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So Much to See and Do in Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas

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The city of Blanco, in the Texas Hill Country, has long been known as the Lavender Capital of Texas, and the blooming season is now! Just 50 miles north of San Antonio you will find unbelievably beautiful lavender fields that bloom from March through July, as well as gorgeous Blanco State Park, in which you and your family can tour a part of the Texas Hill Country comfortably and safely. Not only that, but the shopping in its historic square and the peaceful and picturesque river draw people in for a small taste of what this charming town has to offer.

So Much to See and Do in Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas

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The city’s small-town feel and rich history definitely make a unique day trip. Those who are fans of the western movie genre will be interested to know that the Old Blanco County Courthouse was featured in the “True Grit” remake, which was filmed on Main Street in 2010. It’s also an official Texas Historic Landmark that was formerly a general hospital and now serves as the city’s visitor center and a unique wedding venue! Plus, a visit to the Buggy Barn Museum on Main and the Blanco Pioneer Museum on Pecan Street will have you stepping back in time and loving every minute of it.

So Much to See and Do in Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas

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There’s also a great selection of restaurants and cafes in town featuring curbside pickup, and the antiquing in this part of Texas is second-to-none. Blanco also hosts Market Day, which is held on the third Saturday of each month, from March through November. Christmas Market Day, held on the second Saturday in December, also holds many great shopping opportunities. However, the great draw right now is Hill Country Lavender, founded in 1999, which is just outside of the city and was the first commercial lavender farm in the Lone Star State. Featuring such products as lavender teas and lotions, soap, and even sugar, its store and website are great places to pick up a little bit of Blanco to remember a trip by.

So Much to See and Do in Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas

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Those looking for more to do and see outdoors can visit Blanco State Park to take in some fishing, swimming, camping, and hiking along the beautiful Blanco River. This small park is situated along one mile of this peaceful waterway on which you can paddle, boat, swim, and fish. Taking in the great outdoors in Texas has never been easier, or more enjoyable, than with a trip to this picturesque Hill Country city.