When it comes to day trips, Texas is a real treat. It’s easy to move from one location to another while sightseeing and visiting the various sites accessible from Central Texas. Here are some of the best day trips the state has to offer.
Visit the Old Town of Salado
Salado is a historic town to the north of Austin, which was founded over a century and a half ago. Although it has been eclipsed by Austin itself and Waco over the years, it is still a town worth visiting. The town houses some of Central Texas’s first educational facilities as well as historic structures and art. The local shops have incredible antiques, fine artwork, jewelry, crafts and pottery among others. If you could stop at Stagecoach Inn, you will have amazing dishes that will give you a feeling of dining a century back. The elegance the inn offers is incredibly magnificent.
Go Sightseeing in Austin
The Texas capital has amazing places and things to see. Austin is famous for live music scenes and other beautiful places to visit including the the Bob Bullock museum— a great place to learn more about the rich history of Texas. Furthermore, you can visit the LBJ Library and Museum, or go around the city in a cab and see rolling hills, cliffs and the 360 Bridge. You can take a stroll down South Congress Avenue to see the eclectic side of Austin. Here you’ll find interesting shops, great dining and the city’s best people watching!
Taste Wine at Central Texas Wineries
Hitch a ride to Fredericksburg, a town that reeks of German culture and head to the Duchman Family Winery in Driftwoods. Take a tour or play the part of sommelier at Dutchman, one of the Hill Country’s best wineries. Apart from the Duchman wineries, there are also charming restaurants and historic places to visit in Fredericksburg like the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park or the National Museum of the Pacific War.
Take a Ride on Steam Train Out of Austin
If you are in the city and want to experience a bit of an outlaw’s life, you can get on a train and skip town, and have it get you back in the evening. The Austin Steam Train Association has a wide variety of tours you can go on, mostly from Cedar Park up to Burnet. From rides, beer and wine tours to murder mysteries, there is no shortage of what you can do and see. Your days do not have to be boring as the train will get you to a calm place where you can smile and enjoy life for a while.
There are a lot of places to visit and beautiful sights to see in Central Texas. While the above list is not exhaustive, you can check with local tourism departments in the state to get to know more of where and what to do around the area.