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Explore the Texas San Antonio Hill Country Road Trip

Inspired Moments in San Antonio Hill Country

Get away. Explore. And, experience the Heart of Texas, the San Antonio Hill Country. Characterized by tall, rugged hills of limestone and granite, Texas-sized ranches, and refreshing swimming holes. San Antonio Hill Country is an outdoor retreat like no other. Wander outside the city limits and get inspired to relax, explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Plan your next visit today. You won’t regret where you might wander.

San Antonio Hill Country

Location, location, location. San Antonio is conveniently perched on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country, offering visitors the opportunity to visit the best of both city and country life. Settled by Germans and Eastern Europeans, the Texas Hill Country has a culture all its own. Storybook farms and ranches dot the countryside, and you may even still hear folks speaking German in Fredericksburg, Boerne and New Braunfels. Picturesque small towns and a variety of outdoor adventures are just a short distance away – think boutique shopping down Main Street, hiking and biking through rolling, scenic terrain, and vineyard tours galore Seriously, it’s just a 90-minute drive. And the destination is well worth the drive.

On your way, stop in San Marcos, home to the largest outlet center in the U.S., to shop or to hike in the Spring Lake natural area. Experience the San Antonio Hill Country culture, taste your way through local area restaurants and bars, browse shops and art galleries, and create unexpected memories that will last a lifetime. Fill your heart. Feel your soul. And experience Texas-sized beauty in the Hill Country.


Common Questions

How far is the Hill Country from San Antonio?
The Texas Hill Country is located 90 minutes from San Antonio.

The Texas Hill Country, settled by Germans and Eastern Europeans, has a culture all its own. Storybook farms and ranches dot the countryside, and you may still hear older folks speaking German in Fredericksburg, Boerne and New Braunfels. You’ll also find some of the best barbecue in Texas, antique shops on old-fashioned main streets and celebrations with roots in the Old World, like Wurstfest (a sausage festival) and Weihnachten (a Christmas festival).

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Vineyards are another specialty: the Hill Country has become a hot spot for wine connoisseurs. Follow the Wine and Wildflower Trail in April or the Texas Wine Month Trail in October to sample some of the award-winning vintages produced by more than 30 regional wineries. To make the circuit in style, sign up with Texas Wine Tours for an escorted trip by limo. During San Antonio’s Culinaria Festival in May, many Hill Country wineries pair their best wines with multi-course feasts.

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The idyllic Texas Hill Country, with its clear rivers and abundant wildflowers, starts just north of San Antonio and offers recreation year-round, from hiking and biking to rock climbing and cave tours.

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