Come celebrate the new year in a big way and visit some of these Texas towns that promise everything fun, indoors and out!
The Texas Hill Country is a perfect place to toast the new year thanks to the more than 50 wineries scattered throughout. Visit www.texaswinetrail.com for a complete listing and details about each winery or vineyard. Plan ahead and schedule a visit during the Wine Lovers Celebration event that runs from February 7 through February 23. With the purchase of a tasting passport, wine lovers can visit and sample from 48 participating Texas Hill Country wineries.
And, if wine is not your thing, there’s the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail. The trail is a great way to see the beautiful countryside and you can choose to drive it, visiting breweries responsibly, or go in style and let someone do the driving by taking part of one of the shuttle cruises offered. To learn all about the breweries and check out the tours available, visit hillcountrycraftbeertrail.com.
Another interesting trail option in the area is the Texas Trail Roundup, scheduled for February 21-23, which is a three-day event that has participants exploring San Antonio on foot. Several different routes of varying lengths are set throughout the weekend and walking routes include visits to the Alamo, the River Walk, the Main Plaza and more. If you’re interested, visit texastrailroundup.org for details or to register.
Explore the Texas Hill Country and stay in one of the cabins at Medina Lake RV Campground. The cabins are spacious with full-sized bath and shower as well as kitchen amenities including full-sized refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers.
Winter in Conroe, Texas, provides a perfect opportunity to spot Bald Eagles, which make their winter home along the shores of the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe. Other winter residents of the winged variety here include the Great Blue Heron, Great Cormorant, and the American White Pelican. A great place to watch for these birds is in the Sam Houston National Forest in New Waverly. Of course, thanks to the lake, the popular past time here is fishing, and winter is no exception. Lake Conroe is all about the hybrid striper bass in January and the catfish in February.
The historic town of Conroe is also a great place to shop and eat as you stroll the charming town dotted with art galleries, cafes, boutiques and antique shops. Don’t miss the Crighton Theater, built in 1934. The theater offers live entertainment from music to stage productions. From February 14-March 1, the theater will feature the Tony-award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Perfectly appointed, spacious cabins at Lake Conroe RV Campground are the perfect accommodation for a winter getaway to Conroe.
Explore the Big D, aka Dallas, this winter and see what Texas’ third largest city has to offer. To start, check out the Museum of Illusions (dallas.museumofillusions.us) for a unique experience. The museum has more than 80 exhibits from holograms to optical illusions that will have you wondering just what it is you’re looking at! Another neat Dallas offering is the Dallas by Chocolate tour which gives visitors a great way to see Dallas via chocolatiers and pastry and ice cream shops. We say yum to this one! For information, visit dallasbychocolate.com. For a history lesson, visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which details the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as well as the legacy of our 35th president. For a cultural experience, the Dallas Museum of Art exhibits more than 22,000 pieces ranging from the 3rd millennium BC to modern day. And for some exciting night life, visit Deep Ellum, Dallas’ trendy neighborhood, home to Tex-Mex eateries, brew pubs and bars, and live entertainment venues.
The rental cabins at Lake Tawakoni RV Campground are a must-reserve if you’re planning on exploring Dallas and the surrounding attractions. The spacious cabins have a host of amenities so you can keep it light while you travel.