One of the largest states in the U.S, Texas has it all: deserts, pine forests, the Gulf Coast, and the Rio Grande, the river that marks the border of Mexico with the U.S. Affectionately known by its locals as the “Lone Star State”, Texas was briefly its own nation after gaining independence from Mexico and before joining the United States. This unique and fierce sense of independence adds flair to this state’s personality, which, when coupled with its magnificent natural paradises results in a Texan identity wholly unique to the rest of the country.
Don’t just take our word for it, go explore yourself! We’ve even put together a list of the best hidden gems that await you in Texas!
1. Boca Chica Park and Beach, Brownsville
Part of Boca Chica State Park, the beach is located on the Boca Chica Sub delta of the Rio Grande in Cameron County. Open to the public since 1994, this natural preserve was originally owned to Ygnacio Trevino as part of the Potrero de San Martin Grant. Many years later during the Mexican American War, a floating bridge was built across the bay to transport military supplies. You can still see what is left of the floating bridge today!
There are plenty of activities in this hidden corner of Texas, like having a picnic on the beach, or swimming, surfing or fishing on the beach. Check out the dunes that spread across the beach or go camping here when the weather is good. There is also bird watching so bring your binoculars! Enjoy this secluded stretch of beach and soak in the sun, or take a hike along one of the trails in the park! Click Next to See More …