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Big Hill Country Charm Comes in Small Packages

No other location of the state has so much small town charm. A stroll through a Hill Country town is a step back in time.

Touring the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the Lone Star State's most popular areas for visitors. Beyond its breathtaking natural beauty, the charm of the Texas Hill Country is the many small towns and villages that dot its landscape. The majority of these towns offer unique shopping, dining and accommodations. If you're looking for a truly unique vacation experience, you should experience the many small …

Festivals and Events in the Texas Hill Country
There are a variety of festivals and events held in the Texas Hill Country throughout the year.

Attractions in the Texas Hill Country Attractions
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular regions in the Lone Star State. Beyond its natural beauty, the Hill Country is full of first rate attractions.

Things to Do in the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country offers a variety of things to see and do throughout the year.

Texas Hill Country Vacation
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular vacation regions in the Lone Star State.

Things to Do With Kids in the Texas Hill Country
Here are some of the most memorable vacation activities for families with children visiting the Texas Hill Country.

State Parks in the Texas Hill Country
The scenic Texas Hill Country is home to some of the best state parks in Texas.

Museums in the Texas Hill Country
A wide variety of museums are located in the Texas Hill Country.

Texas Hill Country Natural Attractions
The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular tourist areas in the southern United States. The prime reason for the region's popularity is its unique natural beauty and many natural attractions.

Bandera, Texas
Known as the "Cowboy Capital," Bandera prides itself on its cowboy heritage. Today, visitors to this quaint Hill Country community can expect a variety of shops and attractions, as well as festivals held throughout the year.

Blanco Texas
Billed as the "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country," Blanco is home to Blanco State Park and offers nature lovers plenty of activities.

Boerne, Texas
Home to Cascade Caverns, a number of antique shops and restuarants, and much more, the Texas Hill Country town of Boerne offers visitors plenty to see and do while still enjoying a laid back atmosphere.

Brady
The tiny Central Texas town of Brady is known for its bed & breakfast accommodations and for being the geographic center of the Lone Star State.

Buda
Located less than 20 minutes from Austin, tiny Buda is a perfect getaway for Central Texas visitors who wish to be close to everything, but outside of the city traffic.

Burnet
Claiming to be the "Best Kept Secret in Texas," Burnet is home to Inks Lake, Longhorn Caverns, Highland Lakes Air Museum and much, much more.

Canyon Lake
Due to its location on its namesake lake and the Guadalupe River, the town of Canyon Lake proclaims to be the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas" and offers visitors numerous water and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as quick access to a number of Hill Country attractions, towns and cities.

Dripping Springs
Considered the "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country," Dripping Springs offers visitors plenty of historical sites to tour as well as a wide variety of outdoor activities and venues, including Pedernales State Park.

Fredericksburg, Texas
One of the most popular small towns in Texas, Fredericksburg offers visitors quaint shopping and fine dining in a relaxing Hill Country atmosphere.

Gruene
Located just outside of New Braunfels, the small village of Gruene is well known for being home to the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall. The area also features of number of good restaurants, quaint shops, river recreation and more.

Johnson City
The Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum, wildflower tours, Pedernales State Park and other local attractions ensure visitors to Johnson City, Texas have plenty to do.

Kerrville
Home to the Kerrville Folk Festival, an exotic game ranch, and many other attractions, Kerrville has long been a favorite Hill Country destination.

Llano
Llano is a HillCountry outdoor haven, with miles of wildflowers, birding, nearby lakes, and, of course, the Llano River.

Luckenbach
Made famous by a Willie Nelson tune, the tiny Hill Country town of Luckenbach continues to symbolize all that is Texas to many. On your next trip to the Lone Star State, don't miss your opportunity to go to the town where "Everybody's Somebody."

Marble Falls
Located less than an hour from Austin, Marble Falls is right in the center of Texas' "Chain of Lakes," situated on the banks of Lake Marble Falls and minutes away from Lake LBJ.

New Braunfels
Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, New Braunfels is a wonderful vacation destination -- especially for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. A variety of festivals, quaint shops and restaurants compliment the numerous natural attractions New Braunfels boasts, making it a complete vacation destination.

San Marcos, Texas
San Marcos is one of the most popular small towns in Texas. Located in the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is a short drive from either Austin or San Antonio. Although San Marcos, is a popular tourist destination year around, it is summer when the city truly shines.

Taylor
The charming Hill Country town of Taylor, now part of the Greater Austin area, is well over 100 years old in steeped in history.

Wimberley, Texas
Wimberley is a quaint little village in the Texas Hill Country, situated within an hour's drive to either Austin or San Antonio. Additionally, Wimberley is conveniently located to many Hill Country attractions and is home to a host of specialty shops and restaurants.

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