There are several interesting tourist towns that can be enjoyed on a day trip from Austin. Tourism is booming around Austin. Here are a few of the most popular towns.
- Blanco The city of Blanco is located on the Blanco River
and has a nice large park at the dam on the river for tourists to enjoy. They have
another very nice park, too, and tourist shopping and events.
- Bolivar Peninsula - Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island and Port Bolivar
A sand between your toes kind of place that you can drive on and fish off of, enjoy the time here with the family and friends.
- Burnet The city of Burnet
has several antique stores, the Burnet Square and Court House, Hamilton Creek Park, and
several events throughout the year. Burnet is only about 15 minutes from Lake
Buchanan and Inks Lake, about 55 miles northwest of Austin.
- Camp Wood Swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, floating
down the Nueces River, camping, and hiking are favorite activities to be enjoyed by family
and friends in the Camp Wood area.
- Canton - Home of the world famous "First
Monday Trade Days," one of the largest flea markets in the United States. It is
held on the 4 days before the first Monday of each month all year.
- Canyon Lake The
city of Canyon Lake is on Canyon Lake which has 80 miles of scenic shoreline. Canyon Lake
is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles
northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.
Christi Located on the Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi offers beach
activity, boating, fishing on the gulf and more. Corpus Christi is one of Texas'
most popular tourist cities.
- Fredericksburg This
town is the shoppers paradise of Texas with well over 100 shops featuring antiques, hand
crafted merchandise, clothing, gifts, jewelry, western items, furniture...just about
anything the shopper would need. Located 70 miles west of Austin and 68 miles northwest of
- Galveston One of Texas' most
popular tourist towns for people who love beaches. Thirty two miles of beach,
historic homes, museums, shopping, seafood restaurants are what Galveston is know for.
Located only 50 miles southeast of Houston.
- Georgetown Georgetown not only has Sun City, an extremely popular retirement community, a great square, but also Southwestern University, the first university in Texas, chartered in 1840.
- Granbury Granbury is a
popular tourist town about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. It is a historic town
that also has Lake Granbury for the tourists to enjoy.
- Gruene This tourist town was
designated as a Historic Town by the State of Texas. Located between Austin and San
Antonio, it is a popular town because of the river tubing, the live music, dining and wine
tastinge, etc. Check out their B & B Inns.
- Jefferson The
historic steamboat port of Jefferson has steamboat tours, the steam train and the
paddlewheel steamer. There is plenty of shopping with dozens of antique and gift
shops. Located on Highway 59 in northeast Texas.
- Kingsland Located
on Lake LBJ where the Llano and Colorado rivers join the lake. Popular for
boating, fishing, swimming, arts & crafts festivals. A great
place to rent a lake cabin for the weekend or park your RV. Located 60 miles
northwest of Austin. Both a recreation and retirement town.
- Leakey Leakey is sometimes referred to as "The Swiss Alps of
Texas", area elevations range from 1,500 to 2,400 feet with deep canyons cut by the
Frio and Nueces Rivers. The Frio River offers anything from whitewater rapids to
flats to swimming holes and great fishing.
- Lockhart The BBQ Capital of Texas also has a beautiful town square with the gorgeous, historic Caldwell County Courthouse.
- Marble Falls Marble
Falls is on Lake Marble Falls about 45 miles northwest of Austin and 80 miles north of San
Antonio. Lake Marble Falls is a normally constant level lake that is good for
boating and waterskiing.
- New Braunfels This
interesting city is located between Austin and San Antonio. If you make the drive to San
Antonio or Austin, plan some extra time for New Braunfels.
- The Oasis The Sunset Capital of Texas. Dining, music, weddings, breweries, and shopping, all with a breathtaking view of Lake Travis.
Aransas Located on the Gulf of Mexico. Popular for the
beaches, boating, fishing, cruises and tours, swimming, sunbathing, tourists stores.
- Round Rock The Sports Capital of Texas. Also home to the world famous Round Rock Donuts.
- San Marcos Home
to some the the best Outlet Malls in Texas. Swim and tube in the crystal clear San
Marcos River. Tour the historic buildings and dine on the riverfront restaurants.
- South Padre Island Located
on the Gulf of Mexico. Offers the best in swimming, sunbathing, etc.
Wimberley may be listed last on this list because the listing is done
alphabetically, but it is far from the least favorite with the tourists in Texas.
Tourists love this beautiful town with its artists, crafts, tourist shopping and
dining. This town will remind you of a wonderful mountain village with all of its
beautiful scenery on the Blanco River and Cypress Creek.
Woodlands A very attractive community located in the woods north
of Houston. The Woodlands is popular for its variety of shopping, restaurants,
entertainment and events. It has a population of approximately 90,000 people
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