Thirsty Pines Tour
When you journey around East Texas, it’s easy to understand why Texas gets its reputation for being hospitable. With welcoming locals, lovely scenery, and tall pine trees, your drive around the area is filled with friendly faces and beautiful backdrops. Explore the entire region for yourself with the recently launched Thirsty Pines Tour. The free Thirsty Pines Tour is a mobile drinking passport experience connecting you to the region’s top craft beverage purveyors. The pass features the best in coffee shops, wine bars, breweries, and even a distillery in the piney woods. Those who visit a designated number of locations, will receive an exclusive “Go East Texas” stone coaster set.
How it Works
It’s really easy to get started on your sippin’ tour of East Texas. Download the pass at GoEastTexas.com to begin your journey then follow these easy steps.
- The Thirsty Pines Tour is a curated collection of deals and discounts for East Texas’ craft beverages. The first step is to visit GoEastTexas.com and download the pass to your mobile phone.
- Once you hit download, the virtual pass will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately. There is no app to download. Save the pass to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access. (The pass expires one year after its activation date.)
- When visiting a venue, simply present your phone to the attendant to obtain the code and check in or redeem available discounts. Once you have redeemed at two locations from each of the three cities (Tyler, Lindale, and Longview), a prize button will automate at the bottom of your passport.
Once you have completed the pass, you will be able to pick up an exclusive “Go East Texas” stone coaster set as a prize from any of the visitor centers located in Longview, Lindale, or Tyler. These coaster sets are only available to participants who complete the Thirsty Pines Tour.
Gulp Your Way to a Getaway
But wait, there’s more! Complete the tour and you will be entered into an East Texas getaway package that includes accommodations, gift cards to restaurants and attractions, foodie-focused souvenirs, and more. We will drawn a winner for a Grand Prize Getaway winner twice a year.
Let’s go East Texas!
(Participants should call or check the website/social media of each location before visiting as businesses might have different hours and/or protocols during this time.)