August 4, 2021
Top 5 things to do in Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country is filled with beautiful hills, historic landmarks, and small town Texas charm. Here you can find yourself floating down a river one day and following in the footsteps of dinosaurs the next. Whether you are looking to relax and unwind, experience new foods, or go on an outdoor adventure, there are so many fun things to do in Texas Hill Country. To help you make your stay in the area enjoyable and exciting, we have put together a list of the top 5 things we recommend doing in Texas Hill Country.
- Tube down the Guadalupe Rive
Stretching over four miles, the Guadalupe River offers a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Grab a tube at one of its many tubing companies and float down the river. Sit back and relax as the river takes you on a tour of the picturesque landscapes of Texas Hill Country. Along with tubing, the Guadalupe River is also a great spot for fishing, canoeing, and swimming.
- Explore historic Gruene
Gruene is a place where you can step back in time. Your journey can start with a visit to Gruene Hall. Built in 1878, this famous dance hall is a place where artists were known to try out new music. Gruene Hall’s appearance has remained mostly unchanged since it was first built, including retaining advertisement signs from the 1930’s. For those who enjoy shopping, Gruene also has a great general store and several antique shops. You can even get fitted for a hat at the Gruene Hat Company for a stylish western look. If you find yourself getting thirsty from the Texas heat during your visit to Gruene, you can stop by the Gruene Coffee Haus for a frappe or The Grist Mill for a cold cocktail.
- Visit The Heritage Museum of Texas Hill Country
If you want to experience what Texas Hill Country was like 110 million years ago, be sure to visit The Heritage Museum of Texas Hill Country. The museum boasts over 200 dinosaur footprints and 28 separate trackways which it has preserved for the last 20 years. Complete with hiking trails and fossil digs, the museum is truly a blast from the past.
- Attend a concert at the Whitewater Amphitheater
Located near the Guadalupe River, the Whitewater Amphitheater is a great place to catch a concert. Country artists like Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, and Lady A stop here to bring their music to Texas Hill Country. The Whitewater Amphitheater is also conveniently located next door to Camp Fimfo, and is only a short walk away for campers.
- Taste the flavors of Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country has some outstanding restaurants for those looking for some excellent cuisine. From Mexican food to good old fashioned burgers, Texas Hill Country has something for everyone. One of our favorites is Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Grill. We highly recommend the adult grilled cheese or the white cheddar poblano cheese soup. Is this making you thirsty? For those who are over 21 you can also experience some of Texas Hill Country’s German heritage through it’s craft brews at places like the Faust Brewing Company. There’s no doubt, any time spent in Texas Hill Country will leave you hungry for more!