5 Reasons to Visit Texas Hill Country

In the spring of 2019 my husband and I road tripped through Texas for a month in our camper. In between Big Bend National Park and Galveston – we spent a few days in Texas Hill Country. These are the 5 reasons you should visit Texas Hill Country:

1. Cute Towns

    I’ve lost track of all the towns we stopped in… but Boerne, Fredricksburg, and Comfort were a few of our favorites! So many cute shops, restaurants, and main streets to explore. I recommend you stop by Blue Moon Bakery in Boerne for your breakfast or lunch break!

    2. Live Music

      If you’re a music fan – then put Texas Hill Country on your list! Almost all of the restaurants, breweries, and local spots we stopped at had live music. We also made a stop at Gruene Hall (near New Braunfels) – the oldest dance hall in Texas that features nightly live music. We were too early for an evening show, but we had fun watching the sound checks and the bands setting up.

      3. Wildflowers

        If you find yourself not being to visit the Dutch tulip fields in the spring – this is a solid second choice, a bit closer to home. I’m by no means a flower expert and we didn’t visit any official gardens… but in April all we literally needed to do was drive the highways and back roads north of San Antonio for a colorful display of Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush!

        4. Wineries/Breweries

          Driving through Bandera, Texas… we found ourselves thirsty and were happy to stumble upon the Bandera Brewery. I highly suggest you give it a try when you’re in Texas Hill Country! The people are so welcoming (the owner was from Colorado – so we had craft beers/geography to compare!) and dog friendly (which we didn’t find the case everywhere in Texas… as we had our Malamute with us). We enjoyed an evening of live music, new friends, and they were also nice to let us boondock in their parking lot with our camper. If a brewery isn’t your scene – there are also a plethora of wineries in Hill Country!

          5. LBJ Ranch

            To be honest – this wasn’t on our radar, and was an impulse decision to visit as we found ourselves driving past. I’m so thankful we took the detour, as this turned into being an unexpected lovely afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive around the ranch grounds, seeing the old school house he attended, and the plane used during his presidency. The house wasn’t open for tours at that time, but the entrance to the LBJ National Historical Park is free.

            If you haven’t visited Texas Hill Country – put this on your radar for a fun filled spring road trip!

            Bon Voyage!


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