Your Guide to the Ultimate Weekend Road Trip From Houston

Are you searching for an escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Shake things up a bit and pack the car and head to a nearby town for a weekend escape. It’s the perfect way to take a vacation without breaking the bank with expensive flights. If you’re considering a weekend road trip from Houston, head to Wimberley, TX. 

When you arrive in Wimberley, stay at the Hotel Flora and Fauna. Our convenient location is only 5 minutes away from the town square and is close to other surrounding cities as well. Before your journey to Wimberley, check out our Texas Hill Country Itinerary. This free guide provides you with insider information on the best restaurants, attractions, and events in the area. 

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Everything You Need to Know About a Weekend Road Trip From Houston

Navigation Info

Houston is about a 3-hour drive away from Wimberley, making it an ideal length for a weekend retreat. All you have to do is hop on IH-10 and take the Luling exit. Then, follow the road signs for Highway 80 to San Marcos. You’ll drive through San Marcos, then turn right on RR 12. Continue onward and follow the signs for Wimberley. When you hit the junction of RR 12 and 32, follow RR 12 to the right for about six miles. Just like that—you’re there!  

Fun Stops Along the Way

When you’re making the drive from Houston to Wimberley, you’ll have a blast as you stop at interesting attractions along the way. This will break up the ride a bit and make your weekend getaway that much more exciting! 

Hamilton Pool Reserve

This historical, natural swimming hole is located in Dripping Springs, TX. When you arrive, you’ll take a 0.25-mile hike along a winding dirt trail through a serene forest. Then, you’ll come face to face with the crystal clear waters of the swimming hole. A wide, tall rock formation covers part of the pool. During the wet months, you’ll find water cascading over its ledge to form a small waterfall.

Salt Lick BBQ

Mmmm…we can already smell of ribs smoking from here! This iconic barbecue joint in Driftwood, TX, has been featured on Food Network and attracts visitors from near and far daily. The giant fire pit in the middle of the restaurant is continually smoking mouthwatering meats, like brisket, sausage, and more. 

Visit Johnson City

Johnson City might be a small town, but it boasts a big Lone Star State personality. This town was the home of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States of America. Go back in time and visit the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and explore LBJ’s Boyhood home. Then, visit the Texas White House and tour the ranch and beautiful home that LBJ called home and host cabinet meetings. 

Explore Everything Wimberley Has to Offer

Our beloved town of Wimberley is a little piece of heaven in the Texas Hill Country. With hiking trails, natural swimming holes, scenic parks, delicious eateries, and an array of breweries and wineries, Wimberley is never short on entertainment. 

One of the best features of Wimberley, is its proximity to exciting cities, making it the ultimate hub to the Texas Hill Country. If you’re interested in taking day trips during your weekend road trip from Houston, you have plenty of options! 

Make Hotel Flora and Fauna Your Texas Hill Country Home Base

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If you want to stay in the best accommodations in Wimberley during your weekend road trip from Houston, stay at Hotel Flora and Fauna. We’d love to host you! Our boutique hotel features 12 eclectic rooms and stunning amenities that are designed to bring you the ultimate Texas retreat. Relax as you lounge by the pool, take a dip in the hot tub, and unwind in your beautifully designed studio. Your oasis awaits just beyond the stunning mural that lines our lovely Texas Hill Country resort property.

If you want to experience pure bliss, stay in Room 6. This King Suite features a memory foam bed, sofa, kitchenette, full bath with tub/shower, flat-screen TV w/ cable, and complimentary WiFi and movies on demand. What more could you ask for? Check our availability now and start planning your next weekend getaway today!

Hit the Road and Head to Wimberley