San Saba: A Perfect Getaway at any Age
San Saba might be small (population approx. 3,000), but regardless of age, a Texas Hill Country weekend getaway to San Saba will leave you refreshed and wondering, how do they fit all that charm in such a small town? The answer: San Saba is more than you imagined. Come and see.
The Magical Eyes of a Child
Parents can let kiddos loose on over 300 acres of park space. Rent a pedal boat or kayak and take the gang out for a spin on Mill Pond. Spend some time on the shores of Sunny Beach feeding ducks and cooling off in the artisanal water. This summer a giant trampoline was added to the pond; next year a slide will be added for even more summer fun. Bring along a kite for windy days, crawl on the playscape or toss a ball around in the field. Or maybe dad takes the little ones out to fish for sunfish or perch in the gentle waters of the San Saba river. Once you work up an appetite, enjoy a picnic in a pecan orchard or head to Double G Pit Stop for Texas BBQ made in an open air pit.
Soaked up enough sunshine? Indoor fun awaits downtown. Check out the five rooms of Harry’s Boots and pick out your little cowboy or cowgirl’s first pair of cowboy boots. Or browse through Madeleine & Me and pick out a toy from their children’s selection. Creative young ones will appreciate painting classes a J.C. Mercantile & Company, which offers unique wares from 13 different vendors (which mom will enjoy).
The holidays are fantastic for kiddos here in San Saba. Every Thanksgiving launches our Christmas Extravaganza, a series of more than one million dancing Christmas lights blinking. There is also an annual Christmas parade, a concert in the square and Santa’s workshop where kids can meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, decorate ornaments and indulge in treats.
Pro tip: San Saba eateries are typically kid friendly. Expect down home, southern comfort food like steak, barbecue, burgers, and chicken fried steak, sure to satisfy your hunger along with your soil.
The City Tired Adult
When you’ve eclipsed the endless magic of youth and are searching for respite from the freedom of adulthood, San Saba delivers in spades. A perfect overnight (or weekend) Texas Hill Country getaway, San Saba offers two award-winning wineries to while away the hours with a good book or card game. Order a charcuterie platter from Oliver & Co., enjoy a tasting and grab a bottle of your favorite vintage. Sit and stay a while, chat with a friend or loved one, you don’t have anywhere to be (or need to drive). Wine not your drink of choice? San Saba also has a craft brew operation at Bar D Brewhouse.
Hunters can leave the wives to relax for the day and return for a delicious steak dinner at Bar D or Digg’s Steakhouse. Golfers can enjoy the beautiful San Saba river golf course. The 18-hole municipal golf course, widely revered for its challenging play and spectacular beauty, has been voted one of the best places to play six years running by Golf Digest. It has also earned a 3.5-star rating. Tight fairways make up the course which plays through a forest of 2,600 pecan trees and several ponds without bunkers.
San Saba’s caters to nature lovers with 85 acres of municipally manicured acres in the city center. You’ll find a river and a swimming pool, alongside an artisanal lake, thousands of acres of private hunting and fishing grounds. In the mornings stroll or jog through San Saba’s pristine nature parks to reconnect with the great outdoors.
The Folks with the Stories
San Saba, with its slow pace, Texas charm and southern hospitality, is prime for retirees in their golden years. If you’ve mobilized your adventures, San Saba offers a state of the art RV park and clubhouse. Each space features full-service hookups including electricity, water and sewer. The grounds meander through a canopy of pecan trees, featuring grills, a fire pit for socializing, restrooms, and laundry facilities. The clubhouse features a full-service kitchen, dining area and great room with satellite television. All that’s left is to laze away your days enjoying nature, birding and fishing, golf, good food and wine – and most of all – the small town charms that makes San Saba so much more than you imagined.
Whether you need to escape the city for a girls wine weekend, a solo trip to go off the grid and reconnect with nature (or yourself), couples escape, or a weekend away with the kids – San Saba is just a short drive away at the top of the Texas Hill Country.