Scenic Drives are all about discovery.
Driving the Texas Hill Country is a great way to add the joy of discovery to your bed and breakfast vacation. Around Fredericksburg it’s easy to spend 30 minutes in the car enjoying the view. It’s just as easy to plan a destination to drive, to explore and then loop back to Fredericksburg. And if you really want to enjoy the wind in your hair – plan on making your ride a circular day trip with some exploring along the way.
Brake away from your bed and breakfast and try one of these destinations:
You won’t catch Robin or any other masked men in the area – unless the lone ranger is driving through. But you will catch a view of a natural event that may take your breath away. From May to Oct visitors come from around the world to see the 3 million plus bats emerge from the cave. And if that’s not enough – there is good eating for you at the Alamo Springs Café just next door to the cave!
Lost Maples State Natural Area
A favorite in the fall because of the spectacular colors of the myriad varieties of maple trees living there. The area covers 2174.2 acres on the Sabinal River. So all year round there is plenty of sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, and bird watch. For those reasons it’s also a great place to bring your camera. When the weather’s a little warmer – don’t forget your bathing suit – it’s just the place to go swimming or fishing.
Willow City Loop
A huge favorite during wildflower season. Visitors March through April can enjoy the place where the ruggedness of the terrain meets the delicacy of fragile wildflowers. If you appreciate taking in the air and nature study this is a great scenic drive for you.
Texas Hill Country vistas for everyone.
The Hill Country offers great roads for the spots car and motorcycle enthusiast. When you stay at Bella Vista we will be happy to plan a route, even pack you a picnic – just see our concierge section for more details.