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‘Texas Highways’ Magazine Reveals Top Travel Destinations in the Lone Star State

City of Abilene

After making The Weather Channel’s top 10 windiest cities list, Abilene is on another top list. In celebration of 40 years, Texas Highways magazine revealed their top 40 travel destinations in the Lone Star State, according to their readers.

Last fall, Texas Highways asked their readers to share their favorite places in Texas by phone, email, Facebook and other social media. After thousands of people responded, the magazine whittled down the top 40, and Abilene comes in at number 18.

Abilene was praised for its small-town feel, state park, zoo, shopping, history, and restaurants. It also got high points for the much talked about (good and bad) Frontier Texas. The ‘Key City’ comes in at number 18 on the list, while San Antonio tops it.

Top Travel Destinations in Texas

1. San Antonio
2. Denton
3. Waco
4. Big Bend
5. Hill Country
6. Rockport-Fulton
7. Fredericksburg
8. Nacogdoches
9. New Braunfels
10. Palo Duro Canyon
11. Mount Pleasant
12. Brazos Bend State Park
13. Corpus Christi
14. Palestine
15. Galveston
16. Canyon
17. McKinney
18. Abilene
19. Padre Island
20. Alpine/Fort Davis
21. Ben Wheeler
22. Fort Chadbourne
23. Kerrville
24. Port Aransas
25. Granbury
26. Austin
27. Lake Fork
28. Possum Kingdom Lake
29. Lockhart
30. Garner State Park
31. Dallas/Fort Worth
32. Dalhart
33. Marfa
34. Amarillo
35. Glen Rose
36. Houston
37. Caddo Lake State Park
38. Bastrop
39. Marble Falls
40. Lubbock

What is your favorite destination in Texas?

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