HOUSTON – Things are starting to reopen in Texas and people are itching to get back to “normal life.” While things may never fully be the way they were, a few popular Texas spots have opened, bringing back some sense of normalcy.
- Franklin’s BBQ: Hop in your car and take a road trip to Austin to savor some of this famous Texas barbecue. While the restaurant hasn’t quite reopened yet, you can always grab takeout and have a picnic at Lady Bird lake.
- Take Out Trail on The Strand: Enjoy the historic Downtown Galveston while maintain social distancing by taking a slow drive through the strand and grabbing a takeout order from your favorite restaurant. According to the Galveston website, restaurants are offering special deals for the “Take Out Trail: as owners work to transition back to seated guests while complying with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order.
- Buc-ee’s: Nothing says “normal Texas” like making a quick stop at Buc-ee’s to pick up some jerky and beaver nuggets while you head out to a park or the beach.
Things to do
- River Walk: We are used to the iconic San Antonio landmark being packed with people, but coronavirus changed that. However, with Abbott’s order, places are starting to reopen and you can finally make your way back to pick up a to-go order from your favorite restaurant and take a peaceful stroll around the River Walk. Just remember to avoid crowded areas and practice good hand hygiene.
- Galveston State Park: Unwind with a day at the beach or out on the water fishing. Day passes are required to enter and must be reserved in advance. There are also a few other restrictions in place to help people maintain proper social distancing. Camping for people who had existing reservations will resume May 18.
Remember, as you start to venture out in search of some normalcy, practice social distancing, good hand hygiene and other health guidelines to reduce the possibility of another spike in Texas.