Our vacation home on the south end of Canyon Lake is a good base for day trips into and around the Texas Hill Country.
Where to put geology of Hill Country, Edwards Acquifier, Balcones Escarpment? g. Why go, mileage, directions, best time to go, and a few photos.
How to get there. Take 2673 to 306 east onto I35 north, then exit near RiverDrive or 11th in Austin.
Highlights of Austin.
- Traffic gridlock — expect it.
- University of Texas — busy and crowded
- Blanton Museum of Art
- LBJ Library
- Capital of Texas and Bullock Museum
- Barton Springs & Zilker Park (map pdf)
- Harry Ransom Center.
- Congress Avenue.
- Sixth Street
- Umlauf Sculpture Center
San Marcus – springs Bandera – Cowboy Capital of the World
Fredericksburg – peaches, wines, excellent Nimitz museum, German food.
New Braunfels – Restaurant McAdoos, winding Guadalupe River
Schlitterbahn – Get your tickets via on-line, get there early.
San Antonio – river walk, Alamo
Boerne – town square
Wimberley – Art shops
Gruene – Dance hall.
Austin – University of Texas, Bullock Museum, Texas State Capital, Blanton Museum across from Bullock, Town Lake, Barton Springs, Ransom Center