If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you live nearby or are planning an overnight trip, there are activities to please every member of your party. From museums and live theatre to craft beer and artisan coffee, to art festivals and live music, Longview has it all.

One taste and you’ll be back!

How to spend your day

Heritage Plaza

Longview has a friendly, laid-back vibe and you’ll quickly feel at home watching the colorful hot air balloons sail overhead during the Great Texas Balloon Race.

Pack a picnic and enjoy a concert at the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center or grab some street grub from a food truck during our free concert series, Downtown Live, at Heritage Plaza.

Wild Honey Creamery

If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss the hands-on discovery museum, Longview World of Wonders.

Swing by Roma’s Italian Kitchen for some cheese ravioli and follow up with a hand-scooped ice cream cone at Wild Honey Creamery.

Visit Air-U for some trampoline fun or try G-force for 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor kart racing.

If you’re looking for relaxation, spend the day at the Copper Tree Retreat melting into a heated massage table or hydrating wrap.

Pop into a yoga or meditation class at Freedom Yoga or purchase a day pass and try a paddle board class at the impressive Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living.

Feeling more energetic? You’ll love our system of outdoor running and biking trails like Cargill Long Park Trail and Paul G. Boorman Trail.

Photo credit Les Hassell

Would you rather skate to some classic tunes? Shoot the duck at the historic REO Starplex Roller Rink or avoid capture with a round of Laser Tag at Lazer X.

Love to fish? Take your pole to one of our scenic area lakes and cast till the sun sets.

If you’re in the mood for some shopping try one of our downtown stores like Croft + Sage and Coco & Meg.

Pick up a best-seller and enjoy a glass of wine at Books & Barrels. Buy a bag of local coffee at Silver Grizzly Espresso. Take home a growler from Oil Horse Brewing Company.

Where to Stay

Diversity abounds in this eclectic Texas town. Longview runs the gamut with hotels to make your stay enjoyable.

We have hotel properties complete with event centers and more that are waiting to welcome you and your group.

We are used to handling large conferences and tournaments and look forward to welcoming you to town.

Where to Eat

When hometown heartthrob Matthew McConaughey stops by Longview, he heads for the ever popular Pizza King.

This funky, 1950s inspired diner is filled with vintage memorabilia and the cheesiest, most delicious pizza this side of Italy.

Try the Queen’s Fancy with bell pepper, onion, and mushroom or the King’s Delight that is fully loaded.

Another Longview hot spot for dinner is Bodacious BBQ on Mobberly Ave. This crowd favorite was ranked #4 best barbecue in the entire lone star state by Texas Monthly.

The brisket is marathon-smoked over mesquite wood for 24 to 26 hours. Trust us on this. Go get some.

If you’re craving tex-mex while you’re in town, stop by Mi Casita on McCann Road.

This little hole-in-the-wall will win you over with their hand-breaded avocado wedges, deep-fried and served with lime and spicy ranch.

Follow up with the Chuck Norris Burrito that’s packed full of rice, beans, guacamole, queso, pico de gallo, cilantro and onion, sour cream and your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp.

How to get here

Longview is conveniently located on I-20 between Dallas and Shreveport in beautiful, wooded East Texas. We are serviced by American Eagle flights at East Texas Regional Airport which is located 15 minutes south of town.

Our historic downtown train depot is serviced by Amtrak. Built in 1940, The Longview Train Depot is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL).

For a complete list of where to find inspiration VisitLongviewTexas.com has information about our city’s restaurants, shops, and hotels.

Be sure to stop by the Visit Longview Visitor Center, located in Longview City Hall, for maps and brochures to guide you around Longview and the beautiful East Texas region.

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