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Tucson Austin

Where should I stay overnight on the way?

I am road trippin' from Tuscon to Austin and I want to put in most of the driving on the first day so that I am pulling into Austin fairly early in the day. I want to see it in the daylight and I do not want to stop in El Paso.


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answered by
Dave from Houston
I have a great answer to your question Cheryl. The drive across west Texas on Highway 10 is one of the world's most boring drives. Miles and  miles of flat desert landscape, dodging big trucks all the way, with virtually no interesting scenery.  Instead take a southern route through Marathon, Del Rio, and San Antonio. This will only add about half an hour to your total drive time and you'll have a relatively scenic and interesting drive without being run over by a horde or speeding trucks. Stay overnight at the historic Gage Hotel in Marathon. They have a good restaurant and you can cool off after a long hot drive in their very pleasant swimming pool.
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answered first by
Nelson from Austin (Texas)
Texas is a big state, and I-10 is a long drive across it.
Fredericksburg (Texas) is probably too close to your destination, but it's a nice stop with lots of historic homes.
Another stop (but not overnight) is Fort Davis National Historic Site.
For an overnight, if you're skipping El Paso, maybe try Sonora (Texas). You could do the Super 8 by Wyndham Sonora, or if you want to go crazy, try the X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat. Also visit the Caverns of Sonora if you have time.
The other option is Fort Stockton. Eat at Bienvenidos Mexican Restaurant. If you have the budget, stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Stockton.

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answered by
Emily
For the most direct route bank on Fort Stockton. It’s the biggest town surely to have a chain hotel you can count on. Junction would be the second best stop if you can make it that far also with local Bbq near i10. Ozona and Sonora are in between those two cities but quite small so I just don’t know what they have for lodging.  Balmorea would be a neat stop for swimming in the springs or Monahans for the dunes. But too close for you. But if your just needing to get through to Austin then Fort Stockton is your best bet to get a hotel and get on your way, not much until . On the second day Fredericksburg would be a good stop for lunch, walk and even a glass of wine.




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