A small town of about 5,000 people located between Austin and Houston with lots of charming small towns nearby, Giddings is the perfect place for a day trip for any nature lover, history lover, or someone just passing through.
What to Do
911 Memorial // Beams from the World Trade Center are the center of this beautiful memorial.
City murals // Painted on the sides of many of the old downtown buildings, nine magnificent murals color and tell the story of the city. You can find an answer key for all the hidden images in the mural located at the post office here.
Historical markers // Walk or drive around town and find all of the city’s historical markers. Here is a list of all of them in Lee County.
Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center // Home to hundreds of books and multiple displays, including the largest arrowhead collection in Texas, the Giddings Library and Cultural Center is a must-see for anyone wanting to learn more about the area.
Where to Eat
Annie’s on 290 // Hole-in-the-wall establishment serving outstanding seafood and service.
Bo’s Boil and Geaux // Food truck offering seafood and étouffée the Cajun way.
City Meat Market // Award winning barbecue served straight from the pit will leave you craving more and making trips to Giddings just to get it. Be sure to bring a cooler and ice as you can buy raw meat from the counter!
Elvira’s Café // Quaint restaurant serving up large portions of amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Giddings Finest Downtown Restaurant // Homestyle cooking in the heart of downtown perfect for a nice meal with the family.
Hoa Son // Delicious Asian cuisine inside city limits for a little something other than southern cooking.
Los Patrones Grill // Family owned and operated, attention to detail, and authenticity make this restaurant a staple.
Outlaw BBQ // Sadly only open on Friday and Saturday, Outlaw serves up Texas-style BBQ with an Outlaw flare.
Reba’s Pizzeria and Deli // This family owned restaurant provides fresh, quality ingredients and prides themselves on being a contribution to their community. Be sure to stop by the ice cream emporium!
Where to Stay
Airbnb // Experience country living while you visit.
Best Western Giddings Inn & Suites // Casual lodgings featuring free breakfast and a pool.
Coratel Inn & Suites Giddings // Nice, pet friendly rooms on the outskirts of town.
Super 8 by Wyndham Giddings // Comfortable rooms, 24/7 front desk help, and included breakfast right outside the city center.
Urban Inn Giddings // A cozy hotel located right down the main street.
For more driving destination ideas, check out Fort Worth Moms “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth.”
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Ginni is a writer for Fort Worth Moms. Read her articles here! Born and raised in Fort Worth, Ginni (pronounced Jih-nee) graduated from Paschal High School then attended Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College as an English and Spanish double-major. Currently she is wife to Jose and mommy to Elena (2018) and Santiago (2020). In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery and reading novels. Jesus and coffee are the two things that get her through the day.