I’ll do my best to let you know just how wonderful Marfa, Texas is but honestly you have to experience this magical little city yourself to understand. First off make sure you’re going with a creative group that will embrace everything. I think the group of people I went with made our trip because we’re all fairly like-minded and loooove artsy little experiences like this. We didn’t have much of a plan or agenda but every place we went we fell in love with, even in the most unlikely places. It was fun to navigate the city and the weird hours they operate. It left us with very few options on places to eat and drink but that was the best part; it made things so easy. Most of the places we either stumbled upon or had been recommended. This is one of those places where you truly need a little blog travel guide because there are so many hidden gems. I made a list of ours for ya below. I also loved meeting the locals and asking them where to go. It’s fun to hear their stories and find out what brought them there and what keeps them there. It’s such a creative escape and it’s no wonder people go there when they need some inspiration. I kind of wish I would have worked there for a summer in college or something. It’s so nice to know there’s places that truly create their own little world where you can break free from the norm. I highly recommend a long weekend trip and when you find yourself there the below will be very helpful. XOXO
El Cosmico – This is where we stayed and probably my favorite part of Marfa. We stayed in a tent but if you plan far enough in advance you can snag a teepee or airstream.
Buns N’ Roses – Cute little breakfast place and bakery.
Planet Marfa – A dreamy little outdoor beer garden with a tee pee. It’s owned by a husband and wife duo that came to Marfa and didn’t want to leave.
The Capri – Awesome eatery in a garden and outdoor patio. My friend wants to get married in the building in front of it.
Thunderbird Hotel – While you’re checking out the capri go to the thunderbird motel across the street. You can obviously stay here as well but it’s also just a cute place to peek at.
Prada Marfa – See my post here.
Squeeze – Cute breakfast place with outdoor seating in a nook covered in greenery.
Do Your Thing – Local coffee shop with cute vintage décor.
Museum Of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour – Where are meets food. You have to go here for a late night bite and checkout all the old school tv’s and furniture.
Chinati Foundation – Lots of different contemporary art to see. They have different exhibits and artists throughout the year but always have the Chinati concrete structures by Donald Judd. Check at least a few of these out, they’re fun to take some creative pics with. The thought behind the whole “museum” is to permanently display art instead of displaying it, picking up, and moving to the next museum. Judd felt that since these installations take a great deal of time and effort that they should not simply be thrown away but should be seen where the artist intended.