Marble Falls & Horseshoe Bay

Marble Falls & Horseshoe Bay

There are few places in Texas as pretty as Marble Falls, a small Texas Hill Country town that’s big on beauty, beloved for Highland Lake splendor, stunning vistas, fun year-round events and attractive vacation properties.

Celebrating Spring

Celebrating Spring

When bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush line the highways and backroads of Texas, and breezes are gentle and temperatures are mild, there’s no better time for festivals and family fun in the Hill Country.

Hill Country Guide: Romantic Road Trip

Hill Country Guide: Romantic Road Trip

5 Drive-To Destinations to Put the Thrill Back In Your Weekends. The thrill is gone. Not in your relationship — but in your boring date night and weekend routine. Maybe you’ve fallen into a rut: always frequenting the same restaurants and entertainment venues and...

Hill Country Guide: Merry and Bright

Hill Country Guide: Merry and Bright

The Hill Country’s best and brightest holiday celebrations By JANIS TURK All is calm, and all is bright as twinkling lights, night parades, Christmas shopping markets and warm Yuletide fun fill the calendar in towns throughout the Hill Country this season. Families...

Hill Country Guide: My Favorite Fredericksburg

Hill Country Guide: My Favorite Fredericksburg

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND THIS MOST POPULAR HILL COUNTRY TOWN What is new to say about a place I’ve been to a thousand times? You might be surprised. With each new visit, there are more wonderful places to discover. As the author of several guidebooks...

My Big Beautiful Hill Country Wedding

My Big Beautiful Hill Country Wedding

Brides suggest their perfect wedding day picks for Texas venues and vendors When planning a big beautiful Texas wedding—or even an intimate ceremony for two — many brides turn to the scenic Hill Country and South Central Texas for inspiration.   “We chose the...

Beauty and the Brew

Beauty and the Brew

Alamo City and Hill Country Breweries with Women Behind the Beer Wine is for women, and beer is for the boys — that’s a stereotype that simply doesn’t hold true anymore. Today, many men are serious oenophiles (connoisseurs of wine), and women, who hold their hops...

Happy Hill Country Holidays!

Happy Hill Country Holidays!

Where to find the best celebrations of the season Santa can make it to every house in Texas in one night, but unless you have eight enchanted reindeer and a magic sleigh, there’s no way you can possibly get to all the great places there are to visit in the Texas Hill...

Texas Hill Country: Barbecue Road Trip

Texas Hill Country: Barbecue Road Trip

Mapping out the sauciest little barbecue joints in Texas! Throw a dart at a Texas map, and you can be sure it will land, bull’s-eye, on a town with some great old-time Texas barbecue joint — a place that someone will undoubtedly claim has the best barbecue in the...

Where There’s Water There’s Sure to be Fun!

Where There’s Water There’s Sure to be Fun!

Where to beat the San Antonio spring and summer heat in South Texas and the Hill Country The hottest temperature ever recorded in San Antonio is 111 degrees, so locals know what a blazing inferno spring, summer and even fall can feel like in South Texas. Only four...

Map out your next antique road trip

Map out your next antique road trip

As incredible as it sounds, sources estimate that 250,000-plus Americans have a fear of antiques. Even actor Billy Bob Thornton claims to suffer from this bizarre phobia, insisting he’s afraid of all furniture built before 1950. Of course, most San Antonio women don’t...

Texas Hill Country: New Braunfels & Gruene

Texas Hill Country: New Braunfels & Gruene

Why this mid-sized Texas town is a big draw for San Antonio It’s not uncommon for people from a small town to drive into a big city for food, art, entertainment and family fun. However, it is unusual for locals to leave the big city and seek out a smaller town for...

Make a Beeline to Boerne

Make a Beeline to Boerne

For many San Antonio locals, a day trip or weekend getaway to the Texas Hill Country once meant a drive to Fredericksburg, where we’d go to enjoy shops, restaurants, holiday festivals, parks and natural attractions. But on the way there, many of us happened upon the...

The Fresh New Face of Fredericksburg

The Fresh New Face of Fredericksburg

  But don't forget the old attractions. Folks who haven’t visited Fredericksburg lately might think there’s nothing new under the Gillespie County sun, but they’d be wrong. There’s a fresh new breeze blowing through the Texas Hill Country, bringing with it new...

New Braunfels

New Braunfels

Making a Big Splash! This small German-heritage community on the Comal River has a large water park and a big future. Lately, San Antonio’s neighboring city of New Braunfels is making a big splash on the local scene — and not only because it’s home to Schlitterbahn...

The Beauty of Boerne

The Beauty of Boerne

Charles Dickens never made it to Texas, but if somehow he magically appeared in the little Hill Country town of Boerne during the holidays, he would surely feel right at home. Why? Well, for the past 13 years, the good people of Boerne have embraced a rather English...

Say Willkomen to Fredericksburg

Say Willkomen to Fredericksburg

New Yorkers have the Hamptons, their go-to weekend getaway spot, much cooler than Manhattan’s concrete jungle and a favorite escape each summer. On the West Coast, folks flee the urban sprawl to cruise the California wine country, places like Sonoma and Napa, where...

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