Texas’ top places to kick back and relax.

A state like Texas, famous for its ambitious, go-getter attitude, has no shortage of energy among its citizens. But as hard-working and hard-playing as Texans are, there comes a time when even the most motivated soul needs to take a rest.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of places to take it easy and let the thoughts about hectic everyday life slip away. From charming towns to beautiful landscapes, Texas’ best relaxation spots will give you the escape you need, whether you’re travelling locally or the far corners of the state.

- Hill Country. The rolling hills of central Texas are famous for blooming thick with wildflowers, but even if you visit when they’re not putting on a show, you’ll find calm in the historic towns dotted across the landscape. Fredericksburg and Kerrville make perfect getaways, where you can check into a charming bed and breakfast and let your cares go.

- The Gulf Coast. Beaches and rolling waves can be right outside your door on a trip to the Texas Gulf Coast. Cities like Galveston and Corpus Christi offer plenty of high-end spas that can take away your stress, but a stroll on the beach and dipping your toes in the ocean might just do the trick, too.

- Big Bend Country. The enormous, wide open landscapes of Big Bend Country make it easy to feel like you’re just a little blip on nature’s radar. The majesty of the rock formations and austere mountains will help quiet your mind – it’s hard to think of anything else when seeing natural beauty like this.

If you’re ready for a relaxing getaway, be sure to let yourself go “unwired” for a little bit. Switch off the phone, leave the laptop at home and focus on finding a slower pace of life.
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