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A complete list of towns to check out in the Hill Country

Posted by Vintage Oaks

Topics: Articles About Texas Hill Country

Living in the Texas Hill Country means having access to incomparable scenery and an incredible array of great things to see and do. Looking to spend some time exploring the area? Here are the places you’ll want to check out. 


With beautiful scenery, picturesque streets lined with quaint shops, and some of the area’s favorite wineries, it’s no wonder Fredericksburg is one of the favorite places in the Hill Country. If you want to work up an appetite to enjoy one of the city’s great restaurants, like Vaudeville or Cabernet Grill, climb Enchanted Rock, where the view from the top will be more than worth it.

San Marcos

Home to Texas State University, San Marcos is a vibrant city that’s packed with activities and interesting places to see. Some of the best shopping in the country is at the San Marcos Premium Outlets, The Meadows Center offers a unique experience on the water, and Wonder World Park is a great place to explore and have fun with the kids.  For a night out with some great live music, head to the famous Cheatham Street Warehouse.


You could spend a whole day, and then some, at Sunrise Antique Mall. While you’re in the area, save room for lunch at Classics Burgers and “Moore,” Texas Monthly’s #40 burger in Texas, and check out Azul Lounge in the historic downtown area for live music to round out the evening. On the the fourth Saturday of the month, Kerr County Market Days is the place to be.


No trip to Gruene is complete without some time at Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas. But don’t miss some of the other great stops in this charming town. The Gristmill is a favorite Hill Country restaurant that used to be a cotton mill, and the General Store is chock full of unique gifts and Texas fare. Gruene Market Days on the third weekend of the month bring in visitors from Austin to San Antonio.

Dripping Springs

Dripping springs is known as the gateway to the Hill Country, located approximately 25 miles west of Austin. Between the olive orchard, vineyards, Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park, and West Cave Preserve, there is array of stuff to do. Don’t forget to leave room to sample the local salsas and jellies. 

New Braunfels

Many people discover New Braunfels while tubing on the Comal or the Guadalupe, but there’s so much more to love about the second-fastest growing city in the nation. Some of the best parks in the Hill Country, Fischer Park and Landa Park, are right here, downtown New Braunfels’ historic main plaza attracts visitors to its antique shops, restaurants, and special events, and Dry Comal Creek Winery is one of the Hill Country’s favorite wineries is located right here on the Texas Wine Trail.

Just across the street from Dry Comal is Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for the past three years offering Comal Coutny land for sale, custom and semi-custom homes, and resort amenities including multiple pools, a lazy river, ball fields, trails, and a Tuscan clubhouse.

For more information, visit Vintage Oaks or click below to view drone video of the newest property release.