Hit the Road to Admire the Many Colors of Spring
The season's arrival brings blue, red and yellow blooms throughout the Hill Country, and Kerrville is a fantastic starting point to see them for yourself. In fact, you could make a day of it. Start by heading south on Highway 16, a route that takes you past pastoral scenery, with vibrant wildflowers and towering peaks always in view. Travel west on FM 337 from Medina that winds past limestone bluffs, sloping hills and wide-open farmlands that are a treat for the eyes. It won’t take you long to see why this is one of the top scenic drives in Texas (according to Texas Highways).
Highway 39 west Kerrville offers its own share of surprises, as the road passes just feet over the Guadalupe River in two places. Stop by Bridget’s Basket in Hunt for lunch, then cruise up Highway 783 to check out the headquarters of renowned jeweler James Avery. Wrap up your scenic drive with dinner at Café at the Ridge, a lively local spot that serves up tasty salads, burgers and hearty entrees like meatloaf and chicken parmesan. Kick back with a glass of wine to end a perfect day in the Hill Country.