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Planning trip in October.

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Planning trip in October.

My wife and I are planning a trip to San Antonio in early October. I've booked 3 nights at the Drury Inn & Suites on the Riverwalk. Then I plan to rent a car and spend three more nights in Hill Country. I know very little about where to go or what to see in Hill Country. We're in our late 50's and aren't interested in rafting, horseback riding etc. Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions? Thanks

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1. Re: Planning trip in October.

Fredericksburg would be a great destination for you. There's plenty of shopping and good restaurants/bakeries. Read more here: http://www.fredericksburg-texas.com/

if you are in to WWII, then you can visit the Nimitz Museum on Main Street in F'burg

from F'burg, you can go on many winery tours: http://www.texaswinetrails.com/

you'll also be close to the LBJ National Park: www.nps.gov/lyjo/pphtml/planyourvisit.html

for a good B&B contact:


here's a pretty good site that details the Hill Country where you might find other ideas about how to spend your vacation:


welcome to Texas and have a great time!

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2. Re: Planning trip in October.

If you haven't already booked your lodging in the Hill Country you can get info on B&B's on www.bbonline.com.

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3. Re: Planning trip in October.

Food for thought:

Boerne 30 miles N (I mean west) on I-10 http://www.boerne.org/

Antique shopping, great bar-b-que at Rudy’s http://www.rudys.com/index.html (actually just this side of Boerne in Leon Springs.

Cave Without a Name (my 2nd choice of nearby caves, least developed) http://www.cavewithoutaname.com/

Just South of Boerne – Cascade Caverns (My 3rd choice, a little on the cheesy side) http://www.cascadecaverns.com/

Comfort 47 miles N (I mean west) on I-10 http://www.comfort-texas.com/ - Antiques/shopping swimming in the Guadalupe River

I recommend Double D for breakfast

Old Tunnel WMA www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wma/find_a_wma/list/… for bat flights.

Fredericksburg 70 miles from SA go to Comfort take US87 north about 20 miles http://www.fredericksburg-texas.com/ - Great shopping,

Becker Vineyards www.beckervineyards.com/

Wild Seed Farm http://www.wildseedfarms.com/

Admiral Nimitiz Museum http://www.nimitz-museum.org/

Enchanted Rock State Park http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/enchantd/,

Three of my favorite restaurants:

Fredericksburg Brew Pub http://www.yourbrewery.com/

Hilltop Café http://www.hilltopcafe.com/

Hondo’s On Main http://www.hondosonmain.com/

New Braunfels 30 miles N on I-35 http://www.newbraunfels.com/

Antique shopping,

Waterpark: Schlitterbahn, http://www.schlitterbahn.com/ one of the coolest in the country.

Toobing the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers:

Texas Tubes http://www.texastubes.com/

Rockin R River Outfitters http://www.rockinr.com/

Greune (just a couple of miles N of New Braunfels)

Gruene Hall, http://www.gruenehall.com/ Texas’ oldest dance hall.

Grist Mill Restaurant, shopping, and wine tasting, several Bed and Breakfasts

Toobing the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers:

Texas Tubes http://www.texastubes.com/

Rockin R River Outfitters http://www.rockinr.com/

The lower Guadalupe tends to have 20 somethings and lots of drinking. It has shallows and rapids and slow deep water. I would get a tube with a bottom for this trip.

The Comal, has a slightly older crowd, and slightly less drinking. It runs through a pretty urban (by river standards - houses and condos.) It has deep water so very little danger of bumping your bottom and a cement tube chute that is loads of fun.

For a float that’s a little more off the beaten path try starting at the Bergheim Campgrounds. We did this about 8 weeks ago, six of us took off from work at about one o’clock, drove up there, and were on the river by 2:30. We encountered only 3 other groups, and had a great time. The float took about 3 1/2 hours. We take homemade sangria, snacks and water. Life is good!

Tubes were $12 each which includes the shuttle back to the campground. They hold your car keys for you – don’t ever take them on the river with you.

General info about the upper Guadalupe River can be found at http://southwestpaddler.com/docs/guad3.html

The Campgrounds web site is http://www.bergheimcampground.com/

For all of the rivers, they are natural and change, they do have dangerous spots, keep alert and use common sense and you'll be fine.