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34 Great Road Trips from Dallas-Fort Worth

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As things are starting to slowly reopen, we expect many of you will be itching to be anywhere other than your house. Sure, you love it—home is where the heart is and all that. But let’s be real. After all this crazy, you want to get away. And what better way to do that than by taking a road trip?

Living in North Texas puts us in a prime spot to get practically anywhere you want to go—from national parks and lakes to beaches and big cities. So check out these 34 great road trips from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Editor’s Note: The mileage mentioned is an approximation based on the routes provided from Google Maps. Actual mileage will vary depending on route taken.

For a Quick Trip:

Waco // 95 miles
Glen Rose // 74 miles
Granbury // 63 miles
Stephenville // 92 miles

For a Lake or Fishing Fix:

Lake Texoma // 92 miles
Lake Whitney // 78 miles
Cedar Creek Lake // 85 miles
Lake Ray Roberts // 66 miles
Lake Travis // 196 miles
Broken Bow, OK // 181 miles
Lake Conroe // 203 miles

For a Big City:

Oklahoma City // 208 miles
Austin // 194 miles
Houston // 244 miles
San Antonio // 273 miles

For a Beach or Ocean:

Kemah // 277 miles
Galveston // 294 miles
South Padre Island // 564 miles
Brazosport // 308 miles
Port Aransas // 389 miles

For a Western Adventure:

Palo Duro Canyon // 380 miles
Midland-Odessa // 327 miles
El Paso // 631 miles
Carlsbad Caverns, NM // 480 miles
Roswell, NM // 485 miles

For a Small-Town Feel:

Fredericksburg // 253 miles
Marble Falls // 210 miles
New Braunfels-San Marcos // 241 miles
Dripping Springs-Wimberly // 215 miles
Llano // 206 miles

For Getting Immersed in Nature:

Ouachita National Forest, AR // 306 miles
Davy Crockett National Forest // 185 miles
Eisenhower State Park // 89 miles
Lake Arrowhead State Park // 142 miles

Need some more ideas? Check out Tour Texas for destinations, things to do and more.

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