Marfa, Texas

One reader goes way out west to discover the magic of Marfa.

When I Went: April 2011

Was That the Best Time of Year to Go? I would say so. Marfa is in West Texas, so it is cool at night and not too warm during the day.

Why I Went There: I went to Marfa for the first time to see the Gentleman of the Road Tour featuring Mumford and Sons. My sister, friend and I headed out overnight, taking turns driving to reach our destination by the morning. We got to our hotel, checked in and roamed around the town for a while before the concert.  We had a wonderful time dancing and listening to the great musicians. After the concert we went to glimpse the Marfa Lights. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see them, but it was a beautiful out. Later that night, we found the cutest little bar (with great beef jerky) to stop in and have a few drinks. While we were there, a gentleman came in with a guitar and the whole bar ended up singing together. The next day, we explored the town some more before we headed back home. It was a crazy, short trip but it was once in a lifetime—a wonderful show in one of the best towns ever.

Who Went With Me? My sister and friend.

We Stayed Here: Sunday House Inn, Alpine, TX

You Won’t Want to Miss: Explore Marfa, see the Marfa Lights, and take in a local band or derby match. If you can, visit Alpine, too, which is just thirty minutes to the east.

Eat Here: Planet Marfa and Pizza Foundation

Play Here: Everywhere: There are so many places to see.

If I Went Again: Stay at El Cosmico. It’s a hotel made up of old fashioned RVs.

How Did You Get There From Dallas? By car

Other Tips For Fellow Travelers: It’s a wonderful place.

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