Austin February 17, 2019
Here Are The 5 Best Places Around Austin To Visit On A Long Weekend
Three cheers for the weekend! If you’re looking to get out of dodge on your long break, search no further. Austin is surrounded by amazing places. And the best part? Most of them are within two hours of the city (even during rush hour traffic). Gas up the car and hit the road. Here are the five best places around Austin to visit on a long weekend.
Venture 1.5 hours down I-35 to Waco, Texas. You'll love walking across the historic bridge, exploring the fantastic antique stores, and dining at the delicious down-home restaurants. Be sure to stop by the Dr. Pepper Museum and the Waco National Mammoth Monument. There's no shortage of fun things to do in this little town.
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This little slice of paradise is only 45 minutes outside of Austin. Enjoy the pastoral views, stunning nature preserves, and Southern hospitality. When you're in Wimberely, your troubles are far, far away.
There's so much to do in this charming town. Fredericksburg is home to splendid wineries, mouthwatering German food, and wonderful shops. After you finish exploring Main Street, head down the road to Gruene. This lovely German street is home to the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas.
4. San Antonio
From sipping margaritas along the River Walk to exploring historic missions, San Antonio has something for everyone. History buffs will adore the numerous museums and party-goers will swoon over the breweries and nightlife. Take the breezy drive south of Austin and have a three-day weekend you'll never forget.
5. San Marcos
This place is so much more than just a college town. Spend your three day weekend along Spring Lake at The Meadows Center. Here, you can take a glass-bottom boat tour and see the underwater life up close. Then, you should explore the quaint town square and head down to the outlet mall. End your evening at any one of San Marcos' amazing restaurants.
Where are you going this weekend?