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Day Trips Near Kyle, TX

Summer in Texas is a perfect time for fun in the sun, especially in the beautiful areas surrounding Kyle. There’s plenty to explore, even if you’ve only got a free day or two. Whether you’re into wineries, swimming, nature, history, fishing, hiking, great food, or unique facets of Texas’ culture, you can plan on more than a few unforgettable day trips near Kyle. 


You can count on good weather, too. Did you know that during June, July, and August in Kyle there are only 11 rainy days on average? Whether you’re visiting a spring-fed swimming hole or perusing a vineyard, you can count on sunny skies and good times.


Below, we’ve outlined 5 can’t-miss day trips with a focus on variety. There are just too many options for nearby outings to create an exhaustive list of every day trip near Kyle, but this list can get you started in the right direction. 


There’s something for everyone in and around Kyle, from the history buff to the outdoor enthusiast. You can make this summer extra special without having to venture too far from home. Check out this sampling of day trips:   

Krause Springs

When it’s 95 degrees out, this is where you want to be. Krause Springs is home to 32 natural springs that are used to create both manmade and natural swimming pools. With turquoise water, beautiful gardens, greenery everywhere you look, and plenty of shade, visiting Krause Springs can make you feel like you’ve left Texas entirely.


Krause Springs is privately owned. That might sound like a bummer to people who love nature, but it actually makes the place more special and preserves the natural beauty of the springs. Everything is well-kept, clean, and accessible. The caretakers make a naturally stunning place even better. 


You can plan a day trip to kick back, relax, and enjoy a swim in one of the most beautiful places in the Texas Hill Country. Don’t expect warm water, though…the water is 68 degrees year-round, which is a blessing when it’s 90 in the shade.

Pedernales Falls

Head to Johnson City and the surrounding area for a combination of US History, classic Texas countryside, and great swimming at Pedernales Falls on your day trip. 


For history lovers, this area is home of the LBJ Ranch. You can tour the former president’s childhood home, working ranch, and the Texas White House.


But if you’re just looking to escape the heat, you can head directly to Pedernales Falls State Park for a bit of hiking and plenty of swimming in the subtle-but-beautiful falls.


Fredericksburg is known across Texas for its German heritage and prime location along the official Texas Wine Trail. It’s a favorite part of Texas Hill Country for a reason.


Whether you want to visit the many wineries, go antiquing, hike to the top of Enchanted Rock, or pick your own peaches during the summer, Fredericksburg always has something to offer people looking for a day trip near Kyle.

Enchanted Rock

Located just 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, the more ambitious day trippers can combine both Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg into one day trip. However, Enchanted Rock is worth a full-day visit in and of itself. Here’s why:


This mountain of pink granite has captivated humans for thousands of years, and climbing to the top is one of the most unique hikes in Texas. Be warned, there is absolutely no shade on Enchanted Rock, so plenty of water and sun protection are required. If you’re feeling like a day hike for your day trip near Kyle, this is the spot.


Most Texans are familiar with Shiner as the home of Shiner Beer, a staple of all Texas grocery stores.


But if you’ve never considered visiting this small Texas town with a population 2,000 people, you should! By far, the most popular thing to do in Shiner is touring the home of Shiner Beer, Spoetzl Brewery, but it’s worth staying long enough to check out the cute downtown after you wrap up your time at the brewery. 


Shiner captures Texas charm in a special way that makes the trip worth it, even if you don’t drink.

The Best Parts of The Greater Austin Area

There is a lot to love about Kyle and the surrounding area. If you’re considering moving near Austin, Kyle is a great option. Not only is it super close to Austin (20 miles to downtown), but it’s also far enough away to avoid the congestion and crowds that are a result of Austin’s rapid growth.  


Kyle has a small town feel that provides quick access to the city and day trips to the countryside when you need it. Good neighborhoods, good schools, and good neighbors round out the city into the perfect place for people to settle down near Austin.


If you’re looking to move into a fantastic home nestled close to everything you need, then take a look at our community, Crosswinds. From pools, picnic areas, playgrounds, dog parks, and nature trails, your life in the Austin area can get started the right way. Contact us for available homes and building options.  


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Kyle Summer Camp & Field Trips

Ask your kid (or even better, your kid’s teacher) and they’ll probably be able to tell you down to the hour when summer vacation begins. Summer in Texas is so much fun. Yes, it’s hot, but there’s an endless array of things going on and it’s the ideal time for many families to take a vacation. What about those weeks before and after the big family vacay though? 


The kiddos are going to need something to keep them occupied and the city of Kyle offers a day camp program aimed at engaging kids in a “healthy and active lifestyle; rather than sitting on the couch and playing video games all summer.” Let’s face it, by the second week stuck at home, everyone is probably going to have a bit of cabin fever and the city’s day camp program not only offers daily activities but two field trips a week, all at an affordable price. 


Why Kyle Summer Camp is the Best Deal in Town

Overnight summer camps can be a lot of fun, but they also come with their fair share of drawbacks. For starters, they can be pretty expensive and they’re only becoming more costly with experts in the camp industry predicting the cost of a week at summer camp to be 15% more expensive this year. 


Not every kid does well at a week-long overnight summer camp. Younger children, in particular, can be more prone to homesickness, and if you’re having to drive a couple of hours by day 3 to pick up a child who’s not having a great time, well, consider yourself in for a dose of the summertime blues.  


With Kyle’s Summer Camp program, campers begin arriving each day at 7 A.M. and can stay at the camp as late as 6 P.M. This means mom and dad don’t have to worry about leaving the kids home during the week or packing a week’s worth of stuff for an overnight camp stay. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in daily arts and crafts, games, and sports such as archery, fishing, and swimming. One of the most fun aspects of Kyle’s Summer Camp program is that each week brings something different with two field trips a week to area attractions such as McKinney Falls State Park, Urban Air trampoline park, and Dart’em Up Austin. 


Summer Camp Details

Kyle’s camp program is spread out over eight weeks and runs from June 6th through July 29th. The camp program is designed for elementary through middle school-aged children and is broken up into two camps: 


Voyagers: children entering 2nd through 5th grade.

Adventurers: children entering 6th through 9th grade. 


The camp runs Monday through Friday from 7 in the morning until 6 in the evening at Wallace Middle School. The program does not supply breakfast or lunch, so children will need to eat before they arrive and pack a lunch with them each day as well as a water bottle. Camp is $150 each week per camper. This cost covers all daily activities including field trips as well as two daily snacks and two camp t-shirts. 


Parents can learn more about the summer camp program and sign up on the City of Kyle website


If you’re interested in finding a home in Kyle, reach out to learn more about available homes at Crosswinds. Crosswinds offers a variety of amenities, new homes from the area’s top builders, and an ideal location for families of all lifestyles.