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Are you looking for a family-friendly spot to vacation near the water in Central Texas? If so, you’ll want to check out outdoor adventures, glamping options, and Lake Placid in one of the oldest towns in the Lone Star State. Seguin, TX, is no longer a small town with small features – its many family attractions (think pecans) have put this area on people’s travel bucket lists. Below you’ll find what to see and do in Seguin, TX, for the whole family.
The City of Seguin is a historic town in south-central Texas just a short drive from New Braunfels and holds the title “Pecan Capital of Texas.” Not only that, but the city also has the world’s largest pecan.
A previous writer originally wrote this article, but that was three years ago. The editor has since revamped the article and included everything to do and see in Seguin, TX. If you’re seeking time in this town, I think you’ll find lots to do to satisfy every family member.
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What To See And Do In Seguin, TX
Whether you’re short on your travel budget or don’t want to travel far from home, there’s always family fun in Texas. Last weekend our family traveled south from Austin and honestly into unknown territory. Sure, we’ve seen the signs for Seguin on I-35, but we’d never stopped and didn’t even realize where it was.
Even if it’s 100 degrees out, you want to be outside in Texas during the summer. And when it’s hot, what better place to be than in or near the water? Situated on the banks of the Guadalupe River, Seguin, TX, is surrounded by water.
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1. Explore Seguin Downtown Historic District
See the World’s Largest Pecan
Downtown Seguin has made it on the National Register of Historic Places for commercial business with some of the oldest structures in Texas. Main Street is where you’ll want to start exploring the area because you’ll find many things to do and see by walking around. A good first stop would be to see the World’s Largest Pecan outside the Courthouse – get your camera ready. Then, follow the square around, and you will see a park dedicated to the history of Seguin, featuring flags and statues. You can also visit countless murals that show photos from Seguin’s past and provide a memorable backdrop for your photos.
You may want to check Walnut Springs Park for a picnic or hike if time allows. Even on rainy days, there’s still fun to be had. You’re So Crafty – a walk-in art studio is a fun way for kids to paint a canvas or pottery and create jewelry or crafts with yarn.
2. Pape Pecan House
History of The Pecan / Buy Pecans
You’ll probably want to pick up some pecans since Seguin would be the best place to do so. Pape Pecan House states it has high-quality, hand-picked pecans. While there, dig deeper into the history of the pecan by visiting the Nutcracker Museum. From the looks of pape’s nutcracker museum online, it’s worth a visit to see!
3. Max Starcke Park
Not Your Ordinary Park
Located along the scenic Guadalupe River, Max Starcke Park boast many activities for families, such as an 18-hole golf course, wave pool, fishing area, paddling trail, walking trail, tennis courts, and basketball & volleyball courts. Pack a lunch because there are picnic tables too.
4. Palace Theatre
With Retro Decor
A historic cinema in Seguin turned retro, offering movies, live music, and special events in two theaters. Update: 2022 – the website is under construction at this time.
5. McKenna Children’s Museum
This museum offers so many activities for kids that the adults will want to chime in for fun too! About a 15-minute drive, you’ll be at the museum. Order tickets online to save time.
6. ZDT’s Amusement Park
Fun Things At the Park
The perfect place to keep the kids happy with water rides, go-karts, parachute drop, and more. Check out the Black Friday deals they are having right now. ZDT’s is your playground for the family!
7. Polmedia Polish Pottery
The Largest Polish Pottery Outlet in the World
Move over pecan, you now have another “largest in the world” attraction in your town! Polmedia Polish Pottery is a happy place to make pottery. My son and I used to do this where we lived. I can’t count the pottery pieces he has made (at a very young age). It’s such a fun family thing to do.
8. Seguin-Guadalupe County Heritage Museum
1898 Original Furnishings
The Heritage Museum is housed in a building built in 1898 with its original wood floors and ceilings. Before that, it was a grocery store. Guns, fossils, Native American artifacts, early settlers, and some of the first original salt-glazed pottery, among other local artifacts, are found here.
Admission: $1-$3. Opened Tue., Thurs., & Sat.
9. Blue Lotus Winery
Finest Wines and Meads
Mead (in case you didn’t know – I did not) is “an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey mixed with water, and sometimes with added ingredients such as fruits, spices, grains, or hops.” They make their Mead from the finest honey in Texas. Blue Lotus Winery is located in Seguin and has opened Blue Lotus Resorts this month (Nov. 2022).
10. Glamping At Geronimo Creek
Glamping with Amenities
Like us, you could stay at Geronimo Creek Retreat. This unique creekside resort consists of treehouses, teepees, and glamping cabins. It’s the closest thing to camping in Texas you’d ever want to do in the hot summer months.
Geronimo Creek Retreat features five treehouses surrounding a spring-fed pond and ten glamping cabins. You can feel as if you’re fully submerged in nature, but with the comforts of air conditioning, bathrooms, and WiFi. After playing all day, there’s nothing like air conditioning, a comfy bed, and a little online time to help the entire family unwind and relax.
Whether this is your family’s first experience in nature or you’re looking for a more comfortable alternative to primitive camping, this retreat has options for you. For example, if cooking around a campfire isn’t your thing, you can utilize all the necessary appliances to make a complete meal. From the automatic coffeemaker and toaster to the blender and hot plate, your day is complete with all the conveniences you need to make your homemade meals.
As part of the accommodation fee, you can get all the time on the water you want at Geronimo Creek. A self-proclaimed swimming and fishing oasis, the retreat features a rope swing and complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking for other activities besides the water, there’s basketball, volleyball, and cornhole throughout the property. Don’t overlook the hammocks too. They are there for relaxation time.
After visiting Geronimo Creek, you might be tempted to spend the entire weekend there. And you definitely could and still be wholly content, but there’s so much more to Seguin that’s worth exploring!
Aside from all the fun at Geronimo Creek, there are several other things to do in Seguin.
11. Lakes, Rivers, & Water Crafts
Red Beard Boats – Lake Placid
If you still want to be on the water and are looking for a change of scenery, you have several options. On the San Antonio River, you can visit Geronimo Creek’s sister property, Son’s Island, with private lakeside cabanas, grills, and patio furniture to enjoy your stay. It’s a great place to spend time with family and friends in a relaxed, luxurious lakeside atmosphere. Update: This property is closed due to low water and will reopen sometime in 2023.
You could also stick to the water with a rental from Red Beard Boats. This water rental company features skiing, pontoon boats, fishing boats, kayak, and paddleboard rentals. They serve customers at Lake Placid and, if needed, will also meet at other area lakes, such as Canyon Lake.
12. The Haunted Magnolia Hotel
A Haunted Hotel In Seguin, TX
Another place to stay in Seguin is the historic and haunted Magnolia Hotel. This unique spot has been voted one of the most haunted bed and breakfasts in Texas and has been featured in Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Files, and PBS Strange Town, to name a few.
Best Restaurants In Seguin Texas
• Seguin Coffee
After a night full of cornhole and stargazing, we got a late start, so we only had time to grab a coffee. Seguin Coffee is a great spot for a drive-thru with just a variety of caffeinated beverages and light bites.
• Court Street Coffee Shop
Go where the drinks aren’t always conventional, breakfast is served all day, and lunch is typical deli fare. You’ll find that at Court Street Coffee Shop.
• Noe’s Mexican Cafe
Noe’s Cafe’s breakfast tacos are the universal breakfast in Texas, and this local taco stand is supposed to have the best in the area. The address is 1912 N Austin St.
• The Dilly Deli
The Dilly Deli has highly-rated breakfast, brunch, and sandwiches.
• Dixie Grille
Grab some of the best comfort food at Dixie Grille. See their new location in Seguin.
• Davila’s BBQ
We visited Davila’s BBQ, Rocket Wings, and Seguin Brewing while in Seguin. You have options if you’re looking for picnic food or a sit-down restaurant. Our family eats BBQ, pizza, and chicken wings regularly, so these restaurants made our list, especially after the first was featured on Food Network. The second one was a recommendation by a friend, and the latter was a brewery and wood-fired pizza place we wanted to visit.
Pro Travel Tip: If you visit over a weekend or an extended weekend, double-check business hours, as some are not open on Sundays and Mondays.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article on what to see, do and eat in Seguin, TX. Have fun!