A drive to Kerrville Texas makes a good day trip while you are visiting San Antonio. Last time we went, we ate lunch at The Inn Of The Hills in Kerrville.
The buffet was generous and very tasty. Lots of dessert choices. This is a great place to stop for lunch. It is on the main strip, right past the Super Wal-Mart, on the other side of the road. They have an unusual collection of cuckoo clocks in the dining area.
This town has recently had a housing boom. Weekend refugees from big cities in Texas are building vacation homes here and spending days off on the Guadalupe River, floating, swimming, and fishing.
Weekends get quite crowded in this town, creating a lot of traffic jams so it is best if you plan to visit Kerrville Texas on a weekday.
The Hill Country Museum is located at 226 Earl Garrett Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. They have a beautiful collection of antique ball gowns.
The headquarters of jeweler James Avery Craftsman is located3 1/2 miles north of this town on Harper Road, where you can see jewelry artists make gold and silver jewelry. There is a store there for you to buy a beautiful piece. This store has Christian jewelry as well.
For Western-style art, visit the Museum of Western Art at 1550 Bandera Highway. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm through the summer. From fall through spring, the museum is closed on Mondays. Adults can get in for $5, kids ages 6 to 14 for $1, and students from 15 to 18 get in for $2.
Kerrville-Schreiner Park at 2385 Bandera Highway is a 500 acre park with seven miles of beautiful hiking trails. From here, you can also go swimming and boat on the Guadalupe River. Gorgeous cypress trees are abundant in the park. Entrance per person is $4, with a $10 maximum charge per vehicle.
There are some fairs and festivals throughout the year.
If you need anything while you are visiting, there is a nice super Wal-Mart on the main strip. We used to do grocery shopping there when we lived in Leakey for 10 months.
Starting in August of 2010, my daughter will be going to college at Schreiner University in Kerrville. It is a great school and she is going to have a blast. I am going to miss her like crazy, but she is so ready for it! The photo above is of my daughter and me at Schreiner during freshman orientation in June of 2010.