There's plenty to do around the Hill Country! Here are some of our favorite local restaurants, stores, activities and attractions.
Silver K Cafe - This stand-by features hearty home-style cooking and an impressive wine list. Located in Johnson City. Directions.
Creek Road Cafe - Located in Dripping Springs, has been ranked the best restaurant in the hill country in recent years. Directions.
Rolling in Thyme & Dough - Our fantastic local bakery in Dripping Springs, featuring the best bread in the hill country. Directions.
Flores Mexican Restaurant - Good Mexican food just down the road in Dripping Springs. Directions.
Hacienda El Charro Mexican Restaurant - A bit of a hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurant in Blanco, and one of our favorites. Directions.
Salt Lick BBQ - Located in Driftwood, Texas, Salt Lick is regularly ranked among the best BBQ joints in Texas. Directions.
Uptown Blanco Restaurant - Part of the Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment complex in the converted downtown, with interesting weekly specials.
Johnson City - Birthplace of President Lyndon B. Johnson and now home of the LBJ State Park. A couple of good restaurants and interesting shops. 20 minutes west of Clear Rock Ranch.
Dripping Springs - Between the Ranch and Austin, Dripping is home to a number of restaurants, fast food joints, and box stores.
Blanco - With a beautiful town square centered around the historic Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco is home to a couple great restaurants.
Luckenbach - Featured in a number of country songs, this almost-ghost town has been reborn as a country music destination.
Gruene - A small town on the banks of the Guadalupe River that was all but abandoned in 1950, it has been reborn as a tourist destination with river rafting, antique shops, and great live music at Gruene Hall.
Fredericksburg - A strong German influence remains in this historic Texas town. Great shops and restaurants.
Wimberley - Home to the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, Wimberly is a great shopping destination just a short drive from the Ranch.
Things To Do In Austin
Activities and Events from the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
South by Southwest Festival - Every March
Austin City Limits - Every September
Things To Do In San Antonio
The Alamo - Remember It.
Get everything you need for any outdoor adventure at Cabela's in Buda, Texas
Fly-Fishing on the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Llano, and Colorado Rivers can be done through local outfitters such as Hill Country Flyfishers and In The Hills Fishing Excursions.
Tubing on the Guadalupe River is a great way to cool off on a hot day. Check out Rockin' R River Rides for more info.
Pedernales State Park is just a few minutes away from Clear Rock Ranch and features great hiking trails and swimming.