Travel Guide: Marfa, Texas

This past weekend, me and a couple blogger gals (Jac @teachingandlaundry, Brandi @brandisoileau, and Vivian @achanceofcharm) road tripped out to Marfa, Texas for a long weekend. I’ve been dying to go to Marfa for sometime and was glad to be able to mark it off my list.

It is about an 8 hour drive from Dallas, so make sure you either love road trips or fly into Midland and drive the 3 hours from there. Either way, it’s not the easiest place to get to. However, I am a huge fan of road trips, so I am not intimidated by 8 hours of being in the car.

There are a ton of cute touristy things to do in Marfa. Big Bend is really close by as well, so if you enjoy hiking, I would check out that as well. We didn’t have time to make the drive out to Big Bend, but if I ever find myself back in Marfa I will definitely be going.

Keep reading to see what we did in Marfa for the weekend.

WHERE WE STAYED

dress / bag c/o Shein

Hotel Paisano – We stayed here the first night we arrived. It is a really cute spot to stay. The room was really nice and comfortable. They had beautiful decorations up for Christmas, as well as a beautiful pool. Yes, we did shoot swimsuits in December (#blogginglife).

cropped sweater c/o Shein

Air BNB – The house we chose was perfect. It had 2 houses, a main house and a guest house. Since there was 4 of us, 2 of us stayed in the front house and the other 2 stayed in the guest house. It ended up being the perfect arrangement for us.

FRIDAY ITINERARY

We arrived super early (2am) on Friday morning to Marfa. Once we slept in a little bit on Friday, we woke up and got right to all the fun stuff that Marfa had to offer. We shot a bunch of photos at Hotel Paisano before we headed out to Parda Marfa for even more photos.

dress: c/o Modcloth

Prada Marfa – It is about a 30 minute drive from Marfa to Prada Marfa. I HIGHLY recommend you make the drive out there to see it. It was my favorite stop of the trip, as you can tell from the photos.

After Prada, Marfa we came back to town to check into our Air BnB and freshen up a little. Once, we did that we headed out to get drinks and a late, late lunch at Hotel St. George.

Once, we stuffed ourselves with all the food we headed out to see the Marfa Lights. The story behind the lights are that they are mysterious glowing orbs that appear out in the desert at night. Supposedly, they are UFOs. Unfortunately, I am not so sure we really saw anything, but car headlights. However, it was still a fun experience to sit out there all bundled up together. We even brought a sneaky bottle of red wine to drink while we were sitting out there.

SATURDAY ITINERARY

velvet skirt & bag c/o Shein

white top / grey leggings c/o Fabletics

We woke up pretty early again on Saturday to make sure we got all the activities in we wanted to accomplish. We headed to Do your Thing coffee first to fuel up for the day.

Next, we headed to El Cosmico to check out the teepees, RV park and flea market. It was the cutest little spot for photos and to do a little shopping. I scored some awesome Sam Edleman blue suede platforms for $25!

After all the shooting and exploring we did at El Cosmico we were hungry, so we stopped into Buns N’ Roses for a late breakfast. This was one of my favorite places we tried for breakfast. The food was good and they even had good coffee!

The rest of the afternoon we spent, shopping around town. After we shopped until we dropped we stopped back by Hotel Paisano for drinks and snacks.

For dinner we went to Capri. Which was one of my favorite places of the trip. The atmosphere was what Instagram dreams are made of. I would definitely at least grab a drink here if you visit Marfa. It is just too cute.

dress: c/o Modcloth

SUNDAY ITINERARY

We woke up a little later on Sunday and headed to breakfast again at Buns N Roses. Before we hit the road back to Dallas we stop off at the Chinati Foundation to see the art installation in the desert. It wasn’t really what I expected, but it was still a fun experience to see it.

cropped plaid jacket c/o Shein

P.S. Remember you can get 15% off all the Shein items I shared here when you use the code Q4yelegant at checkout!

15 thoughts on “Travel Guide: Marfa, Texas

    1. It is in the middle of no where in the desert. It is an art installation not an actual store though…even though there are real Prada shoes and bags inside. We did have a blast!

  1. This honestly sounds like it was SUCH a fun trip, and these are definitely your best and most creative photos yet. So cute! And I’m jealous that you got to visit that Prada location. It’s on my bucket list!

    1. It was a blast! And I totally agree…being around these girls helped all the creative juices flow that much more! Prada Marfa is a must visit in my opinion it was such a fun experience.

  2. Oh this is so cute. Me and my friends run a trail race in the Davis mountains every year. I was going to go see this but it’s literally in the middle of no where. It’s so great though!

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