There’s arguably no better place to hit the open road than Texas. For one, there is so much road. Then add that the landscapes vary dramatically from rugged Big Bend to the rolling green hills of the Texas Hill Country. You can take a coastal drive along the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy the ocean views while on South Padre Island. Even though the landscapes changes, several things are constant: you can always count on friendly people and the food—Tex Mex, barbecue, and more—will never disappoint.