A Visitors Guide for Blanco, Texas at BlancoTX.net

Blanco, Texas

The Lavender Capital of Texas

Blanco Court House
The Old Blanco County Court House at the Center of the Square in Blanco.
(The new Court House is in Johnson City.)

Blanco, Texas is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 45 miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles west of Austin. For airplane connections, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 53 miles away and San Antonio International Airport is 42 miles.

Blanco was settled in 1853 by pioneer stockmen, former Texas Rangers, immigrants and their families.

Stores on Blanco Square

On the historic Blanco Town Square you will enjoy shopping the antique and gift stores and touring the 1885 Historic County Courthouse, loving restored by the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society. The building now operates a visitor center, gift shop and community center. It is located in Blanco at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 165.

Shopping in Blanco, TX 

Market Days is held the 3rd Saturday of the month April through November on the Courthouse square with a special Christmas market day held in December.

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Take a drive along the scenic Willow City Loop to enjoy the many panoramic vistas and natural beauty of this unique area.


The town square is joined to the state park by a two-block City Park, with a nature trail and Xeriscape garden.  



Water sports nearby offer opportunities for fishing, boating, tubing and swimming at:

Canyon Lake
- 18 miles to one of the most popular lakes in the Texas Hill Country.

Blanco State Park

Pedernales State Park

Upper and lower Guadalupe River
- Famous for tubing and other fun things on the river.

Comal River

Blanco Texas Area Lodging:

Blue Cottage Inn
Trade the stresses of everyday life for complete relaxation and fond memories at 'The Blue Cottage Inn.' Nestled in the gorgeous Texas hill country, this Blanco vacation rental home is located less than a block away from Blanco State Park, and minutes away from several major Texas Hill country attractions.

Canyon Lake Ranch
Bed and Breakfast luxury in a spacious vacation home.  Choose between Star View Lodge or Longhorn Lodge.  Both are completely private and offer an entire home for; romance, honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, birthday celebration, vacation getaway, corporate retreat or business meeting.  Close to Canyon Lake.

The Cabin at the Catto-Gage Ranch
The cabin is ideally located for a quiet, peaceful getaway on the 2,100 acre Catto-Gage Ranch in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  The Cabin is 10 miles west of Blanco, and less than an hour from Austin and San Antonio.

Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond into beautiful Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to yourself. Close to Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.

Blanco Area Attractions:

Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. Activities include camping; swimming; picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating (electric motors only); and fishing.

Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park
The story of our 36th President in a unique and encompassing way. The story begins with Lyndon Johnson's ancestors, tracing the influences his family and his beloved Texas Hill Country had on the boy and the man.

Pedernales Falls State Park
The 4,860 acre park stretches along both banks of the Pedernales River for 6 miles and for an additional 3 miles along the south side of a rugged and picturesque gorge known as the Pedernales Falls.

The Exotic Resort Zoo
Daily guided Safari tours with over 500 animals including over 80 different species.

CN Stars Horse Training and Trail Rides
Candee Cox  is located in blanco tx and is offering horeback riding lessons and trail rides.

Texas Hills Vineyard

The only producer of Pinot Grigio in Texas. There is a tasting room on site.

James A. & Evelyn Williams Memorial Library
Facilities include a large general collection area, areas for children and youth, a genealogy room, computer areas for both children and adults, and a spacious public meeting room with kitchenette.

Real Ale Brewing Company
They have been brewing since 1996, and now you can find Real Ale all over the Lone Star State.


The Blanco Lavender Festival
Held yearly in Blanco. The festival features vendors on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Court House.

Byar's Live Oak
One of the Largest in Blanco County

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Austin - The Capitol of Texas

Boerne -(pronounced Bernie) Nearby tourist town.

Fredericksburg - A well-known tourist town nearby, birthplace of Admiral Nimitz.

Historic Gruene -(pronounced Green) Home of the Gruene Hall and Gruene Market Days.

New Braunfels - Home to the Schlitterbahn, tubing down the Guadalupe River.

San Antonio - Home to SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Riverwalk, and many other tourist attractions.

San Marcos - Home to the largest outlet malls shopping areas in Central Texas.

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Vacation Rentals

Guest Houses, Cabins For Rent
and RV Spaces are needed.

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Visitors since 11/28/06