There are many places around Texas that are unseen, unnoticed, and forgotten. As Texans, it's our duty to pay homage to the most beautiful parts of our state, whether man-made or natural. The following majestic destinations found around Texas are just a few of the adventures everyone should go on before they die, along with some of the best food found in the surrounding areas. Additionally, don't forget to stay caffeinated on your drive with these unique coffee shops found around Texas. 

1. Franklin Mountains State Park (El Paso, TX)

You can find the largest mountain range in Texas — with 27,000 acres of land viable for hiking, biking and rock climbing — about fifteen minutes outside of El Paso. Be sure to arrive there early and stay late, or stay the night if you want to camp out. Give into your hunger at Ardovino's Pizza when you're ready to go.

2. Monahans Sandhills State Park (Monahans, TX)

Sand surf your way through the Monahans Sandhills, seek out the 800-acre equestrian area, and grab a picnic for you and your friends after a stop at Main Street Cafe

3. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Canyon, TX)

Often called the "Grand Canyon of Texas," this state park has more history than meets the eye. With the option to camp overnight, Palo Duro Canyon is the perfect rest stop for a night filled with rugged scenery and beautiful colors. When you head out, don't forget to stop at Feldman's Wrong Way Diner for a quick bite.  

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4. Colorado Bend State Park (Bend, TX)

Rest after your hike in awe at Gorman Falls' beauty, take a dip in Spicewood Springs, fish in the river or even paddle it, take a tour of the caves, or hop on a bike and enjoy the trails. If you love BBQ, make sure you look up Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que and see if it's on your way out because it is a bit of a drive. 

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5. Hamilton Pool (Dripping Springs, TX) 

Although you'll now have to make a reservation weeks before your visit, the beauty of this natural pool will definitely be worth the wait. If your group wants to grab a pizza to-go for a quick bite to eat, order from Carmela's Pizzeria Cafe and Deli

6. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (Marble Falls, TX)

Plan a trip here if you love watching wildlife in its natural habitat, taking a stroll along nature trails, and hunting animals such as white-tailed deer, feral hog, and turkey. Visit the local More Restaurant for great service and phenomenal fish and chips.  

7. Pedernales Falls State Park (Johnson City)

This state park has it all: camp sites, a butterfly garden, mountain biking, bird watching, horse riding, and swimming, tubing, or fishing on the river. Sunday brunch is a must at The East Main Grill, but if you're going for dinner, their country-style meal will also exceed your expectations.

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8. Jacob's Well (Wimberley)

From above, Jacob's Well looks like you're staring into a never-ending hole that also looks like the tip of a peacock's feather. If you're hungry after a day of swimming, diving and adventure, stop at The Back Porch for a large menu full of comfort food and a view that won't disappoint. 

9. Enchanted Rock (Fredericksburg)

Known for its massive pink granite dome, Enchanted Rock is a beautiful attraction, one that comes with many magical legends. For a more upscale evening dining experience after an exhausting day of hiking the rock, head to Cabernet Grill, which boasts a lovely wine selection and crab cakes that are hard to beat.

10. Big Bend National Park (West Texas) 

Kayak on the Rio Grande, go horseback riding through Study Butte, ride mountain bikes, take an air tour, golf green terrains, watch various birds, enjoy nightlife and more in Big Bend National Park. The Chisos Mountain Lodge located in the park will cater to all of your hunger needs. 

11. Natural Bridge Caverns (Garden Ridge, TX)

Opt for the Discovery Tour where you'll learn about water formations over long periods of time, try the Hidden Passages Tour for a mysterious time with shadows, or go on an adventure tour and take the Canopy Challenge. Everywhere you turn, there is a new activity or obstacle to climb. No day is a dull day in these caverns. For a kid-friendly menu, check out Cavern Café and to satisfy your sweet tooth, walk into Big Daddy's Sweets, Treats, and Brew. 

12. The Guadalupe River (New Braunfels, TX)

Tube the extensive river with Comal Tubes, paddle on Nichol Landing's Paddle Trail on Upper Guadalupe, or check out the Rio Guadalupe Resort for tube, kayak, and canoe rentals. Catch a quick bite at Gruene River Grill, and if you're lucky, a country music artist just might be playing, too.

13. Garner State Park (Concan, TX)

Located on the frigid Frio River, Garner State Park is known for its beautiful views and river-floating. With cabins, campsites, and equipment for rent, this state park is family-oriented in every way. For high-quality, quick dining at a fun restaurant, visit Hippie Chic's River Shack for fresh guacamole and to-die-for tacos. 

14. Devil's Sinkhole (Rocksprings, TX)

Home of the state's largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, this national landmark is also the largest single-chamber cavern in Texas. The sinkhole supplies a surreal venue to watch over three million bats fly into the sky each evening. Stop by Vaquero Cafe for Mexican and American food. 

15. Caddo Lake State Park (Karnack, TX)

Last, but certainly not least, this unearthly lake will make your jaw drop the moment you set eyes on it. Spanish moss and bald cypress trees tower over the eerie maze of a lake. After you spend time on the water, drive over to RiverBend Restaurant for seafood and Southern sides.

A tip to the traveler: research before you start your journey. You don't want to be caught off guard if trails don't have restroom stops or you have to pay an entrance fee. Enjoy your time and don't forget to take lots of pictures.