This area (like Fredericksburg to the west), is well-known for its wineries, many of which offer public tours and tasting rooms. Make a reservation to visit the William Chris Vineyards where you can take a walking tour, enjoy live music, and of course, sample delicious wines. Other vineyards and wineries worth visiting include Calais, Compass Rose Cellars, Hye Meadow, and Zero 815.
Hye is also on the map for another well-known adult beverage: bourbon! Stop by the Garrison Brothers Distillery for a fascinating tour with a big (and fun) Texas attitude.
Those looking for some adventure in the great outdoors may want to consider rafting the 16-mile long Pedernales River, designated a class II-IV section of whitewater by the American Whitewater organization. The Hye to Johnson City segment of the river is long enough for an overnight trip, so pack your camping gear and get ready for some fun on the water.
Lastly, be sure to check out the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site just four miles west in Stonewall. Featuring a living history farm, you can experience what life was like in the early twentieth century. There's also plenty of opportunities for picnicking, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.
There's plenty of excitement to be had within a day's drive of Hye, including San Antonio just 70 miles south. Famous for its rich history, you can learn about everything from Spanish settlement to the Alamo, then explore the world-famous River Walk.
If you're looking for more eclectic options, a trip 60 miles east to Austin won't disappoint. The home of the annual SXSW festival for music, tech, and film, Austin proudly embraces its slogan of originality by offering a wide variety of entertainment options (including the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema), incredible restaurants, and a phenomenal music scene.
For your next trip to Texas Hill Country, consider one of our Hye vacation rentals that will put you right in the middle of all the fun. Whether you're a kayaker or a connoisseur, our vacation rentals in Hye are precisely the destination you've been looking for!
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