Springtime in Bandera

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?

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

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!

New in San Antonio: Ruby City

Ruby City

An exciting new addition to San Antonio is the beautiful Ruby City, a 14,000 square foot exhibition space designed by Sir David Adjaye. Ruby City houses over 900 paintings, sculptures and other exhibition works from around the world, and admission is free! Find all the information you need to visit the center (and catch any current events) here.

Happy traveling!


Holidays in Bandera

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Texas Hill Country, and we’ve compiled a few of our favorite events to inspire your next getaway:

  • Dickens on Main (Boerne, November 29th & 30th): horse-drawn carriages, live performances, holiday shopping, children’s activities and more!
  • German Christmas Pyramid Lighting (Fredericksburg, November 29th): Enjoy carolers, refreshments and a spectacular tree lighting ceremony.
  • Cowboy Capital Christmas & Shoppers’ Jubilee (events scheduled throughout December; see the website for the latest information): Caroling, shopping, parades and a cowboy Santa Claus. It’s silver bells… Bandera-style!
  • Weihnachts Parade (Boerne, December 7th): Visit Boerne for a Lonestar Christmas parade.

Where will your holiday plans take you this year?