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Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

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Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

n September myself a few friends (all aged 32) are doing a Texas road trip. As none of the drives between the cities are that long, I was wondering if anyone can recommend some good places to stop/see on route??

Hou > Dallas/Ft Worth > Austin > San Antonio

Plus any good ranches near San Antonio?, we don't ride but if they have other activities would like to check one out.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

Just because you "don't" ride doesn't mean you "shouldn't" ride! See Widowmaker Trail Rides between Dallas and Ft Worth for all experience levels.

Edited: 02 March 2014, 01:20
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2. Re: Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

If you go to www.duderanches.com and click on the Texas link you will find several options for ranches near San Antonio. Several places are near Bandera. We have stayed several times (though not terribly recently) at The Mayan Dude Ranch and have always been pleased; others have good comments about it as well.

Take a look at the area called The Texas Hill Country--lovely small towns, a winery or two, nice scenery. Check out Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Also have a look at the towns of New Braunfels and Gruene (pronounced green). Gruene Hall is the oldest country and western dance hall in Texas and a good spot for live music.

Also west of Austin you will find plenty of places associated with president Lyndon B. Johnson, including the LBJ State and National Historic Parks at LBJ Ranch where you can take a self-guided driving tour of the ranch and visit the house, which was known as the Texas White House when he was in office.

East of San Antonio is the town of Shiner, where you can tour the brewery--they advertise their beer as "the national beer of Texas." In Houston you can tour the Saint Arnold Brewery--more of a craft beer kind of place.

Check out Luling and Lockhart for BBQ.

The town of Brenham between Austin and Houston has the Blue Bell Ice Cream creamery, where you can take a tour and get a free sample of yummy ice cream.

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3. Re: Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

Thanks for the comments, I'll look into those ideas now.


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4. Re: Road trip - Houston > Ft Worth/Dallas > Austin > San Antonio

September will likely still be possible to go tubing...in between Aus/SA is New Braunfels/Gruene TX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwafQYOwrY

far north of SA, https://tejasrodeo.com/

you might want to catch an American college football game...Season starts in SEPT. High school football is mostly on Friday night...The mega high schools can be interesting as well.

--also, look at a map, Austin and SA are 1.5 hours apart. In general, to/from DFW area think about using the smaller roads through the Hill Country via highway 281 North from SA up towards southwest part of Fort Worth. (this will save you from backtracking on the concrete jungle- Interstate 35)

a kitchy place to stop...can't miss the billboards SA/Aus/Hou areas


Edited: 03 March 2014, 00:24
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