Texas Hill Country

The rumpled terrain of Texas’ famous Hill Country is marked by grazing cattle, lined by wooded canyons, and peppered by historic towns. But the people here are the real draw: quirky and accommodating, they’re the ones responsible for the unique wines, German-infused fare, and welcoming lifestyle that defines this part of the Lone Star State.

Fly Into

AUS Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 
(Austin, TX)

Drive

1.5hours To Fredericksburg, TX
Where is

Texas Hill Country

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TOP TIPS FOR TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

  1. The major airlines have service to San Antonio and Austin, so getting in is a breeze.

  2. Rent a car—there are 25 counties in Texas Hill Country, and each offers something special.

  3. Fredericksburg is a perennial highlight, where the quirk and charm of the region is highlighted.

When to Go

Winters are actually pretty mild, with temperatures in the 50s. Summer is the high season, and it’s when the region really comes alive, but prepare for warm weather.
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Nearby

Cities

APPELLATIONS (AVAs)

Primary
  • Bell Mountain AVA
  • Escondido Valley AVA
  • Fredricksburg AVA
  • Mesilla Valley AVA
  • Texas Davis Mountains AVA
  • Texas High Plains AVA
  • Texas Hill Country AVA
  • Texoma AVA
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Don't Miss

  1. Becker Vineyards One of the largest vineyards in Hill Country, this Winery is one of the first stops on travelers’ agendas.
    464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall TX
  2. Enchanted Rock State Park People have been drawn to this enormous pink granite dome nestled in the Texas countryside for millennia.
    16710 Ranch Rd. 965 , Fredericksburg TX
  3. Congress Avenue Kayaks A downtown location close to the river makes this a favorite for urban water-sports enthusiasts.
    74 Trinity St, Austin TX
  4. Cotton Gin Village Stay in a 19th-century log cabin, but enjoy modern amenities at this upscale B&B.
    2805 S State Highway 16, Fredericksburg TX

lodging

Resort & Spa
Lake Austin Spa Resort

With beautiful grounds, a relaxing spa and accommodating staff, you can expect a pleasant stay at this comfortable resort. Participate in yoga or meditation to enhance your relaxation.

Resort & Spa
Twin Elm Guest Ranch

There’s so much to do at this ranch with welcoming hosts, including horseback riding, hiking, campfires and more. Enjoy home cooking and a cozy cabin stay.

Restaurants

AMERICAN
Vaudeville

Enter through the furniture store and make your way downstairs to this trendy bistro. You’ll enjoy delicious American and international menu items, coffee, and baked treats.

STEAKHOUSE
18 Oaks

This high-end restaurant features excellent service, many local and organic ingredients, and a great selection of steaks. Sip on classic cocktails and save room for dessert.

Things To Do

Outdoor Activities
Rocket Electrics

Locals and tourists alike will have a great time experiencing Austin via bicycle. Ride around at your leisure or take a foodie tour and delight your taste buds.

Attractions
Wildseed Farms

Visit when the flowers are in bloom to experience spectacular views and photo opportunities. There is a small shop where you can purchase souvenirs and handmade goods.

Wineries

Winery
Torre di Pietra Vineyards

Your tour begins with the beautiful grounds and grapevines and ends at the bottling facilities. Enjoy live music while you taste and hear the stories about the winery.

Winery
Bending Branch Winery

Open on weekends, this winery features a relaxing, welcoming tasting room with country views and occasional live music.

Did you Know?

Did you know that Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests circa 1662?

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