Sweetwater isn't the only spot in Panhandle Plains that is worth experiencing; experienced travelers will be keen to be sure to set aside plenty of time to experience the magic of the surrounding countryside, towns and cities. Merkel, lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Rotan can be found 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
When vacationing in Sweetwater, head to Abilene. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Hardin Simmons University, Dyess Air Force Base and Paramount Theatre. And don't rush back to Sweetwater until you've investigated Abilene's Kirby Lake, 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum and Grace Museum.
Sample a little local culture with a little sunshine and fresh air at Panhandle Plains' ever-popular farms.
When the temperatures climb, do what the locals do and head to the region's much-loved waterways for a day of boating or fishing.
If you intend on arriving and departing by plane, take into account that the most convenient major airport is Abilene Regional Airport, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east of Sweetwater.