The Texas Travel Awards recognizes and celebrates top travel destinations and attractions across the Lone Star State. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the travel industry in Texas, making it more important than ever to promote our state’s tourism-related business.

Brought to you by the publishers of Austin Monthly, San Antonio Magazine, and Texas Music, this new awards program will highlight the top destinations and attractions luring Texan travelers to hit the open road and explore this great state.

Winners of the inaugural Texas Travel Awards were announced this summer in a virtual awards ceremony. Watch it above and click below to see more. Stay tuned for a special digital publication and announcement of the winners in the November issues of Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine. When travelers are looking for inspiration, the Texas Travel Awards will be a go-to source.


Jackie Venson

David Elder

Brenda Kissko

J. Griffis Smith

Shanna Smith

Martha Heagany

Ron Yates

Winners / By Population

Winners / Statewide


Submissions for the 2021 awards are now closed.
Winners were announced in a virtual, livestream awards presentation on Wednesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. Central. Watch here or on Austin Monthly, San Antonio Magazine or Texas Music Facebook pages.
Any Texas-based destination, business or event is welcome to submit. Events must have occurred in the past two years.
Reach out to Macaulay Hammond at events@openskymediainc.com.

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