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Top 10 Things To Do on a Hill Country Spring Night

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Spring in the Texas Hill Country is quite possibly the most gorgeous time of the year. From the abundant wildflowers to the cool evenings and the supreme sunsets, it is genuinely spectacular. Evenings in the Hill Country are particularly great. As the heat of the day fades and the sky turns to dusk, the Hill Country comes alive. Here are the top ten things to do on a Hill Country Spring night.

1. Stargazing

stargazing on a Texas Hill Country Spring Night

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The Hill Country has no end of spectacular views and vistas.  Take advantage of the vast expanse and get out of the city for some stargazing. Grab some blankets and make it a family event or a perfect date for two. For tips, updates and even more stargazing ideas visit the Parks and Wildlife Department’s website.

2. Discover Back Country Roads

hill country back roads on a Hill Country Spring night

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What better way to spend a Hill Country Spring night than discovering some of the multitudes of back roads.  Make a playlist meant for wandering, hit the road, and discover uncharted adventure. For the planner type visit the Back Roads Texas website.

3. Ice Cream

ice cream on a Hill Country Spring night

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Indulge your sweet tooth and cap off a perfect Hill Country day by getting some ice cream at one of the many local creameries like Amy’s or Creamistry. Whether you prefer a cone or a cup there is something for everyone.

4. Take In an Outdoor Concert

outdoor concert on a hill country spring night

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With Spring comes warmer weather and with warmer weather comes fantastic concerts at some incredible outdoor venues. From new and indie artists to household names in country music the options are limitless. Check your local venue listings for events or check out texasoutside.com

5. Barbecue

barbecue on a hill country spring night

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A Texas tradition at it’s finest and the ultimate gathering tool. Get friends and family together around the grill to relish in a Hill Country Spring night. Check local farmer’s markets for fresh meat and veggies and support your local economy.

6. Explore a Cave

spelunking on a hill country spring night

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Texas is home to hundreds of caves and caverns that are just waiting to be explored. The Hill Country is home to several of them. What a fun and unique way to get out of the house and see more of the great state of Texas. For tours and locations visit texasoutside.com.

7. Ride a Bike

biking on a hill country spring night

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Sunsets are best viewed from the seat of a bike as you cruise along the sweet Hill Country meadows. Take in the colors of the wildflowers against a raging sunset while astride a wheeling ten speed.

8. Climb Enchanted Rock

enchanted rock on a hill country spring night

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A Hill Country tradition and staple.  Hundreds of people every year flock to the pink granite landmark. An evening hike up Enchanted Rock is a great way to stay active and connect to the Earth. Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website for more information.

9. Sip Your Way Along the Hill Country Wine Trail

wine on a hill country spring night

Photo: bendingbranchwinery.com

The Texas Hill Country is home to some of the most greatest wineries in all of the United States. Spend an evening sipping your way through the vines as you sample some of the best wine Texas has to offer. Check out the Texas Outside website for a list of wineries and tours in your area.

10. Picnic in the Park

picnic on a hill country spring night

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Take dinner off the table and on to the picnic blanket. Make it a romantic dinner for two or a family affair complete with Fido in tow. Check out this guide to Texas Hill Country Parks for more inspiration.

Next time you are wondering what to do on a glorious Hill Country Spring night try one of these options.  Whether you are looking for something athletic, adventurous, romantic, or family friendly it all awaits amidst the wildflowers and granite hills.