When you want to get away or take a break, try spending some time stargazing. Now, of course, you’re under the stars wherever you go, but the best way to actually get to see them is by finding somewhere with as little light pollution as possible.

Light pollution happens when there are other lights–street lamps, neon signs, twinkle lights–that make it difficult for you to see the stars. If you want to really enjoy your time stargazing, it’s best to go somewhere like a park where there are fewer lights.

You can also try to go to International Dark Sky Places, which are places that have been certified as having less light pollution. Whether you want to camp out under the stars or learn about them from the top of an observatory, we’ve put together a list of the best places for stargazing in Texas to help you decide.


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