Depending on your background you know exactly where Marfa is, or you’ve never heard of it.
MLK Weekend I traveled to West Texas with friends. It was a strange weekend in the best way. Time stopped and we got to enjoy nature, the stars, games, each other’s company.
Marfa was built on the promise of a great oil boom that never came, and it has become this strange little space for artists, filmmakers, and campers. If you travel that way, I would recommend checking out marfalist.org for updates on events, food, and local secrets.
If you want to camp, El Cosmico will provide and amazing glamping experience. Check out hiking in Fort Davis, and the star party at the McDonald Observatory (shooting stars!). If you’re going in the winter, make sure to bundle up- elevation and dessert weather make for frigid cold nights there.
Prada Marfa is 20 minutes away near the modest town of Valentine (I think this is part of the discussion the store is supposed to spark). The courthouse is old and beautiful. For a fancy dinner I recommend Cochineal, and for a late night snack the Museum of Electronic Wonders & Latenight Grilled Cheese Parlour won’t disappoint.
Lastly, take a couple of beers and some (many) blankets out to the Marfa lights. We got to see them, and it was something else.
Here are some of my favorite pics from the trip (PC: Rory D, Mathew A, Fernanda A)