17 Texas Travel Award-winning destinations in Central Texas

The 2024 Texas Travel Awards honored a host of attractions in Central Texas, so don’t miss this vacation-worthy spots that are an hour or less from ATX.

A white cottage that reads "everyone welcome but Jolene" with rocking chairs and a porch swing out front.

Book a luxurious stay at one of four historic homes, like the Dolly Cottage, at 8Sages in Gruene.

Looking for an easy, lowkey getaway? Look no further than beautiful Central Texas.

The 2024 Texas Travel Awards just dropped, so we wanted to share the day trip-worthy spots in the Central Texas area that made the list. Let’s dive in.


Georgetown (~30 minutes away)

Dripping Springs (~35 minutes away)

A crowd of people sitting on a lawn on blankets and chairs, in front of a lit wooden building and fairy lights at dusk.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy some live music on the grass at Bastrop Music Festival.

Photo courtesy Visit Bastrop

Bastrop (~35 minutes away)

A fireplace made of books at a bookstore, with leather couches and someone sitting in front.

Don’t miss @paintedporchbookshop next time you’re exploring Downtown Bastrop.

Liberty Hill (~40 minutes away)

New Braunfels (~45 minutes away)

Marble Falls (~one hour away)

Giddings (~one hour away)

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the winners of the 2023 Texas Travel Awards.

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