An RV trip through the rugged landscapes of the Texas Hill Country will put a refreshing twist on your vacation. This is not just the colorful hills of the Lone Star State but an enchanting land of palm trees, cowboys, and German culture to explore. Texas Hill Country isn’t just a vacation; it is an experience!
Starting out in Austin is the best plan, and there are many sights to see in that city, too. But you will want to move on as there is a lot to see on this Hill Country tour. Stop at Johnson City, Texas with its fascinating history and attractions for young and old. The grownups might enjoy a guided hunt. The whole family will love the Exotic Resort Zoo. There are more than 500 types of animals to see here, many endangered.
Next stop can be beautiful Fredericksburg with its historical heritage, lovely galleries and delicious German food. Drink up the great beer and then arrange a tour of the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War. The kids and adults will find the Japanese midget submarine an awesome exhibit indeed.
Then move on to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, the ideal place to have a picnic and hike to the top of a pink mountain. The granite is pink, and yes, you’ll need your camera gear so you can take a photo. You might catch a shot of some of the wildlife that make this area their home.
Visit the town of Kerrville for an introduction to some wonderful home cooking and plenty of live music. Continue on and loop around to Bandera, Texas. This is another spot where you can find great country home cooking and a lot of country music to boot. Relax and enjoy the ambience of the Texas Hill Country. You’ll want to visit the Frontier Times Museum for another view of the history of this region. You may be surprised to also see a shrunken head. Wait a minute! How did that get here?
At the Hamilton Pool Preserve you can go hiking and study nature, then drive to the Guadalupe River State Park to paddle on the river. The next stop on your trip is New Braunfels, a German community that welcomes visitors and shows everyone a wonderful time. This town was founded by a German prince and the town has followed German culture throughout the years. Ride a miniature train, take a paddle boat on the river, and shop for creative gifts to take back home. The Hill Country RV Resort is a great place to stay.
Final stop on this RV trip in Texas Hill Country is San Antonio. Naturally, you’ll want to experience the River Walk and take in the beauty of the Alamo, but you will also love visiting the San Antonio Zoo. There are always things happening in San Antonio. Plan ahead by checking online for dates of fun-filled events going on during your RV trip in town so you won’t miss a thing. This would be the proper ending to a well-planned, well-executed RV Texas Hill Country trip!
Picture credits: Top photo of the natural bridge by Nick Cobb and the bottom photo of the grounds at the Alamo by C. Thomas Caldwell are licensed under the Explore/Creative Attribution Commons license on Flickr.