Texas Hill Country

Jason Varney
Texas Hill Country — A picturesque but onetime hardscrabble region that stretches about 100 miles between San Antonio and Austin, Texas’s Hill Country has attracted everyone from European pioneers to contemporary second-home owners. This Texas Hill Country Travel Guide illustrates just why it’s a mecca for antique hunters, wine lovers, and travelers seeking an idyllic getaway. While the area is clogged with belabored B&Bs and cloying beer gardens, one can sidestep these and enjoy exemplary accommodations and delicious cuisine of all sorts, as well as communion with nature and history. It only takes about an hour to drive from San Antonio into western Hill Country, but the landscape – part atmospheric desert, part lush greenery – makes one feel far removed from city life. In spring especially, with the profusion of blooming wildflowers, the setting is simply stunning. Pick an inn in centrally located Fredericksburg, and take day trips to the surrounding constellation of small towns and attractions. 

Why Go

For small-town warmth and quirky cultural charms alongside an au courant sophistication in areas from wine to museums.

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