Rooted in a rich history and wrapped in small-town charm, Nacogdoches is a Texas gem waiting to be explored. Stroll the red brick streets of the historic downtown district while you experience the hospitality and personality of the Oldest Town in Texas. You might even say that Texas starts here—come see for yourself this summer!
Dubbed the Garden Capital of Texas, Nacogdoches offers a nature experience unlike any in the state. Take time to stop and smell the flowers, and find solitude in the many stunning gardens dotting the town, from compact pocket parks to the native landscapes at historic sites to the extensive network of gardens and trails on the Stephen F. Austin University campus. This charming Texas town is also a recreation hub with plenty to excite all types of outdoor lovers. Nacogdoches is located within minutes of three national forests, two of the state’s largest reservoirs, and some of the most scenic secluded lakes in the Lone Star State. If you’re still eager for more, hit the trail on Nacogdoches’ twenty-plus miles of natural trails ideal for biking, hiking, or just strolling the gardens.
After you’ve soaked up the sites and sun, head back to town where shops and must-try dining are around every corner. If craft libations are to your taste, take in a local winery, brewery, or distillery on your own or take the Wine, Whiskey, and Brew tour offered by the local Visitor Center.