This was hosted travel to San Saba, Texas. All options are my own.
My friend Mandy and I were looking for a girls’ getaway vacation a few hours’ drive from Austin. I remembered reading about San Saba, Texas and it seemed to be a good fit for both the activity and relaxation we were seeking. Right in the middle of Texas and just two hours from Austin, we had a great time shopping for boots, tasting wine, sipping coffee, enjoying nature, and more.
Known as the pecan capital of the world, we found something made with those nuts pretty much everywhere we went. San Saba has pecan coffee, pecan pie, candied pecans, pecan-crusted salmon, and so on.
Although the town is small, it’s big on charm. Everyone we met, whether customers, staff, or business owners were friendly and supportive of each other.
At each stop, we chatted with the locals and then left with more recommendations for places to visit.
Fun Things To Do In San Saba
When you first arrive, be sure to head over to the Visitor Center. This is a great starting point to grab maps, chat with a guide, and get recommendations of things to do.
Where To Stay
You have your choice of bed and breakfasts, hotels, or vacation home rentals.
We stayed at Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn, a cozy bed and breakfast just a few blocks away from the downtown square. Each room is decorated and hand-painted with a different theme and all have a private bath, robes, mini-fridge, microwave, TV, WiFi, and hot water pot.
We spent two nights in Mill Pond 1 and 2 with one queen bed in each room. There was plenty of space for the two of us.
What To Do
Surrounded by thousands of pecan trees and along the San Saba River, San Saba, Texas is a great getaway for couples or girlfriends. There are various options for those that want relaxation, activities, or a combination.
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