With a bounty of small towns, sparkling lakes and rivers, and wildflower-splashed pastures in spring, the Hill Country has inspired countless road trips for Texas travelers.

“The Hill Country—beautiful terrain, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, scenic drives, hotels and B&Bs, camping, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, shopping, historic sites, caves, wildlife, wildflowers, food, and festivals.” —Larry Hyek, Sugar Land

Motorists and motorcyclists alike spend weekends cruising scenic stretches along US 281, Texas 16, and RM 337, exploring secret swimming holes and the Highland Lakes, sipping varietals at various wineries, and two-stepping at time-worn dancehalls. Find the famous Lost Maples and other state (and national) parks, along with events, arts, museums, diners, boutiques and B&Bs.

Hill Country voters consistently singled out Boerne, Bandera, Kerrville, Wimberley, San Marcos, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Marble Falls, Gruene, New Braunfels, Leakey, Junction, and Medina. Grab a map and find your favorite!

For more information, visit the local chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus websites. Also check www.tpwd.state.tx.us, www.thehighlandlakes.org, www.highlandlakes.com, and www.texashillcountry.com.

Texas Highways Readers' Choice Top 40 Travel Destinations


From the October 2014 issue
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