Spring break in the Hill Country welcomes you to relax and enjoy yourself! For example, you can hike, go tubing, gaze at the stars, and zip line over the Wimberley Valley. When you do, your family can experience the best spring break in the Hill Country with a little planning.
One of the best things the Texas Hill Country has to offer you includes fabulous lodging options. For instance, why not enjoy a luxurious home with a hot tub, private pool and a fire pit! Next, snuggle next to a beautiful family room and watch a movie. When it’s time for bed, many homes offer each member of your group with their own bedroom. However, you’ll want to plan ahead – some properties book out a year or more!
Nature For The Whole Family
Dating back as far as 1846, Fredericksburg’s German heritage runs deep. Your family will enjoy amazing food, incredible brews (including root beer for the kids!) and hospitality wait for you! Locals believe in welcoming visitors with exceptional museums and attractions. With so many things to see and do, plan ahead and your next visit will deliver life-long memories.
On top of that (literally), Enchanted Rock offers great hiking trails, views and easy camping options for the whole family. You will enjoy the pink granite dome and surrounding trails. We recommend packing a large water bottle and a portable lunch. Why? When you ascend to the top, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the 360 degree view of the surrounding area!
German culture helped to shape Fredericksburg. If you do anything in Fredericksburg, come hungry! Steaks, sausages and countless breads fill the air. Hungry tummies will fill quickly, but be sure not to top off! Indulge on chocolates, strudels, schnitzels and countless other treats for all ages.
In 2018, Fredericksburg was voted one of the top 10 “Best Small Town for Shopping”. In addition, adults will find the Texas Hill Country produces some of the finest wines in the world. For instance, Wine Road 290 offers 19 wineries within a few miles of each other. Many claim the Texas Hill Country’s wineries, climate, soil and sun rival central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France.
Cool Off And Absorb The Culture
New Braunfels’ (New Brawn-fulls) translates as the ‘New Brown Rock’ in the Texas Hill Country, but was most likely named for Braunfels in Germany. Here, you will find a strong German influence and cultural hints. New Braunfels offers more food, wine and beer options than you can imagine. Delectable Bavarian food is on full display for all food lovers. The historic Faust Hotel and Brewery offers an amazing menu of great pub food and beer brewed right on-site. Looking for something more upscale for the two of you, then try The Alpine Haus.
With that in mind, you will enjoy a variety of activities for individuals, couples, and families. For example, ranked as one of the top water parks in America by US News and World Report, Schlitterbahn offers sixty-five acres of exciting and innovative rides for adults and children alike.
If you want a slower, more relaxing experience, consider tubing down the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. Each offers a different experience. The Guadalupe’s water flow is controlled by Canyon Dam, so the temperature and current can change. You should plan to spend around three hours tubing this section of the Guadalupe River. An underground spring feeds the Comal River, so the water stays around seventy degrees and provides a calm, shorter trip than the Guadalupe float.
Did you know the Texas Hill Country has six communities certified as Dark Sky communities? As a result, astronomers of all skill levels enjoy the night sky without the light pollution found in most parts of the world. In 2014, Dripping Springs earned the first International Dark-Sky Community in Texas. In addition, the Wimberley Valley Cities earned the third Dark-Sky Community in Texas. There are six amazing places to view the night sky in Texas and all are located in the Hill Country:
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Inks Lake State Park
Wimberley Valley and Dripping Springs, TX
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Blanco State Park
Hill Country State Natural Area
The Texas Hill Country is the perfect place to star gaze and relax. In short, just grab your family, head outside and just look up to see the magic of the universe!