Backroads & Byways of Texas: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Backroads & Byways of Texas: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

by Amy K. Brown

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Backroads & Byways of Texas: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Amy K. Brown

There's more to see, do, and taste in Texas than anyone could ever experience in a lifetime, but with this guide you'll never lack for trying!
From the rustic charm of the Hill Country to the mountains, deserts, and stunning sunsets of West Texas, the plains and canyons of the Panhandle to the sandy dunes of the Gulf Coast, the diversity of Texas will astound you. This revised second edition highlights places of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical significance, all the while introducing you to some of the friendliest folks you'll ever meet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581571462
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 551,488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Amy K. Brown is a seasoned travel writer who has backpacked throughout France, writing for Let's Go and Rough Guides. She is the author of The Explorer's Guide to Austin, San Antonio, & the Hill Country, and Backroads and Byways of Texas.A
Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Divinity School graduate, she lives near Austin in Georgetown, TX.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 The Best BBQ in Texas 17

Llano, Taylor, Elgin, Lockhart, and Luling

2 Lyndon and Lady Bird's Hill Country 37

Johnson City, Stonewall, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach

3 Scenic US 281 between San Antonio and Fort Worth 59

Blanco, Johnson City, Marble Falls, Hamilton, Hico, Glen Rose, Granbury

4 Main Street, Texas 79

Brenham, Burton, La Grange Round Top, Chappell Hill, Flatonia, Moulton, Gonzales

5 The Texas Coast 103

Rockport, Fulton, Port Aransas

6 The Rio Grande Valley 125

Edinburg, McAllen, Alamo, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Weslaco, Los Fresnos, South Padre Island, the World Birding Center

7 Galveston Island 145

8 The Pineywoods 167

Jefferson, Caddo Lake, San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Crockett, Davy Crockett National Forest

9 The Panhandle Plains and Canyons 191

Canyon, Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Caprock Canyon State Park, Turkey

10 The Big Bend 213

Marfa, Alphine, Marathon, Fort Davis, Balmorhea, Terlingua, Big Bend National Park

Index 245

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