Fall and spring might be the main seasons for Texas Hill Country, but winter in Hill Country might be the Lone Star state’s best-kept secret.

Sure, the temperature is a little colder, but it’s Texas for crying out loud! Hill Country is still much warmer than those smoggy east coast cities, freezing mountain towns, and rainy western climates. It’s dry, temperate, and way less crowded.

If you’re looking for an escape from Texas city life or want an out-of-town vacation, there are quite a few reasons to make San Antonio and Texas Hill Country your destination.

During the winter, you can:

1. Visit Hill Country Wineries

Watch out, Napa. Texas wines are sweeping the nation and for good reason. The area has beautiful rolling vineyards that have old-fashioned Texas charm. Between Lakehills and New Braunfels, you’re bound to find a vineyard — or five — to spend a leisurely afternoon.

2. Enjoy The Open Road

Texas Hill Country and biking are practically synonymous, and winter offers an amazing time to zoom down less-crowded roads. Polish your handlebars, get your bike tuned, and grab your sweetie for a picturesque ride through the windy roads of Hill Country.

3. Go Fishing

It’s probably too cold to swim (unless you’re feeling bold after those vineyard visits), but winter offers an excellent time to fish in the various local lakes. Lakehills features Medina lake, which is one of the best recreational areas for fishing and boating.

4. Take A Horseback Riding Tour

These tours get really hot and crowded during the summer months, so they’re much more enjoyable during the off-season. Experience Hill Country like the Texas cowgirls and cowboys of old. You’ll cover much more ground on horseback, so it’s a great option for a half-day activity. Most horseback riding tours are family friendly, as well, so you can tour around and not have to worry about kids getting too tired out on a hike.

5. Hang Out At The 4 Way Bar & Grill

According to TexasHillCountry.Com, it’s not a trip to Hill Country without a visit to The 4 Way Bar & Grill in Lakehills. Our bar and grill in Lakehills features our famous jalapeño cheeseburger and delicious menu items for the whole family.

We’re family-friendly, biker-friendly, and we have live music most nights of the week. If you’ve hiked around Medina for the day, you deserve a nice cold one at the end of an active afternoon. Come by our bar and grill for a great meal!

While live music might only be a summertime staple in cooler climates, the tunes are blasting all year round in Texas Hill Country. Because Texas Hill Country is so close to Austin, a thriving music town, the area gets incredible acts that either pass through or call Texas home. Whether you’re in the mood for some country twang or you’d rather listen to rock and roll, Texas Hill Country has musical acts as diverse as the landscape.

Stop by the 4 Way Bar & Grill in Lakehills to watch the best live music in town on most weekends of the year. Check out the live music calendar here and be sure to stop by the restaurant for great food, cool beer, and live music. Acts include:

  • The Work Brothers
  • Back Porch Pickers Band
  • Pat Kelley & The Painkillers Duo
  • Chris Lopez Band

Live music nights tend to get crowded, so be sure to get there early to feast on some delicious menu items before the music gets started.

We take reservations, so you can always call ahead if you have a bigger party or if you want to ensure a good spot on a live music night. We hope to see you soon at The 4 Way Bar & Grill!