Wildflowers in Texas Hill Country
I had heard that the Texas wildflowers were especially stunning this year, so I was very happy I could go visit Josh and Nicole in San Antonio for a few days last week. We had fun exploring together.
We took some great photos. You’ll want to click the link to our photo album from the trip.
I hope if you’re looking for something to do in Texas Hill Country that some of these ideas work for you. I have links to places to see and for dining out. All of the eateries had good gluten-free options. I also wrote about more places from our first visit in the fall of 2017: See Fun Times in San Antonio.
Places to see in San Antonio
- San Antonio Botanical Garden is a top U.S. garden and lovely in the spring.
- Japanese Tea Garden is a city park. The gardens are planted in an old quarry.
- San Antonio Missions NHP Several missions comprise this park. We visited two.
- Mission Concepción
- Mission San José is very impressive with a walled enclosure and a gristmill.
- San José Gristmill was fascinating because the turning water wheel was in the basement.
And some places in Austin
- Elisabet Ney Museum This sculptor had notable European clients. After moving to Texas, she sculpted Stephen Austin, Sam Houston, and others.
- Wilder Wood gluten-free meals
Places to see in the Hill Country
- Inks Lake State Park Texas
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a designated dark sky park.
- Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is across the road from LBJ’s ranch and had a lot of wildflowers.
- Lyndon B Johnson NHP We drove around the ranch, checked out some displays and saw Air Force One-Half.
We stopped almost daily at local artisan coffee shops. All had wonderful charm and tasty food.
In San Antonio
- 5 Points Local Great breakfast
- PRESS Coffee
- Food hall at the Pearl
In Hill Country
- The Cracked Mug in Helotes, Texas, is one of several open-air shops at the Shops at Old Town Helotes
- The Wander’n Calf is inside a large antique store which also had a lot of items for sale outside, too (Comfort, Texas)
We all contributed to this photo album of our adventures.