Texas – A Place not to Miss
The Texas Hill Country is sitting strategically to the West of Austin and north of San Antonio and is prominent for being the most pleasant place in the state having rolling wineries, green hills, charming towns, and orchards. It is much away from being a Southwestern dusty state. In fact, visiting in the spring is an ideal time for locals and tourists as you get to see the wildflowers that are the Texas state flowers, the Texas Bluebonnet and you can also infuse color into the hillsides.
Most visitors coming here start their trip from San Antonio or Austin, and drive around the quaint regions and communities such as Kerrville and Fredericksburg, taking a halt to immerse in the countryside beautiful places such as Lake Travis offering an excellent way to experience Texas, the Hill Country. Reservation services such as Gastehaus Schmidt are admirable places to stay awhile or to on much lesser budget book bed and breakfasts or consider country inns in communities at the Hill Country region.
Visitors can start to explore the town of Medina that is located to the San Antonio Northwest and to take a halt at the Love Creek Orchard so that you go on an apple orchard tour. This tour interests the tourists and the tours charge only a very small fee, while the travelers coming here can buy Apple related products and apple pie to have on the beautiful orchard grounds an excellent picnic lunch.
Another scenic stop is the Pedernales Cellars Winery in Hill Country just outside Fredericksburg. This is open every day, such that the winery invites visitors to taste excellent wine and to enjoy the 145 acres of properties of rolling vineyards.
Tourists or visitors can know about the history of Texas in Fredericksburg, as it is the hometown of two famous and great people of the state: President Lyndon B Johnson and Admiral Nimitz. There are interesting facts in the town’s National Museum of the Pacific War on the admiral, while at the same time LBJ has his own state park presenting natural scenery with an informative visitor center.
Hikers and rock climbers are sure to love heading to the north towards Fredericksburg as there is a lovely place on a pink –granite rock dome, the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. In fact, experienced climbers alone should try scaling this rock and even they must register in advance about their routes of climbing with the state park office.
Pursuing from Enchanted Rock to the north, you will notice travelers reach the Llano small town quickly. Of course, there is very little in this town to get immersed into activity, yet it has some ol’ Texas barbecue at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, it is worth the drive.
Eventually, the last place that is truly notable is Lake Travis on this Hill Country tour. This lake is ideally situated on the eastern end near Austin. On the weekends, Austinites enjoy by partying in this spot, rent jet skis, and party boats to gravitate to its shores. Travelers may visit during the week and notice this beautiful quiet lake that features abundant recreational opportunities and there are camp sites to accommodate.