Finding a great road trip in the US is not hard to do. With thousands of miles of scenic byways throughout the U.S. it isn’t a matter of if there is a great drive it is a matter of which one to choose. Recently, one scenic byway has caught the interest of travelers and is gaining in notoriety for its history and its stunning natural beauty. Welcome to the Texas Hill Country, one scenic byway you shouldn’t miss and a great way to enjoy a road trip with Tradewinds Vacations this summer.
At a total length of almost 900 miles this journey could take you just days or it could take you a week if you really wanted to get out and explore. Located in the heart of the state of Texas, the Texas Hill Country Trail includes some of the most scenic and varied terrain found anywhere in the state. Perfect for an outdoor adventure, for historical or cultural exploration or just to enjoy the beauty of this part of Americas largest contiguous state, this trail offers much to see and do. Enjoy a road trip Texas style with Tradewinds Vacations.
Now, spend some time with us as we take a look at just a few of the great places worth exploring on the Texas Hill Country Trail with you.
From Austin to San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country encompasses wooded canyons, spring fed rivers, and numerous small towns with Texas sized histories.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area – Almost 1700 acres just north of Fredericksburg, this park was acquired by the state in the late 1800’s. Today, activities in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area can enjoy backpacking, camping, hiking and rock climbing. Other activities include geology, bird watching and star gazing.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park – Located just 14 miles west of Johnson City this National Historic Park offers numerous opportunities to learn about President LBJ’s life, heritage and the area itself. Tours of President Johnson’s boyhood home, as well as the Johnson Settlement and historic family ranch can be taken in just a half hour or 2 or more hours.
Bandera – Cowboy capital of the world, Bandera is known for its history and large number of ranches and cowboys. How it came to be known as the cowboy capital is disputed to this day, but whatever the reason, the name stuck at remains today. This city is a great way to explore the big side of the Texas Hill Country.
Of course with almost 900 mile to drive, there are dozens of exciting places to stop along the way to explore the history of the area. Tradewinds Vacations invites you to enjoy the Hill Country, a great way to experience the Southwest. Enjoy a road trip, a trip abroad, a cruise or any other great vacations from Tradewinds Vacations your partner in travel.
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