Big Bend is home to a few remarkable communities: Marathon, Study Butte, Terlingua Ghost Town, Lajitas, and Big Bend National Park. Communities offer services, amenities, and entertainment. Accommodations run the range from convenient and comfortable to resort luxury. A variety of guided outdoor activities are available. Big Bend is a diverse region with endless possibilities for adventure and discovery.

1. ) What is your destination most known for? 

Brewster County is home is most known for being the largest county in Texas with the least amount of people per square mile. Also, home to Big Bend National Park, Brewster County welcomes visitors with the preserved vast landscape of the Big Bend region of Texas.

2.) During this time, how can we enjoy your destination?

Summer months are quite hot for Big Bend. We suggest visitors start their day early when participating in outdoor recreation and enjoying cool summer nights at our local hotspots from the Starlight Theater in the Terlingua Ghosttown to the White Buffalo Bar in Marathon.

3.) What hidden gem should not be missed when visiting your destination?

One of the least visited areas of our National Park is the amazing Fossil Discovery Exhibit located off of the main road heading north out of the park. The open-air exhibit showcases the history, geology, and paleontology of the Big Bend.

4.) What’s one feature that can’t be missed when visiting your website?

The Visit Big Bend Mobile App can be downloaded on both Apple and Android or used directly on our website. Visitors can utilize this app to plan out their entire trip to the Big Bend, whether you’re looking for an outfitter that offers trips on the Rio Grande or lodging options in a certain town. You can plan out your dream vacation and be linked to businesses websites easily!

5.) How did you hear about NATJA, why did you join?

Our organization has been a member for many years, as new people have come to take place of previous staff members, we have stayed with NATJA for the quality and diversity of journalists that we have worked with.

6.) Is there anything else you feel travel media should know about your destination?

Big Bend is one of few areas left in the United States that is a Dark Skies designated area. One of the only places you can see the bands of the Milky Way and stars like you’ve never seen before. If you’ve looked to the skies to try to spot a shooting star but never had any luck? With our dark skies, you can see multiple within the hour.

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