The Most Criminally Overlooked Town Near Austin And Why You Need To Visit

Escape to a town where time stands still and life is still simple. Here, you won’t find any bumper-to-bumper traffic and sprawling skyscrapers, just open skies, quaint streets, and untouched nature. Smithville, Texas is only about 45 miles away from Austin, but you’ll feel like you escaped into a secret oasis. This is the most criminally overlooked town near Austin, and you need to visit.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Looking for another exciting day trip? This little town near Austin just might be the most unique town in the world.