girls weekend guide to Marfa, TX + get the Marfa look

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Marfa, TX has been on my bucket list for I don’t know how long. If you haven’t heard of it, allow me to explain.

It is a TINY town jam packed with the cutest buildings and style and culture, SMACK in the middle of the desert. For complex and strange reasons, it has become a design mecca and traveler’s destination, even though it isn’t accessible by plane (unless you have a private jet) and is far away from everything.

Marfa might be the weekend getaway for you if:

  1. You like looking at pretty buildings and taking pictures of them.

  2. You are obsessed with food and drinks and want to eat some of the best food you’ve ever had.

  3. You enjoy wearing hats.

My BFF and I took the 9-hour drive from Dallas to Marfa and jam packed a week of fun into just under 3 days. This is possible because most of the town is literally about 3 blocks square. Just about everything is walkable. Read on for our weekend guide to this adorable city, soak up the beautiful design, and be sure to read to the bottom to get the Marfa look!

Disclaimer – in a small town like this, places do tend to open and close and have strange hours. Always check ahead before your trip to be sure things will be open!


This was technically just a half day for us, since we didn’t arrive in the city until 2 PM.

We stayed at the Hotel St. George, one of 2 major hotels in the town. We changed out of travel clothes and walked the streets and saw all of these beauties:

marfa tx el paisano hotel

marfa tx el paisano fountain

marfa tx MSA marfa studio of arts mural mary

marfa tx ballroom

If only every fire station could be pink!

marfa tx pink fire station

marfa tx wrong gallery store

Then we headed back to the hotel bar, the Bar St. George, for a Mexican martini and a jalapeño margarita with spicy tagine rim that changed my life. All of my margaritas will now have this special feature.