The Perfect Fall Road Trip in Texas!

One thing you’ll learn about Texas, if you don’t already know: The Lone Star State is big. We’re talking big. You can expect to travel about 14 hours driving across the state. That means a perfect fall road trip has to be planned and taken in stride. You’re not going to see the entire state over a weekend, but that just means you’ll has even more time to enjoy the parts you do get to see. Check out this route for a perfect fall road trip below.

Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio, TX

The Natural Bridge Caverns, just half an hour from San Antonio, is a fantastic early-morning scenic spot. Get your bearings and learn all about the spectacular natural caverns.

Walnut Creek Trail, Austin, TX

After lunch, take a short drive through Austin to Walnut Creek Park, where you'll find the lightly trafficked Walnut Creek Trail. The trail is a 1.5-mile loop offering scenic views. You'll find the marked trail easy to traverse, so feel free to head off the beaten path to discover your own trails.

Sonlight Apple Orchard, Mason, TX

After your hike, it’s time to get back in the car and drive for around two hours to the Sonlight Apple Orchard in Mason, Texas. The Sonlight Orchard offers pick-your-own tree-ripened apples. Make sure to call or check their website to ensure availability.

Eckert James River Bat Cave, Mason, TX

Indulge in the Halloween spirit with a visit to the Eckert James River Bat Cave just south of Mason, Texas. The cave is one of the largest bat nurseries in the country, with over four million bats inhabiting the site from May through September. 

Der Daiwel Bar, Fredericksburg, TX

Once you’re done at the bat cave, hit the road and head south to Fredericksburg. Stop in at the rock and roll bar, Der Daiwel, for drinks, food, and live entertainment.

Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast, McGregor, TX

Spend the night at Magnolia House, a traditional bed and breakfast. The historic house was built in 1923, the location is quiet and scenic. A two-course breakfast is served in the morning on antique silver and china.

Sunset Grill, Fredericksburg, TX

If you’re in the mood for a breakfast that’s a little more laid back (without the need for fine china), then consider the Sunset Grill in town. Try one of their signature breakfast dishes, all served with home style potatoes.

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, TX

Take a morning drive from Fredericksburg to the Lost Maples State Natural Area. As your last stop on this road trip before heading home, they encourage you to take your time perusing the natural area. Enjoy the dazzling fall foliage, wildflowers, and scenic Sabinal River. 

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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