Hill Country Travel Blog

26April
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THE LBJ & LADY BIRD PARKS: HONORING THE HILL COUNTRY'S OWN

Texas has a worldwide reputation for everything big—that applies not only to its size, but also to the larger-than-life folks of renown who have either come from the Lone Star State, or made their mark on history here. Arguably one of the best-known was Lyndon Baines Johnson (or LBJ, as he's more commonly known), who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. LBJ was born and raised right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and he and his lovely wife Lady Bird called the area home before, during, and after their tenure in the White House. Both of them were products of their Texas upbringing, and both

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23April
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MEDINA LAKE PARK: THE HILL COUNTRY WATER PLAYGROUND

If you travel about 25 miles southeast of Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, you'll come upon Bandera County's Medina Lake Park. (Though some may refer to it as “Medina Lake State Park,” it's actually run by Bandera County.) This popular recreation spot is technically a man-made reservoir, created when the Medina River was dammed in the early 20th century. Since its creation, it has forged a reputation of providing water fun and adventure of all kinds for both the Texas Hill Country and the San Antonio metro area.

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16April
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ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA: DOME OF LEGEND AND MYSTERY

As you make your way northward on Ranch Road 965 out of the Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, you'll soon see a pinkish rock dome rising above the horizon. That's the granite dome of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, straddling the line between Gillespie and Llano counties. Enchanted Rock towers majestically 425 feet above the rest of the park, and 1,825 feet over sea level overall.

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02April
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MAX YOUR RELAXATION ON YOUR HILL COUNTRY GETAWAY!

At long last, your hard-earned vacation in the Texas Hill Country is right around the corner! We all look forward to an escape, to some time off just for ourselves, a chance to unplug and clear our minds.

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20March
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CAVE WITHOUT A NAME: FASCINATING BY ANY NAME

If you travel 11 miles northeast from the Texas Hill Country town of Boerne, near the junction of FM 474 and Kreutzberg Road you'll find the Cave Without a Name. Millions of years in the making, the majesty and mystery of this cave has been inspiring visitors to the area since 1939.

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20February
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Rides and Drives

New visitors to the Texas Hill Country have many questions about the region when they contact us, and one of the most common is a simple one: What is there to see and do here? As you peruse our site and the articles within, you'll find there's no shortage of activities and events in our towns, parks, rivers, and various other attractions. However, as a starting point, we suggest to our guests to take a scenic drive or ride through the Hill Country itself.

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06February
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LEAKEY, TEXAS: SWISS ALPS OF TEXAS

This little Texas town of about 450 is the county seat of Real County, and its location in the canyon carved by the Frio River gave it its unique nickname of “The Swiss Alps of Texas.” It's surrounded by lofty cliffs and hills enhancing the views of the Texas Hill Country, and it's also known for its natural springs—as a matter of fact, Leakey Springs was the settlement's original name.

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23January
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Pet-Friendly Properties

We love our pets here in the hill country! Vacation wouldn't be the same without your furr baby by your side, check out our pet friendly properties!

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