If you thought that Texas was nothing but a flat land full of dust and tumbleweeds, it’s time to think again. Although many people may not consider South Texas to be a popular tourist destination, more and more visitors are flocking to the beautiful Texas Hill Country for vacation or to celebrate a special occasion.
If you already live in Texas, all the better. The Texas Hill Country may be a short drive away, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or another important event. Or, if you simply need a weekend getaway to unwind from the daily grind, you can rent a limo to tour these top three sites in the Texas Hill Country:
1. Texas Vineyards: As most Texans are well-familiar with, the Texas Hill Country is home to countless local wineries. And if you visit one, you might as well visit them all. While wineries are spread out throughout the Texas countryside, there’s a little something known as the Texas wine road 290, running straight through Fredericksburg.
You can rent a limo with some friends for safe, reliable transportation and check out the second most visited wine region in the US – second only to Napa Valley! When touring wineries, you have the option to pay for wine tastings or visit during a special event, like Vino and Pasta or Ragin Cajun, available at no charge.
2. Texas Swimming Holes: To get back to your roots, you may want to take a dip in an authentic Texas swimming hole in one of the blazing hot months of summer. Popular swimming holes include Barton Springs in Austin; the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas; Hamilton Pool in the West Cave Reserve; and Lake Belton, a natural reserve in Miller’s Spring Park.
Within one of these scenic areas, you may find secluded coves, creeks, and peninsulas that provide the perfect location to set up a camping chair, open a cold beer, and take a nap in the sun.
3. Enchanted Rock: As any local can tell you, the place to hike is Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas. For both sanity and peace of mind, it’s best to go outside of peak season, avoiding the hotter months of the summer where temperatures can reach over 100°. The good news is that Enchanted Rock is open seven days a week, year-round from 8 AM to 10 PM.
As an insider tip, the most beautiful time of year to visit is in October and November when the leaves start to change. You can check out beautiful Texas scenery by hiking, backpacking, camping, or even rock climbing. For a tamer afternoon, try bird watching or stargazing as the sun goes down; don’t forget to bring your own firewood to cook s’mores over the campfire!
At its best, the Texas Hill Country is beautiful and diverse. The three top spots listed above are simply a sample of what you can see and experience when you travel off-the-beaten-path and create your own adventure in the gorgeous Texas countryside.