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Savor Your Summer With a Day Trip to Seguin

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Seguin, Texas is one of those places that if you are taking a trip to the Texas Hill Country cannot be passed up. This small town lies 35 miles northeast of San Antonio on Hwy 10. It is a land rich in oil and agriculture, but these are not what makes the town so charming. There are a bunch of uniquely intriguing places to stop and check out. You’ll have a hard time leaving!

Start the day with an indulgent Texas brunch.

SeguinPhoto: Facebook/Tavern on the Creek

There is only one place to go for a brunch that will derail any diet. Take a seat at Tavern on the Creek and order the chicken and waffles. You will receive a plate of crispy fried chicken breast and gravy with a Belgian waffle on the side and some maple syrup. Yum! However, if you have an aversion to what is essentially the best dish to eat at any time of day, the roasted chicken and provolone omelette is pretty tasty too.  No worries, you will be walking it all off.

Walk off those waffles in downtown Seguin.

SeguinPhoto: Facebook/Downtown Seguin – Downtown Business Alliance

Seguin is the oldest town in Texas and even more interesting is that many of the original buildings are still standing. Stroll through downtown and take note of buildings constructed in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The Nolte Bank, the reconstructed Palace Theater, and Starcke Furniture company all make the must-see list, though you should by no means skip over the rest!

Don’t pass up a chance to see the original “world’s largest pecan.”

SeguinPhoto: Facebook/Ed Sakiewicz

Texas is undoubtedly known for its pecans. However, Seguin is known as the home to the largest pecan; that is until Missouri decided to show us up! Sitting outside on the lawn of city hall is a thousand pound nut built in 1962 by a dentist with some mean plastering skills. Rumor has it that Spanish explorer, Cabeza de Vaca, was held captive on the Guadalupe River, which then was known as “The River of Nuts.” The river banks were so thick with pecans that the explorer was able to keep himself nourished while in captivity.

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