Just to the northwest of the state capital of Austin and 10 miles west of historic Round Rock, the city of Cedar Park is the perfect middle ground between exploring the famed Texas Hill Country and exploring the “weirdest” city in America. Indigenous peoples inhabited the area of and around Cedar Park for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the 1870s that European settlers moved into the Hill Country and established ranches. Modern-day Cedar Park is on the land of one such ranch. As the city of Austin continued to grow and blossom, so too did Cedar Park. This connection between the beauties of the Texas Hill Country to the excitement of Austin makes Cedar Park the perfect place to rent an RV.
When you book an RV in Cedar Park, you are opening up an exciting adventure. With canyons and scrubland and never-ending forests, the Texas Hill Country is a truly unforgettable adventure.
The Great Outdoors
About 40 miles west of Cedar Park, you’ll find Pace Bend Park. This gorgeous piece of Texas parkland boasts almost 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Travis. Here, visitors can jump off the limestone cliffs to swim in the blue waters of Lake Travis, go hiking along the lakeshore, and even go horseback riding.
Another great day trip is McKinney Falls State Park. On the south side of Austin, McKinney Falls State Park is like a hidden gem. You can hike along the sandy and shale trails through the forest, up hillsides, and even though some geologic formations. Onion Creek cuts through the park and creates two sets of short and relatively slow waterfalls for visitors to enjoy. You can wade through the waters and feel the rush of the current move past you.
After all that sun and swimming, you may be looking for something a little cooler and drier. It may not necessarily be dry, but you can beat the Texas heat by visiting Longhorn Cavern State Park. About an hour’s drive west of Cedar Park near Burnet, the carved out walls of soft limestone in Longhorn Cavern is what remains from an ancient, underground river. Now, you can walk along the ancient riverbed, or go spelunking down into the caves and caverns. Whether you go on the walking tour or do something a little more adventurous, you will be dazzled by the majestic formations and intricate workings of nature. When all is said and done, you can enjoy a nice picnic, above ground, on the park grounds.
After you swim through the Hill Country and have hiked over the hills and cliffs, you’re going to need to find a place to park your Cedar Park RV rental so you can rest and recharge. There are several places in and around Cedar Park that offer the perfect getaway.
Just to the west of town is Big Oaks RV Park. Here, you will have access to full hookups and an on-site convenience store and laundry.
If you enjoyed your time at Pace Bend, then consider parking the Cedar Park camper rental at Lake Travis Inn & RV Park, complete with full hookups, WiFi, and on-site laundry facilities. You’ll also get to enjoy the scenic views of Lake Travis and partake in fishing and swimming if so desired.
Explore the City
After exploring the famed Texas Hill Country with the Cedar Park motorhome rental, turn back to town and explore all the wonders that this colorful city has to offer.
If you want to see more of the Texas Hill Country, but you don’t want to be the one driving, then hop aboard the Austin Steam Train. You can ride on a themed ride through the Hill Country and enjoy local craft beers, food, or even special events. If you want to learn more about the train, you can visit the museum to learn more about trains and how they operated in Texas.
If you enjoy looking for a good bargain or something truly unique, then head over to the neighboring city of Round Rock. At one of the antique stores, you will find over 30,000 square feet of space to wander around and shop. You’ll find unique decorative items, toys from times gone by, and stunning furniture. You may even learn a little about the history of each piece, too.
The Texas Hill Country has a healthy Czechoslovakian population, and as such is filled to the brim with central European delicacies. When you rent an RV in Cedar Park, TX, be sure to treat yourself to some world famous Hill Country kolaches or even some smoked sausage.
Cedar Park, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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