While you’re visiting us in Bandera, be sure to check out the sights in nearby Fredericksburg. This charming town was founded by German settlers in 1846, and offers all kinds of adventures. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site): This farm offers a chance to experience how the pioneers lived! With seasonal activities such as canning, sheep shearing and sausage making, there’s lots to see at this living history farm.
Willow City Loop: From March through May, this drive is a wonderful way to experience the abundance and beauty of Texas bluebonnets, as well as a remarkable countryside that includes gently rolling hills, deep canyons and cliffs, winding rivers and stunning views.
Do you have any favorite activities around Fredericksburg? Please share your discoveries!
It’s almost here: the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! This huge event was established in 1949 and draws over 2 million visitors each year. Between February 8th and 25th, you can enjoy rodeos, horse and livestock shows, live music, a carnival, a petting zoo, a craft beer tap room and many other events. Find all the information and buy your tickets here!
There’s no shortage of great spots to eat around Bandera! Here are a few more to consider during your next visit:
Hill Country Cafe (Kerrville): A Texas favorite since 1942! The cafe serves breakfast and lunch, and is known for its chicken fried steak and burgers.
Hermann Sons Steakhouse (Hondo): Indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, outdoor entertainment and boutique shopping! This popular steakhouse has been family-owned since 1946 (for 3 generations). The Texas t-bone and homemade peach cobbler are favorites!
El Restaurante Azteca (Hondo): Another restaurant with a long history, El Restaurante Azteca was established in 1932 and offers both traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes.
Fredericksburg Pie Company (Fredericksburg): 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.
What are you favorite restaurants to visit when you’re in Bandera?
Lost Maples Cafe (Utopia): Famous for their homemade pies! Apple, Fudge Pecan, Cherry, Buttermilk…
Bumdoodlers Cafe (in Boerne and Kerrville): The best homemade cheese cake sandwiches and soups.
Camp Verde General Store & Restaurant (Camp Verde): Nestled on the shores of the Verde Creek, the General Store was first established in 1857, and rebuilt after a flood swept away the original building around 1900. A taste of history (and dinner, too)!
What are you favorite spots in the Texas Hill Country?