24 Hour Guide To Marfa, Texas

24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

We’re halfway through the week and I’m counting down until I’m on a plane to Dallas, Friday! But until then, I’ve been daydreaming about my little getaway last weekend to Marfa, Texas.

My roommate and I got so many messages about our trip so I wanted to share EVERYTHING we did, a little about Marfa, and what we thought about it!

So in early June, my roommate/best friend and I decided we needed a little vacation together but we are both non-stop working and going to school so we only had Saturday/Sunday available. We knew it had to be fairly close and we had talked about visiting Marfa for at least a year… so a hotel was booked 🙂 We brought along my friend Michael, who is seriously the greatest friend ever and our friendship goes wayyyyy back to freshman year of High School.

Marfa is known for being funky, artsy, and a super small town of only 2,000.


24 Hour Guide:

Saturday, July 22

– 7:30 a.m.

ON the road!!! We left our house nice and early, made a stop at Mcdonalds and hit the road! The view is a little unpleasant and dragging the first 2 hours from Lubbock, but the last two and a half are absolutely gorgeous! Once you hit Balmorhea, it’s mountains and hills and winding roads. We were in awe that this was apart of Texas. That last bit of the drive was amazing

-12:00 p.m. Check into Hotel

Our check-in wasn’t until 4 p.m. but we got lucky that they had our room available. We stayed at Hotel Paisano. It was absolutely beautiful, pleasant, and very cozy. Our room was smaller but fit us 3 perfectly. We also had a little patio/terrace with a fire place and it was adorable. There’s a few other hotels in Marfa… including Hotel Saint George (want to stay there next time!), Thunderbird, and then El Cosmico which is more of a really cool camping ground with trailers and teepees.

Everything in Marfa is seriously under 5 minutes to get too. It was awesome and really easy to navigate. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-1:30 p.m. Lunch at Food Shark

If you’ve never heard of Marfa… where have you been!? Haha just kidding. But Marfa originally got buzz and was put  on the map after Beyonce went there for her West Texas road trip. If you google Food Shark, her picture there pops right up! It’s classic. Food Shark is a really awesome food truck situated in Marfa with old cars and an old bus where you can go inside of, to sit and eat. It’s definitely quite the experience. The food is Mediteranean and I highly recommend the Marfalafel. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-2:30 Coffee Break at: FRAMA

YUM. I wish I was back here. This place is next to a fun laundromat and offers incredible coffee (I recommend the Vietnamese coffee!) and ice cream.

-3:00 p.m. Back to hotel to get ready

Of course we wanted this whole trip to be one big photo-op haha but we spent the next two hours getting situated and dressed for photos and dinner. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-6:00 p.m. El Cosmico

We weren’t staying here but I have been stocking their IG for at least 6 months haha. I loved the retro, festival vibes this place puts off. They have fun teepees, old trailers, and hammocks to lounge. We came here to snap some photos before dinner. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | El Cosmic | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

– 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Capri

DINNER MUST: Capri. This place was incredible. We were amazed at the ambiance and menu. It’s a very industrial building that you enter and through the side is a beautiful garden with outdoor picnic tables. If you go inside, a really fun bar with teal barstools is there with a few industrial tables to eat at. The menu is small but mighty.

We ordered the Elote (incredible!), Guacamole (not your average guac), and a cheese plate (I don’t recommend this). The whole setting was amazing and we sat for like 3 hours just enjoying this restaurant and each others company. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-10:00 p.m. Back To Hotel

We wanted to go see the Marfa Lights (highly recommended!) but we ended up skipping out on it after our super long day haha.

 

Sunday July 23

– 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Call

Annddd we’re back haha. We started our day early since we had to check out by 12:00 p.m. We got ready and packed some stuff. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

We were starving and another restaurant on our list was Squeeze! Located right next to our hotel, we went in search of coffee and full stomachs. We ordered the Acai Bowls (ehhh…), waffles (SO GOOD), and Croissants (my favorite). This place was another that had a beautiful setting. You go inside to order and go outside to the cutest Terrace (feels like France) to eat. 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-9:15 a.m. Pictures and walking around

After full bellies, we went to walk around to see different art buildings, and snap some photos. There are so many beautiful spots within walking distance! 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-11:30 a.m. Check out

Back to the hotel… we packed everything up, and checked out!

-12:10 p.m. Coffee Break

Another coffee stop on my list was Do Your Thing. This place was super funky and I recommend their Matcha Green Tea!

-1:00 p.m. Prada, Marfa

Last stop was the one most known! Y’all have most likely seen this art installment everywhere but it’s about a 35 minute drive from Marfa, to the middle of NOWHERE (kinda scary). But it was so worth it! We jammed out and the 30 minutes flew by. You literally just come across it in the middle of nothing and pull to the side of the road. It was so fun to see this thing in person. There’s items inside but of course you can’t get in. The view was amazing around it!24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | Prada Marfa | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog | 24 Hour Guide to Marfa, Texas | West Texas | AMS a fashion and lifestyle college blog |

-2:00 p.m. HOME

And the 4.5 hour trek back home began. This trip was so fun, quick, and memorable!

I recommend anyone to take a little weekend getaway to Marfa. It’s relaxing and different. I still have a few things on my list I wanted to do there… so another adventure there is in my near future 🙂

I hope y’all enjoyed this and let me know if you have any questions about our stay! XO

PS. Stay tuned for more photos, and a fun Youtube video from our trip! 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. Shira Rose wrote:

    I’ve never been and your post has me wanting to visit ASAPPP!

    Posted 7.26.17 Reply
  2. Ashley wrote:

    What a fun weekend getaway! I’ve always wanted to visit Marfa!!

    Posted 7.26.17 Reply
  3. Nita wrote:

    I saw all of your Instagram Stories and I so want to visit!!! This is such a well written post! <3

    Posted 7.26.17 Reply
  4. Greta wrote:

    I’m dying to go to Marfa! Saving this for when I visit!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  5. What a fun getaway for the three of you! I loveloveloved looking at all your photos! Marfa looks like a fun place to visit and all your food looks delicious!

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  6. Liz wrote:

    This looks amazing! I definitely want to visit!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  7. miriam wrote:

    such a great guide! thanks for sharing!

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  8. How fun! This is exactly what I want to do! Don’t mind me just taking this entire post and using it as a guide 🙂

    Posted 7.29.17 Reply
  9. Steph wrote:

    Okay this sounds like so much fun! Texas is on my bucket list.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

    Posted 7.29.17 Reply
  10. How fun!! I’ve always wanted to go, it seems like such a cool place. Plus, not gonna lie, been dying to see the Prada installation! Love these pics, gonna pin for a future trip.

    Posted 8.1.17 Reply
  11. Jaime wrote:

    What a fun little trip! You girls are too cute!! xo

    Posted 8.1.17 Reply

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