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Touring San Saba is a Texas Hill Country Road Trip Waiting to Happen

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If you’re looking to have one of the best trips of your life, take a tour of San Saba, a Texas Hill Country town. Located on the San Saba River, at the convergence of highways 16 and 190, the town is known as the “Pecan Capital of the World.” San Saba has two stop lights to its (approximately) 3,100 residents, which gives a visitor the chance to catch a glimpse of the way things used to be.

Featuring a Historic Downtown consisting of five blocks, a business contingent of 23 stores, beautiful park space that entails 200 acres, and two wonderful wineries (all listed on the Visit San Saba, Texas website), there are also plenty of places that locals will recommend in this friendly locale, many of which are just a quick jaunt out of the way.

Whether you’re a history buff, a fan of the great outdoors, a shopper, or someone simply looking for a great Texas Hill Country road trip, you’ll find what you’re looking for in San Saba. For example, Harry’s Boots is located in the heart of town at the intersection of Highway 190 and Highway 16. Founded in 1939, Harry’s Boots occupies two floors-worth of five buildings. Not only do they have a great selection of western boots and clothing, but they also have something called the “weather wall” on which is recorded every significant weather-related event in the area, dating back to the 1920s!

Touring San Saba is a Texas Hill Country Road Trip Waiting to Happen

Photo: Facebook/San Saba, Texas “The Pecan Capital of The World”

Upon the damming of the lake by E. Guy Risien in 1875 in order to provide irrigation for his garden (and later, for homes of his neighbors and city courthouse water troughs), Mill Pond Park was established. In present-day times, the three-acre park boasts a number of nature trails as well as a spring-fed lake with a water wheel and amazingly gorgeous waterfall. In the summer, there’s a sandy beach area for locals and visitors alike, complete with stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals. Post-Thanksgiving, the Mill Pond Park is blanketed in millions of lights for San Saba’s annual Christmas Extravaganza.

A short drive down County Road 200 will take you to the majestic Wedding Oak tree whose branches span the width of the roadway. The Wedding Oak has been known to be in existence since prior to the town of San Saba’s establishment. The legend goes that the Wedding Oak has served as the meeting spot for Native Americans as well as early settlers, not to mention many a couple entered into the vows of holy matrimony beneath its limbs. It definitely ranks as one of San Saba’s road-trip-worthy stops and an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind photo.

Touring San Saba is a Texas Hill Country Road Trip Waiting to Happen

Photo: Facebook/San Saba, Texas “The Pecan Capital of The World”

There is so much more to see and experience in San Saba, including why it’s called the “Pecan Capital of the World.” You’ll also want to try and make a trek to the last remaining suspension bridge in Texas which is open to traffic (Regency Bridge), and check out the many great locations for great sustenance and ample spirits! San Saba has a lot to offer the Texas traveler looking for a reprieve from the every-day.