Things to Do

5 Things to do in San Saba, Texas

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San Saba, Texas – known to many as the Pecan Capital of the World – snuggles up to the banks of the San Saba River. U.S. Highway 190 and Texas State Highway 16 intersect on the eastern side of town.

San Saba offers something for everyone. Outdoorsy types can enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming. “City Folk” can relax and soak up small town hospitality while enjoying fine wines and great food. Want to go shopping? San Saba offers one of Texas’s largest selections of boots and hats at Harry’s Boots, artisan confections and craftsman goods at J.C. Campbell Co. & Mercantile, and fine goods and gifts at Madeleine & Me.

1. Take the Historical Tour

San Saba Historical Walking Tour Map

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Start out at 316 E. Wallace Street. Originally built in 1926 by Miss Nora Walker to house her thriving millinery business, these days Wedding Oak Winery makes its home here. From there, meander on down Wallace Street over to Cherokee and then back to Wallace Street.

Make sure you pick up the map for the walking tour so you can read about all the history hidden behind the facades of those gorgeous buildings. Learn which building had the first artificial stone finish, which was lost to the fire of 1906, and which ones were torn down and rebuilt throughout the years.

2. Visit the Wineries

Glass of Chilled White Wine

Photo: Wikimedia/Scmtb49

Whether you prefer red or white, you will be delighted as you stroll through the variety of wineries making San Saba famous. With the Old Man Scary Cellars and Wedding Oak Winery, San Saba is fast becoming a “must-stop” on the Texas Hill Country Wine Tours. For more information, read “San Saba, A Wine Gem in the Crown of Texas Hill Country.”

3. Picnic at the Park

Mill Pond Park in San Saba, Texas
Photo: Wikimedia/Larry D. Moore

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