Texas Hill Country is in Central Texas and features rugged landscapes of colorful hills and fascinating Texas towns. Outdoor recreation is available for those who want to experience some of the best in this marvelous region. You can take an RV trip through the hill country to get away from big-city living and the stresses and strains of day-to-day life. It’s a great idea!
On this adventure, you will start in San Antonio. Stay a while in this Texas city to enjoy the many attractions. See the hippos, lions, giraffes and much more at the San Antonio Zoo. It’s a top pick, particularly if you have kids with you. Festivals abound in spring, summer and fall. In June there is the Texas Folklife Festival that shouldn’t be missed.
Next stop will be Bandera, Texas. Get some down-home country food and listen to that toe-tappin’ country music. You may not want to do any hell-raising, but Bandera is still a nice place to relax and get the feel of the Old West. Stop at the Frontier Culture Museum to see an amazing collection of artifacts, including a shrunken head! Get another home cooked meal before taking off for your next destination.
Loop around to Kerrville where you can find some live music and get some more of that down-home cooking. Like to bowl and haven’t had the opportunity for a while? Check out the family sports center in town. Move on to Fredericksburg, a spot that has a fascinating German heritage. Immigrants came here early on to purchase millions of acres, staying on with the German language being the prominent one until recently. You will discover delicious German cuisine and some wonderful beer. Don’t neglect a tour of the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War. Here you’ll see a real Japanese midget sub from the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Isn’t it about time to get some real exercise? When you reach your next stop, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, you need to get out there and do some hiking. Trek to the top of the pink granite mountain. Have a picnic and watch the wildlife that wanders near. No matter how tempting, however, please don’t feed them.
Johnson City, Texas has a lot of history, but it also has some fun attractions for all ages. If you have ever thought about going on a guided hunt, now is the time to try it. A great place to go is the Exotic Resort Zoo. This is just north of town, and contains a number of lakes and creeks and over 500 animals.
Not far away is the Hamilton Pool Preserve, with hiking, swimming and nature study the favorite activities. Drive on to Guadalupe River State Park and enjoy paddling on the river. Finally, it is New Braunfels and the end of your adventure. In this charming German community you can have an old-fashioned good time, with lots more outdoor recreation nearby. Certainly this was a wonderful time in the Texas Hill Country and we invite you to come again.
Picture credits: The picture of the The Guadalupe River in Guadalupe River State Park is by Larry D. Moore and is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.