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Driving Trip: Texas Hill Country

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Driving from Austin to Wimberly, Texas—and stopping to shop, drink, and eat barbecue along the way— is best in spring is when Texas bluebonnets carpet the desert landscape.

Destinations: Hill Country · Wimberley · Driftwood

Hotels (1)

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    Inn Above Onion Creek

    This Hays county bed and breakfast was built from scratch to be a Hill Country destination. Situated on 88 acres near Austin, the Inn has 12 guest

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Restaurants (1)

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    Salt Lick, Driftwood

    Believe it or not, the most famous barbecue joint in Texas, the Salt Lick, is easy to miss—if your windows are rolled up. Roll them down, and the s

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    Hamilton Pool Preserve

    Long privately held but open to the public because its owners didn't feel right about not sharing it, Hamilton Pool is now the centerpiece of a nat

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    Chick-a-dee

    The front of this small, metal-roofed stone building is decorated with blue accents and a whimsical sign depicting two rows of yellow birds, creati

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    River House

    Temple Wynne always had an affinity for pottery, decorations, art, and accessories so when she saw the need to restore an old building in Wimberley

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    Wild West Store

    Owner Ulli Johnston is known as the boot whisperer. Of the Wild West Store's more than 500 pairs of vintage boots, she claims to be able (with a fa

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    Duchman Family Winery

    The Tuscan-influenced tasting room at this Hill Country winery feels more like Italy than Texas with its stone walls, high ceiling, and exposed bea

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