Austin bustles with excitement every weekend, but the capital city isn’t the only place with entertaining attractions. Austin is surrounded by endearing small towns, gorgeous landscapes, and historic landmarks that dazzle visitors year-round. If your regular routine is wearing you down, these ten unique day trips will revitalize your spirit. You don’t need to travel far to find some much needed relaxation. These mini-vacations are a magnificent way to explore off the beaten path.
Gruene Hall, Texas' longest running dance hall, is just aching for your grooving feet to join the fun. This city sparkles with unique shops, entertainment, and small town charm.
Schnitzel, sausage, and chocolate-covered bacon await. Fredericksburg is known for its delicious delicacies and attractive boutiques.
Tour the Dr. Pepper museum or the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Waco, Texas has its fair share of attractions.
4. New Braunfels
Make a splash in New Braunfels! Home of Schlitterbahn water park and the stunning Gudalupe river, this Central Texas city is a scenic place to cool off.
You can't pass up on the chance to visit the BBQ capital of Texas. Munch on some sausage at Kreuz Market or chow down on some brisket at Black's. No matter where you eat, you'll leave feeling full and satisfied.
6. Marble Falls
Visiting Sweet Berry Farm is an Autumn tradition everyone should luxuriate in. No matter when you choose to visit the city, however, Marble Falls has plenty to offer. The Hidden Falls Adventure Park will get your adrenaline pumping, and Save The World Brewing Company will help you unwind.
7. San Marcos
Explore the depths of Wonder World Cave or check out the antique cars at Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum. No matter how you decide to spend the afternoon, you're sure to have a lovely getaway.
8. San Antonio
Spicy chips and salsa and tangy margaritas will greet your tastebuds at the San Antonio riverwalk. You'll beam with Texas pride as you walk through the historic walls at the Alamo.
9. Johnson City
Home to former president Lyndon Baines Johnson, Johnson City is full of attractions for your day-tripping delight. Embark on a creepy ghost tour or peruse the George L. Carter Railroad Museum. It will feel so great to escape the capital city's congestion for a day.
Wimberley, Texas is a stunning getaway. With fine wineries and relaxing creeks speckling the scenery, you'll return home feeling rejuvenated.