Summer Road Trip Play List

If you are planning a road trip, that means getting packed up, making reservations, figuring out what games you’ll use to keep the kids entertained and making a play list. Of course, you can’t forget the most important part of preparation for your trip: getting your vehicle serviced or checked, or picking up a new Chevy. Be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet for service, maintenance or just to have your vehicle checked before you head out on the road trip.

If you are a country fan, there are just some songs that are a must on a road trip play list. These include:

  • What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life, Ronnie Milsap
  • Linda on My Mind, Conway Twitty
  • Kaw-Liga, Hank Williams, Sr.
  • Behind Closed Doors, Charlie Rich
  • There’s No Gettin’ Over Me, Ronnie Milsap
  • Friends in Low Place, Garth Brooks,
  • Sleeping Single in a Double Bed, Barbara Mandrell
  • Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley
  • Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
  • You’ve Never Been This Far Before, Conway Twitty
  • Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
  • Rocky Top, The Osborne Brothers,
  • Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard
  • Delta Dawn, Tanya Tucker
  • Tight Fittin Jeans, Conway Twitty
  • The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton
  • Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
  • Watermelon Wine, Tom T. Hall
  • I Walk the Line, Johnny Cash
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones
  • Crazy, Patsy Cline
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Williams, Sr.

There are tons more great classics that you can add to your play list, but this is a good start.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or checked before you head out on your road trip. And, if you are in the market for a new vehicle sometime this summer, pick it up sooner rather than later so you can take it on your road trip.

The Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Summers in Texas are hot. If you’re looking for relief from the relentless Texas heat, hop in your Classic Chevrolet and hit the road for one of Texas’s best swimming holes for a day of fun and relaxation.

Hamilton Pool Preserve

This is probably one of the coolest looking cool spots in Texas. The preserve was formed when the limestone dome over an underground pool collapsed thousands of years ago. There’s a tumbling waterfall that cascades over the limestone cliff into the pool below and a cavernous shaded area formed by the remains of the limestone dome.

Burger’s Lake

If you’re in the DFW area, like Classic Chevy, this is probably already one of your favorites spots to cool off. Burger’s Lake in Fort Worth offers family fun. The spring-fed pool offers sandy beaches, diving boards, water slides, and fountains. There are also concessions and picnic areas with plenty of shade from the abundant trees in the area.

Jacob’s Well

While it’s not very large, Jacob’s Well is certainly unique. Jacob’s Well is a 200-foot deep well, which looks like a deep blue spot compared to the shallow waters surrounding it. It’s popular for diving for obvious reasons. Experienced divers can dive down into the well and explore its depths. There’s also a rocky overhang that you can dive off of, though it’s a bit risky. If you’re not interested in diving, it’s still a great place to wade and cool off.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy this summer to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and find one that’s perfect for both day-to-day life and road trips. If you’re not on the market for a new car, but are planning a road trip, stop by and see the service department at Classic Chevrolet to make sure that your vehicle is in good shape for travel.

Unusual Places to Visit in Texas this Summer

Texas is a more varied state than is usually credited. If you’re looking for some truly unusual and surreal places to visit within Texas this summer in your Classic Chevy, try visiting one of these unique spots on your road trip.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon, located near Amarillo, is a sight to behold. While everything in Texas is usually bigger, this is one case that proves that wrong. It’s actually the second largest canyon in the United States behind, unsurprisingly, Arizona’s Grand Canyon. At “only” 120 miles long and 20 miles wide, it’s nowhere close to the Grand Canyon’s 277 miles length and 18 miles width. Don’t let that discourage you from a visit, however. Palo Duro Canyon is one of Texas’s (and the country’s) most beautiful landscapes.

Hamilton Pool Reserve

A remarkable natural pool about 23 miles west of Austin, it was formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. There’s no sight quite like it: there’s an overhanging crescent of rock that provides natural shade to the pool as a waterfall cascades into the pool. The rock formation creates a natural acoustic chamber, which amplifies the roar of the falls and drives out other sounds. The result is a shaded, cool area to sit and relax.

Caverns of Sonora

Millions of years ago, perhaps as long ago as five million, the stunning natural calcite crystal formations of the Caverns of Sonora began to form 155 feet below the surface of Texas. The caverns glow a pearlescent white under the glow of lights, transforming the caverns into one of the planet’s most indescribably beautiful caves.

Enchanted Rock

Near Fredericksburg (which is worth a visit on its own merits), Enchanted Rock is a monolithic pink granite rock that covers 640-acres of land and rises 1,825 feet above sea level. You can actually hike to the top for an unparalleled view of the surrounding countryside.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet this summer before you hit the road to any destination, however unusual. We’ll make sure that your car or truck is in good traveling state or help you pick out a new or used vehicle if it’s time to update your ride.

Take a Hill Country Road Trip!

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You’ve just had your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevy – or maybe you sprung for a new vehicle – and that means it’s time for a road trip. If you haven’t been to Hill Country lately, you might want to plan a weekend trip to the area around Bandera.

Between Ingram and Bandera, you can find plenty of sights to see and shopping to do, so plan to leave early in the day so you can do everything.

If you are looking for some leather furniture and some great sculptures, stop by Grand Wows in Ingram. It’s located at 3167 Junction Highway 830.

In the mood for some horseback riding? Plan to stay over at the Dixie Dude Ranch for home-cooked meals and trail rides. The dude ranch is a 725-acre working cattle ranch. You can find more information at dixieduderanch.com.

Looking for designer denim? If it’s time for a new pair of fancy jeans, stop by Schreiner Goods on the downtown mercantile at 214 Earl Garrett Street. While you are checking out the top label jeans and other denim offerings, sip a mimosa.

If you’re getting a bit thirsty after traveling, stop by the 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Be careful not to scare the horses tied at the hitching post. You’ll meet some great people including hipsters, ranch hands and bikers while you listen to live music and suck down a couple of ice cold brewskies. For more information, visit 11thstreetcowboybar.com.

Do you have a taste for seafood? Stop by Francisco’s for the best tilapia ceviche with pico de gallo and other seafood delights. Wash it down with a bottle of cold beer. For more information, visit franciscos-restaurant.com.

Now that you have a brand new pair of jeans, you’re going to want a pearl snap shirt to go with them. You can stock up at Gunslinger Dry Goods. And if you need accessories such as a hand-tooled leather bag, boots, hats and artisan jewelry, be sure you stop by. For more information, visit gunslingerofbandera.com.

If you’re looking for an exciting show, visit the Bandera Rodeo, put on by the Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association. You’ll get to see tons of barrel racing, enjoy a barbecue cook-off and even the kids will have fun with kid activities. Banderarodeo.com will give you a schedule and more information.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

There’s a ton of fun to be had in your new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet – so if you don’t have a new Chevy in the driveway, stop by to test drive a new truck, car or SUV.

Plan the Perfect Chevy Summer Road Trip

For many, school is either out or will be out soon. Families all over are gearing up for one of the biggest and most anticipated seasons of the year — summer. Planning for summer vacation is exciting, but can be overwhelming at times. Don’t let the stress get to you this year. There are several ways you can help this process go smoother.

Create a Budget

First and foremost, create a budget for your trip. No matter what, stick to this. You don’t want to run yourself broke from overspending on hotel rooms or those fancy souvenirs. Keep it modest and simple if needs be. Choose where you will go based on what you can afford. Keep the age of all going in mind in case you have children or young relatives going with you. You can usually find great deals online or through a travel agent. There are several websites that have specials on rental cars, hotel room and even airfare.

Know Where You’ll Stay

There are infinite choices when deciding where to stay. There are, naturally, hotel rooms that have adjoining rooms for a large party. You can also rent apartments or condos if you’re not visiting relatives who you can stay with. Another great option, which is kind of off the beaten path, is renting an RV or motorhome. That way you have both your hotel and vehicle in one. It is also a good idea to pre-plan your activities and events with your children before you head out. Let them help in the decisions and do their own research if possible.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Have fun this summer, but before you hit the road, make sure you come by Classic Chevrolet. Whether you need to get your car checked out or you need to shop for a new vehicle, Classic Chevy can help.

Where to Find Bluebonnet Patches in Texas

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Texas comes to life each spring with fields full of wildflowers, though no wildflower is quite as beloved as the bluebonnet. For good reason too: not only is it Texas’s official state flower, but that deep blue color just can’t be beat. Though bluebonnet fields are inconsistently located year to year, there are certain areas and parks that you can rely upon to have the famous flowers.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend is a great place to visit anyway if you want natural beauty, but the bluebonnets in spring add that extra incentive. The fields there aren’t quite as fulsome as they are in east and central Texas, but the park is worth the visit in any case.

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

The Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is located just northwest of Austin along the Colorado River near Spicewood. It’s a great place for finding bluebonnets and has consistently crowded wildflower fields. Located very close by is another good bluebonnet site, Highway 281 outside of Marble Falls, which is just a bit further northwest than Muleshoe Bend.

Ennis

Just south of Dallas, Ennis is one of the best bluebonnet growing areas in the state. The area is so consistent with bluebonnets that they even have permanent trails specially laid out for viewing bluebonnets. These trails are in their prime during April, so go check them out.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you hit the road in search of bluebonnets. Classic Chevy can make sure that your car is in good travel shape and that your trip goes smoothly. If you’re ready for an upgrade, shop our inventory of new and used vehicles.

Texas Spring Break Road Trips in Your Chevy

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If you want to take a quick spring break getaway in Texas this week, try one of these classic Texan destinations for some sun and fun in your Chevy.

Galveston

Most Texans know that Galveston is a hot vacation destination. However, many don’t know that it’s one of Texas’ most historic cities. Travel just an hour south of Houston, and you can enjoy more than 32 miles of beach, stunning Victorian architecture, museums, and, of course, plenty of sun and sand. Galveston is the ideal getaway spot for travelers seeking uncrowded beaches that are located minutes from attractions, eateries, and more.

South Padre Island 

South Padre Island is on nearly every list of top Texas destinations. That’s because South Padre Island, located near the Mexico border, offers warm temperatures, towering palm trees, and stunning Gulf Coast beaches. Spend your days on the sand, engage in a number of water-based activities (like surfing, paddleboarding or renting a wave runner), play a round of golf or venture to the action-packed Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. South Padre Island is overflowing with things to do for visitors of all ages.

Austin

Not every spring break getaway has to involve sand and the sea. The bustling capital city of Texas offers live music nearly every night of the week, world-renowned eateries, an abundance of unique shops, and must-visit festivals at all times of year. Culture is something there’s no shortage of in Austin.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi offers picturesque gulf beaches, the Texas State Aquarium, the Padre Island National Seashore, seaside restaurants, marinas, the USS Lexington Museum, and plenty of downtown fun to make this spring break the best one yet.

New Braunfels

Another no-beach option, New Braunfels could be your ideal spring break destination. This picturesque Texas town in the heart of the Hill Country is big on German-heritage. New Braunfels wows its visitors with its  historic districts, adventurous rivers, impressive golf courses, live music, shopping, family-friendly attractions, award-winning restaurants and so much more.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you hit the road to any Spring Break destination. Whether you need to make sure your car is in good shape for a road trip by visiting our service department or you need an entirely new vehicle, Classic Chevy can help!

Spring Break Road Trip Destinations in Your Chevy

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You don’t have to buy expensive plane tickets to a tropical destination to enjoy a warm and unforgettable spring break this year. These three Texas spring break destinations offer all of the warmth, relaxation and fun of those pricey destinations right here in the Lone Star State.

New Braunfels

If you’re seeking warm weather, but don’t necessarily want to visit the beach, New Braunfels could be your ideal spring break destination. This picturesque Texas town in the heart of the Hill Country was founded in 1845. New Braunfels wows its visitors with its  historic districts, adventurous rivers, impressive golf courses, live music, shopping, family-friendly attractions, award-winning restaurants, and so much more.

South Padre Island

South Padre Island offers all of the makings of an exciting spring break. The island used to bring in massive crowds of undesirable, rowdy spring breakers, but the crowds have lessened, and South Padre offers a warm getaway with gorgeous beaches, pristine water and plenty of excitement. College vacationers do tend to make the area busier in late February and March, so keep that in mind if you’re seeking a more low-key South Padre spring break.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi offers picturesque gulf beaches, the Texas State Aquarium, the Padre Island National Seashore, seaside restaurants, marinas, the USS Lexington. and plenty of downtown fun to make this spring break the best one yet. It’s a good alternative if you want the beach setting with less crowds.

Stop and See Us at Classic Chevrolet

When you’re traveling throughout Texas this spring break, don’t forget to stop and see us at Classic Chevrolet. We’re your one-stop Texas auto dealership for sales, service, parts, and accessories.

Getting Your Chevy Ready For Spring Break

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Road trips are fun and exciting and are largely popular during Spring Break. Students, teachers, and other persons who desire a break from the dull winter months head for sunny beaches and warmer climates. Before you head out this year to your favorite vacation hideaway, make sure your Chevy is just as ready to go as you are. There are several things to check before you hit the road.

Oil changes are usually pretty cheap and quick at most places. This is wonderful since it is a crucial, key component when readying your pride and joy for a Spring Break road trip. While you’re at Classic Chevrolet getting your oil changed, it’s a great idea to make sure to have your fluids checked and topped off as necessary. This includes the power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. You don’t want to get caught down the road with an overheated engine, so also check your coolant levels.

Tires are designed to wear out, so check to see that you have ample tread on your tires. If you aren’t sure, use the penny trick. Grab a penny and stick it into the grooves of the tread with Abe’s head down. If you can see his entire head clearly, it’s time for new tires. Also, be sure to keep an eye on the PSI in your tires. The proper inflation amount should be listed either in your owner’s manual or the inside sticker of the driver’s side door. Proper PSI will also give you better fuel economy on your trip.

Don’t overload your vehicle. Only take with you the things you really need. Take out those school books, gym bags, or other unneeded objects before you pack for your adventure. The lighter your car or truck, the better mileage you ultimately receive. Keep your speed in check, too. We all get excited to get to our destination, but easy does it. Remember that every 10 miles per hour you go over the limit is going to decrease your fuel efficiency.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Keep this simple checklist in mind before you head out for Spring Break. If you need assistance with any of these items, stop by Classic Chevy. Our friendly service department staff is more than willing to assist you.

End of the Year Road Trip Bucket List Texas Destinations

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If you’re looking for a great place to take a road trip in Texas in the new year, hit up these bucket list destinations and pick something that you haven’t done before. Look at the Mystery Lights, find some dinosaur bones, find some gems and more. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle checked or serviced at Classic Chevrolet.

Possum Kingdom

This trip takes just under 3 hours from Dallas and if you love outdoor activities, this is a great place. Pack the tent or make a reservation for a cabin and enjoy scuba diving, hiking and more. Be sure to bring your camera so you can get some great pictures of the wildlife.

Mineral Wells

Visit the home of “Crazy Water,” water from Mineral Wells. Supposedly, the water from this spring cured a woman of dementia in 1881. Be sure to visit the haunted hotel in the middle of The Baker. The hotel was built after the bottled water boom in the 1920s and was a place for rich people to go for a spa day. The property was abandoned in the 1950s and is haunted by ghosts from the past.

Muenster

If you want some of the best German food, head over to Muenster. The town was founded in 1889 and the mostly German population still holds. Pick up traditional German sausage at Fischer’s Meat Market and visit the wineries just outside of town. You can also visit Bayer’s Kolonialwaren for donuts, kolaches, klobasnek, and strudel.

Roma

Visit Roma, the most historic city in Texas. Over 30 buildings were built before 1900 and are located in the Roma National Historic district. The town is located on the Rio Grande and you have easy access to Mexico. You’ll need a long weekend for this trip though, as it is just under eight hours from Dallas.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Head over to Glen Rose to visit Dinosaur Valley State Park. The park is located on the Paluxy River and features dinosaur prints and tons of dinosaur-themed things. The sandstone, limestone and mudstone that were deposited in the area about 113 million years ago are part of the shoreline of what was an ancient sea. Learn more about dinosaurs while you have a relaxing trip to the area.

Marfa’s Mystery Lights

Drive to Marfa to see the mystery lights. They usually appear in the clear night sky between Marfa and Paisano Pass. The lights show up in the southwest as you’re facing the Chinanti Mountains. The first time these lights were spotted was circa 1883 – and people still have not figured out what causes the lights.

Hunt for Natural Topaz

Go over to Mason County to hunt for natural topaz – the state gem of Texas. You’ll find the gem in ravines and streambeds in Mason County. Many of the ranches in the area will allow you to find gems – and will even set you up with all of the equipment you need to hunt for Topaz, though most are closed for deer season.

Enchanted Rock

Visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to see this huge pink granite dome that has its own legend. The Comanche, Tonkawa and Apache tribes all believe the area is magical. The rock creaks and groans at night. While scientists say its from the rock cooling down at night from the heat of the sun, the native tribes believe the noises were from ghost fires.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or to test drive a new vehicle before you head out on the road trip of your choice.