Start Planning: Autumn in Bandera

Planning a trip this fall? There’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country! Here are a few highlights:

  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 2nd-4th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • 11th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest (October19th): This Fredericksburg fest offers craft beer, an all-you-can-eat speciality sausage meal, dancing and more.
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 7th): A parade, music and, of course, bar-b-que!
  • Chamber Light the Night Christmas Parade and Holiday Village of Sharing (December 4th): Fredericksburg is a wonderful place to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Come for the lighting of the tree and stick around to meet Santa!
  • Ford Holiday River Parade (November 27th): Come to San Antonio’s River Walk for this special event. Tickets are available here, or free seating is available on a first come basis (bring your own chairs!).
  • Dickens on Main (November 29-30th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 20th Annual Dickens on Main is held in the historical downtown of Boerne. Two days of family fun include a tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance to start your holiday shopping in the local shops. Don’t miss the concert held Saturday night!

Looking for more ideas for what to do in the Texas Hill Country? Stop by the front desk during your stay — our friendly staff is a wealth of information and would love to help you make the most of this special area.

Start Planning: Autumn in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Ready to plan a fall adventure to Tahoe? Here are some of our favorite activities during this beautiful time of year:

Oktoberfest can be found various places and dates from late September through October. Visit Camp Richardson during the first weekend in October or Squaw Valley on September 19th.

The Kokanee Salmon Festival at Taylor Creek celebrates the fall migration of the Kokanee salmon. This free family event is held October 3rd and 4th. This year, for the first time ever, the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery will release 5,000 large Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into their home waters of Lake Tahoe. The public is invited to the restocking of the 12″-14″ sized trout over the course of the weekend.

Apple Hill is open year-round but is always fun during autumn. Pick apples, sample apple ciders and apple pies, visit a winery and enjoy the fall colors!

Do you have your own favorite activities in Tahoe during fall? Please share!

Re-Opening in the Texas Hill Country!

Ready for an adventure? Here are a few favorite places that are currently open (or soon to re-open) in the Texas Hill Country:

  • Fredericksburg: Visit Fredericksburg has all the details you need for up-to-date information about which businesses are open or re-opening. In general, most businesses, shops, attractions, wineries and restaurants are open, some at a reduced capacity.
  • Boerne: The trails at the Cibolo Nature Center are open (and free!). Bring a picnic and enjoy it by the beautiful creek. All the details you need to plan your trip are here. Or plan a visit to the Turnpike Toy Musuem, which is now open! Admission is only $7 for adults, and $5 for children.
  • San Antonio: The Witte Museum is re-opening on May 30th! Explore exhibits concerning Texas heritage, nature and more.

Please note: all Texas state parks are currently requiring purchase of tickets on-line. Find more information here.

Happy travels!

Start Planning: Fall Adventures in Daytona

Daytona Beach Shores

Starting to plan your fall adventures? Here are a few of our favorite activities in Daytona:

What are you favorite activities in the Daytona Beach area?