Texas is filled with hidden gems, especially when it comes to the great outdoors. Chances are, you won't have to go anywhere near a big city to find them, in fact, it's the small towns you want to keep your eyes on. Blanco, Texas near San Antonio is somewhere you need to visit if you haven't already. 

If your San Antonio and Austin friends had been struggling to find a halfway point to meet up, Blanco is located almost dead center between San Antonio and Austin, making it the perfect place to travel to from either city!

You can plan your day around all of the fun and adventurous things to do in the town, and trust us, there's plenty to choose from.

Blanco State Park, a hidden swimming cove at The Narrows, parks to picnic at, and much more will greet you upon arrival.

You can head to Blanco State Park, where there's plenty of swimming hiking, and sightseeing to do while there.

In fact, if you travel far enough down the public river and reach The Narrows, you'll end up at the hidden swimming cove mentioned above.

Just remember that the incredible crystal clear swimming cove is surrounded by private land, so get ready for some intense riverbed hiking to find this incredible Texas gem! 

It's quite the journey, but the weather right now is perfect for an adventure like that. Just read up on some Texas laws and hiking tips before you attempt to explore.

After all, you'll want to avoid long hikes once the weather gets back in the hundreds.

Blanco is similar to towns like Wimberley and Gruene, with a special charm you can't find anywhere else.

If you fall in love with Blanco like we think you will, then be sure to check either Wimberley or Gruene out, the fun doesn't have to stop after one.

Blanco, Texas

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Address: Blanco, TX

Why You Need To Go: It's the perfect town to explore the great outdoors! And the weather right now is absolutely perfect for something like that.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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