Scouted Stops for Your Texas Summer Road Trip
From San Antonio to Houston – and all of our favorite cities in between – The Scout Guide runs deep in the heart of Texas. And whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend sipping wine in The Hill Country, or a lively night of live music in Austin, we’ve teamed up with our fellow Texas editors in San Antonio, The Hill Country, Austin, Houston, and Dallas to Scout the can’t-miss spots on a road trip tour of Texas.
Whether you call Fort Worth home or find yourself just passing through, it’s a gem of a Texas city offering world-class museums, fine dining, and much, much more. Editor + Owner of The Scout Guide Fort Worth weighed in on why you should visit the legendary city of cowboy culture and shares a fraction of picks from her list of must-see-and-dos.
Drinks & Dining
Ellerbe Fine Foods | @ellerbefinefoods | “Fresh, seasonal, local fare from 2020 James Beard Semi-finalist. Say no more!”
Righteous Foods | @righteousfoods | “A clean food eatery offering healthful, great food that tastes as good as it looks!”
Thirty Eight & Vine | @thirtyeightandvine | “Calling all wine lovers! Thirty Eight & Vine’s fantastic selection and fabulously knowledgeable staff make this spot a must-visit for oenophiles!”
Esther Penn | @esther_penn | “Esther Penn is a Texas staple! Shop their fabulously curated styles in Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Antonio!”
Birdie | @shopbirdiefw | “We love Birdie for easy, on-trend clothes, accessories, and shoes for a wide range of ages!”
Hale House | @shophalehouse | “One of the cutest stores – a can’t-miss for all fashion-lovers!”
You Are Here | @youarehereftworth | “This is our must-stop shop for fashionista and fine jewelry loving friends!”
Park & Eighth | @parkandeighth | “This is the perfect stop for vintage decor + art lovers on road trips because you’re going to want to take everything home with you!”
PS The Letter | @pstheletter | “PS The Letter is one of our favorite places for gifts, bridal registry, custom paper, tabletop decor and discovering new household brands. Pop in for both while you’re in Fort Worth and be sure to check out their new linen department!”
Simple Things | @simplethingsfurniture | “Whether you’re in the market or just looking for inspiration, Simple Things has the most beautiful selection of upholstered goods and interior fittings!”
There’s a new editor in town! The Scout Guide Austin’s newest Editor + Owner, Shannon Bland, weighs in on her Austin musts! Plus, stay in the know on all things Austin by following along on Instagram!
Drinks & Dining
Comedor | @comedortx | “This downtown Mexican restaurant is a must for all foodies and design lovers, alike!”
Want to dine like a local? Check out Austin’s Scouted restaurants for brunch, lunch, and every meal in between!
Maufrais | @maufrais.austin | “Hats are a staple of Austin wardrobes and Maufrais makes some of the best! Get yours customized at their brick & mortar on the famous South Congress!”
Barton Springs Pool | @bartonspringspool | Cool off from Texas heat in one of Austin’s favorite watering holes, Barton Springs Pool. Forgot your suit? Stop by TSG Austin’s Scouted member, Petticoat Fair, to pick out a cute new swimmie!
THE HILL COUNTRY
The Texas Hill Country was made to be toured by car and Editor + Owner of The Scout Guide Hill Country, Francie Mannix is weighing in on her can’t-miss stops along the way.
Drinks & Dining
La Bergerie | @labergeriemarket | “With their boutique wines, housemade charcuterie, artisanal cheese, and local bread, they have brought a unique and much-needed flair to the city and we are so grateful!”
Heading down South to San Antone? Native San Antonian Editor + Owner of The Scout Guide San Antonio (and The Scout Guide Hill Country, too!) Francie Mannix shares her Scouted spots for enjoying the best The Alamo City has to offer! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram for the latest + greatest San Antonio happenings!
Hotel Emma | @thehotelemma | “Once a 19th-century Brewhouse, Hotel Emma has been transformed into a riverfront flagship for Pearl’s community, with delicious drink + dining options, too!”
Feliz Modern | @felizmodern | “Shop the bright, colorful persona of San Antonio in the home of happy, Feliz Modern!”
Looking for more unique finds? San Antonio is home to a few up and coming brands and artists that are not to be missed, including Sorella Clothing Co., Chaps Choppin Tops, Lena Carr Fine Art, and Lewis + Heard Designs.
Editor Patti Mackey shares her favorite Houston hot spots to check out on your next trip through town. Whether you’re planning a trip to Houston or find yourself there for a few hours, follow along on Instagram for the latest insider info to H-Town!
Arts & Culture
The Museum District | View the Guide | “Prepare to be inspired! Houston’s Museum District has nothing short of an abundance of museum options ranging from interactive experiences to historical artifacts!”
Drinks & Dining
Houston Farmers Market | @houstonfarmersmarket | “This is a new thing for Houston- even if it’s been around for 80 years!”
Whether it’s food or fashion you’re seeking, Dallas has it – and more. Editor + Owner Ginna Wilbanks shares her three favorite reasons to visit Dallas! Follow along for more of her Scouted favorites via Instagram!
Virgin Hotels Dallas | @virginhotelsdal | “We’re beyond excited to welcome Virgin Hotels to Dallas! Located in the heart of the Design District, this gorgeous hotel is THE spot for both visitors and Dallas locals alike!”
Highland Park Village | @hp_village | “For cutting-edge fashion, peruse Main Street or the idyllic Highland Park Village. But, don’t forget to spend a few hours wandering the Design District for gorgeous antiques and interior décor.”
Arts & Culture
Dallas Arts District | @dallasartsdistrict | “A visit to Dallas Arts District is an absolute must. The number of organizations throughout the city has grown immensely over the past decade and is truly impressive. You can easily spend an entire day exploring the collections of the Nasher Sculpture Museum and the Crow Collection of Asian Art, or catch a performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center or the Moody Performance Hall.”
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