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5 Fun Things To Do In Blanco

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The town of Blanco lies right up highway 281 from San Antonio. While it may be a small town, there are still many things to see and do in the city.

1. Grab a bite to eat.



Blanco’s town square has a couple great options for dining. The Redbud Cafe has an eclectic menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. For you carnivores, you may decide to indulge in some of the many BBQ options at Old 300 BBQ. You can also satisfy your TexMex craving at Hacienda El Charro.

2. Explore Blanco State Park.



Blanco has a gorgeous state park with many amenities. You can have a picnic with the family,camp, hike, swim, go tubing, or fish. There are many amazing water features there and plenty of space to enjoy the crisp river.

3. Do a little shopping.



Blanco has many opportunities that entice one to part with his hard earned money. If art is your passion, then you can spend some time at Brieger Pottery to see the works of local Hill Country artists. Liz On The Square provides a place for those of you who want to fill your closets. You can browse their selection of clothes and leather goods while enjoying the scent of lavender bouquets.

4. Visit the Courthouse.



If you’re anything like me, you normally end up at the courthouse when visiting new towns. Blanco’s historic courthouse gives you the opportunity to learn more about the foundations of the town by touring the visitor’s center. If you time your visit correctly, then you can even get a chance to spend time at the Blanco Market Day.

5. Blanco Market Days.



Held on the grounds of the Courthouse, Blanco Market Day is a smorgasbord of artisans and local farmers looking to sell their goods. Whether it’s local produce or hand-carved crosses, the Blanco Market Day will have something for any audience.