Day Trips from Austin: Getaways Less than Two Hours Away

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Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating and exciting things to do, many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of Austin.
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Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating and exciting things to do, many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of Austin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762727483
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Day Trips Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are a husband-and-wife team of travel writers. Longtime residents of central Texas, they live in Leander. They have written about their state and other destinations for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Reader's Digest, Texas Highways, and Austin American-Statesman. They have also written numerous guidebooks.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Texas Travel Tips xiii
Day Trips from Austin xv
North
Day Trip 1
Round Rock 1
Georgetown 3
Walburg 8
Salado 8
Day Trip 2
Belton 13
Killeen 15
The Grove 16
Temple 17
Day Trip 3
Lorena 18
Waco 18
Northeast
Day Trip 1
Taylor 25
Thrall 27
Thorndale 27
Rockdale 28
Calvert 28
Day Trip 2
Bryan-College Station 30
East
Day Trip 1
Manor 35
Elgin 35
McDade 37
Giddings 37
Serbin 38
Day Trip 2
Ledbetter 39
Burton 40
Brenham 41
Washington-on-the-Brazos 43
Southeast
Day Trip 1
Bastrop 46
Alum Creek 49
Smithville 49
La Grange 50
Day Trip 2
Warrenton 53
Round Top 53
South
Day Trip 1
McKinney Falls State Park 58
Lockhart 58
Luling 60
Flatonia 62
Praha 62
Schulenburg 63
Day Trip 2
Gonzales 65
Shiner 67
Yoakum 68
Day Trip 3
Buda 70
San Marcos 71
Day Trip 4
Seguin 77
Southwest
Day Trip 1
San Antonio 81
Day Trip 2
Gruene 94
New Braunfels 97
Day Trip 3
Wimberley 104
Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive 107
Fischer 107
Blanco 107
Day Trip 4
Comfort 110
Sisterdale 113
Boerne 113
Day Trip 5
Bandera 117
Medina 122
Vanderpool 122
Day Trip 6
Castroville 124
Uvalde 127
Concan 129
West
Day Trip 1
Bee Cave 131
South Lake Travis 132
Day Trip 2
Pedernales Falls State Park 134
Johnson City 134
Stonewall 137
Luckenbach 139
Fredericksburg 139
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area 144
Day Trip 3
Kerrville 145
Ingram 150
Hunt 151
Y. O. Ranch 152
Northwest
Day Trip 1
Mount Bonnell 154
Lake Travis 155
Lakeway 158
Day Trip 2
North Lake Travis 160
Marble Falls 162
Kingsland 164
Day Trip 3
Cedar Park 166
Leander 168
Bertram 168
Burnet 169
Buchanan Dam 170
Tow 172
Day Trip 4
Llano 173
Mason 176
Regional Information 180
Festivals and Celebrations 188
Appendix A Especially for Winter Texans 199
Appendix B Texas State Parks 201
Appendix C Guide to Tex-Mex Food 203
Appendix D LCRA Parks 205
About the Authors 206
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