Marfa is a charming and magical town less than 2-hours from Camp Elena. In 1986, artist Donald Judd founded the Chianti Foundation, putting Marfa on the map as a hub for artists, architects, and students. Today, the town has grown to also host many diverse restaurants and eclectic boutiques. We recommend planning your trip ahead of time, as most businesses are closed Monday - Wednesday.
Morning | Breakfast & Art Exhibit
Grab a quick breakfast and tour one of Marfa's top attractions:
- Ballroom Marfa
- The Studios - Judd Foundation or The Block - Chianti Foundation
- Prada Marfa & Giant Marfa Mural (in Valentine)
Noon | Tacos & Sotol Margaritas
Enjoy a late taco lunch at The Sentinel Marfa while reading the local newspaper and browsing through a large selection of home goods. Wander across the street to Marfa Spirits Co. and enjoy a Chihuahan Desert Sotol margarita with a side of chips and queso, while viewing the distillery process in action.
Afternoon | Shopping
Browse the shops on Highland Street, noting the unique hats at Communitie, vast selection of souvenirs at the Paisano Gift Shop, and special vintage pieces at Pronghorn Marfa. If you have time, wander a south into Marfa Brands, The Marfa Store and Raba Marfa to browse through locally-made soaps and other unique finds.
Evening | Dinner
Catch a 5PM dinner at Margaret's to enjoy a crushed olive & pecornio salad and spaghetti bolognese (they don't take reservations, so we recommend getting there when it opens). Grab a bottle of wine to go from Marfa Wine Co.
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