Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions


The Highland Lakes region of Central Texas Hill Country offers many fun activities, places to visit and things to do, including -  renting a boat or jet-ski on Lake LBJ, taking a wine tour, 18 holes of golf, horseback riding, ATV trails, visiting a state park, spelunking at Longhorn Caverns or jumping off a rock bluff at the Devils Waterhole.

 

Recommended Day Trips for Front Desk Vacation Rentals' Guests

All of Front Desk Vacation Rentals lake homes are located within a 30 minute radius of each other, settled on prime Lake LBJ waterfront.  Although Lake LBJ is usually the main attraction for our lake home vacation guests, we also recommend taking advantage of the breathtaking scenic and natural features the area offers.  Some examples, all close by, are caverns, granite rock outcroppings, canyons, swimming holes and wildlife.  Activities include wildflower/fishing/river tours, hikes/trails, seasonal and ongoing events, wine tours/tastings, state and city park activities, shopping, and much more!

Listed below are but a few Day Trips we recommend, selected due to their close proximity to Lake LBJ, and popularity. All are only 30 to 45 minutes, or less, from each Front Desk lake home rental. 

 

Inks Lake State Park

Through shady forests and across rocky hills and sparkling blue waters, this top state park features a long list of activities. You can camp, backpack, hike, geocache, swim, kayak, canoe, and observe nature.  The park features 9 miles of hiking trails and you can hike a small canyon or swim at Devil's Waterhole. You can also explore waterfalls upstream when Valley Spring Creek is running.

Longhorn Caverns State Park

This park is named for the Longhorn Cavern, a limestone cave that was once an underground river. Before it became a tourist attraction, it was used over the years by Indians, Confederate soldiers, outlaws and also a speakeasy during the Prohibition period. Longhorn Caverns is located off of Park Road 4, between Burnet and Kingsland.  Another perk is, it's only a few miles from Inks Lake State Park (also off of Park Road 4). Further down Park Road 4, towards Highway 29, you can drive to other nearby attractions such as Canyon of the Eagles and the Vanishing River Cruise. 

Vanishing River Cruise

An ecological cruise that provide spectacular views of Lake Buchanan, the Colorado river, native Texas wildlife, waterfalls, bird watching and wintering bald eagles. 

Additional Day Trip Suggestions

Wine Tours/Tastings, Shopping at Marble Falls Main Street and Burnet's Historic Town Square, Hill Country Flyer Steam Train Ride to Burnet, Sweet Berry Farm

For contact and website information, further information about the above activities, other area attractions, shopping and dining, please look to our detailed list below.  Or, feel free to call Front Desk at 830-693-8564 or 830-385-6659. We would be happy to help!

*Preferred local website offering local things to do guide - http://www.101highlandlakes.com

Boat / Watercraft Rentals

Wakeboard Boats, Ski Boats, Pontoon, See-Doo, Jet-Ski and personal watercraft rentals in The Highland Lakes - Lake LBJ, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls and Lake Buchanan.

Kayak Rental

Kayak rental on The Highland Lakes - Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls.

Massage Therapy

Treat yourself to a massage in the comfort of your Lake LBJ Vacation Rental or at the Depot, service provided by Kingsland Massage Depot.

Restaurants

Local dining and restaurants in the Highland Lakes / Lake LBJ, Texas Hill Country and Marble Falls, TX. Some great choices are Blue Bonnet Cafe, Peete Mesquite, Bella Serra, Docs Fish Camp, and River City Grill to name a few.

Shopping

Grocery, clothing and jewelery stores in The Highland Lakes, Kingsland, Burnet, Marble Falls and Lake LBJ.

Sightseeing

The Highland Lakes is a premier destination for sightseeing in Texas. Texas Wildflowers in the Spring, Vanishing Texas River Cruise is open year round, bald eagles in Llano or a boat ride down the Colorado on Lake LBJ

Sports & Recreation

The Highland Lakes, Lake LBJ, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay and Kingsland, TX areas offer many exciting and fun things to do like Cypress Canopy Tours, Hidden Falls ATV Park, Marble Falls Skate Park or Wakeboarding on Lake LBJ, Inks Lake, Lake Buchanan or Lake Marble Falls.  This part of Central Texas Hill Country offers some of the best golf courses in Texas, like The Legends, Delaware Springs or Lighthouse Country Club, formerly Packsaddle Golf Course. Horseshoe Bay also offers Slick Rock, Ram Rock and Apple Rock golf courses.

Texas State Parks

Texas State Parks close to our Lake LBJ Vacation Rentals

Wineries

Wineries and accommodations located in Texas Hill Country, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Lake Travis, Austin, TX, The Highland Lakes - Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake Marble Falls.