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
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.
If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss the hands-on discovery museum, Longview World of Wonders.
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.
Love to fish? Take your pole to one of our scenic area lakes and cast till the sun sets.
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.
For a complete list of where to find inspiration VisitLongviewTexas.com has information about our city’s restaurants, shops, and hotels.