Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Are you planning a trip?  Or are you just dreaming of all the places you would like to visit someday? Start your travel plans with a stop at Fort Bend County Libraries, where you can find information on destinations and travel-planning tips. Or you may just want to find a book or a video on faraway places so you can experience the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home!

The library is a good starting point for researching vacation opportunities in and around the Texas Gulf Coast and the Hill Country. You can find information on weekend excursions or day trips, from birding trails and biker trails to ghost towns and quirky oddities off the beaten path. Texas has a treasure trove of adventures just waiting to be experienced! Start planning your trip with some of these resources…

Backroads & Byways of Texas: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Ramble Texas: A Wanderer's Guide to the Offbeat, Overlooked, and Outrageous

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, San Antonio & Austin, Including the Hill Country

A Texas Guide to Haunted Restaurants, Taverns, and Inns

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations

Why Stop? : A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers

Exploring Texas History: Weekend Adventures

Backroads of the Texas Hill Country: Your Guide to the Most Scenic Adventures

Hiking and Backpacking Trails of Texas: Walking, Hiking, and Biking Trails for All Ages and Abilities!

Camper's Guide to Texas Parks, Lakes, and Forests: Where to Go and How to Get There

Fun with the Family in Texas: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, & Other Offbeat Stuff

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You can also explore some of the great parks and museums nearby!

Brazos Bend State Park

Cullinan Park Conservancy

George Observatory

George Ranch Historical Park

The Black Cowboy Museum

Fort Bend Museum

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Sugar Land Heritage Museum

Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land


Other helpful websites for traveling in Texas...

Travel Texas

Let's Texas

Guide to Texas Outside

Texas Parks & Wildlife