Small Town Spotlight: Midland, Texas
Monday, February 24, 2014
Travel to the small town of Midland in west Texas for a vacation that’s a home run. With so much to do and see, the city’s motto is appropriate: “Feel the energy.” With exciting sporting events, entertaining theatres, superb shopping and delicious dishes, this trip will feel as big as the state of Texas. Although your experiences will be new, staying at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Midland, will provide the same friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and delicious cookies that you know and enjoy.
The variety of professional sports offered in the area will make your visit even more exciting. Visit between April and September to root, root, root for the home baseball team, the Midland Rockhounds. In January, you can see one of the best rodeos in the U.S., The SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo, which is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy circuit. You can catch the show in Odessa, which is just a short drive from Midland. Stay in Odessa to cheer on the Jackalopes hockey team at Ector County Coliseum. Finally, you can watch a Rebels’ football game at the Grande Communications Stadium. The popular football movie Friday Night Lights was filmed in this stadium.
You’ll have several choices for dining before or after your sporting events. The menus are as diverse as they are delicious in Midland. Satisfy your craving for sushi at Bushido Japanese Steak House or enjoy fine dining on the patio at The Garlic Press. Meat lovers can indulge on mesquite smoked ribs or juicy burgers at Brooks Barbeque. Finally, don’t forget that the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Midland, offers a hot, complimentary breakfast each morning. You’re going to need it for your busy days!
After a scrumptious meal, you can stretch your legs at Midland Park Mall or the ArtiZen Outlet. You’ll have more than 90 shops to choose from at Midland Park Mall, including some of your favorite department stores. For a more unique shopping experience, ArtiZen features crafts, paintings, and more – all created by local artists.
Explore the arts and culture of Midland with visits to some local museums, historical sites, and theatres. Learn about the area’s history at the Midland County Historical Museum and the Museum of the Southwest. You must explore the Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum if you’re traveling with the kids. They’ll have a fun-filled afternoon of interactive learning. Since 1994, the Midland Festival Ballet has presented world-class talent and shows, including the Nutcracker in December. Finally, add the Midland Community Theater to your itinerary. They are ranked among the top 10 amateur theater groups in the United States.
Midland, Texas, is a fantastic destination for every type of traveler. Whether you love exploring the arts or sampling new cuisine, this small town is sure to leave a lasting impression. The staff at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Midland, is excited to welcome you and help ensure that each day is fantastic from sunrise to sunset. Book your trip to the Lone Star state today!
Which attractions are you adding to your Midland itinerary?