Located in northern Texas, Amarillo is a small city in the Texas Panhandle area. Larger cities such as Albuquerque and Dallas are a 5-hour drive away. Amarillo is a gateway to the vast, trail-lined Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It's also known for the Cadillac Ranch, an installation of graffiti-decorated cars, partly buried in a field, along the famous Route 66. The historic district is a great place for dining and antique shops.
There is a good mix of gay-friendly big-brand hotels and motels in Amarillo. The gay scene in Amarillo is small but friendly, with a few gay(-friendly) bars dotted around the city. There are a few great museums to visit here, like the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Texas Air & Space Museum, and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.