Attractions

Top Choice Park in Hill Country

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

What's so enchanting about a rock? Well, when you see the pink granite dome dating from the Proterozoic era rising 425ft above ground – one of the largest batholiths in the US – you'll know you're not looking at any…
Historic Site in Johnson City

LBJ Ranch

In Stonewall, 14 miles west of Johnson City, you'll find the LBJ Ranch, now part of the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park. Stop by the state-run visitor center nearby (as opposed to the national park visitor…
Cave in Boerne

Cave Without a Name

If your tour pauses while descending the 126 steps that lead into this cave, don't lean back. You might bump a sleeping bat! But no worries, they're harmless and just one of the many fascinating sights on the one-ho…
Museum in Fredericksburg

National Museum of the Pacific War

This museum complex consists of three war-centric galleries: the Admiral Nimitz Museum, chronicling the life and career of Fredericksburg's most famous son; the George HW Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, a large, im…
Park in Hill Country

Lost Maples State Natural Area

The foliage spectacle in October and November at Lost Maples is as colorful as any in New England. In fall, big-tooth maple trees turn shocking golds, reds, yellows and oranges. In the summertime there’s good swimmi…
Waterfall in Dripping Springs

Hamilton Pool Preserve

How gorgeous is the pool beneath Hamilton Creek, which spills over limestone outcroppings just upstream from the Pedernales River? Let's just say reservations are needed to visit this lush box canyon and waterfall-f…
Farm in Hill Country

Wildseed Farms

To see vast cultivated fields of color, head to Wildseed Farms, which is 7 miles east of Fredericksburg on US 290. Aside from its magnificent blooms, there is a biergarten where you can grab some tasty snacks and dr…
Park in Kerrville

Louise Hays City Park

This 60-acre park may not be Kerrville's largest, but it's free and offers river access, shaded picnic tables, sports courts and barbecue pits. Also, as part of a $1.4 million renovation project completed in 2015, t…
Winery in Hill Country

Becker Vineyards

Located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, just off US 290, this is one of the state's most decorated wine producers. Its vineyard has 36 acres of vines and allegedly Texas' largest underground wine cellar. The tastin…
Park in Hill Country

Guadalupe River State Park

Thirty miles north of San Antonio, this exceptionally beautiful state park straddles a 9-mile stretch of the sparklingly clear, bald-cypress-tree-lined Guadalupe River, and it’s great for canoeing and tubing. There …