Fort Davis, Texas

Fort Davis is as close as you can get to a “mountain town” in Texas. It does have somewhat of a Colorado feel to its small downtown. Here you can stop for an ice cream at one of the local shops then visit the National Historic Site where you can learn about the Buffalo Soldiers.  There is a state park just miles away, but the main attraction for me was the McDonald Observatory high up in the mountains. Here you can tour the observatory and get spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.