Howdy Ya’ll! Planning your visit this Spring to West Texas? We’ve curated the ultimate bucket list for your next stay in Odessa, TX. There is so much to explore in the heart of west texas! You will get lost in arts, explore legendary west texan eats, visit the infamous Raftliff Stadium, and so much more! Check out all the fun things to check off your bucket list in Odessa, TX!
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Oh boy, get ready to indulge in some seriously delicious treats in Odessa! Start your day off right by making a stop at La Fiesta Bakery, known for their mouthwatering empanadas. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on these bad boys, so be sure to get there early before they sell out!
Pair your pan dulce with the perfectly brewed Cafe De Olla from My Maria Mexican & American Cuisine. This cozy spot is a local favorite for its amazing coffee and tasty eats.
But that's just the beginning! For a real treat, head on over to Curbside Bistro, a famous local spot that's been featured on Texas Bucket List, Beat Bobby Flay, and Chopped. If you're craving some juicy BBQ, Brantley Creek BBQ is a must-try (just be sure to get there early as they tend to sell out fast!).
The Legendary Barn Door Steakhouse, Teak & Charlie's Jersey Girl Pizza, and Mi Piaci's Italian Restaurant are also highly recommended by locals. With so many amazing food options to choose from, you won't leave Odessa hungry!
Shop, stroll, Sip in Downtown Odessa
Spring has sprung, and there's no better time to explore the lively Downtown Odessa! Get ready to shop till you drop at the amazing McJack's General Store, The Copper Key Gift Shop, and Ye Old Bookworm. While you're at it, take in the vibrant murals around town that will leave you in awe! To make the most of your mural-hunting adventure, download the Odessa Mural Trail Pass and enter for a chance to win a prize.
All that walking around is bound to make you hungry, but don't worry! Odessa has some of the best eats and drinks in the West Texas area. Hop on over to El Sinaloense Mariscos & Bar, Permian Basin Hamburger Co., Patrick Clay's Icon Tavern, Rooster's Diner, and the SIDE Bar & Grill for a delicious meal and refreshing drinks.
But the fun doesn't stop there! You'll find an array of bars to keep the party going, like The House Downtown Bar and the White Buffalo located in the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Whether you're here to shop, admire the murals, or indulge in some tasty eats, Downtown Odessa is the place to be this spring!
EXPERIENCE AN ART FESTIVAL OR CONCERT
Odessa has everything you need to satisfy your music cravings! The Ector Theatre and Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center offers a diverse range of live music from various genres and different music acts. But that's not all - get ready for MuralFest, the newest addition to Odessa's art scene! On May 13th, Downtown Odessa will transform into a free-for-all celebration of art with live painted murals, food and art vendors, a children's area, and live music.
EXPLORE local attractions
Visitors will be amazed by the iconic Stonehenge replica and the towering Odessa Spire. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to Ratliff Stadium, home of the Odessa Bronchos and featured in the movie "Friday Night Lights." The Globe Theatre is a stunning venue that hosts various productions and events throughout the year. For art lovers, the Ellen Noel Art Museum features an impressive collection of American and Southwestern art. These attractions are just a few of the many reasons to visit Odessa and experience its charm and beauty firsthand.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast looking for adventure, Odessa, TX has got you covered! Hop on your bike and head over to the Odessa Mountain Bike park for an action packed day. If you're in the mood for some high-speed thrills, head over to Rimrock Raceway for some go-karting action that will get your heart racing. And for a more relaxed outdoor experience, enjoy a Picnic in the Park at Buffalo Wallow, surrounded by nature and great company. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush or a peaceful retreat, Odessa's outdoor attractions are not to be missed.
EXPLORE THE TOWN AND WIN PRIZES
Looking for a fun and interactive way to explore Odessa? Look no further than our Discover Odessa Mural Trail passport and Jackrabbit Jamboree trail! With the mural trail passport, you can check in at various murals around town, earn points, and win a prize. You'll be amazed at the vibrant and stunning murals you'll come across, and with the passport, you'll have a blast tracking them all down. And if that's not enough, check out our Jackrabbit Jamboree trail! Check in at the jackrabbits around town and earn a chance to win a plushie jackrabbit. It's a fun way to explore the town and discover all the hidden gems Odessa has to offer. So grab your passport, hit the trail, and get ready for an adventure!
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