If you love Texas football, come to the home of Friday Night Lights. Reserve flights to Midland and stay at hotels in Odessa, Texas, to get under the lights for big-time high school football. Located on Interstate 20 in Western Texas, this growing town may be known for sports, but it has proud roots in the oil and ranching industries that shaped the Texas Republic.
Odessa hotels are found mainly along Interstate 20 in the southeastern part of the city, and you'll be well placed to explore Odessa. Visit the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to see an almost life-size replica of Stonehenge; just as big, but not as tall, as the original in England. Also at the University is a meteorite from the nearby Odessa Meteor Crater. The town is spotted with buildings that hearken back to the pioneer and ranching roots of the town's history. Visit Parker Ranch House Museum or the White-Pool House: a national landmark, as well as being the oldest building in town.
Save money on cheap hotels in Odessa, Texas, so you have more money for sightseeing and for the food. The old adage holds true: everything is bigger in Texas, and that definitely includes the meals. Texas is beef country, and in Odessa, you'll find the steaks to prove it. Try a ribeye or sirloin that has been aged and hand-carved, topped with garlic butter, and a side of Texas toast. You can head downtown for your choice of cuisines, from spicy Mexican chili rellenos to fine Italian manicotti. Pair your meal with a hand-crafted beer from one of the local breweries. You can cap off the evening enjoying drinks at a local watering hole, or kick up your heels to live county music at a saloon.
Book your vacation package to Odessa with Travelocity and you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. Share in the excitement that inspired Friday Night Lights, and enjoy some Texas football.