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Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country is located in Central Texas. Major cities include Austin, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Del Rio, & Sonora.

  • 5 Fun Family Getaways From Houston
    Do you live in Houston and want to get away for a vacation with the family but don’t want to drive too much? I’ve got you covered with some great family getaways from Houston. We’re focusing on places with plenty of water activities because, let’s face it, when planning a Texas vacation with kids, you … Read more
  • Camp Fimfo Waco – Luxury Camping Resort
    If you’ve never heard the words camping and resort in the same sentence, you’ve obviously never visited Camp Fimfo Waco. Just an hour and a half from Dallas and Austin, and under three hours from Houston, Camp Fimfo Waco is the ideal place to get out and enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing any of your … Read more
  • Best Places to Stay in Fredericksburg, TX – Njem Haus
    If you’re looking for an unforgettable Fredericksburg vacation, make sure you add Njem Haus to your list of places to stay in Fredericksburg. Njem Haus is a luxury vacation rental property nestled right at the edge of town, yet still just four blocks from main street, so you’re within walking distance of shopping, dining, and … Read more
  • 19 Fun Things to Do in Round Rock TX
    Round Rock, Texas, just outside Austin, is a beautiful city that seamlessly blends an array of big-city amenities with small-town charm. There are so many incredible things to do in Round Rock, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway or a longer trip! From beautiful outdoor recreation along Brushy Creek to family-fun indoor … Read more
  • The Bevy Hotel in Boerne
    If you’re planning a trip to Boerne, Texas, you should definitely consider booking a stay at The Bevy Hotel. The Bevy Hotel is a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel conveniently located just a short drive from all of Boerne’s must-see sights and attractions. The guest rooms at The Bevy are not only spacious and modern but … Read more
  • 14 Fun Things to do in Boerne, TX
    Boere, Texas (pronounced ‘Bernie’) is a charming hill country town just northwest of San Antonio. Situated along Cibolo Creek, this town is full of history, character, and beautiful nature. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, you’ll find so many fun things to do in Boerne, TX. From its charming main street lined with unique … Read more
  • 8 Fabulous Things to Do in Georgetown, TX
    Georgetown, Texas is a beautiful town just thirty minutes north of Austin. It has a charming downtown area that has claimed the title, Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, and the title is well deserved. We visited Georgetown this summer and found it to be a beautiful town with so much to do. Here are … Read more
  • 8 Best Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas
    With its whimsical shops, waterfront eateries, and beautiful swimming holes, there’s no shortage of things to do in Wimberley, Texas. Wimberley is an adorable little town in Texas Hill Country with a population of 2600. Its proximity to Austin and San Antonio (45 minutes and an hour, respectively) makes it the ultimate Texas Hill Country … Read more
  • Where to Stay in Wimberley, Texas: The Lodge at Cypress Falls
    If you’re looking for a comfortable but affordable place to stay in Wimberley, look no further than The Lodge at Cypress Falls. Nestled on the banks of Cypress Creek, this vintage lodge offers 22 rooms, each decorated in a different style. The lodge dates back to the 1940’s and has newspaper prints and advertisements framed … Read more
  • Palmetto State Park Hidden Swim Area
    Palmetto State Park is a beautiful, other-worldly park located just northwest of Gonzales, Texas. (For more things to do in Gonzales, Texas, click here.) With lush palmetto fronds lining the trails, one might be tricked into thinking they’d been transported into Jurassic Park. The park is conveniently located just over two hours from Houston, and … Read more
  • Hiking Enchanted Rock Summit Trail
    This post contains affiliate links. See our affiliate disclosure for more details. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Fredericksburg, Texas is a Texas gem and somewhere you must visit at least once. The park surrounds a giant dome-shaped hill with trails around the surrounding areas, as well as a trail straight up to the peak … Read more
  • 16 Fun Things To Do In San Antonio With Kids
    As the second largest city in Texas, you’d expect there to be no end of fun things to do in San Antonio with kids, and you’d be right! San Antonio is a big city with a laid back vibe that makes it an ideal family vacation destination. It has a great mix of commercialized activities … Read more
  • Top Hill Country Texas Vacation Rentals
    Looking for vacation rentals in Texas Hill Country can be frustrating. There are so many different booking sites and so many options – where to even begin? That’s why I set out to create a comprehensive list of the best Hill Country vacation rentals from across the internet. On this list, you’ll find Hill Country … Read more
  • This Hill Country Airbnb Is The Stuff Of Dreams
    We thought about keeping this incredible Hill Country Airbnb a secret, so we wouldn’t have to share, but our good conscience won out. Prepare to be amazed. Let’s first establish that finding this property was hard work! Our criteria for booking our early summer getaway was simple. We were looking for a place that was … Read more
  • 4 Best Things To Do In Johnson City Texas
    It may be small, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of amazing things to do in Johnson City Texas! Johnson City is located about an hour west of Austin, on the banks of the Pedernales River. It’s about three and a half hours west of Houston, a little over an hour north of San … Read more
  • Roadside America Museum Is Your Destination For The Quirkiest Memorabilia
    From advertising material, signs and mascots from the 1940’s, to a working juke box, to restored vintage cars, Carroll Estes, owner of Roadside America Museum, has curated it all for you. Located in Hillsboro, TX, a small city with a population of about 8,000 as of the 2010 census, Roadside America Museum is a must-visit … Read more
  • Amazing Ranch Vacation Rental in Brenham, Texas
    For an amazing ranch vacation rental just over an hour outside Houston, look no further than Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, Texas. Rockin Star Ranch has 8 cabins and 1 suite available for rent. Western Star Cabin – 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5 Patio Cottage – 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6 Rising Star – 1 Bedroom, Sleeps … Read more
  • Charming Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast – Rarumpelpunzeldornaschenwittchen
    I’d be hard-pressed to tell you which caught our eye first – the incredibly long, entirely unpronounceable name, or the charming, fairytale-esque property, but when we came across this Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast, we knew we had to stay here. When we arrived at Rarumpelpunzeldornaschenwittchen, we were greeted by the owner, and learned that he … Read more
  • Milton Reimers Ranch Park
    With plenty of hiking and biking trails, mountain climbing, and access to the Pedernales River, Milton Reimers Ranch Park has something for everyone. We visited this park specifically to swim in the river. The river is accessed by a steep road that leads down to a rocky beach. From there, you can choose a spot … Read more
  • Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas
    As the name suggests, the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas showcases a collection of buggies from throughout history. Room after room awaits, filled with over 200 buggies – royal buggies, livery buggies, jail buggies, and pretty much every kind of buggy or wagon imaginable. The level of attention and detail that went into creating … Read more
  • Best Hill Country Getaway Itinerary – Austin Area
    Texas Hill Country is a beautiful area, with with rivers, lakes, and forested hills at seemingly every turn. On our most recent visit, we stayed in Leander, about thirty minutes outside Austin, and found it to be a great springboard for exploring the area. The Texas Hill Country is a great place to visit any … Read more
  • Luckenbach
    Luckenbach was first established as a community trading post back in the mid-1800’s. By 1904, Luckenbach had as many as 492 people, but by the 1960’s, it was a ghost town. The town was put up for sale in 1970 and purchased by actor Guich Koock and Hondo Crouch, a rancher and Texas folklorist, for $30,000.  Today, the … Read more
  • Creative Playscape Playground
    Creative Playscape is an adorable playground in Georgetown, TX, that was built to look like the town it’s in. In addition to the usual playground equipment, there is a large boulder for climbing, a teepee, and a wall depicting the history of the area. There are numerous slides and climbing areas, as well as swings, … Read more
  • Monster Mini Golf
    Monster Mini Golf is a great place for family fun. With mini golf, arcades, laser tag, bowling, VR games, and a laser maze, there’s something for everyone! We visited the Round Rock location, right outside Austin. A la carte prices can add up but they do have fairly reasonable combo packages. Everything is glow in … Read more
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
    The Buckhorn Museum was one of the first museums we visited, on our very first trip to San Antonio! It’s not far from the Alamo, Ripley’s and other tourist attractions in San Antionio. When entering the Buckhorn Museum, you might mistake it for a bar – which it is, too. In fact, the saloon dates … Read more
  • Old Tunnel State Park
    Old Tunnel State park has some beautiful hikes and an abandoned old railroad tunnel. The tunnel used to belong to the Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad, which stopped running in 1942. The tunnel is now home to a substantial bat colony – over 3 million bats – which can be viewed in the evenings from May … Read more
  • Chalk Ridge Falls
    Picturesque doesn’t quite do justice to this beautiful area. With hiking trails, a beautiful waterfall, and cold, refreshing water, Chalk Ridge Falls might just be the perfect place to spend a hot Texas summer day! We parked at a small parking lot overlooking the Lampasas River. There is a bathroom there, but it is awful. … Read more
  • Kreische Brewery
    Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites is a historic state park located south of La Grange, TX. The park is home to a small trail leading to the ruins of a brewery built by German immigrant Heinrich Ludwig Kreische in the 1860’s. The brewery ruins are fascinating to see, and there are some … Read more