Canyon Lake Journals

Texas Hill Country

A May 2003 trip to Canyon Lake by keiferj2000

Natural Bridge Caverns Photo, San Antonio, Texas More Photos
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Texas Hill Country


Hill Country Photo, Canyon Lake, Texas
The Devil's Backbone on Highway 32 just north of Canylon Lake; shopping in San Marco's; visiting the cities Boerne, Fredricksburg, New Braunfels, and San Antonio; seeing Canyon Lake; and visiting the Guadalupe River State Park, and the Natural Bridge Caverns and wildlife center.

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Best Way To Get Around:

The only way to get around is to have your own car. Everything you will want to do is at least a 10-mile drive.
Silverleaf's Hill Country Resort Photo, Canyon Lake, Texas
Best Things Nearby:Canyon Lake, all the small towns, the hills are very nice to drive through and sightsee, San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Natural Bridge Caverns.Best Things About the Resort:Pools, activities, nearby attractions, location in the Hill Country.Resort Experience:The resort is very nice. This resort is split in two by a highway. If you check-in on Friday, you will be placed on the main resort side of the highway where most of the activities are located. If you choose a Saturday check-in, you will be placed across the highway in newer units than the rest of the resort with a smaller but nice pool nearby, or you can drive across the highway to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2003

Silverleaf's Hill Country Resort
17545 Fm 306
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
(830) 935-4355

Sailor's Lakeside Grill

Restaurant | "Papa Docks"

Sailor's Lakeside Grill Photo, Canyon Lake, Texas
Papa Docks is a very nice restaurant situated on a hill about 30 feet up from the lake. There is indoor and outdoor seating area, all with an impressive view of the marina and the lake. The restaurant offers steaks, chicken, sandwiches, salads, and more. This is the closest nice restaurant to the Hill Country Resort.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2003

Sailor's Lakeside Grill
280 Marina Drive
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
(830) 935-3122

This is an outlet mall shopper's paradise. There are about 250 stores total that include Pottary Barn, Tommy Hilfiger, Carter's, Nike, and all of the big names. If you like to shop, plan on spending most of the day here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2003

San Marcos Outlet Malls
4015 South I-35
Canyon Lake, Texas 78666
(800) 408-8424

Natural Bridge Caverns Photo, San Antonio, Texas
This is an awesome sight to see, Texas's largest cave network. You get see several different areas and lots of stalagtites and stalagmites.

It is always 70 degrees F with 99% humidity so it is a cool place to visit on those hot Texas days.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2003

Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.
Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas 78266
(210) 651-6101

San Antonio Riverwalk

Attraction | "San antonio River walk"

San Antonio Riverwalk Photo, San Antonio, Texas
The riverwalk is definitely a sight to see. I recommend taking the river cruise first to get your bearings straight than take in all the shops, restaurants and sites at once. There are many restaurants on the riverwalk, something for everyone. We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and the Tower Restaurant, which is in the Tower of the Americas -- both were excellent. If you don't like crowds eat early, the restaurants tend to fill up by 7pm. Around the Tower of the Americas are a bunch of beautiful fountains -- I've attached a picture of one of these -- our 15-month-old son loved them.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 30, 2003

San Antonio Riverwalk
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 227-4262

Guadalupe River State Park Photo, Canyon Lake, Texas
Guadalupe River State Park is located along the boundary of Comal and Kendall Counties. It was acquired by deed from private owners in 1974 and was opened to the public in 1983. The park is bisected by the clear-flowing waters of the Guadalupe River. The park is comprised of a 1938 seven-acre segment of the Texas Hill Country noted for its ruggedness and scenic beauty. Activities: The park has four miles of river frontage and is located in the middle of a nine mile stretch of the Guadalupe River. Park visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking, and camping. The park recently opened a 5.3 miles equestrian trail that is als...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 1, 2003

Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Road 31
Bulverde, Texas 78070
(830) 438-2656

SeaWorld San Antonio

Attraction | "Sea World San Antonio"

SeaWorld San Antonio Photo, San Antonio, Texas
I would definitely recommend Sea World for families with children ages three and up or couples. We took our 16-month-old son and were only able to see the shows and aquariums, which was great, but at $40 a ticket, it seemed like we didn't get our money's worth.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2003

SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78251
(800) 700-7786