Top things to do in Hill Country

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Fredericksburg

Vaudeville

This dapper underground bistro looks like a soda fountain gone posh. The folks lunching here are as stylish as the decor, but don't worry, you'll find welcoming Hill Country hospitality in these hip digs. The gourme…
Top Choice Pizza in Dripping Springs

Pieous

Holy moly, this is good pie. Opened just a few years ago, this wood-fired pizza joint has earned kudos left and right. The motto here is 'food is our religion,' which gives a nod to the name of the place and to thei…
Top Choice Barbecue in Dripping Springs

Salt Lick

It's worth the 20-mile drive out of town just to see the massive outdoor barbecue pits at this parklike place off Hwy 290. It's a bit of a tourist fave, but the crowd-filled experience still gets our nod. Hungry? Ch…
Top Choice Mexican in Kerrville

Taco to Go

You can take your tacos to-go or eat inside this tiny joint beside Walgreens, but don't miss out on the excellent soft tacos – including breakfast tacos served all day – made with homemade tortillas and salsa. Frien…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Dripping Springs

Jester King Brewery

Jester King may be the perfect country brewery. In a rural setting with picnic tables, cornhole games, shady oaks and a barn-style brewery, the backdrop is mighty picturesque, especially as the sun goes down. The lo…
Live Music in Luckenbach

Luckenbach Dance Hall

There are usually live-music events on the weekends in the old dance hall – a Texas classic. The 4th of July and Labor Day weekends see a deluge of visitors for concerts.
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…