No. 2 Midland, TX
Located on Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso, Midland is home to presidents and petroleum. “The Tall City” has a lot to offer in the way of fun, from down-home Texas barbecues to museums and festivals. Here you’ll find big-city amenities with small-town hospitality. This is the perfect destination for your family reunion, your next meeting, sporting event, a tour of West Texas–or a weekend getaway. Not only is Midland a great destination, it’s also a great starting point for a West Texas adventure to Big Bend National Park.
Easily accessible, it boasts Midland International Airport, serviced daily by American, Southwest, and United Airlines. Midland has been named one of America’s fastest-growing cities, which is evident with all the new restaurants, bars, hotels, and shops that have popped up. One of Midland’s newest and most impressive venues is the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, an $81 million facility with red velvet chairs that boasts guests such as Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Loretta Lynn, ZZ Top, Jerry Seinfeld, Willie Nelson, and Harry Connick, Jr., as well as Broadway, symphony, and ballet productions. Midland International Airport will be the first primary commercial service airport in the country to receive a FAA Spaceport Designation as XCOR Aerospace is already selling Lynx suborbital flight tickets. One thing’s for sure—the sky is not the limit in Midland. Go check it out for yourself!