Depending on traffic, a simple grocery run could easily feel like a road trip. But if you want all that driving to actually take you someplace cool, head to one of these car-accessible spots and get away from it all. Also, did you know you can drive a REALLY long time and still be in Texas? It's true!
Note: Austin and San Antonio are omitted here, because, well, did you really need to be told those are road trip-worthy destinations?
Distance from Dallas: 520 miles Southwest; 7.5 hours
Dating back to 1957, there have been unexplainable lights in Marfa -- more specifically, large glowing floating spheres appear on the outskirts of town, anywhere form five-15mi Southeast of Marfa. These sightings happen anywhere from 10-20 times a year and there is no set pattern for when they’re going to happen. Besides the lights, you can see some of the crazy art they have, and even go "shopping" at the Prada that’s located in the absolute middle of nowhere. Marfa is like a living acid trip. Of note: Big Bend is about another hour if you want to keep the road trip going.