One of the best ways to use a Perennial Vacation Club membership is by traveling during Stretch Weeks. During these weeks, you can stretch your week 3 extra days, at no extra cost! Dreaming about your 2021 travels? These are the weeks to keep in mind:
Bandera Bonanza: January 2 – February 27 (weeks 1-9)
Tahoe Spring Fling: April 17 – May 8 (weeks 16-19)
Daytona Delight: September 11 – October 2 (weeks 37-40)
*Stretch weeks are only offered to Perennial Vacation Club members. Interested in joining the fun? Find more information about the club here.
If you love exploring outdoors, it’s hard to beat the state parks located near our Bandera resort. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Lost Maples State Natural Area: It’s known for its fall color, but Lost Maples is spectacular year-round. With abundant wildflowers, the scenic Sabinal River and dramatic canyons, there’s lots to do for the entire family.
- Garner State Park: Another beautiful area offering hiking, boating, fishing and much more! The park has also hosted summer dancing since the 1940s.
- Guadalupe River State Park: Featuring the dramatic Guadalupe River, this park offers a beautiful place to swim, fish and canoe, as well as activities further from the river.
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: The massive pink granite dome rising above central Texas gives this park its magical mystique. This is a wonderful area to hike and rock climb.
Of course, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife right at our Bandera resort, too! Happy travels!
Spring is one of the most wonderful times to explore the Texas Hill Country. Here are a few of our favorite adventures:
- San Antonio Zoo: Open year-round, the San Antonio Zoo has 750 species of animals on 56 acres!
- Brackenridge Park Conservancy: Also located in San Antonio, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy offers historical sites, biking, hiking, bird watching and eateries, as well as the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden and Botanical Gardens.
- The Saga at the San Fernando Cathedral Church: This video art installation takes place on the facade of the oldest operating sanctuary in North America, in the heart of historic San Antonio. The 7,000 square foot projection, with custom choreographed music in surround sound, narrates the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio.
- Fredericksburg Pie Company: Come early for the freshly made pies (once they sell out, they close for the day!), then explore handmade quilts, vintage books and other treasures.
- Old German Bakery and Restaurant: Also located in Fredericksburg, this family-owned and operated bakery serves breakfast, lunch and fresh bread!
- Wildflower Ridge Alpaca Ranch: Just a few miles from Fredericksburg, here you can learn all about the care and ownership of alpacas (and even purchase one to take one home!).
- Wildseed Farms: This is the nation’s largest working wildflower farm, with over 200 acres in Fredericksburg alone. There is no charge for admission or for use of the beautiful walking trails. They also offer vineyards and a tasting room.
What are your favorite places to explore in the Texas Hill Country?
Starting making your plans for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo! This huge event was established in 1949 and draws over 2 million visitors each year. Between February 6th and 23rd, you can enjoy rodeos, horse and livestock shows, live music, a carnival, a petting zoo, a craft beer tap room and many other events.
If you’ll be visiting in January, check out some of the pre-rodeo events:
Find all the information and buy your tickets here!