As the “Oldest Town in Texas,” Nacogdoches is no stranger to historical charm.

The story of the city includes Caddo Indians, Spanish settlers, the Mexican government, and famous Texans like Stephen F. Austin - namesake of the well-known university. With tons of historical landmarks and museums to tour, Nacogdoches is clearly proud of its storied past.

Located on the El Camino Real, Nacogdoches is one of the top 10 tourist destinations in Texas, offering some of the best live music and entertainment. Stroll along the red brick streets of downtown’s historic district and shop quaint boutiques, art galleries, tour a museum and enjoy delicious cuisine. Nacogdoches is also known for its variety of libations including Texas wine, craft beer and custom made spirits.

Looking for something that involves a little more nature? The Garden Capital of Texas is proud of its dozen public gardens including the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, the largest azalea garden in the state featuring more than 7,000 azaleas. Visitors can walk, hike and bike miles of nature trails throughout the city. During the spring and fall seasons, Nacogdoches explodes with color. Explore 25 miles of residential neighborhoods during the annual Azalea Trail.

For more information, contact the Nacogdoches CVB at 888-564-7351 or visit