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  • Blanco  The city of Blanco is located on the Blanco River and has a nice large park at the dam on the river for tourists to enjoy.  They have another very nice park, too, and tourist shopping and events.

  • Burnet  The city of Burnet has several antique stores, the Burnet Square and Court House, Hamilton Creek Park, and several events throughout the year.   Burnet is only about 15 minutes from Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake, about 55 miles northwest of Austin.

  • Camp Wood  Swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, floating down the Nueces River, camping, and hiking are favorite activities to be enjoyed by family and friends in the Camp Wood area.

  • Canton - Home of the world famous "First Monday Trade Days," one of the largest flea markets in the United States.  It is held on the 4 days before the first Monday of each month all year.

  • Canyon Lake  The city of Canyon Lake is on Canyon Lake which has 80 miles of scenic shoreline. Canyon Lake is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.

  • Corpus Christi    Located on the Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi offers beach activity, boating, fishing on the gulf and more.  Corpus Christi is one of Texas' most popular tourist cities.

  • Fredericksburg   This town is the shoppers paradise of Texas with well over 100 shops featuring antiques, hand crafted merchandise, clothing, gifts, jewelry, western items, furniture...just about anything the shopper would need. Located 70 miles west of Austin and 68 miles northwest of San Antonio.

  • Galveston  One of Texas' most popular tourist towns for people who love beaches.  Thirty two miles of beach, historic homes, museums, shopping, seafood restaurants are what Galveston is know for.   Located only 50 miles southeast of Houston.

  • Georgetown  Georgetown not only has Sun City, an extremely popular retirement community, a great square, but also Southwestern University, the first university in Texas, chartered in 1840.

  • Granbury  Granbury is a popular tourist town about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth.  It is a historic town that also has Lake Granbury for the tourists to enjoy.

  • Granite Shoals  This peaceful tourist town of 5,000 is nestled on the south shore of the Colorado River and the north shore of Lake LBJ.

  • Gruene  This tourist town was designated as a Historic Town by the State of Texas.  Located between Austin and San Antonio, it is a popular town because of the river tubing, the live music, dining and wine tastinge, etc.  Check out their B & B Inns.

  • Horseshoe Bay   Located on Lake LBJ and the south branch of the Colorado river.  Popular for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing.

  • Jefferson  The historic steamboat port of Jefferson has steamboat tours, the steam train and the paddlewheel steamer.  There is plenty of shopping with dozens of antique and gift shops.  Located on Highway 59 in northeast Texas.

  • Kingsland   Located on Lake LBJ where the Llano and Colorado rivers join the lake.  Popular for boating, fishing, swimming, arts & crafts festivals.  A great place to rent a lake cabin for the weekend or park your RV.  Located 60 miles northwest of Austin. Both a recreation and retirement town.

  • Leakey  Leakey is sometimes referred to as "The Swiss Alps of Texas", area elevations range from 1,500 to 2,400 feet with deep canyons cut by the Frio and Nueces Rivers.  The Frio River offers anything from whitewater rapids to flats to swimming holes and great fishing.

  • Lockhart  The BBQ Capital of Texas also has a beautiful town square with the gorgeous, historic Caldwell County Courthouse.

  • Marble Falls  Marble Falls is on Lake Marble Falls about 45 miles northwest of Austin and 80 miles north of San Antonio.  Lake Marble Falls is a normally constant level lake that is good for boating and waterskiing.

  • New Braunfels This interesting city is located between Austin and San Antonio. If you make the drive to San Antonio or Austin, plan some extra time for New Braunfels.

  • The Oasis The Sunset Capital of Texas. Dining, music, weddings, breweries, and shopping, all with a breathtaking view of Lake Travis.

  • Port Aransas   Located on the Gulf of Mexico.  Popular for the beaches, boating, fishing, cruises and tours, swimming, sunbathing, tourists stores.

  • Round Rock The Sports Capital of Texas. Also home to the world famous Round Rock Donuts.

  • San Marcos Home to some the the best Outlet Malls in Texas.  Swim and tube in the crystal clear San Marcos River.  Tour the historic buildings and dine on the riverfront restaurants.

  • South Padre Island   Located on the Gulf of Mexico.  Offers the best in swimming, sunbathing, etc.

  • Sunrise Beach Sunrise Beach is a peaceful, recreation and retirement community located on the southwestern shore of beautiful Lake LBJ in the central Texas Hill Country.

  • Wimberley    Wimberley may be listed last on this list because the listing is done alphabetically, but it is far from the least favorite with the tourists in Texas.   Tourists love this beautiful town with its artists, crafts, tourist shopping and dining.  This town will remind you of a wonderful mountain village with all of its beautiful scenery on the Blanco River and Cypress Creek.

  • The Woodlands  A very attractive community located in the woods north of Houston.  The Woodlands is popular for its variety of shopping, restaurants, entertainment and events.  It has a population of approximately 90,000 people

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