Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn & Suites Center
The award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Center offers a place to relax and recharge in the picturesque Texas Piney Woods region. As a guest, you’ll get a full breakfast each morning, free of charge. Then you can explore the historical architecture of downtown Center, go fishing at Toledo Bend Reservoir, or hit the hiking trails of Sabine National Forest.
- Perk-up perk: This deal includes a $5 Starbucks gift card for each day of your stay.
- Rest easy on the hotel’s plush signature bedding.
- Start the day right with a complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit and waffles. Take it to go if you’re in a rush.
- Take a dip in the sunlit outdoor pool and hot tub.
Center, Texas: Small Town with Historical Courthouse in the Piney Woods Region
Center is a small town set amid the looming pine and oak forests of Texas’s Piney Woods region. Downtown is anchored by the stately Shelby County Courthouse, which was built in 1886. Inside, you can see historical artifacts and a courtroom with an escape hatch built into the floor next to the judge’s seat. Take a stroll along the town’s tree-lined streets to find family-owned restaurants or catch a flick at the classic Rio Theatre.
To get in touch with nature, tour the Lily Farm, where the fields are filled with more than 30,000 fragrant and colorful lilies. Further south, pine trees tower over the trails at the 160,000-acre Sabine National Forest and along the shores of Toledo Bend Reservoir, which is a popular spot to go fishing for bass.