Top Things Near River Bluff Cabins – Part 2

Posted by Riley Bartel | August 25, 2022

In our last blog, we wrote about 31 Things you can do at and near River Bluff Cabins

In this blog we wanted to continue that list because The Texas Hill Country is filled with so many places to visit, sites to explore, and views to take in. Sit down with a paper and pen so you can jot down these fantastic places to see during your visit to River Bluff Cabins.

Best places to see the stars near River Bluff Cabins


1. Enchanted Rock

If you enjoy stargazing your family will be amazed at the night sky in one out of the three approved “dark sky” areas in Texas.  When the weather permits, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a fun place to visit.  During the day, climb the massive, pink, granite dome for amazing views.  And at night sit back, relax and watch as a whole new world comes alive.   

2.  South Llano River State Park

One out of the three “dark sky” areas in Texas is why you should visit Llano River State Park.  Throughout the year, local astronomers host star parties and give you an opportunity to learn more about the night sky.  On the Bortle Dark Star Scale, Llano State Park is a three, any park with a 1 is considered the darkest skies.  

3. Kickapoo Cavern State Park

We mentioned Kickapoo in our last blog, 31 things you can do at and near River Bluff Cabins, and had to mention it in this blog because Kickapoo ranks at two on the Bortle Scale, and it is not officially a dark-sky park.  When you visit Kickapoo you can explore the caverns, bats, and the night sky, all in one visit.  (This park does not provide a stargazing program, so you will need to bring your own binoculars and telescopes.)

Seasonal events near River Bluff Cabins



1. Wimberley Market Days

The Texas Hill country’s oldest outdoor market is ​​the second largest outdoor market in Texas. Hundreds of vendors and shoppers gather every first Saturday of every month from March through December. Expect to find artisan crafts, antiques, jewelry, baked goods, collectibles, and much more during your visit. 

2. July Jubilee

In the month of July, enjoy Old Time Street Dances, Hometown Patriotic Parade, and Arts & Crafts/Food located at the Courthouse Square in Leakey Texas.  At 8 PM, take your family to enjoy the rodeo at 336 North of Leakey- Bareback • Calf Roping • Bull Riding • Saddle Bronc • Steer Wrestling • Ladies Barrel

3. Blanco Lavender Festival

The Blanco Lavender Festival is an annual event in June celebrating over 20 years of growing the lavender flowering plant in the Texas Hill Country. This enjoyable event is accompanied by live music, beer and wine, and a market.

4. VFW Annual Rodeo

One of the most anticipated summer events in the Texas Hill Country is the VFW Annual Rodeo. Three days of mutton busting, bull riding, and a two-calf scramble are just a few of the entertaining activities.  You will also enjoy the food and other vendors.


1. Oktoberfest

September 30- October 2 is Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas. Celebrate the German heritage in the Polka Capital of Texas!  There is music, dancing, food, and drinks.  

2. Fall on the Frio

Benefitting gear up for the game wardens, you and your family will have fun supporting the local fire department while eating some of the best BBQ in the Hill Country.  Come out and enjoy the games and entertainment October 8 & 9th.  

3. Utopia Annual Arts & Crafts Fall Fair

Check out over 60 vendors of handmade arts and crafts.  The first
Saturday of November.  Admission is FREE! It starts at 9 AM and closes at 4 PM. Utopia Town Square on FM 187 in the middle of town.  Buy a BBQ plate and help the Senior class fundraiser for their senior trip.



1. Lights Spectacular 

The Johnson City Lights spectacular will begin on November 27th.  The lights will cover over 3 city blocks, including the city courthouse. 

2. Dickens on Main – Boerne

An annual event featuring Dickens-era shopkeepers, traditional wassailing, caroling, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Starting November 27 and 28, from 1 PM to 11 PM  each day. 

3. Lights Alive

It’s more than just a Drive-Thru!  Your family will enjoy the computer-controlled musically synchronized Christmas light show.  The winter wonderland is a fun spot to hang out after the light show with an escape room, ax throwing, soccer darts, pictures with Santa, concessions, and more.

4. Holiday Lights on the River Walk

Experience over 100,000 spectacular lights that drape over the bald cypress trees lining the River Walk.  The famous holiday lights

Retail Therapy near River Bluff Cabins


1. Canyon Charm

Canyon Charm is a tourist-friendly boutique that has gifts, home accents, gifts, and antiques. 

2. All Gussied Up

Located inside The Sweet Lily, All Gussied Up on Main Street in Fredericksburg offers ladies clothes, shoes, and jewelry.

3. The Shops at La Cantera

Check out some amazing shops at La Cantera.  You will find some of your favorite stores as you enjoy this outside mall in San Antonio. 

4. Boerne boutiques 

This is just one of the fabulous boutiques in Boerne.  Boerne main street has wonderful shops and places to eat.  Enjoy a drive in The Hill Country to one of the prettiest small towns in Texas.

Motorcycle scenic tours and shops near River Bluff Cabins


1. The Twisted Sisters

Take a ride on the Twisted Sisters, three farm-to-market roads that create a 100-mile loop through the heart of the Hill Country. FM 335, 336, and 337E are all two-lane, black-asphalt roads that twist through some of the toughest terrains in Texas.

2. Good Ol’ Texas Loop

Good Ol’ Texas Loop is a 150-mile ride that provides fantastic Hill Country scenery, cafes, and points of interest.

3. Gruene-Fredericksburg-Bandera Loop

This intense loop spans 239 miles with smooth pavement and plenty of twists, turns, and stunning views.

4. Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop

The Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop is a  place to begin (or end) your ride on the Twisted Sisters. They have great gear to choose from and delicious fresh Angus beef burgers at the Bent Rim Grill.


Enjoy The Texas Hill Country to the fullest with your family and friends. Join us at River Bluff Cabins and be in the middle of it all.

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