Search for the many ghosts of Salt Flat
This town is just outside a large and picturesque stretch of salt flats on a deserted leg of highway. But speaking of deserted, that’s where you find the real story of Salt Flat. The town was built to accommodate the invention of coast-to-coast highway travellers and aviation crash investigators but as those visitors dwindled, so too did business and it is now a literal ghost town whose sole business, the Salt Flat Cafe opens only when the sole surviving proprietor is able to cook, clean, and run the cafe by himself.
Let the Boquillas Hot Springs wash your worries away
Located 30 miles inside the Big Bend National Park down a lowlands drive along the river embankment, Boquillas offers not only world famous geothermal hot springs with temperatures as toasty as your parents hot tub on a night when you were at a friend’s house for a sleepover but it also offers hiking and even pictographs on the rocks for you to do little season one of True Detective re-enactments.