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The Daytripper Gets Back to the Basics in Luckenbach

The Daytripper Gets Back to the Basics in Luckenbach

If you’re looking to simply kick back under an old oak tree while knocking back a cold one, then you need to join Waylon, Willie, and the boys in this Hill Country honky-tonk town 10 miles southeast of Fredericksburg.

Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

With December upon us, Texas towns both large and small are gearing up for the holidays.

Sure, You Know the Wine in Fredericksburg, but There’s More to This Place Than Just Great Vino

Sure, You Know the Wine in Fredericksburg, but There’s More to This Place Than Just Great Vino

Just as I enter the city limits, I note the beautiful Hill Country University Center, where Texas Tech University offers viticulture and winemaking education. Soon I’m marveling at the proliferation of new and old buildings housing bistros, coffee bars, art galleries, and herb apothecaries. I spy the occasional shop offering T-shirts, fudge, and German beer steins, but altogether I find a more sophisticated Fredericksburg. What really matters, though, is this: While the town is most famous for its rich German heritage, it has grown into an invigorating destination for all of the pleasures found in the heart of the Hill Country, whether I’m visiting with my mom and sisters, closest pals, or my husband.

5 Romantic Places in Texas to Spend Valentine’s Day

5 Romantic Places in Texas to Spend Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Texas Highways editors wanted to know: What are the most romantic places in the state?

3 North Texas Getaways—With Wine!

3 North Texas Getaways—With Wine!

Escapes have little to do with flashy destinations and full itineraries. For most of us, the point of a getaway crystalizes when simplicity merges with discovery—and that’s what you’ll find when wandering around towns in developing vineyard regions.

Main Street: Shopping, Strolling

Main Street: Shopping, Strolling

Brick-paved roads, family-run businesses, cozy eateries, and revitalized buildings are among the charming images that come to mind when picturing quintessential Texas main streets.

Long and Wine-ding Road

Long and Wine-ding Road

The Texas Hill Country has long attracted visitors for its combination of outdoor recreation and historic towns, and in recent years it has developed into one of the most visited wine regions in the country.

Grape Escape

Grape Escape

When Bryan-based Messina Hof Winery decided to open a North Texas tasting room, there wasn’t much debate about which city it would call home.

Unbridled Spirit

Unbridled Spirit

My horse Annie, a 16-year-old chestnut mare with soulful eyes and long lashes, relaxes her ears and ambles calmly toward me in the round pen, then breaks out in a yawn so wide I think she might be laughing at me.

Splash, savor, stroll

Splash, savor, stroll

Let’s just say it had been a long day in the driver’s seat, and patience was wearing thin.

Granbury Gumption

Granbury Gumption

On a stormy night last May, a tornado packing winds of up to 200 mph cut through the North Texas city of Granbury, destroying dozens of homes and killing six people.

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

On a quiet weekday afternoon in McKinney’s downtown historic district, a guitar player is picking out a tune in the shadow of Collin County’s 1876 courthouse, now reborn as the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

Which Wine Goes With That?

Which Wine Goes With That?

On Saturday, October 23, foodies and wine enthusiasts can enjoy the artistry of more than 20 Texas wineries along with offerings of nearly 50 food and arts vendors sprawling across Fredericksburg’s Market Square.

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