Every Texas "roads scholar" knows Blanco: There are four restaurants, including one that makes fresh doughnuts in the morning and pies in the afternoon. Only an hour west of Austin, the town also has a state park with a waterfall, several bed & breakfasts, a microbrewery, weekend markets on the courthouse square, art galleries, antique shops, lavender farms, a dance hall (in nearby Albert), and Hill Country wineries within a hop, skip, and a jump.
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