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19 Central Texas attractions that won a Texas Travel Award

Why travel out of state when there’s plenty to do right in Texas? We’re breaking down the Texas Travel Awards that were given in the Austin area.

A large round metal sculpture with a net strung in the middle, making up the Treehouse at Pease Park's Kingsbury Commons.

Pease Park’s Kingsbury Commons won the Texas Travel Award for best park.

Photo by @elliotgilfix on Instagram

The summer travel bug is real. But if you’re hoping to save a buck — or some PTO — why not consider traveling within the Lone Star State?

This year’s Texas Travel Awards were recently announced, and there are plenty of Central Texas spots on the list. It’s time to plan your next trip.


Cedar Park (~25 minutes away)

San Marcos (~35 minutes away)

The Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park

Pease Park’s Kingsbury Commons was awarded Best park in Texas.

Photo by ATXtoday

New Braunfels (~45 minutes away)

An aerial view of a vineyard

William Chris Vineyards was named Best winery in Texas.

Photo provided by William Chris Wine Company

Hye (~1 hr 15 minutes away)

Boerne (~1 hr 45 minutes away)

Looking for more travel tips? We’ve got you covered. Check out our road trip guides to Buda, Colorado Bend State Park, Fredericksburg, and Houston.

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