Save on Gas with These Getaways Near Fort Stockton

Save on Gas with These Getaways | Fort Stockton, TX

You don’t have to leave the country, or even the state of Texas, to enjoy a quality vacation. Here are affordable getaways near Fort Stockton that are reachable within just a few driving hours.

If you relish outdoor adventures, then pack up your hiking gear and head to Big Bend National Park. Located about one and a half hours south of Fort Stockton, Big Bend is best to visit from November through April. In the park, you can take advantage of hiking, canoeing, and camping. Just remember to make a reservation in advance if you’re planning to stay overnight.

A little westward of Big Bend National Park is the town of Terlingua, and there you will find a contemporary hotel called Willow House. This desert retreat offers unobstructed views of the Chisos Mountain Range during the day and breathtaking star gazing at night. Bring your own groceries and cook in the communal Main House’s fully stocked gourmet kitchen.

If art and music are more your scene, check out the city of Marfa. Plan a trip to this creative hub during one of its annual art exhibitions or music festivals. The Chinati Foundation hosts open-air studios, galleries, performances, and more throughout the city. Ballroom Marfa is a visual arts, music, and film event center. You’ll also find plenty of unique restaurants, local shopping, and comfortable hotels to suit all budgets.

The less you spend on getting to your destination, the more funds you’ll have for cool accommodations, enjoyable eateries, and exciting experiences! Be sure to call our friendly team at Amistad Motors if your vehicle needs maintenance before your next road trip.

Our Favorite Summer Attractions in Fort Stockton

Summer Attractions | Fort Stockton, TX

At Amistad Motors, our team is proud to serve the community of Fort Stockton, Texas. With our local residents in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite summer attractions.

Texas summers bring the heat, but we know how to beat it. Head to the Comanche Springs Pool and Pavilion to cool off in the largest spring in the Comanche system, the Big Chief Spring. The site also hosts the annual Water Carnival the third weekend of July. For those with young children, try the Matthew Quiroz Splash Park.

History buffs should plan a visit to the Annie Riggs Museum. Peruse the rooms filled with original artifacts, preserved from the museum’s hotel and boarding house days, or take a walk in the desert garden.

When you’re done with the Annie Riggs Museum, head across the street to the wine tasting room in the historical Grey Mule Saloon, where you can enjoy local Texas wine alongside charcuterie boards.

For more old-timey fun, take a tour of the Old Pecos County Jail to experience an original 1883 holding cell and view a museum dedicated to local law enforcement. If you’re driving around town, be sure to stop and say hello to Paisano Pete — he deserves a little attention for being the world’s largest roadrunner statue.

Whatever you do, our friendly staff at Amistad Motors wishes you and your family a fun-filled, safe summer.