The second best part of travel is returning home. If that home is in Texas, it rings true.

Coming in at a close third is the element of surprise and wonder you experience along the way. You never know what you will find on a Texas road trip.

Map Out An Amazing Trip Using This Texas Road Guide

There are so many different scenic highways to choose from in Texas. From desert landscapes to remote beaches and deep pine forests, there is something that would appeal to everyone.

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I grew up in Texas and have had the chance to explore many of these beautiful routes. One of my favorites on the list is an afternoon beachfront drive to Crystal Beach, Texas along the Bolivar Peninsula.


Enjoy A Sunset On The Road In Crystal Beach, Texas

You could always rent an interesting Jeep on Turo, and take in a sunset at the beach. Then take a quick stop to pick up a souvenir at Latitude 29.2 Surf Shop on TX 87.

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Look at all sixteen routes and find something that moves you to hit the road in Texas.

BEAUTIFUL: These Are the Best Scenic Drives in Texas

It's time to hit the road—Stacker compiled a list of the best scenic drives in Texas using data from Tripadvisor as of March 2024.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

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