Named as one of Texas’ Top 40 Travel Destinations, Palestine features historical sites, arts and cultural events, architectural gems, festivals, outdoor fun, and nightlife—all with loads of East Texas charm. Add in a big splash of springtime, Palestine is the best place to see the graceful blooms of the season.
Seeing the dogwoods is more than enough reason to visit Palestine this spring, but that’s not all the town has to offer. Take in all the historic architecture, with more buildings on the National Register of Historic Places than any other mainland city in Texas, or pamper your taste buds at any of the town’s local eateries. Taste what lies behind the pine curtain and experience the foodie scene from fine dining to pub fare. In the mood for something sweet? Don’t worry, they have one of Texas’ favorite pie stops and one of the oldest bakeries in Texas.
Home to the Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration, Fairy Garden Trails, The 1836 – Chuckwagon Races, Texas State Railroad, Braly Builders Supply (the coolest hardware store on the planet), and Texas Jailhouse, Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives, and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience. A trip aboard the Texas State Railroad ensures scenic views while a trip to the fairy garden trail makes Palestine’s Dogwood Trails celebration a must-see event happening March 19th through April 4th.