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5 Summer Road-Trip Spots Outside of Austin

It’s time to start planning those summer vacations! If you don’t have much PTO or just don’t have the time or money to escape for long, your friends at Leif Johnson Ford are here to help. We have five mini road-trips from Austin that will leave you feeling like you’re on vacation miles from home!


  1. Krause Springs

This gorgeous camping and swimming site in Spicewood, Texas is an awesome addition to your summer agenda. Don’t miss the butterfly gardens while you’re there!

2. Magnolia Silos

Waco, Texas was put on the map by Chip and Joanna Gaines, and there’s a good chance you’ve heard of their famous Magnolia Silos. It’s very much its own little world full of shopping, food, a garden and games. Expect big crowds at the market and eateries, but know the treats, sights and Instagram photos are well worth your time!

3. Hamilton Pool

A beautiful and natural pool created when the dome of an underground river collapsed, this popular attraction boasts arguably the most incredible waterfall in the Austin area. Look out for a variety of birds and rare plant species when you’re there. Reservations only for this one!

4. Enchanted Rock

Climb to the top of Fredericksburg’s ancient dome and you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country! Hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, stargazing, and picnicking are just some of the options for having a rockin’ day at Enchanted Rock.  Make sure to get there early on the weekends as the park often closes due to capacity.

5. Wimberley Market Days

The oldest market in the Texas Hill Country offers more than 475 booths of incredible things! Drive out the first Saturday of every month to enjoy live music, tree-shaded paths and plenty of shopping. Hours are 7am to 3pm during the summer months.

Which of these do you want to visit first? Have you visited a few already? Or are you planning to hop in your Ford (or other vehicle, we don’t judge.) and drive out to one of these spots? Let us know in the comments below! 

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