Day Trips

Gerald E. McLeod has covered the world of Texas travel from Amarillo to Zapata and beyond for his "Day Trips" column for more than 25 years.
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Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Saddle up your reindeer

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 3, 2021

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide
A wish list for the travelers in your life

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 2, 2021

Day Trips: Polak’s Sawsage Farm, Karnes City
Polak’s Sawsage Farm, Karnes City
Savory sausages and delectable desserts worth the trip

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 24, 2021

Day Trips: Fulton Fishing Pier, Rockport/Fulton
Fulton Fishing Pier, Rockport/Fulton
Popular angling spot reopens after Hurricane Harvey damage

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 18, 2021

Day Trips: La Plaza de los Lagartos, El Paso
La Plaza de los Lagartos, El Paso
Colorful sculpture pays tribute to alligators of the past

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 11, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
It’s time for chili cook-offs, festivals, and all sorts of November fun

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 5, 2021

Day Trips: The Liberty Monument, Rowena
The Liberty Monument, Rowena
Celebrate your freedom to drink at this unique monument

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 4, 2021

Day Trips: The Windmill Farm and Bed & Breakfast, Tolar
The Windmill Farm and Bed & Breakfast, Tolar
Take a spin and maybe stay for a spell

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 28, 2021

Day Trips: Dobie Dichos, Oakville
Dobie Dichos, Oakville
Gather under the stars to celebrate storytelling and J. Frank Dobie

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 21, 2021

Day Trips: Mac & Ernie’s Roadside Eatery, Tarpley
Mac & Ernie’s Roadside Eatery, Tarpley
Delicious cabrito burgers make it worth a trip

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 14, 2021

Day Trips: Ruins of St. Dominic Church, D’Hanis
Ruins of St. Dominic Church, D’Hanis
Resilience of pioneers is captured on historic site

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 7, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Enjoy fall foliage, festivals, and fairs

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 1, 2021

Day Trips: Coyote Country Store, Gail
Coyote Country Store, Gail
Beautiful scenery and good food at a unique outdoor music venue

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 30, 2021

Day Trips: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico
Ancient rock art displays Jornada Mogollon creativity

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 23, 2021

Day Trips: Big Ike, Denison
Big Ike, Denison
Giant bust of DDE welcomes visitors to his birthplace

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 16, 2021

Day Trips: 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, Grapevine
9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, Grapevine
Poignant monument pays tribute to those who lost their lives

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 9, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
September events around the state are waiting for you to arrive

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 3, 2021

Day Trips: Four Favorites
Four Favorites
Looking back at decades of "Day Trips" for the Chronicle's 40th

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 2, 2021

Day Trips: Choctaw Cultural Center, Durant, Okla.
Choctaw Cultural Center, Durant, Okla.
Tribe's rich history comes to life at modern community center

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 26, 2021

Day Trips: Eclectic Menagerie Park, Houston
Eclectic Menagerie Park, Houston
Outdoor collection is part sculpture museum, part inanimate zoo

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 19, 2021

Day Trips: Goose Island State Park, Rockport
Goose Island State Park, Rockport
Coastal park offers campsites and a fisherman's paradise

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 12, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Adventures abound all the way up to Albuquerque

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 6, 2021

Day Trips: National WASP WWII Museum, Sweetwater
National WASP WWII Museum, Sweetwater
A collection of artifacts commemorates the women who served as pilots in World War II

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 5, 2021

Day Trips: South Llano River State Park, Junction
South Llano River State Park, Junction
A river runs through it

Gerald E. McLeod, July 29, 2021

Day Trips: Frida Kahlo Oasis, San Antonio
Frida Kahlo Oasis, San Antonio
Re-creation of the artist's home transports visitors to Mexico

Gerald E. McLeod, July 22, 2021

Day Trips: The Giant Legs of Amarillo
The Giant Legs of Amarillo
Mock tribute to Ozymandias adds quirky character to the Panhandle

Gerald E. McLeod, July 15, 2021

Day Trips: The Big Tree, Lamar
The Big Tree, Lamar
Make a wish at the oldest living thing in Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, July 8, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
The latest on Texas festivals, swimming holes, and terrifying worms

Gerald E. McLeod, July 2, 2021

Day Trips: TEXAS Outdoor Musical, Canyon
TEXAS Outdoor Musical, Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon offers a stunning stage

Gerald E. McLeod, July 1, 2021

Day Trips: I.B. Magee County Park, Port Aransas
I.B. Magee County Park, Port Aransas
Port A park has rebounded from Hurricane Harvey

Gerald E. McLeod, June 24, 2021

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