Texas might not have the majestic mountains that you see in places like Switzerland or Utah, but the Texas hill country is something that you for sure want to experience it. If you've been to places like Austin and San Antonio and have been able to travel in the outskirts, you already know what to expect. If you've never been to that part of the great state of Texas, you'll probably want to return many times after you visit. From knowing where to stay to arranging for private transportation, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a wonderful vacation in the Texas hill country.
- If you have your own car, you're all set to go.
- If you fly into a major city, of course you'll need to arrange for transportation.
- Austin and San Antonio both have reliable airport taxi service.
- Consider hiring a guide to take you to places outside of the metropolitan areas.
Private transportation from the major airports is more affordable than you might imagine. If you're traveling with friends or with several family members, arrange ahead of time to have a van that will hold all of the people in your group. For more information, contact companies like St. Lucia's Best.
Where To Sta
- Start by basing yourself in the downtown area of Austin or San Antonio.
- By doing so, you can see historic sites that are in walking distance f your hotel.
- When you are actually in the hill country, think of staying in a Bed and Breakfast.
- Consider staying in a historic hotel.
Your tour guide will more than likely have suggestions on great places for you to stay. Since you'll have private transportation, the driver will take you wherever you want to go and he or she will be available to pick you up at whatever time you want to get started with your sight seeing.
Where To Go
- In San Antonio, think of first going to the Alamo and the other missions.
- In Austin, besides the beautiful capitol building, look for the historic Governor's Mansion.
- To really see the hill country, head out of town.
- Visit out-of-the-way places like Wimberly, Gruene, and Blanco.
Consider going to the hill country of Texas in the spring. That's when you'll find bluebonnets that make the fields look like blue grass. Other colorful flowers will more than likely be out following the bluebonnets. Think of taking some of the flowers so you can dry them or press them to remind you of the time you spent in the beautiful hill country of Texas.