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Discover Getaways Beyond the City Limits

If you're looking to escape the city hustle and uncover what's beyond Austin's urban landscape, we've got you covered. We're revealing some hidden (and not so hidden) gems near Austin—where small-town charm meets the genuine hospitality that Texas is known for.

1. Fredericksburg: A Taste of German Heritage

Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg beckons with its enchanting blend of German heritage and Texan hospitality. Stroll down Main Street, lined with boutiques and charming eateries, or explore the local wineries that have put this town on the map. With its rich history, Fredericksburg is a captivating escape just a short drive from Austin.

2. Wimberley: Where Artsy Vibes Meet Natural Beauty

A hidden gem surrounded by the rolling hills of the Hill Country, Wimberley offers a perfect fusion of artistic flair and natural splendor. Explore Wimberley Square, home to eclectic shops and local art galleries, or take a dip in the refreshing waters of Blue Hole Regional Park. This quaint town is great for those seeking a serene escape.

3. Georgetown: A Step Back in Time

If you're a fan of historic charm, Georgetown is your time-travel ticket. The town's Victorian-era architecture, including the iconic Mostyn House, transports you to a bygone era. Wander through the downtown, and explore the antique shops and cozy cafes that add to Georgetown's timeless allure. Don't miss the San Gabriel River, providing a scenic backdrop for an evening stroll.

4. Lockhart: BBQ Capital of Texas

For the barbecue enthusiasts, Lockhart is your smoky haven. Known as the "BBQ Capital of Texas," this small town boasts legendary barbecue joints like Kreuz Market and Smitty's Market. Immerse yourself in the aroma of slow-cooked meats and experience the authentic, mouthwatering flavors that put Lockhart on the map for BBQ lovers.

5. Johnson City: A Presidential Retreat

Step into the hometown of President Lyndon B. Johnson, where history and natural beauty converge. Explore the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, which includes the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House. Johnson City invites you to relive a piece of American history while enjoying the scenic landscapes that once served as the President's retreat.

These escapes from Austin offer a diverse tapestry of experiences, each with its own unique character and allure. Pack your bags and let's go!

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