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View Poll Results: What areas do you like to road trip to on the weekends?
Padre Island 0 0%
Corpus Christi 4 8.33%
San Antonio 13 27.08%
Dallas/Fort Worth 7 14.58%
Austin 21 43.75%
New Orleans 10 20.83%
Other 12 25.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-30-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I want to know where Houston area residents like to road trip on the weekends. What spots do you like and what do you like to do there?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Hill Country on my Harley.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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About 2 1/2 to 3 hrs max is the most you should dive for a short weekend trip Austin is the only city listed that is good for a short weekend trip. Now if you planing for a 3 1/2 to 4 day weekend trip then you can drive 4 to 5 hrs one way
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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We take weekend vacation trips to SA periodically. We go to the DFW area more often because that's where all of our family lives.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Austin because we use to live their in our college days. Also for lake Travis to rent a boat and ride some jet skis. We also have family and friends there too.

Then I would say San Antonio for the Safari Wildlife Ranch as our little one love's animal. There are some pretty cool restaurants there.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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From this side of town Conroe is a weekend road trip. I go to Austin regularly and would like to go to Corpus Christi/Mustang Island more often.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:14 PM
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Location: Houston
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Austin and Dallas are great weekend trips. I don't really know anyone in San Antonio so I never really go there.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I voted for New Orleans, since it's my favorite on the poll. Still, for most of my life in Houston, most weekend trips have been spent up in East Texas, and next (in order of frequency) would be the trips to Dallas.

Austin is an okay getaway, but not nearly all that some Houstonians seem to think it is. I'm actually surprised that I've been to San Antonio as many times as I have, considering that I hate that drive and I rarely ever enjoy my visit.

My next trip will be to Arkansas, hopefully this summer but definitely this autumn. I'm always telling others to get up there, so I figure I should, too.

This is only about 6 hours from Houston, guys. You could likely forget all about the Hill Country (except for the barbecue lol):

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles11094.jpg

http://arkansasedc.com/media/22164/lakehamilton_004.jpg
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We just go down to Galveston so we can spend time on the water -- boating, skiing, fishing, exploring.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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Unincorporated Harris County.
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