From the mesmerizing blue-green water of the Blanco River to shopping at Market Days, a stay in one of our Blanco vacation rentals will be a blast for the whole crew. At just over three square miles, Blanco is the perfect way to escape the inner city and enjoy a peaceful, small-town Texas vacation. But don't let its quaintness fool you, exciting activities are found around every corner!
Almost smack-dab in the center of Texas, Blanco is easily accessible from Austin, which is just 45 miles northeast, and San Antonio 45 miles south. Fredericksburg wine country is a mere 33 miles, and the cool waters of Canyon Lake are about 32 miles away - perfect for a refreshing outing on a hot day.
The prize jewel of Blanco is the unique Blanco River weaving right through the center of town. Blanco State Park houses picnic areas, hiking trails, boating, and fishing. Rainbow Trout are stocked twice a month in December and January and are quickly snatched up, so try to wait patiently for the release dates! The rest of the year still offers opportunities to catch Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Sunfish! After a day in the sun, cool off with a nice swim in either of the two dammed-off swimming areas, complete with waterfalls and other fun water features.
Discover the historic side of town with a visit to The Old Blanco County Courthouse, which also hosts the annual Lavender Festival, typically held the first weekend in May. If you're lucky enough to be staying in a Blanco vacation rental during a 3rd Saturday sometime between April and November, don't miss out on shopping and seeing the incredible vendors at Market Days! Even if that doesn't quite work into your plans, you can still enjoy a stroll down Main Street to do your own antiquing and souvenir shopping in historic Square.
The Buggy Barn Museum is fun for all ages, with famous buggies from movies on display, as well as impressive longhorns. Vaaler Creek Golf Club set inside Rockin' J Ranch will wow golfers of all abilities wth its incredible views, well-placed bunkers, and stunning water features.
More fun for the whole family can be found just a short drive from Blanco. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive exhibits at Hill Country Science Mill just 14 miles away in Johnson City. An afternoon will slip by just like that while you're learning and playing games, and who knows - you might leave with an aspiring scientist!
Anyone with an interest in exotic animals doesn't have to travel to Africa to see them when the Exotic Resort Zoo is just 18 miles away. Ride through the grounds on the safari bus and get close and personal with zebras, bison, kangaroos, and Gamar the Kissing Camel. Buy a bucket of feed to ensure an easy time making new friends.
Whether you're coming for a wedding, a relaxing weekend getaway, or to partake in annual festivals, there's no doubt a stay in one of our Blanco vacation rentals will help you create long-lasting memories.
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