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Day Trips® from Austin: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

Day Trips® from Austin: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

by Paris Permenter, John Bigley

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Overview

For local travelers looking for an experience in their own backyard, Day Trips® from Austin is the essential guide to things to see and do around Austin—from Waco’s Texas Ranger Hall of Fame to Museum of Handmade Furniture in Braunfels. With a population of nearly 700,000, and a metro area of 1.7 million and growing, America’s #1 College Town (Travel Channel) is an ideal starting point for these and other activities: * Do something sweet: Visit Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham to see the making of ice cream and you can enjoy a free scoop at the tour’s end.* Do something wonderful: Take a ride on a miniature train for a tour of Texas’s largest petting zoo, and have your mind bent in the Anti-Gravity House at Wonder World in San Marcos.* Do something outdoorsy: Vacation at one of the many dude ranches that dot the landscape around Bandera for horseback riding, cookouts, fishing, hiking, and even country-western dance lessons.


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ISBN-13: 9781493018437
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: Day Trips Series
Edition description: 7th Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,127,042
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

John Bigley and Paris Permenter are a husband and wife team of travel writers. Longtime residents of Central Texas, they make their home in the Hill Country west of Austin, near Lake Travis.
John and Paris have authored 32 guidebooks including Day Trips from San Antonio and Insiders’ Guide to San Antonio. Paris and John also publish www.TexasTripper​.com, which focuses on travel across the Lone Star State, Pawéaar.com, featuring global style for pet lovers, and www.DogTipper​.com, filled with tips for dog lovers.
Both John and Paris are members of the prestigious Society of American Travel ​Writers. For more on the couple’s writing and travels, see www​.parisandjohn​.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Using this travel guide x

Where to get more information xii

Austin area overview xiii

North

Day trip 01 Interstate gems 2

Pflugerville 2

Round rock 5

Georgetown 6

Salado 11

Day trip 02 Military history 15

Belton 15

Kiileen 17

Temple 18

Day trip 03 Heart of texas 20

Lorena 20

Waco 22

Northeast

Day trip 01 Farming heartland 30

Hutto 30

Taylor 32

Thrall 33

Day trip 02 Texas two-steppin' 34

Coupland 34

Taylor 36

Circleville 36

Granger 36

Bartlett 37

New corn hill 37

Walburg 38

Day trip 03 Presidential corridor 40

Dime box 40

Caldwell 41

Snook 42

Bryan-college station 43

East

Day trip 01 Sausage country 49

Manor 49

Elgin 50

Mcdade 53

Giddings 53

Serbin 54

Day trip 02 Birthplace of texas 55

Ledbetter 55

Carmine 56

Burton 56

Brenham 57

Independence 59

Washington-on-the-brazos 60

Southeast

Day trip 01 Lost pines 63

Cedar creek 63

Bastrop 65

Smithville 68

La grange 69

Day trip 02 Petite getaway 73

Carmine 73

Round top 75

Winedale 77

Shelby 78

Fayetleville 78

Warrenton 79

South

Day trip 01 Barbecue trail 82

Mckinney falls state park 82

Lockhart 82

Luling 85

Day trip 02 Painted churches 88

Flatonia 88

Praha 90

Schulenburg 90

Dubina 91

Ammannsville 91

Hostyn 91

High hill 92

Day trip 03 Texas history 93

Gonzales 93

Shiner 95

Yoakum 97

Day trip 04 Shop 'til you drop 98

Buda 98

San marcos 99

Day trip 05 Concete city 104

Seguin 104

Southwest

Day trip 01 The alamo city 109

San antonio 109

Day trip 02 Old-world fun 122

Gruene 122

New braunfels 125

Day trip 03 Kodak country 131

Wimberley 131

Devil's backbone scenic drive 133

Fischer 134

Blanco 134

Day trip 04 That's history 137

Comfort 137

Sisterdale 140

Boerne 140

Day trip 05 Cowboy country 144

Bandera 144

Medina 148

Vanderpool 150

West

Day trip 01 Willie nelson's backyard 154

Bee cave 154

Spicewood and south lake travis 156

Day trip 02 Ibj country 158

Pedernaies falls state park 158

Johnson city 159

Stonewall 161

Hye 164

Day trip 03 Wine country 166

Luckenbach 166

Fredericksburg 167

Enchanted rock state natural area 174

Day trip 04 Hill country escape 175

Kerrville 175

Ingram 180

Hunt 182

Y. O. Ranch 182

Northwest

Day trip 01 Akeside luxury 185

Lake austin 185

Lake travis 187

Lakeway 189

Day trip 02 Lake love 191

Jonestown 191

Lago vista 192

Marble falls 193

Kingsland 196

Day trip 03 Ranch road rambling 198

Cedar park 198

Leander 200

Bertram 201

Burnet 202

Buchanan dam 204

Tow 206

Day trip 04 Rock hound's delight 207

Ilano 207

Mason 211

Day trip 05 Wild, wild west 214

Andice 214

Lampasas 215

Bend 217

Regional information 219

Festivals and celebrations 225

Appendix a Especially for winter texans 233

Appendix b Texas state parks 234

Appendix c Guide to tex-mex food 235

Appendix d Icra parks 237

Index 238

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