Texas Hill Country contains some of the nation’s most interesting cultural attractions and beautiful landscapes. Brimming with small-town charm and big city adventure, Texas Hill Country has something for everyone, from family-friendly activities to a dynamic nightlife and natural landscapes like rivers, lakes, and flora and fauna. Recreational activities like hiking, swimming, biking, tubing, and kayaking are in abundance. See why residents flock to Texas Hill Country and discover the best things to do in this treasured area of the Lone Star State.
Austin is one of the premier destinations in Texas Hill Country and for good reason: It’s known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” It has more than 100 live music venues and is the heart of the Lone Star State. Famous for its abundance of sunshine, the city landscape makes a scenic backdrop for outdoor activities throughout most of the year. Residents love Rainey Street, full of unique shops and eateries housed in old restored bungalows. Take in the city from a new viewpoint by renting a kayak and looking at the skyline from Lady Bird Lake.
Located just 25 miles from San Antonio, New Braunfels is a hidden gem in the heart of Texas Hill Country. With a country feel just minutes from a vivacious social scene, New Braunfels is good for families and young professionals alike. Visitors and locals flock to the Gruene Historic District, known for its diverse offerings of food, shopping, and entertainment. Gruene is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a rich record of Texas history. Gruene Hall is the oldest continuously run dance hall in Texas and has played host to famous acts like Willie Nelson and George Strait.
Famous for being the hometown of Lyndon B. Johnson, Johnson City has plenty of presidential history within its city limits. From the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, visitors have an opportunity to learn more about our civic past. For recreational opportunities, visit Pedernales Falls State Park and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Whet your appetite with a nibble and a drink at Pecan Street Brewing Company or the Garrison Brothers Distillery. For an unforgettable family experience, the Exotic Resort Zoo offers the opportunity to check out over 80 types of wild species spread out over acres of lakes, forests, and creeks.
A classic Texas Hill Country town oozing with charm, Kerrville offers the best small-town dining, shopping, and exploring, all in a historic setting. The Museum of Western Art will not disappoint, and the locals prize the area for its local sporting scene, with abundant areas for hunting, fishing, hiking, or birding. Art galleries and local theaters are the icing on the cake of the local cultural scene, and the city hosts the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair each year.
San Marcos is the biggest town situated between the larger cities of Austin and San Antonio. It is a prime destination for budget-friendly shopping. Home to sprawling outlet malls, visitors can do some serious deal-hunting before heading out to partake in outdoor adventures. Some of the most popular are Aquarena Springs and local parks for fishing, tubing, canoeing, and more.
A short drive from Austin, Dripping Springs is also known as the Gateway to Texas Hill Country. It is famous for its rolling hills and quiet creeks, a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the most recommended destinations is the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, which provides plenty of spaces for hiking, biking, swimming, and more. Barbeque enthusiasts will also appreciate the authenticity of Salt Lick BBQ.
If you are looking for a wine taster’s delight, look no further than Marble Falls. It is scenically located near five different lakes, which provides rich soil for grape growing. In fact, some of the state’s most prized wineries are located here. Taste, mingle, and spend some quality time under the vast expanses of Texas sky in Marble falls.
In Texas Hill Country, there is something for everyone, from families to young professionals and from those who like to participate in recreational activities to those who love to wine and dine. Where will you explore first?
Living in Texas Hill Country
Vintage Oaks is a 3,900-acre masterplanned community featuring Texas land for sale from one to 14 acres priced from the $90s and a variety of custom and semi-custom homes, plus spectacular Hill Country views and towering oak trees. Owners enjoy amenities including three pools, a lazy river, children’s playgrounds, five miles of nature trails, tennis and basketball courts, sporting fields, and the stunning Tuscan clubhouse. The year-round calendar of events and activities for all ages includes the Summer Concert Series in Timber Ridge Park, dining out groups, Bunco groups, swim-in movies, yoga classes, Wine Night, Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and the annual holiday event in the community, complete with a snowy sledding hill.
The new Fitness Club at Vintage Oaks gives owners a world-class facility right in the community, with 7,800 square feet of space including: large indoor/outdoor classrooms; a lap and fitness pool; Precor cardio and Life Fitness weight equipment; a hot tub; locker rooms; and more than 100 group exercise classes per month including yoga, water aerobics, and boot camps.
The fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for five consecutive years, Vintage Oaks has no city taxes and offers the ability to choose your builder and build when you're ready.
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