How to Make the Most of Your 3-Day Texas Hill Country Itinerary

If you want to make the most of your visit to Texas Hill Country, it’s always a good idea to arrive with an outline of your trip. There are so many incredible opportunities to explore our area through nature and cuisine. We crafted our three-day Texas Hill Country itinerary, so you don’t have to worry about planning your getaway. Of course, we give you a couple of extra options that can enhance your trip if you want to extend your stay!

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Your Complete Three-Day Texas Hill Country Itinerary

Day 1 – An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

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No Texas Hill Country itinerary is complete without a day of exploring one of the many state parks in the area. Most of these incredible nature preserves offer unique attractions or sights like waterfalls, rivers, and even a former U.S. president’s ranch. 

If you want to go hiking, Hill Country State Natural Area is a fantastic spot. Over 5,000 rolling acres of canyons, creeks, and plateaus that provide a taste for the beautiful Texas Hill Country landscapes. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is another great place to see a piece of the Hill Country’s past. The 36th president of the U.S. grew up on a ranch adjacent to the park, and you can take self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch and the surrounding WWI farm community. You also won’t want to miss the gorgeous waterfalls at Pedernales Fall State Park. Take a dip in the cool water at the bottom of the falls for an immersive experience.

Cool Off on a River

There’s no better feeling than taking a lazy float down one of the rivers in the area after hiking through Texas Hill Country. The Blanco River, Cypress Creek, and the Comal River all over fun and relaxing experiences with beautiful sights. 

The Comal River in New Braunfels draws in larger crowds. So if you want to enjoy a casual tubing adventure with fewer people, Cypress Creek in Wimberley is the best option. You’ll also find nearby Jacob’s Well and the Blue Hole, which are fantastic swimming spots. 

Day 2 – A Foodie Paradiserack of ribs

A Foodie Adventure

Wimberley offers culinary enthusiasts with an array of delicious opportunities. Your journey starts with breakfast at The Blair House Inn. After enjoying one of our specialties like French Toast with Bananas Foster or Eggs Benedict with Smoked Pork Tenderloin, head out for a day of exploring local restaurants.

If you want to savor local barbeque, check out our section below for some of the best smokehouses in our area. Of course, barbeque isn’t the only way to enjoy delicious cuisine in Texas Hill Country. Wimberley has a collection of fantastic farm-to-table restaurants, including The Leaning Pear and Jobell Café & Bistro. 

If you’re visiting on a Saturday, culminate your foodie adventure with a fine dining experience at The Blair House Inn. Our restaurant features dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world, crafted right here in our kitchen. Check our Fine Dining page for upcoming menus.

Savor the Best BBQ in Texas

You can’t visit the Lonestar State without savoring the best barbeque in the country. Pack the second day of your Texas Hill Country itinerary with a tasting tour of award-winning smoked meats in our area! 

Start your day by sampling one of the newest barbeque joints in Wimberley. Creekside Cookers is minutes away from The Blair House Inn and offers a great taste of local cuisine before heading to the king of barbeque in Texas Hill Country—Salt Lick BBQ. This legendary smokehouse in Driftwood featurs some of the tastiest smoked meats you’ll ever taste. Texas-sized portions are common here, and a rack of ribs or a plate of their famous brisket will fill you up quickly. They also have a selection of to-die-for sides. 

You can learn how to become a smoke master at our Barbeque Camp! Add this cooking class to your Texas Hill Country itinerary for a unique experience that you can take home with you. Discover the art to cooking Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Texas Brisket, and Smoked Beer-Can Chicken. Then enjoy your delicious concoctions right here at The Blair House Inn. It’s an experience like no other.

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Spend Another Day in the Great Outdoors

If you didn’t get enough of the great outdoors, you can use your final day to pack in more exciting sights and activities. More hiking, kayaking, and fly fishing opportunities await you across the region. 

The Devil’s Backbone is also a fascinating and beautiful drive. Blanco State Park and Canyon Lake are great stops along the loop. Its haunted history filled with ghost sightings makes for an exciting adventure. Check out Purgatory Road near the Devil’s Backbone Tavern. Stories claiming to see apparitions of Spanish Monks, Confederate Soldiers, and Native Americans create an ominous atmosphere that adventurers will love. 

Tour Texas Wine Country

If you had your fill of the outdoors, spend the last day of your itinerary taking a tour of Texas Wine Country. Our region is the second-largest American Viticultural Area in the country and is home to 15 native species of grapes as well as 25 different kinds of wine. 

You’ll find a handful of wineries within an hour radius of Wimberley. Driftwood Estate Winery and Dutchman Family Winery are among the most notable. Whether you’re a connoisseur of chewy cabernets or simply enjoy sipping on a variety of wines, this is a fantastic complement to your Texas Hill Country getaway.

Watch the Stars

The night sky in Wimberley puts on a show every evening. Once the sun goes down, the stars come out, and the lack of light pollution creates a stunning scene. You can enjoy stargazing from our grounds here at The Blair House Inn! 

Bonus Activity – The Bat Emergence

If you visit between March and October, a trip to Old Tunnel State Park in the evening is a must. As the sun sets, you’ll encounter thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from their cave to feed at night. This is an incredible sight and one of the most unique Texas Hill Country experiences.

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The Blair House Inn offers visitors the ultimate Texas Hill Country stay. Our beautiful property features an incredible collection of guestrooms, suites, and cottages, along with an extensive array of amenities. Whether you want to learn how to cook, enjoy a fine dining experience, relax with a massage, or peruse our art gallery, you will never run out of things to do on our grounds. Don’t forget to check our specials to enhance your stay!

Start planning your Texas Hill Country getaway today by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to The Blair House Inn family.