Blanco, Texas is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 45
miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles west of Austin. For airplane connections,
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 53 miles away and San Antonio
International Airport is 42 miles.
Blanco was settled in 1853 by pioneer stockmen, former Texas
Rangers, immigrants and their families.
On the historic Blanco Town Square you will enjoy shopping the
antique and gift stores and touring the 1885 Historic County Courthouse, lovingly restored
by the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society. The building now operates a
visitor center, gift shop and community center. It is located in Blanco at the
intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 165.
Market Days is held the 3rd Saturday of the month April through November
on the Courthouse square with a special Christmas market day held in December.
For information on the Market Days, Click Here: Blanco Market Days.
Take a drive along the scenic Willow City Loop to enjoy the many
panoramic vistas and natural beauty of this unique area.
The town square is joined to the state park by a two-block City Park, with
a nature trail and Xeriscape garden.
Water sports nearby offer opportunities for fishing,
boating, tubing and swimming at:
Canyon Lake - 18 miles to one of the most
popular lakes in the Texas Hill Country.
Blanco State Park
Pedernales State Park
Upper and lower Guadalupe River - Famous for tubing and other fun things on the river.
Blanco Texas Area Lodging:
|The Cabin at the Catto-Gage Ranch
The cabin is ideally located for a quiet, peaceful getaway on the 2,100 acre
Catto-Gage Ranch in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The Cabin is 10
miles west of Blanco, and less than an hour from Austin and San Antonio.
|Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond
into beautiful Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to
yourself. Close to Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.
Blanco Area Attractions:
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. Activities
include camping; swimming; picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating (electric motors
only); and fishing.
Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park
The story of our 36th President in a unique and encompassing way. The story begins
with Lyndon Johnson's ancestors, tracing the influences his family and his beloved Texas
Hill Country had on the boy and the man.
Pedernales Falls State Park
The 4,860 acre park stretches along both banks of the Pedernales River for 6 miles and
for an additional 3 miles along the south side of a rugged and picturesque gorge known as
the Pedernales Falls.
The Exotic Resort Zoo
Daily guided Safari tours with over 500 animals including over 80 different
CN Stars Horse
Training and Trail Rides
Candee Cox is located in Blanco and is offering horseback riding lessons
and trail rides.
Texas Hills Vineyard
The only producer of Pinot Grigio in Texas. There is a tasting room on site.
James A. & Evelyn Williams Memorial Library
Facilities include a large general collection area, areas for children and youth,
a genealogy room, computer areas for both children and adults, and a spacious public
meeting room with kitchenette.
Real Ale Brewing Company
They have been brewing since 1996, and now you can find Real Ale all over the
Lone Star State.
The Blanco Lavender Festival
Held yearly in Blanco. The festival features vendors on the grounds of the Old
Blanco County Court House.
Byar's Live Oak
One of the Largest in Blanco County
Nearby Cities and Towns:
Austin - The Capitol of Texas
Boerne -(pronounced Bernie) Nearby tourist town.
Fredericksburg - A well-known
tourist town nearby, birthplace of Admiral Nimitz.
Historic Gruene -(pronounced Green) Home of the
Gruene Hall and Gruene Market Days.
New Braunfels - Home to the
Schlitterbahn, tubing down the Guadalupe River.
San Antonio - Home to SeaWorld, Six Flags
Fiesta Texas, Riverwalk, and many other tourist attractions.
San Marcos - Home to the largest
outlet malls shopping areas in Central Texas.
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