Bandera in December

Wondering what events are happening in Bandera this December? Here are a few ideas for fun in the Texas hill country:

It’s a wonderful time to start planning your holiday adventures in the Cowboy Capital! Where will your holiday plans take you this year?

Getting Around in Tahoe: LimeBikes

Looking for an easy (and affordable) way to explore Tahoe this fall? Check out LimeBike, a bike sharing program that will be available through the end of October (weather permitting). LimeBikes are currently positioned from Stateline to the Y, and are powered by a free smartphone app. Using the app, customers can scan a bike (or located one using its GPS) and release its lock. Using a credit or debit card through the app, ride credits can be purchased for $1 per 30 minutes. When you’re finished with the bike, just leave it wherever you are!

Bikes are a great way to get out of your car and really see the area, and LimeBike makes it convenient and affordable. Find more information (and the app) here, then start exploring!

Travel Tips

Seasoned travelers are generally full of advice about how to make a trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here are a few of our favorite tips:

  • Make a list. Whether it’s things you need to pack or places you’d like to visit, lists help ensure that nothing will be forgotten (and provide peace of mind, too). It’s also a fun way to start planning your next adventure.
  • Carry chargers with you. Especially if you’re flying to your destination, there’s nothing worse than worrying about a depleted battery mid-trip. Throw that charger in your carry-on and relax!
  • Stay hydrated. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, visiting a warm climate or engaged in outdoor activities, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. Dehydration can really throw off a vacation, so remember to drink up!
  • Be flexible. Life doesn’t always go as planned, so use your vacation as a time to make the most of whatever is happening around you. The unexpected may lead to a new favorite memory.
  • Take pictures! Get comfortable with your favorite camera (which may be your phone), so that when the perfect moment arrives, you’re ready to capture it.

Have some advice you’d like to share? Please do!

Bandera in October & November

View from the Bandera resort

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

  • Boerne Oktoberfest (October 1st): Celebrate Bavarian culture, food… and beer! Held at Boerne’s historical downtown and Olde Town Shopping Center.
  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 6-8th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • Texas Hill Country Musicfest (October 14th): Live music in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • 8th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest (October 21st): This Fredericksburg fest offers craft beer, an all-you-can-eat speciality sausage meal, dancing and more.
  • Hunters Bar-B-Que Celebration (November 4th): This 54th annual musicfest includes a gun raffle, games, food vendors and more.
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 11th): A parade, music and, of course, more bar-b-que!
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree and German Pyramid (November 24th): 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 24th): 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 25-26th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 17th 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.