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Don’t dread the drive, check out our 7 favorite places you must visit between Austin and Kerrville for the road trip of a lifetime.

1. Pecan Street Brewing

Pecan Street Brewing 7 Places to Visit on Your Road Trip Between Austin and Kerrville

Inside Look: Pecan Street Brewing

Hardware store-turned-brewery, Pecan Street Brewing is a must-see. Located in Johnson City, Pecan Street Brewing is a local favorite hangout to grab a beer with friends! While you’re there, you have the option to enjoy a craft beer, brewed on-site, various craft cocktails, or Texas wines. Don’t forget to save room for their famous brick-oven pizza! On the weekends, this pet-friendly spot also features live music for passers-by to enjoy with new friends.

2. Shopping in Johnson City

While you’re in Johnson City, make your way down to Main Street and Nugent Ave. for some shopping! These locally owned stores offer everything from knick-knacks to fine art and antiques, so plan a day to relax and enjoy the shopping Johnson City has to offer!

3. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Check out the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park to get a tour of LBJ’s childhood home and other cool exhibits about our 36th president. Located 14 miles down the road from the national park, the official state park is home to his ranch house, or the Texas White  House, that you can also take a tour of. The State Park also offers a free driving tour of all the grounds so be sure to stop by!

4. Official Luckenbach Texas General Store

View of General Store in Lukenbach. 7 Places to Visit on Your Road Trip Between Austin and Kerrville

Post-office-turned-Saloon

Don’t take it from us, take it from Willie Nelson! “Luckenbach, Texas” singer helped put Luckenbach on the map. While you’re there,  you can’t miss the Official Luckenbach Texas General Store in Fredricksburg. What locals used to call their post office and favorite bar, this Western-style saloon and general store is a must-see. Almost every night you can expect live music in the dance hall  Sit back with a beer and enjoy the music or show off some moves, you will love visiting one of the Hill Country’s most cherished spots!  

5. Jack and Adams Bicycles Fredricksburg

The second location of the bike shop that started it all with Jack’s Generic Tri in 2003! Stop by Jack and Adams Bicycle Fredricksburg to check out their impressive collection of every type of bike imaginable, and endless options of cycling gear. Get expert advice on anything and everything cycling during your visit, so be sure to drop by and say hi!

6. Woerner’s Warehouse Cafe + Catering

Once you’ve worked up an appetite from hitting the other spots on this guide, you have to stop at Woerners Warehouse Cafe + Catering in Fredricksburg for one of the tastiest sandwiches you’ll ever have made with all locally grown produce! Pair your sandwich or salad with their famous coffee or cocktails!

View from Enchanted Rock. 7 Places to Visit on Your Road Trip Between Austin and Kerrville

View from Enchanted Rock

7. Enchanted Rock

One of the best experiences you’ll have in the Texas Hill Country. Climb the pink granite dome to the top of Enchanted Rock for an unbeatable view of the hill country scenery. Spend the day walking the many trails around the park, then camp overnight for the opportunity to stargaze with an unobstructed view.

 

It’s never too early to start your planning! Make a vacation out of traveling to participate in Kerrville Tri, or The Rookie Tri out in Austin when you visit our top 7 favorite places between Kerrville and Austin.

If this is your first time visiting Kerrville or taking part in the Kerrville Triathlon here are 7 must-visit places while you are in town.

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Want to escape? You can get back to nature right here in town at Kerrville Schreiner State Park, which offers over 500 acres of camping, hiking, RV sites, and more. Or camp in one of the many scenic and convenient full-service RV parks in the area.

Basement Brewers of Texas

One of newest craft brewers in Texas, BBT’s indoor tap room offers rapidly rotating small batch beers brewed in an old 1947 produce company warehouse’s basement that has been renovated to not only brew but offer a laid back environment for guests.

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Grape Juice’s food, just like the wine and beer, is meant to be fun, casual and not overcomplicated. Exotic ingredients and fused flavors are the norm, blending traditions from all over the world into a playful mix on the menu. Match your plate with hard-to-find wines and beer selections. Plus several staff participants in the tri every year so they speak triathlete.

Rails, a Café at the Depot

At Rails you can enjoy indoor dining or the beautiful Hill Country outside next to the fountain, surrounded by lush landscaping on the patio. The San Antonio Express-News calls Rails, “a small gem polished with local flavor and a bit of history.” Next door, the Old House of Beitel is ready for your group or event!

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Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

Located in the heart of downtown Kerrville, KACC represents more than 600 member artists. Mediums include painting, ceramics, woodworks, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. Tour the center and the gift shop filled with original works of art. Workshops and demonstrations. Free admission.

Schreiner Mansion

The Mansion is a historic site and event center on Earl Garrett Street. Built by wool magnate and merchant Charles Schreiner in 1879, this six-bedroom home was designed by famous San Antonio architect Alfred Giles. Come see this piece of frontier history for yourself!

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Schreiner Goods owner Keri Kropp searches the world for the best-of-class and offers it right here in the historic Schreiner’s Store location in Downtown. From designer labels to special handmade items with a story, Schreiner Goods brings an artisan touch to Downtown shopping.

Looking for more places to ear, drink, and have fun in Kerrville? Check out Downtown Kerrville Website.