When you drive a Chevy, you are likely familiar with our motto “find new roads.” There is no better way to explore surrounding areas of Austin and Round Rock than by finding new roads in the Texas Hill Count0ry. The region that we call the Hill Country begins north of Austin, continues to San Antonio and sweeps westward. It is by far one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
Enjoy the drive in your Chevrolet to these destinations and make the most of your Texas Hill Country day trip.
Willow Loop tops our list of day trips because you can enjoy a 20-mile scenic route through Gillespie County. The fun and winding drive is filled with beautiful views and if you time your trip during the spring the field of wildflowers will amaze you as you drive by.
If you’re a Waylon Jennings fan you will surely love Luckenbach. It is located southwest of Fredericksburg. This tiny little town is great for music enthusiasts. There are only two buildings in the town a post office and a dance hall. Local musicians gather behind the post office and play music. The post office also serves as the bar, so you can enjoy a cold drink while you relax and listen to the sounds of the hill country.
Do you love to go camping and swimming? If so, then Krause Springs was made just for you. It is conveniently located 30 miles west of Austin, so if you only have a free weekend to go camping this is a great destination. The 115 acres is privately owned and has 32 springs so there is plenty of room to go swimming.
If you are an adventurer, be sure to check out Enchanted Rock on your way to Fredericksburg. The massive pink granite rock offers beautiful views of the Hill Country, but you have to climb all the way to the top to enjoy this outstanding view. After you get your heart rate up from a wonderful climb, relax with a glass of wine at one of the many wineries in Fredericksburg.
For the history buff, we highly recommend Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The park is just a few miles away from Johnson City. Not only can you walk around and tour this historic site, but also you’ll learn a lot about our 36th President and his upbringing in the Hill Country. There is a living farm, great walking trails, and a wealth of history.