Not every trip has to be an elaborate timeline of planning. Sometimes it’s nice to just jump in the car and go somewhere without reservations, itineraries or expectations.
So a Saturday getaway to Kerrville, on the western edge of the Hill Country, can be just that. Located about an hour from San Antonio, and a two hour drive from Austin, you can get there by highway using Interstate 10 or taking a leisurely back road like state highways 16 or 46.
The Guadalupe River winds alongside Kerrville, making any stop in town a potentially beautiful vista. On our Saturday getaway we stopped and had a burger at Fuddrucker’s, and enjoyed our lunch on the patio overlooking the river.
Our next stop was to see the Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. This annual exhibition of Texas’ finest artisans in wood is hosted each fall. No matter when you visit, the center always has something to see including exhibitions of water colors, pottery, quilts and more. See what’s on show here.
The Arts center is in the heart of downtown Kerrville, so there are plenty of restaurants and shops to explore in an afternoon.
We recharged our batteries at Pax Coffee across the street. The coffee was fabulous and the setting was fun and refreshing.
Things to do if you make a Saturday Getaway to Kerrville:
Things to do on the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau Website.
Louise Hays Park is centrally located in downtown and offers a great place for picnicking.
Kerrville-Schreiner Park has a diverse offering including camping, cabins, hike and bike trails and canoe and kayak rentals.