State Parks in the Texas Hill Country

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!

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?

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!

 

Giving the Gift of Travel

Lake Tahoe

The holidays are a wonderful time for family get-togethers; they’re also a perfect time to plan for trips to come. Whether you dream of exploring the world, or visiting a favorite destination each year, Perennial Vacation Club can help your travel dreams come true. We have three beautiful home resorts in Lake Tahoe, Bandera and Daytona Beach Shores; we also offer easy exchanges to destinations around the world. Our mission is to help our members create memories that last a lifetime, and the holidays are an ideal time to start! Contact our Membership Development Director to learn more about the benefits of joining our unique, member-owned vacation club.

Happy holidays, and happy travels!