Eat Drink Texas

Eat Drink Texas

If your local attractions aren’t easy to find online, they lose out and so does the town. Digital marketing can be a real challenge though, between doing research, implementing SEO best practices, keeping sites updated, tracking your results, managing social media, and doing paid search campaigns.

Texas must boast thousands of great places to eat and drink including relatively obscure places scattered through small towns and rural areas. All of those BBQ joints, Tex-Mex restaurants, vegetarian-friendly delis, and Asian bistros need to be found by tourists.

Eat, Drink, Experience Texas

As the second most populous state in the US, Texas boasts plenty of restaurants to suit any taste. The state is full of BBQ, ethnic, and even vegan restaurants. A simple search should make it easy to find great food to eat, such as BBQ pork in Austin or Thai food in Brownsville. Google searches alone are not enough to get a restaurant in front of enough diners. Why? When people search for Texas restaurants, they often don’t know what they want. Sometimes they aren’t even thinking of dinner.

Some places in Texas have become famous inside and outside the state for a variety of cuisines:

  • Barbeque
  • Tex-Mex
  • Mexican
  • Italian
  • Asian and Asian-inspired
  • Steak
  • Vegetarian
  • Baked goods
  • Candy

Other Things That Make Texas Great

Every town and city has something to offer visitors. Cross Plains boasts a museum devoted to fantasy icon Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), who spent much of his life there.  Another little town boasts the best BBQ in North Texas, a claim backed by numerous awards. Think creatively and come up with ways to showcase your attractions to tourists with different interests, to day-trippers, and to people with various passions and hobbies.

Tourism

Texas has plenty of options for tourists fond of music, hiking, fishing, hunting, history of all sorts, arts and culture, and more. Most of those fans will know what they are looking for. They will look for opportunities near Lubbock or in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so local attractions need to be easily found. Make your eateries, B&Bs,  music venues, and bars as attractive as possible with images, and text.

Sports and Special Events

College and professional sports are huge in Texas, so there are major college and professional sports teams playing across the state year-round. If you are the local headquarters for a team, you want fans to know that. Is your town just down the road from a professional sports stadium? This is worth mentioning to people outside the area who might prefer not to pay jacked-up hotel prices in town on game night.

These events call for a mix of advertising methods that a digital marketer would implement. Annual events are, obviously, happening at or around the same time every year. The schedule and details need to be readily available to anyone who might be interested in the type of annual event. Is there a wine festival or a country music festival in town, or near town? Mention it. Remind visitors when those dates are approaching.

Is there a special one-time event coming, like a solar eclipse or a one-off pop music festival? You need to make sure interested tourists know your town is the place to stay for that special event.

Arts and Culture

Many towns have something special to offer in the area of music, live theater, and art. Does your town boast the best amphitheater in Hill Country. You may have mentioned these things somewhere on your city Web site, but are these artistic attractions getting as much attention as they could be getting?

Promotions

Your town needs to promote, not just list, local attractions and festivities. A promotional partner can paint everything in a positive light that makes people want to visit. Smart digital marketing makes it easy for residents to learn more about the town. Tourists will find things to see and do more effectively.

  • Events – fairs, festivals, sports
  • Venues for events and business conferences
  • Natural attractions – rivers, sand dunes, and more
  • Museums – especially small, quirky, obscure
  • Restaurants – everyone knows about the chains, so local and locally-owned places should get some attention.
  • Historic landmarks – If your town hosts the first veterinary clinic or the oldest library or the first motorcycle manufacturer in the state, there is an audience that wants to know.
  • Seasonal and special events – An upcoming anniversary, a Thanksgiving parade, a festival of lights before Christmas. The 130th birthday of fantasy icon Robert E. Howard.
  • Outdoor activities – Hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, camping, and more.
  • Tours – Ghost tours, literary tours, and more.

Found TX exists to make it easier for city managers and tourism promoters to get local attractions and eateries in front of Web surfers interested in visiting Texas.

Promotions

Your town needs to promote, not just list, local attractions and festivities. A promotional partner can paint everything in a positive light that makes people want to visit. Smart digital marketing makes it easy for residents to learn more about the town. Tourists will find things to see and do more effectively.

  • Events – fairs, festivals, sports
  • Venues for events and business conferences
  • Natural attractions – rivers, sand dunes, and more
  • Museums – especially small, quirky, obscure
  • Restaurants – everyone knows about the chains, so local and locally-owned places should get some attention.
  • Historic landmarks – If your town hosts the first veterinary clinic or the oldest library or the first motorcycle manufacturer in the state, there is an audience that wants to know.
  • Seasonal and special events – An upcoming anniversary, a Thanksgiving parade, a festival of lights before Christmas. The 130th birthday of fantasy icon Robert E. Howard.
  • Outdoor activities – Hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, camping, and more.
  • Tours – Ghost tours, literary tours, and more.

Found TX exists to make it easier for city managers and tourism promoters to get local attractions and eateries in front of Web surfers interested in visiting Texas.

Regions

Texas can be divided up for promotional purposes in several ways, depending on your exact purpose. Most residents and regular visitors probably know some of the common names even if they can’t describe the regions in detail:

  • Piney Woods
  • Lakes and Prairies
  • Big Bend
  • Panhandle
  • South Texas Plains
  • Hill Country
  • Gulf Coast

If you want to find great places to eat on your trip, a regional search like this is a good option for some. Shouldn’t you be able to find good Thai food or steaks nearby? And, wouldn’t you like to see a food and drink menu? Think like your customers.

If you are well-known for BBQ pork and beef, wouldn’t you want tourists to know that?

Partnership Opportunities

We are always looking for eateries, bars, music venues, and other businesses that want to get better known around Texas and among visitors to the state. Our site will position our partners as great places to stop in or near their town, whether for food or great drinks, or a little bit of fun. We can link to your menu and share images.

If you want more exposure for your entertainment venue, miniature golf course, Texas BBQ joint, deli, escape room, or campground to be known, investing in digital marketing is key. Get on directories. Post a link to your menu. Found Texas has helped many businesses, tourism boards, and economic development offices attract more visitors.

Contact Us for Promotional Support

Effective tourism marketing is an ongoing effort that requires technical skills and creativity. A systematic approach is important too. You probably know that you can’t rely on Google and Facebook to point interested tourists to your town. But, maybe you want to bring in outside experts who can act on that knowledge to generate more tourism and more revenue.

The state of Texas is full of great attractions and restaurants. If you would like some expert help promoting your town’s restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions, get in touch.