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The Best Things To Do in Hico, TX (Glamping & More!)

January 6, 2024

If you are looking for a unique place to stay that's still semi close to the DFW area (a 2 hour drive), the small town of Hico is for you!

The town “Where Everybody is Somebody” has a population of around 1,400 people. Hico is perfect for a quick small town weekend escape. It’s full of cute shops and unique accommodations. One such place is Off the Vine RV Park’s adorable airstreams and trailers.

A mural that reads "Greetings from Hico, TX, Where Everybody in Someday"A view of downtown Hico with historic buildings and large, red letter that spell Hico without the I
Hico, Texas

Where to Stay in Hico, Texas

Enjoy Glamping Near Dallas, TX

Lydia sitting in front of a colorful trailer that has colorful stripes inspired by a sombrero.
The front of Poncho
A silver airstream with some green chairs next to it.
The Maria Airstream

A stay at the Off the Vine RV Park is one of the most unique things to do in Hico, Texas! They offer furnished vintage RVs, trailers, safari tents and airstream accomodations in addition to traditional RV hookups.

I stayed in the Maria, one of their vintage airstreams. Maria is a 1964 Aistream and the decor is inspired by San Antonio. She is beautifully decorated with colorful cushions, bright curtains and brightly tiled countertops. The aistream has impressive attention to detail and was a lovely and peaceful place to sleep.

A white, office building for Off the Vine RV Park. A sign outside reads "Come in, We're Awesome"
The Off the Vine Office

Maria includes:

  • A full bathroom (my 6’4” partner was too tall to stand up in the shower but I was fine at 5’5”!).
  • Two beds created by flattening the couches. It can sleep four but there would not be very much space for your luggage. It’s perfect for one or two people!
  • Chairs to sit outside and a grill to cook on.
  • A fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, an electric hot place, dishes and coffee, basically everything you need!
  • Comfy robes to chill out in.
A row of airstreams and trailers at the Off the Vine RV Park. In the foreground, there is a vintage bathtub decoration.
Some of the RVs

Some of the other RVs are bigger with more permanent beds, but I loved the decor in Maria! The property also has games like cornhole and an office with goodies to take home. The land is super peaceful and a great place to relax and unwind.

Blue plates with bread and cheese.
We brought Scardello cheese from Dallas and OTV left Wiseman's chocolate for us!
A tray with sugar, salt and pepper and other necessities inside of the trailer.
Sugar packets in a cute little trailer
A white building with 3 Texas longhorn skulls and a sign reading "Hico City Limit: Pop. 1342"
The side of the Off the Vine Office

Off the Vine RV Park has similar vibes to the popular El Cosmico in Marfa, TX, but is much closer to DFW! The fun RVs make for great photo ops and it’s a great place to relax and disconnect.

Cabins in Hico

You’ll find a more secluded glamping experience at Cabin on the Creek. This cabin is located about a 10 minute drive north of Hico, meaning that it’s closer to Dinosaur Valley State Park. It is entirely solar powered but still offers AC, a fridge and outlets to use. It even comes with an array of games to play and a s’mores kit!

As the name suggests, it’s right on the Duffau Creek. Definitely check this place out if you are looking for a remote place to disconnect, but still want to be within driving distance of some small towns.

Hotels in Hico

The Midland Hotel is located in the center of Hico within a historic building dating back to 1891. This hotel is full of western decor and features a saloon and a steakhouse. Take a look here if you are looking for the comforts of a nice hotel instead of the glamping experiences that Off the Vine RV Park and the Cabin on the Creek offer.

Where to Eat in Hico

Faded murals on a brick building in downtown Hico. One reads "Bright and Early Coffee and Tea"
Around Hico

2nd Street Bakeshop

The interior of 2nd Street Bakeshop. There is a staircase, a chandelier and distressed wood on the walls. In the back of the hallway, a neon sign reads Enter with an arrow pointing left.A porch a swinging bench next to a table and chairs
2nd Street bakeshop

The 2nd Street Bakeshop is located inside a cute house and serves made-from-scratch bakery items and a wide selection of coffee. It has a comfortable porch with bench swings where you can sit outside and watch the cars drive through Hico.


Eis is a great little spot to have some delicious sandwiches and ice cream. Try the jalapeno bread on your sandwich or a scoop of ice cream in your coffee!

Koffee Kup

Koffee Kup has been family owned since 1968 and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are most known for their pies though, try a slice of the banana blueberry or the black forest for a decadent dessert.

Two Clay Birds

Two Clay Birds is a farm to table restaurant and market serving deliciously fresh food and produce. They are known for their cinnamon rolls that are baked fresh daily. As a result of covid, at this writing they have baked goods and produce on their porch that you can purchase on an honor system.

The Best Things to do in Hico

A small log cabin with a bed of flowers in front of it.
Peppermint Square Park
A large "Billy the Kid" sign a cowboy figure.
The Billy the Kid Museum

Shopping in Hico

Blue Star Trading has a large assortment of clothing, artwork, accessories and home decor. It is located in a beautifully restored building from the 1890s in the heart of downtown Hico.

Look for unique candles made from beer growlers, one-of-a-kind jewelry and a collection of artwork created in Texas. Also check out Hico Mercantile, a collection of vendors inside of a 1895 Opera House, offering home decor, clothing and more.

A mural in Hico with a cowboy on a horse.
An exterior of two buildings in Hico that are brick and vintage looking. One reads "Randal Bros Groceries"
Pecan St

Check out Wiseman House Chocolates to grab a variety of gourmet truffles and fine chocolates to take home. Their chocolate originates in Belgium and Venezuela and is combined with fresh ingredients like cream, berries and coffee beans. They also offer classes where you can become a chocolatier yourself!

Lydia holding the dot of the i up in the word "Hico"
Without you it's just 'HCO'

Take a stroll down Pecan St and find several more cute shops and the Billy the Kid Museum. Be sure to take a photo as the “i” in Hico!

Drinks in Hico

The exterior of Silver Spur Winery. You can see some barrels in the window.
Silver Spur Winery

Visit Pecan Street Drink Shoppe to buy some wine, beer or whiskey and have your tasting paired with local cheese and nuts. They also have fun gifts and constantly changing special alcohols to try.

Also pay a visit to the Silver Spur Winery nearby, where you can do a tasting or take some delicious wine home. This boutique winery is a great little gem in Hico.

A red sign that reads "Welcome, Stay a While" among greenery in the middle of a road in downtown Hico.
Pecan St

Go for a Hike or Visit Another Nearby Town

A view of the Paluxy River from an overlook in Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Dinosaur Valley State Park

There are some wonderful outdoor activities near Hico!

It's only a 30 minute drive from Dinosaur Valley State Park, a park known for dinosaur tracks, scenic vistas and miles of hiking trails.

The courthouse in Glen Rose, Texas
Glen Rose, TX

Plus, the small town of Dublin, Texas is only 20 minutes away. Here you can tour an old Dr. Pepper bottling plant, visit a cheese farm and more. Read my guide to visiting Dublin to learn more!

A green, four leave clover that reads "Welcome to Dublin, Texas"
Dublin, TX

If you are looking for an action packed weekend close to DFW, I recommend combining visits to Hico, Dublin and Glen Rose. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxed escape, Hico is a wonderful small town to unwind in.

Final Thoughts

Whether you visit Hico has a day trip from Dallas or as a weekend getaway, I hope this helps you plan your trip to this beautiful Texas town!

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