Marfa Texas is best known for its iconic Prada store installation but the town is actually a hotbed for contemporary art. From afar, it has the appearance of a ghost town but upon closer inspection reveals the patchwork of art galleries, design shops and hip cafes. It’s an isolated yet vibrant escape in the typically over-the-top state.
The Thunderbird Marfa is the perfect place to lay your head in Marfa. This classic roadside hotel was overhauled by Lake/Flato Architects in 20005. It’s outfitted with a hip mix of custom-made furniture, industrial lighting and Peruvian blankets. Take a dip in bright blue outdoor pool.
601 W San Antonio St
This 1974 converted delivery truck serves up a mix of Mediterranean, Mexican and more; choose falafel (“marfalafel”), bahn-mi or tacos. If you missed out at lunch, check out it’s sister restaurant Museum of Electronic Wonders and late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour.
Food Shark Marfa
located in Airstreamland on San Antonio St.
The Ballroom Marfa is a must-visit during your stay. This nonprofit center for contemporary art and culture was founded in 2003 and occupies (naturally) a converted 1927 dance hall. The two galleries sprawl over 4500 square feet surrounding a massive courtyard. The center features multidisciplinary works from regional, national and international artists.
108 E. San Antonio St.