Since my daddy passed away not too long ago I've been spending a good deal of time in the small west Texas town I grew up in. My momma, my grama and a gaggle of other family are here so I've been visiting as often as I can send I've really come to re-appreciate the charm of a small town.

West Texas happens to have plenty of charming small towns that are more than worth a quick weekend visit.

Here are the top three west Texas towns worth a quick weekend trip this summer or anytime.

Marfa-located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend happens to be a town I'm somewhat familiar with. Home of the mysterious Marfa lights and filming location of the movie "Giant".   Make sure to visit The Chinati Foundation (an art museum), the Historic Model Ship Museum, and all the various boutiques located around town.

Wimberley-found between Austin and San Antonio, this is a heck of a nature lovers retreat.  Here you'll find Jacob's Well, a swimming hole created from an artesian spring and underground cave system. The Blue Hole Regional Park is another natural swimming hole that includes trails, picnic spots, an amphitheater, and more. Enjoy driving the Devil's Backbone, a scenic highway that runs through Wimberley and the surrounding towns. You can check out a  panoramic view above Wimberley, climb 218 steps to the top of Old Baldy (Prayer Mountain) for spectacular Hill Country views. Looking for some culture? Plus in town you'll find boutique shopping, restaurants and live music.

Dripping Springs-25 miles outside of Austin this place is a haven for the tasting of spirits.  This town is chuck full of distilleries. From Vodka to Whiskey to wine, they've got something for everyone to sip on.  Make sure you take a dip in the Hamilton Pool Preserve while your there to cool down before you set off to the next small town to visit.

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