Stay Cool in Bandera

The pool at our Bandera resort

Looking for ways to cool off in the Texas Hill Country? Here are a few ideas:

Or spend the afternoon at our very own resort pool… stay cool and happy travels!

Summer in Bandera 2019

Poolside in Bandera

Heading to the Texas Hill Country this summer? Here are a few favorite events happening in July and August:

Or perhaps you’d enjoy tubing and kayaking on the Medina River, a visit to the San Antonio Zoo or the always popular Cowboys on Main in Bandera. How do you like to spend summer in the Hill Country?

Pearl in San Antonio

Located north of downtown San Antonio, the Pearl district was an active brewery from 1883 until 2001. At that time, the historic 22-acre area was transformed into restaurants, shops and so much more, including the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America.

Some of our favorite highlights include the bar at Hotel Emma, a year-round farmers market (every Saturday and Sunday) and the First Thursday Night Market, offered each month, featuring live music, dining and shopping specials from local vendors and artisans.

Find information about various events, parking and more here.

Farm to Table in the Texas Hill Country

A favorite spot in Bandera

If you enjoy “farm to table” dining, you can find plenty of it in the Texas Hill Country! Here are a few popular spots:

Boerne, Texas: Valeria Ristorante Italiano creates gourmet dishes using fresh ingredients from their farm, located only 3 miles away. They also have a bakery and wine club! The Cypress Grille also has its own herb garden, and uses locally sourced meat and sushi-grade fish. Or try 259 Brantley’s Bistro, a family-owned establishment in the heart of Olde Town. With an emphasis on everything Texan, they also use fresh and local ingredients.

Hunt, Texas (near Kerrville): Bridget’s Basket, LLC is more than a restaurant. Here you’ll also find a market, gardens, live events, a wellness studio (opening this month!) and the work of local artists.

Fredericksburg, Texas: The Farm Haus Bistro at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm is another destination offering multiple options, including a bistro, spa and gift shop (which has many garden and gift items that are created on-site).

These restaurant are a wonderful way to experience the local, fresh and creative cuisine available around the Bandera area. Have you discovered any favorites of your own? Please share in the comments below!