It’s Fall, y’all! We know in Texas it can be hard to tell, but even though we may not see the cooler temperatures or colorful foliage that herald this time of year, that doesn’t mean we can’t catch the Fall fever. In fact, there are plenty of things to do to in an around the Alamo city that can give you all the Fall feels—sweater weather or not.
Head For The Hills
The Hill Country that is. There are so many little towns that make up this picturesque part of Texas, and there is always something to do. Spend the day hunting for antiques and treasures at one of the more than a dozen shops along the Hill Country Mile in Boerne. This quaint town is home to a wide variety of vintage and antique stores that invite you to stay and prowl around for hours. If you’d rather walk a more natural path, hike to the top of Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg and be rewarded with breathtaking hill country vistas. With almost 11 miles of trails to explore and enjoy it’s a day full of fun and adventure. The town of New Braunfels celebrates its German heritage from Nov. 2-11 during Wurtzfest. Dance the polka, enjoy rides and games, and of course eat and drink some of the best German brats and brew around. Finally, you can hit the trails—the Wine Trails that is, for a tour of one of the more than 50 area wineries where you can sample some of the states finest vintages.
Scare Up Some Fun
Family friendly frights and monstrous fun abound at area theme parks and attractions. From now until Oct. 31, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is home of the annual Fright Fest featuring family friendly frights by day, and more harrowing Halloween fun after dark. SeaWorld San Antonio serves up tricks and treats during the day with Spooktacular, and thrills and chills at night during Howl-O-Scream from Sept. 28- Oct. 28. For the littlest ghouls and boys, the San Antonio Zoo offers more delights than frights on Saturdays and Sundays from now through Oct. 28 with Zoo Boo. Costume contests, a hay maze, games and plenty of trick or treating help get everyone in the Halloween spirit.
Take In Traditions
Historic La Villita in beautiful downtown San Antonio is filled with wonderful artisan shops and delicious, Southwestern fare, but Oct. 27-28, it is also home to a traditional Dia De Los Muertos. Rich in colorful Mexican culture, this celebration of the Day of the Dead lets you enjoy plenty of live music and activities while you view the largest open altar display in San Antonio. If you prefer the polka, head to Beethovan Mannerchor Oct. 5-6, for Oktoberfest where you can enjoy delicious, authentic foods and of course plenty of German brew—chicken dance optional.
With so many activities to choose from, there is no shortage of fall fun for the entire family.