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There’s Just a Little Something for Everyone in Sonora

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Nestled between central Texas and the Big Bend region, lies beautiful Sonora, Texas. A town rich in history offering the best of the Texas Hill Country and West Texas. It’s the perfect spot to get away for a weekend and enjoy nature at its finest. Below you will find some unique and interesting places to dine, shop, explore, and more.




Imagine sipping on your tea in a rocking chair surrounded in solitude with nothing but the beautiful landscape of the surrounding Hill Country as your companion, while you enjoy an afternoon on the porch. The X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat is that one of kind lodging experience you will enjoy while in Sonora.

“At just under three hours from San Antonio and around three and a half hours from Austin, the X Bar offers the best of both regions it sits astride – the heritage and ruggedness of West Texas and the lush rolling vegetation of the Texas Hill Country,” states its website. “With six well-appointed private cabins, and the solitude of the grand and aptly named Round House,” the X Bar is the perfect place to not only stop and rest but also to host your next big celebration.

Dining and More!


Sonora offers a variety of dining options to choose from, but if you’re looking for an adventure where you can not only dine, but relax, and maybe even enjoy a little hunting extravaganza, then the JL Bar Ranch and Resort is your place.

According to their website, the menu is reflective of the season, offering dishes sure to inspire the taste buds. They use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and dishes created by their renowned chef, Jon Walter, can include anything from Asian, to South American and classic French cuisine, states its site.

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