Is Amarillo Right For You?
What makes you feel at home? Maybe it’s slipping into your favorite booth at your local watering hole. Perhaps it’s a front-row seat at a world-class symphony. Or maybe it’s just making memories with your family in the great outdoors.
No matter your lifestyle, Amarillo has your ideal weekend covered. Take our fun and simple quiz to receive an itinerary that’s tailored to your interests. And, if you have too many interests to choose from, feel free to take the quiz a few times!
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When you plan a vacation, what’s the first thing you look for?
A great meal
An unforgettable hike
A jaw-dropping show
Shopping and souvenirs
Something fun for the kids
Who do you like to spend your vacation time with?
A few close friends or
on my own
My partner or a date
An animal companion
Which of these words
describes you best?
Mom or Dad
What/where do you like to eat?
A nice dinner before an even nicer show
Small plates at the cocktail bar
A cuisine I’ve never
A picnic with the
Whatever I stuck in the hiking bag
Which of these activities sounds most appealing?
Dancing till you drop
Attending a symphony
Indulging in a food
Reeling in the catch
of the day
Watching the kids’ faces light up
Your Results Are In!
Reveal Your Weekend Itinerary
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Foodies, prepare to meet your match. Head over to Polk Street, where you’ll find everything from artisan burgers to Asian fusion. Many of these restaurants are surrounded by downtown’s most historic buildings, where you can enjoy modern renovations alongside old-time Texas charm.
If you’re a carnivore, you’re in luck: Amarillo is the beef capital of the world, so you can tear into a choice cut at one of our many BBQ and Tex-Mex establishments. And with cuisines that span Cajun, Middle Eastern, and more, you won’t have any trouble finding something exciting to eat for every meal.
Not a meat-eater? You’ll still be welcomed with open arms. During the summer months, downtown is home to a bustling farmer’s market, where you’ll find heirloom vegetables and friendly faces every Saturday morning.
For those whose appetites include a more liquid diet, options are also abundant. Happy hours abound in Amarillo, so you can always enjoy a craft cocktail at an upscale eatery or a cold beer from a local brewery. And be sure to grab a cup of joe from our many local coffee roasters.
To learn about some more specific options to tempt you, be sure to check our blog post all about the Amarillo food scene.
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Did you get a glimpse of your dream weekend, or are you still looking for something else? Feel free to take the quiz again to see even more exciting Amarillo destinations.
To learn more about the Amarillo lifestyle, be sure to visit us online – or better yet, in person! We’ll welcome you with arms as wide as the Texas sky.
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Slap on the sunscreen and lace up your hiking boots – it’s time to explore the natural beauty of the Texas Panhandle.
Just outside Amarillo city limits, you’ll find Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the U.S. With miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking, Palo Duro and neighboring canyons like Caprock put the “great” in the great outdoors. And be sure to stick around after dark for stargazing in the wide-open Texas sky.
On the north side of Amarillo, you’ll find the 610-acre Thompson Memorial Park. This is another great location for hiking and picnicking, plus scenic courses for golfing and disk golfing. You can also make a day of fishing, hunting, and horseback riding at one of our abundant national wildlife refuges and neighboring ranches.
Thanks to our beautiful weather virtually every month of the year, you can spend your days in a different scenic locale each day. Find a full list of outdoor attractions and activities here.
The Outdoor Adventurer
Think Texas is all rugged ranchers and tumbleweeds? Think again. Amarillo is living proof that the Panhandle is rapidly becoming a cultural hub.
The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts hosts a wide variety of artists each year, including the Lone Star Ballet. With its precision-engineered acoustics and beautiful architecture, which mirrors the cascades of Palo Duro Canyon, the Center is the perfect place to enjoy a show.
High culture and local color also meet at Amarillo’s Pioneer Amphitheater, a vast outdoor venue that has staged the musical Texas for over half a century. And while baseball might not be your idea of fun, keep in mind our new stadium has hosted the Amarillo Symphony. Also, we’re home to the oldest continuously operating theater in the U.S., the Amarillo Little Theatre.
Finally, don’t forget about Amarillo’s multiple local theater companies and the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, which hosts the occasional classical concert, as well as abundant exotic flora.
You can keep your finger on the pulse on all of Amarillo’s cultural happenings with this regularly updated list.
If your day doesn’t truly start until the sun begins to set, this itinerary may be the perfect match for a night owl like you.
Downtown is a hub of activity on any weekend night. To start the evening off right, grab a craft cocktail and check out the view from one of our classy rooftop bars.
Heights not your thing? Then disappear into a local speakeasy, where the lights are low and the drinks are surprisingly affordable, or try your luck at a local arcade bar. During the summer months, be sure to check out Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ Music in the Gardens summer concert series every Thursday evening.
During the day, you can shop till you drop at Amarillo’s many boutiques. With everything from homegrown antiques to haute couture, you won’t have to go far to find the perfect souvenir (don’t miss historic Route 66, aka 6th Street!) or the perfect finishing touch for your evening attire.
High Noon on the Square is a staple of the downtown scene during summer, featuring local vendors, music, and more. And come fall, look out for Jazztober, a weekly outdoor concert series that will get your toes tapping.
Use this regularly updated list to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
The On-the-Town Night Owl
Spend a weekend in Amarillo and you’ll see why so many families are deciding to make this Panhandle community their home.
Located on 610 acres on the north side of Amarillo, Thompson Memorial Park is a great place to gather for a picnic or a round of disk golf – or to let the family pup roam the expansive dog park. It’s also home to Wonderland, our city’s amusement park.
Speaking of wildlife, the Park is also home to the Amarillo Zoo, where you’ll find lions, tigers, bears, and more. For an even truer Texas experience, you can also check out the cowboy’s roping skills over at the Tri-State Fairgrounds.
Still not tired? Enjoy nine innings and a hotdog at downtown’s new state-of-the-art ballpark, home of the 2019 AA Texas League Champion Sod Poodles. And the Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo’s local science museum, is another prime destination for family-focused, educational fun.
The Family-Friendly Funster