Popular Cities in Texas
Top cities in Texas, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.
Houston #1 most popular location
Houston, we have a problem… overpopulation, namely, which is forcing the city out of its boundaries and across the surrounding countryside at an ever increasing rate. That does make for mul…
1,962travelers 142reviews 78blogs
San Antonio #2 most popular location
The city of San Antonio, Texas, is so heavily Hispanic that you could almost have drifted across the Mexican border already. In fact, had you come here a few hundred years ago, you would have…
673travelers 129reviews 45blogs
Dallas #3 most popular location
As the corner of Texas where modernity and a sometime tragic history bang their heads, Dallas is an odd mish-mash; an exuberant and bordering on brash city self-branded as ‘The Big D’, an…
1,440travelers 105reviews 46blogs
Austin #4 most popular location
A bustling city that manages to give the impression of a tight-knit small town, the ever growing and heat-ridden Texan centre of Austin lives by the motto ‘Keep Austin Weird’, an off-hand…
1,340travelers 127reviews 52blogs
Fort Worth #5 most popular location
If two cities were ever more opposite it would be Fort Worth and Dallas, however together they provide the perfect combination of style and arts to please everyone. Fort Worth, also known as…
266travelers 26reviews 9blogs
Irving #6 most popular location
Irving is a suburb, west of Dallas, and is most famous for being the home of Texas Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play. Irving has become a powerhouse for industrial business and lower-…
42travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Amarillo #7 most popular location
Located in the middle of the Texas panhandle, Amarillo is a popular stop on Historic Route 66. There's a wide range of activities to offer visitors and many are very family-friendly. Outdo…
47travelers 17reviews 15blogs
El Paso #8 most popular location
El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of more than half a million. It is one of the most important border cities in the world due to the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso crossing everyday. It for…
194travelers 17reviews 17blogs
Corpus Christi #9 most popular location
Corpus Christi sits on the Gulf of Mexico and is the eighth largest city in Texas (pop. around 280,000). The climate is subtropical and you will rarely doubt this because of the constant hot…
93travelers 10reviews 3blogs
Arlington #10 most popular location
Arlington lies directly between Dallas and Ft. Worth and is the home of the amusement parks. Here you will find Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor (formerly Wet n Wild), The Ballpark in …
92travelers 12reviews 11blogs
Galveston #11 most popular location
The city of Galveston on Galveston island, is only about an hour drive south of Houston and is a great place for a quick getaway. Do not expect to find the most gorgeous beaches in the world…
37travelers 10reviews 3blogs
Lubbock #12 most popular location
Lubbock is also called the “Hub City”. This is cowboy country where you can actually ride off into the sunset, and yes this is the best place in the world for sunsets. The dust and flat…
55travelers 15reviews 9blogs
Abilene #13 most popular location
Abilene is a nice middle sized city with all services. It is on I 20 halfway between Fort Worth and Midland. What treally made Abilene to grow many years ago was the old cattle drives meeting…
35travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Plano #14 most popular location
Mention Plano to anyone in the US and the first thing they will say is "isn't that where all the kids do heroin??" Well, there is much more to Plano than that! It is located about 20 minut…
Tyler #15 most popular location
Tyler is the called the Rose Capital of America. Everything about Tyler is a rose. It is a city seeing large economic booms. The population has grown to over 105000 people in the last couple …
47travelers 12reviews 1blogs
Waco #16 most popular location
Waco rests midway between Austin and Dallas in McClennan county, and is a pretty community if you can dismiss notions regarding the Branch Davidians. Hilly and rich with trees, the community…
65travelers 6reviews 1blogs
New Braunfels #17 most popular location
New Braunfels is a German settlement town that has kept many German traditions and festivals close to its heart. There Octoberfest brings people from all over the US. It has been a staple in…
South Padre Island #18 most popular location
South Padre Island has a drive on beach near Browsville. Its been a long time since I been there so I cant rememmber what facilities are there.
20travelers 3reviews 1blogs
McAllen #19 most popular location
Although travelers had passed through and explored South Texas, it wasn't until the 1740's that established settlement began to dot the landscape, mostly on the south side of the Rio Grande. …
Beaumont #20 most popular location
Beaumont began in 1835 and has grown to a population of over 120,000. Located 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico it boasts a humid subtropical climate. The city has 10 employers with mo…
Laredo #21 most popular location
Laredo is the nation's largest inland port and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. With 700 of the Fortune 1000 companies doing business in Laredo, the city is ranked four…
21travelers 20reviews 1blogs
College Station #22 most popular location
College Station is most famously the home of Texas A&M and the fightin' Texas Aggies. You won't get very far into the town without being reminded of this everywhere you turn. The incredible…
39travelers 9reviews 4blogs
Longview #23 most popular location
Longview, Texas is a growing city located in E Texas on I-20. The city really lives up to it's tag line, "Real East Texas Living." This means the people are friendly, the pace a little slower…
Killeen #24 most popular location
Killeen is a medium town with many services located on TX 195 an hour north of Austin.
43travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Humble #25 most popular location
Humble used to be a small town on FM 1960 that traveled through the countryside. Now Humble is a city with traffic problems especially so close to Houston. There is good shopping in Humble an…
Wichita Falls #26 most popular location
Wichita Falls, Texas is a small "city" with a population of a little above 100,000 people. Wichita Falls offers Sheppard Air Force Base, red draws (beer & tomato juice) and the world famous H…
Fredericksburg #27 most popular location
Fredericksburg is the crown jewel of the many sparkling towns that make up the Texas Hill Country. Founded by German immigrants, Fredericksburg continues to celebrate its heritage with some …
7travelers 10reviews 2blogs
Addison #28 most popular location
Addison is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). The population was 14,166 at the 2000 census. Addison is a northern suburb of Dallas. The city calls itself the Town of Addison but it is inco…
Midland #29 most popular location
Midland is a medium sized town on I 20 just east of Odessa. There are some services in Midland. It is a good place to stop if you can stand the smell of Hydrogen Chloride from the oil wells.
Grapevine #30 most popular location
Grapevine is a city located in Tarrant and Dallas counties. The city is part of the Dallas Fort Worth Statistical Area and its city limits are mostly within the Dallas/Fort Worth Internationa…
16travelers 12reviews 5blogs
Brownsville #31 most popular location
Brownsville is a small town in southern Texas. It is most known as the gateway to South Padre Island which is accessible by taking a bridge. Brownsville is very close to the Mexican borde…
31travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Nacogdoches #32 most popular location
The Spanish were the first non-Indians to reach Tejas, what is now Texas. Their first settlement in Tejas was in Nacogdoches in 1716 with the Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe; making it th…
21travelers 31reviews 16blogs
San Marcos #33 most popular location
San Marcos is a medium town and a nice place to stay. They have good shopping and are located on I 35 halfway from San Antonio and Austin. Texas State University is located in San Marcos. Aro…
17travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Richardson #34 most popular location
Richardson is a nice suburb on the north side of Dallas.
25travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Denton #35 most popular location
Denton is a large town with most services. Denton is just north where I 35E and I 35 W murge together north of Dallas/FW. It was a dry city but its been a long time since I was there. There i…
Baytown #36 most popular location
Baytown is a conviently located city at Texas 146 and Texas 225. That new hwy. 146 highrise bridge as long replaced that miserable two lane tunnel. Baytown has good restaurants and hotels. Fr…
Odessa #37 most popular location
Odessa is a small city with most services just west of Midland on Interstate 20. This is ouil country so dont mind if you occasionally get a wiff of hydrogen sufide.
Fort Stockton #38 most popular location
Fort Stockton is a good layover on the long trip from San Antonio to El Paso on interstate 10. They have fast food and limited shopping. There are some small motels there. Get supplies and…
3travelers 6reviews 3blogs
San Angelo #39 most popular location
San Angelo, Texas has about 88,400 people (104,000 people in the whole area of Tom Green County) which makes it the largest city in Amercia that does not have an interstate freeway within 100…
Mesquite #40 most popular location
Mesquite is an eastern suburb of Dallas that is bigger than most people realize. 129,000 people live in the town named after the tree that looks more like a bush. (I can make fun of the nam…
Webster #41 most popular location
Webster is strategically positioned midway between downtown Houston and Galveston with Interstate 45, Bay Area Boulevard, and NASA Parkway as its central corridors. Stationed next door t…
Kerrville #42 most popular location
Kerrville is a convient stop on interstate 10 between Boerne and Junction. They have full services and I dont remember if they only have motels or maybe Hotels.
La Porte #43 most popular location
La Porte was founded in 1889 by French settlers. The name La Porte means "The Door" or "A Gateway" and refers to the town's location at the mouth of what is today known as the Houston Ship Ch…
The Woodlands #44 most popular location
The woodlands was a special built city for the "country" suberbs. It is a city with all services. The traffic is very high on the very busy interstate 45, a fast commute to Houston.
30travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Stafford #45 most popular location
Stafford is a small town near Sugar Land just SW of Houston.
Katy #46 most popular location
Katy, with a population of less than 15,000, is located in southeastern Texas. Forbidden Gardens, an outdoor museum replicating some of China's major historic scenes, including the first E…
Weatherford #47 most popular location
Weatherford is a convient stop for gasoline just west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20 on the way to Abilene. That is a good westbound stop to getting around the crazy Dallas-Fort Worth with…
Harlingen #48 most popular location
Harlingen is a town with services on US 77 north of Brownsville.
Victoria #49 most popular location
Victoria is located thirty miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The city is a regional hub for a seven-county area known as the "Golden Crescent" and serves a retail trade area of over 250,0…
Del Rio #50 most popular location
For the outdoorsy; if you like kayaking, sailing, swimming, snorkeling, scubadiving, cave exploring, geology, nature watching, or any other thing you can think of to do outdoors, then consid…
Eagle Pass #51 most popular location
"Where YEE-HAH meets Ole" Eagle Pass offers the fastest route between San Antonio and Mexico and has the resources and distributional reach to meet your business' expansion needs: and enth…
McKinney #52 most popular location
McKinney is a small town north of Dallas on US 75. The Dallas suburbs are growing to the north rapidly. I dont know if the Dallas suburbs reached McKinney yet.
Huntsville #53 most popular location
Huntville, Texas is home to a Texas Icon - "OL Sparky" which is currently decommissioned and housed in the Texas Prison Museum for all to see. Home of Sam Houston State University, Huntsvi…
7travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Grand Prairie #54 most popular location
Grand Prairie is a good place to stop for gas and fast food inbetween the huscle and bussel of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Farmers Branch #55 most popular location
Farmers Branch is a small town just north of Dallas.
Texas City #56 most popular location
Texas City had that famous ship explosion (ammonian nitrate fertilizer) that blew up like a small atomic bomb that killed the entire fire department and 500 people that came to watch the fire…
Garland #57 most popular location
Garland is a northern suburb of the Dallas busy high traffic area. I think that services would be good in Garland now.
Lufkin #58 most popular location
Lufkin is a twin city to Nacogdoches just 20 miles south of Nac. on US 59 and maybe interstate 69 later. They have good food choices from fast food to restaurants. They have nice hotels and g…
Kilgore #59 most popular location
Kilgore, Texas is a small 11300 people town located in East Texas near I-20 on US 259. Kilgore sits about 120 miles east of Dallas, about 60 miles west of Shreveport, LA, 12 miles south of Lo…
5travelers 14reviews 13blogs
Decatur #60 most popular location
Decatur is a convient gasoline stop on US 287 between Fort Worth and Wichita Falls.
Paris #61 most popular location
Paris is a small city with services in NE Texas. Paris is a crossroads with highway routes to I 30 east, I 30 west, South to Tyler, and a NW route to skip Dallas/Fort Worth on the way to Wich…
Childress #62 most popular location
Childress is a good layover for the long trip from Fort Worth to Amarillo on US 287. This is a fast road for making time and miles. Childress has OK hotels, a walmart, and just fast food.
Van Horn #63 most popular location
Van Horn offers magnificent landscapes, abundant wildlife and an incomparable night sky, all to be enjoyed year round in the West’s most hospitable climate. The story of Van Horn, Texas…
Big Spring #64 most popular location
Big Spring is a small town with some services on interstate 20 in west texas. Commuting from Fort Worth to Carlsbad, Big Spring is where I left interstate to take good US highways to Carlsbad.
Pecos #65 most popular location
Pecos claims to be the home of the world’s first rodeo on July 4, 1883. This small town in western Texas began around a depot of the Texas and Pacific Railway. The population is now near …
Bastrop #66 most popular location
Bastrop is about 30 minutes south of Austin, TX. It is a small city that is known for it's amazing pecans. Bastrop was victim to a large wildfire in 2011 that burned thousands of square…
Kemah #67 most popular location
The city was originally founded as Evergreen in 1898 along the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, when John Henry Kipp and James H. Bradford subdivided their lots to establish a township. The ar…
3travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Waxahachie #68 most popular location
Waxahachie is a convient stop on US 287 between Ennis and Fort Worth. They have complete services on this road from Houston to Fort Worth bypassing the extreem hassel of Dallas traffic.
Alpine #69 most popular location
Alpine is the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, and has a population of about 6,000 persons. It is the largest town in the Big Bend area of Texas. Served by Amtrack, its a convenient p…
Ozona #70 most popular location
Ozona is the County seat on Crockett County, Texas. This small town of about 4,000 population is known as the “Biggest Little Town in the World”.
Allen #71 most popular location
Allen is a small town on US 75 just NE of Dallas.
11travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Georgetown #72 most popular location
Georgetown, Texas is the county seat of Willaimson county, which is named after three legged Willie. Georgetown has a population of over 30,000 people. It is a northern suburb of Austin. Sout…
Rockwall #73 most popular location
The city of Rockwall (located in Rockwall county) has the distinction of being located in the smallest county in Texas but one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. In 1980 Ro…
Bandera #74 most popular location
Bandera is a small town in central Texas just west of Borne on State Hwy 46.
2travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Boerne #75 most popular location
Boerne is a convient stop between Kerrville on interstate 10 with all services. Going eastbound to Houston take Boerne exit for Texas 46 and by pass the mess in San Antonio for a country driv…
8travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Rockport #76 most popular location
Rockport is a sleepy old town on Texas 35 north of Corpus Christi. The expensive cottages on the bay are cheaper if you rent by the week; and much cheaper if you rent by the month. Most of th…
Palestine #77 most popular location
Palestine is a small city with complete services. It is located at the crossroads of US 79 and US 287. They have the Texas State Railroad running back and forth between Palestine and Rusk.
Mission #78 most popular location
Mission is a small town west of McAllen on Us 83 in the Rio Grande valley.
Canton #79 most popular location
Canton is another one of those great cities along I-20. It is about an hour east of Dallas and host one of the largest Trade Days in Texas. The town sits in Van Zandt County. The trade days a…
Livingston #80 most popular location
Livingston is a great place to stop on US 59 from Houston to Nacogdoches. They have convient gas stations (on the loop) and fast food. Driving through Livingston was very slow till they bu…
3travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Montgomery #81 most popular location
Montgomery is a small town with few services west of Conroe. Go west then NW on TX 6 to get to College Station and see some aggies.
Dalhart #82 most popular location
Dalhart is small town Northwest of Amarillo that is all about trains, cattle & corn. More recently you can add cheese to the list. Dalhart is appropriately named because half of the town …
Sweetwater #83 most popular location
Howdy (Texas Hello) The City of Sweetwater is located in the Texas Southern Plains. At Sweetwater during World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots were trained under the direction o…
Burnet #84 most popular location
Burnet is a small town on US 281 and State Hwy. 29 NW of Austin.
Canyon #85 most popular location
Canyon This is a small town is abundant with parks, comunity sports, oriented enertainment, good food, a nice historical downtown. The schools are recognized among the best across the stat…
3travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Cleveland #86 most popular location
Cleveland is a nice medium town on US 59 about an hour north of Houston. They built a nice west loop and getting around Cleveland is easy now.
Tomball #87 most popular location
Tomball is located on FM 2920 and near Texas 249. It was a sleepy suberbian town but now got caught up with the Houston urban sprall.
Johnson City #88 most popular location
A teensy town with a population barely above 1,000, Johnson City is indeed the home town of Lyndon Baines Johnson (it was founded by one of his relatives). Unfortunately there isn’t much t…
Liberty #89 most popular location
Liberty is a fair sized town with good food and good shopping. It is on US 90 and Texas 146. Liberty is a good stopping place (with fast food) for travel to Houston, Dayton, Cleveland, Humble…
Spring #90 most popular location
Spring is a nice small town with few services on I 45 between Houston and Conroe. Spring has grown much larger as a close suburb of Houston.
Lakeway #91 most popular location
Lakeway is a small town just west of Austin.
2travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Groom #92 most popular location
Groom, TX is located in Carson County, Texas about 45 miles east of Amarillo, TX. It is named for Col. B.B. Groom, a cattleman from KY who attempted a large cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandl…
1travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Dripping Springs #93 most popular location
Dripping Springs is in the Texas Hill Country. It is a small city southwest of Austin.
4travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Marathon #94 most popular location
Marathon is a town of 600 persons in West Texas, situated on US 90. It is about 40 miles north of Big Bend National Park. Marathon is part of the high desert country of the Trans-Pecos regi…
Henderson #95 most popular location
Henderson is a convenient stop with services on the crossroads of US 258 & US 79 about 4 hours north of Houston. The congress of the Republic of Texas made Henderson the county seat of the …
2travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Coleman #96 most popular location
Coleman is a small town on US 84 and State Hwy. 153 SSE of Abilene and NEE of San Angelo.
1travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Graham #97 most popular location
Graham is a small town on US 380 and State Hwy. 16 NW of Fort Worth.
Balmorhea #98 most popular location
Balmorhea is a nice small State Park in the foothills of the Davis Mountains in West Texas. To get there just take exit 206 off of I-10 West shortly after Fort Stockton. The place is clean an…
1travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Lockhart #99 most popular location
Lockhart is a small town on US 183 and State Hwy. 142 just east from San Marcos.
Smithville #100 most popular location
Smithville, best known today from Sandra Bullock's 1998 movie "Hope Floats", is located off State Hwy. 71 in southeast Bastrop County. In 1827, Thomas Gazeley settled and operated a store nea…