The Texas Hill Country is a breathtaking natural area stretching between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. It is known for its wineries and olive oil operations; its dramatic scenery, miles of hiking trails, legendary barbecue joints, and has made it a favorite destination for fall recreation for millions of visitors. In the winter months, the beautiful Texas Hill Country vistas and scenic roadways make the perfect backdrop for a hometown country Christmas.(more…)
You might be surprised to learn that Texas has 19 ‘wine trails,’ or specific regions with a concentration of Texas wineries to tour. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular is the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. This popular “trail” features over 50 wineries offering wine sampling, vineyard touring, dining and shopping. This means a weekend full of fun, flavor and relaxation for locals and visitors alike.
When people talk about visiting (or moving to) the Texas Hill Country, a region in Central Texas, they most often refer to the area’s natural wonders. Attractions include the epic water sports opportunities found at nearby lakes including Canyon Lake, Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, and Lake Placid, and a boutique culinary industry. Culinary offerings include high-end wines and olive oils that can compete with other high-end producing regions.
While a first-timer could easily spend a week or more in New Braunfels just absorbing the food, drink, architecture, shopping, and scenery, the following list of can’t-miss spots will help you put together the perfect day trip. Be forewarned — you’ll arrive home from your day in New Braunfels only to immediately start planning your next trip!
Where to Stop on Your New Braunfels Day Trip
Locals in New Braunfels, Mayfair’s home base, will tell you there are two major holiday seasons in our community: Christmas and Wurstfest.