the texas hill country

Visitors have been coming to the Texas Hill Country for centuries - drawn by the scenic beauty and abundant natural resources. Today, the diverse cultures, variety of things to do, legendary events, and creative culinary scene make the region a must-visit for anyone traveling to Texas.

When to visit the Texas Hill Country?

The mild climate of the region makes the area a year-round destination. In general, the Texas Hill Country features low humidity and a gentle breeze. According to the experts at BestPlaces.net, the top months to visit, the region weather-wise are April, May, and October. 

Where is the Texas Hill Country?

While not technically defined, the Texas Hill Country region is widely accepted to be located in southwestern central Texas, west of Austin and north of San Antonio. A 2014 study of maps by Austin Community College, revealed that the mean center of the Texas Hill Country is very close to Luckenbach Texas, while the heart of the Hill Country is considered to be primarily located in Gillespie County. 

Map Showing Location of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country Region

How to visit the Texas Hill Country?

Because of its central location, it's easy to take a Texas Hill Country road trip. Visitors come to the Texas Hill Country from all areas of Texas as well as across the United States and around the world. Both the San Antonio International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provide visitors flight access into the region.


places to stay in the texas hill country

Near the middle of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers a diversity of places to stay that is unmatched in the state, including bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, vacation rental homes, cabins, hotels, motels, and RV parks.

Bed & Breakfasts / Guesthouses

Get ready to be treated to the ultimate in Texas Hill Country hospitality. We have over 1,200...

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Hotels & Motels

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Cabins

Did you know Fredericksburg is home to more than 1,200 guesthouses, cabins & bed and breakfast...

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Camping/RV

Fredericksburg, Texas is home to many RV parks and campgrounds—most within minutes of historic...

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things to do in the texas hill country

Whether it's at the outlet malls of San Marcos or the antique stores of Fredericksburg, shopping is definitely a must-do in the Texas Hill Country. The area's long history also gives rise to great museums, including the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, along with historical sites like the Texas capitol building in Austin and the Alamo in San Antonio. Meanwhile, the Texas Hill Country's hiking and cycling adventures will challenge all levels. The area's wildflower display in the spring is a can't-miss visual spectacle. 

texas hill country wineries

For the last 20 years, the Texas Hill Country has been one of America's fastest-growing wine regions. Recognized in 2020 by USA Today readers as the fifth-best wine region in the country, Texas Wine Country now boasts over 100 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. Try the area's varietals like Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, or  Marsanne in a splendid tasting room overlooking the countryside. 

People sitting at a picnic bench drinking wine in Signor Vineyards

The Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the epicenter of Texas Wine...

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The Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the epicenter of Texas Wine...

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texas hill country cuisine

Headlined by a cuisine that bears its name, the Texas Hill Country features a grand variety of different flavors, styles, and ingredients. Texas Hill Country cuisine can best be described as the combination of the area's vast locally-grown produce and farm-raised meats to form a culinary companion to the fruits of Texas Wine Country. Other commonly found foods in the area include Texas BBQ, Tex-Mex, and--in Fredericksburg--authentic German. 

Restaurants

With award-winning Texas Wine Country vino in Fredericksburg comes great restaurants. From Texas...

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BBQ

Looking for legendary Texas bbq? Fredericksburg is home to some of the best bbq restaurants where...

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Tex-Mex / Mexican

Tex-Mex and Mexican food are staples in the Texas Hill Country. From traditional Tex-Mex enchiladas...

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German

Fredericksburg, Texas is steeped in German history, so it’s no surprise that you can find some...

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texas hill country events

No matter the time of year that you visit, the Texas Hill Country has a plethora of events - festivals, jamborees, concerts, or wine events. 

texas hill country parks

One of the most popular attractions in the Texas Hill Country is Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which offers spectacular views from its summit. Additionally, the area's many rivers and lakes provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation. Outside of Fredericksburg, Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks provide a chance to enjoy the land that the nation's 36th president loved so much. 

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg...

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Located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg...

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