Hill Country Guide

Chasing Bluebonnets, a Texas Tradition

Bluebonnet fans and photographers only had a short window to enjoy their beauty this year, but there's always next year.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Waltz Across Texas in These Hill Country Honky-Tonks

These old-school, floor-stompin' dance halls are the soul of the Texas Hill Country.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Travel the Texas Wine Trail in Fredericksburg

Toast the state's second-oldest viticultural region in Fredericksburg.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Hill Country Guide

Take the Plunge in Wimberley

Welcome to Wimberley, where the water's fine — and so is everything else.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Wait, What's Officially the Hill Country?

It's time for a little geography and geology lesson.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Note

Places in the Heart: The Texas Hill Country

The story of a dog named Red and the Hill Country ranch that formed me.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Road Trips

5 Reasons for History Buffs to Visit Fredericksburg

There's more to this Texas town than wine and weisswurst.

03/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Travel

3 Reasons to Visit Gruene Right Now

Don't wait until high tourist season in the Hill Country; visit this historic town while you can have it all to yourself.

01/18/2017 By Bryce Dodds

Travel

Wanderlust's 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Looking for vacation inspiration? Look no further than our most popular travel posts of the last year.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The Texas State Park Camping Trips You Need to Book Now

Campsite reservations fill up fast at these state park favorites.

12/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Travel

In Dripping Springs, a Culinary Getaway at Juniper Hills Farm

Dallas chef Sibby Barrett's Hill Country retreat offers cozy casitas, nature hikes and all things cuisine.

10/26/2016 By Layne Lynch

Road Trip

5 Very Hip Hill Country Haunts You Can Rent for the Weekend

From a lakeside cabin to a real-deal chapel, these unusual VRBO finds call for a Hill Country getaway.

10/07/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Off-Season Oasis

5 Fun Reasons to Head to Uvalde County This Fall

Tubing season on the Frio is coming to a close, but fall is the best time to visit Garner State Park and other Hill Country destinations.

08/30/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Texas Travel

Essential Texas Trips: Rediscovering San Antonio

Time machines both literal and metaphorical abound in the Alamo City.

07/18/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Float On

Float Fest: A One-of-a-Kind Texas Festival (Next Weekend!)

Tube to tunes from Santigold, Slim Thug, Chromeo and more in San Marcos.

07/06/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Get Along

Get Your Cowboy on at a Texas Dude Ranch

Rediscover your roots on a hayride, catching lightning bugs or simply toasting some s'mores.

07/05/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Texas Travel

Why the Frio River Is the Ultimate Texas Summer Destination

Even when the river's running low, it's a trip every Texan should take at least once.

06/29/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: La Grange

It's more than just the title of an overplayed ZZ Top song; it's the gateway to the Hill Country.

02/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: The "Painted" Churches You May Have Missed

The oldest Catholic church in Fayette County sits high on Hostyn Hill, while another holds a treasure trove of recovered Old World masterpieces.

12/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Travel

One More Reason to Visit Gonzales: Hand-Tossed Pizza

A pizza worth a two-and-a-half hour drive? Only in the capital of Come and Take It.

12/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt