The Lone Star State is chock-full of iconic places to visit, though that probably doesn't come as a surprise to many Texas natives.

As for me personally, I grew up in Tyler, Texas and I learn something new about the Lone Star State every day. Many of us haven't even had a chance to see everything Texas has to show us.

And since Texas is enormous, it would take quite a while to see all there is. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try if we want, right? Plus, with spring in full swing, and summer soon to follow, now would be the time to take off and see what all Texas has to offer.

While this particular trip offered by is by no means comprehensive, it IS pretty fantastic that in just three hours of driving time, you could visit at least SEVEN iconic Texas places. Now obviously, those three hours would be spent driving. So clearly you'd want to schedule in way more time than that to, ya know, actually stop and SEE the places. But, I digress.

One particularly epic Texas road trip begins in our state capital: Austin, Texas.

Because of this, you'll have to start that three-hour driving clock once you get there. But, as they say, getting there is half the fun, right? RIGHT? (Well, as long as you can find a few Buc-ees along the way.)

Starting in Austin, you'll take in a few sights before venturing into the Texas Hill Country area, and then down toward San Antonio. And frankly, each of these areas can easily be an entire trip unto itself. So think of this as a great "Texas sampler" for natives and visitors alike who just want to take a quick jaunt to see some of the most iconic spots in this great state of ours.

OK, ready?

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