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Hill Country Lavender in Blanco

Frolic your way through open fields of purple puffs at the “Lavender Capital of Texas.” If you visit this lavender farm in the summer, you can pick your own sweet-smelling bundles or visit in the winter to shop their lotions, creams and soaps.

Hill Country Lavender

Chet at Cave Without a Name

Cave Without a Name in Boerne

See what’s going on down underground in this cave that’s so beautiful, it doesn’t even need a name. Cave Without a Name is full of wonderous formations and might just be one of the most beautiful caves in Texas!

Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs

Splash around in this natural grotto that is both an incredible sight and a super fun swimmin’ hole. The overhanging massive limestone grotto makes for great shade and beautiful waterfalls.

Hamilton Pool

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg

Hike to the top of this stunning pink granite dome for the best view of the surrounding Hill Country. Once you’ve reached the top, see if you can find the deep cave on the backside of the hill for a rocky adventure.

Blue Hole in Wimberley

Perfect your cannonball at one of Texas’s finest swimming holes, or just spend the afternoon hanging around on the epic rope swing!

Blue Hole

Chet at Rock Hunting

Rock Hunting in Mason

The “Gem of the Hill Country” is well-known for its iridescent Texas Topaz - and you can go hunting for your own! Take a pro along with you and they can show you the rocky ropes.

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