March 2024 - Newsletter

March 1st, 2024

Hill Country Spring Break Destinations in Texas

For those looking for a relaxing and scenic spring break destination, the Texas Hill Country is a must-visit. This region is known for its rugged landscape, natural beauty, and charming small towns that offer a ton of things to do in Hill Country outdoors. Here are some of the top Hill Country towns to consider for your spring break getaway.The Texas Hill Country is a region of rolling hills and valleys that is home to numerous Texas state parks, nature trails, and scenic drives. We recommend choosing a town or two to book lodging and then making day trips to check out the area on a mini road trip. You can enjoy hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, and of course seeking out the Texas bluebonnets that bloom each spring!


Concan is home to the gorgeous Frio River which is crystal clear and GORGEOUS. Tubing the Frio River is a popular activity in Hill Country, but Spring Break could be a bit early for that activity. Many outfitters are open year round but you’ll want to double check the water levels for safety and expect the water to be quite chilly. Nevertheless, this area is a beautiful place to go for spring break in Texas even if you don’t swim! Garner State Park is one of the best Texas Hill Country State Parks and is nearby with plenty of hiking trails, wildflower covered hills, and picnic areas, as well as camping. There are adorable Frio River cabins that are perfect for a family getaway in nature.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels is a charming town located in the heart of the Hill Country that offers a mix of cultural attractions and outdoor activities. Explore the town’s historic district, which is home to numerous buildings and landmarks dating back to the 1800s.The town is also known for its water activities, including tubing and kayaking on the Guadalupe River and Comal River. Families with children may especially enjoy a visit to Schlitterbahn Waterpark, one of the largest waterparks in the country! My kids love it there specifically because there are fun options for my thrill seeking kids as well as those who prefer the calmer rides.Head to nearby Natural Bridge Caverns, Landa Park Miniature Golf Course, and the historic Gruene district for a fun meal out and some exploring.

Johnson City + Fredericksburg

Johnson City is most well known for its insanely amazing Christmas lights, but it is also gorgeous in the spring too! Those looking for a mix of nature and history will love choosing Johnson City as a base for their spring break in Texas.Johnson City is home to Lyndon B. Johnson’s childhood home and historic ranch. The Sauer-Beckman Farm serves as a living history museum for fun and interactive look at life in the “old days.” Pedernales Falls is a great spot for hiking and picnicking with your toes in the waterfalls. We highly recommend the Science Mill for an excellent interactive museum for kids of all ages, but especially big kids. My 10 year-olds loved it when we went this summer – especially when they got to fly like insects wearing a VR set!Take a scenic drive to Fredericksburg for strawberry picking, the most beautiful Texas bluebonnet fields, wine tasting, Wildseed Farms (the largest working wildflower farm in the country!), and historic museums and buildings teaching about the German heritage of the town. Not too far from Fredericksburg is Enchanted Rock State Park which is arguably one of the most beautiful state parks in Texas Hill Country. Spring is the perfect time of year to explore the trails winding through the park and to climb the unique pink rocks.

Marble Falls + Burnet

If you are looking for a family-friendly spring break in Texas with plenty to do, one of our favorite spring break ideas is Marble Falls. head to Sweet Berry Farm for strawberry picking, inflatable pillow bouncing, and the cutest goats.Go hiking in Balcones Nature Preserve and don’t miss the most beautiful bluebonnet field that you can walk through (taking photos in them is a Texas tradition!) and the wildlife observation station. The nature trail at the Visitor’s Center is great for even the smallest children. Grab a slice of pie from Blue Bonnet Cafe  and gumbo from The Real New Orleans Style Restaurant. We won’t tell anyone if you eat dessert first, but the Cajun food is amazing, so leave room!Head to nearby Burnet for a tour of Longhorn Cavern State Park underground caves and historic ruins and hiking trails.
Inks Lake State Park is great for kayaking, fishing, and camping with a tent or in their Texas lake cabins that have heat and air conditioning. We camped here during Spring Break two years ago and it was wonderfully beautiful and green! Our kids loved the pedal boats and lakeside swings. It is truly one of our favorite things to do in Texas for Spring Break. Burnet is also the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas and hosts the Bluebonnet Festival each spring. If your dates match up, you won’ t want to miss this Texas spring break vacation idea!


Some may claim that Georgetown is just north of the Hill Country boundary lines, but we aren’t too strict around here – its too beautiful! This charming town is home to the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” The historic downtown square in Georgetown is surrounded by tasty eats (Sweet Lemon Kitchen and 600 Degrees Pizzeria are two of our faves!) and cute local shops. I’m sure you will love Sweet Eats Fruit Farm as much as we do for Spring Break in Texas! It is one of our very favorite things to do in Georgetown. Visit the petting zoo, shoot apple cannons, conquer the ropes course, dig in the treasure mountain, watch he pig races, and get your face painted. Their flower farm is one of the best in Texas and they have strawberry picking too! Walk the trails at San Gabriel Park and Garey Park and climb the playground at Berry Springs Nature Preserve (tell the donkeys that we say hello!). Inner Space Cavern is a great spot to explore the caves local to the area.