Longview promises an authentic East Texas experience with friendly folks and a small city that’s big on service — the nature of real East Texas living. In the heart of the historical Main Street district stands Longview's landmark clock tower on the beautifully renovated Tyler Street. Antique shops, boutiques, specialty stores, restaurants, sandwich shops and more line the streets of downtown.
Festivals are a favorite attraction for Longview with the Outdoor Expo kicking off the year each January, Party in the Pines Motorcycle Rally on Memorial Day weekend followed by May's AlleyFest and the Great Texas Balloon Race in July. Other special events include Freeze Your Fanny bike ride, the Longview Kennel Club's annual AKC Dog Show, Cinco de Mayo, and Zonta Antique Show and Sale. www.visitlongviewtexas.com.