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Blanco is a town located in central Texas near the region known as Devil's Backbone in the Texas Hill Country. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,205. Blanco is a quintessential small town, with a slow pace of life, one stop light, and residents who still gather on the town square to chat with neighbors. The Blanco River flows through the southern end of town and is home to Blanco State Park. It's considered by many to be one of the most picturesque state parks, although one of the smallest. The park is unique, in that it's one of only a few state parks with camping facilities located within the city limits. Many people come to visit and go camping from nearby Austin, San Antonio and Houston. The lovely Blanco River is the main attraction and is known for its' blue-green water. Two flood control dams provide swimming and wading areas on the river and two playgrounds for children are near the campsites. The river is stocked with rainbow trout and during trout season, you'll likely see people lined along the river bank, sometimes elbow to elbow! Trout is the most popular catch, but the river also contains catfish, bass and perch. Other things to do in Blanco include hiking, biking, birdwatching and browsing through antique and gift shops. The town also has several historic buildings, including the old County Courthouse, built in 1885. Blanco is central to many other interesting attractions. Within a 40-mile radius, you can visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural area, Lyndon B. Johnson National and State Historical Parks, Canyon Lake, and Pedernales State Park.

Surrounding areas: Johnson City, Texas (12.4 mi), Canyon Lake, Texas (18.1 mi), Wimberley, Texas (20.5 mi), Dripping Springs, Texas (21.0 mi), Driftwood, Texas (23.4 mi), Bulverde, Texas (24.6 mi), Boerne, Texas (28.0 mi)

Blanco Vacation Rentals

Blanco Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Swiss Lodge MotelRR1 Box 80Blanco, TX (830) 833-5528
Mountain View Motel3 Miles S Of Wimberley RR12Wimberley, TX20.5 mi.(512) 847-2992
Quality Inn & Suites9522 Brimhall RdSan Antonio, TX22.3 mi.(210) 372-9900
Ye Kendall Inn & Conference Center128 W Blanco RdBoerne, TX28.1 mi.(830) 249-2138
Borgman's Sunday House911 South MainBoerne, TX28.4 mi.(830) 249-9563
Best Western Sunday House Inn501 East Main StFredericksburg, TX29.1 mi.(830) 997-4484
Comfort Inn & Suites723 S Washington StFredericksburg, TX29.1 mi.(830) 990-2552
Hampton Inn And Suites515 E MainFredericksburg, TX29.1 mi.(830) 997-9696
Super 8514 E Main StFredericksburg, TX29.1 mi.(830) 997-6568
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites201 S WashingtonFredericksburg, TX29.2 mi.(830) 997-0202
Holiday Inn Express - Fredericksburg Texas1220 North US Hwy 87Fredericksburg, TX29.5 mi.(830) 990-4200
La Quinta Inn - Vance Jackson5922 I-10 WSan Antonio, TX29.5 mi.(210) 734-7931
Quality Inn908 S Adams StFredericksburg, TX29.6 mi.(830) 997-9811
Days Inn Suites808 S Adams StFredericksburg, TX29.7 mi.(830) 997-1086
Econo Lodge Fredericksburg810 S AdamsFredericksburg, TX29.7 mi.(830) 997-3437

Blanco Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 34°F 1.79 in. -
February 63°F 37°F 2.08 in. -
March 71°F 45°F 2.63 in. -
April 77°F 51°F 2.69 in. -
May 83°F 61°F 4.51 in. -
June 89°F 67°F 4.18 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 2.02 in. -
August 94°F 69°F 2.38 in. -
September 88°F 64°F 3.26 in. -
October 79°F 54°F 4.18 in. -
November 68°F 43°F 2.66 in. -
December 60°F 36°F 2.37 in. -

Blanco Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located about 36 miles southeast of Blanco in San Marcos, Texas, the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located approximately 39 miles south of Blanco in San Antonio, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located roughly 40 miles west of Blanco in Kerrville, Texas, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located around 45 miles east of Blanco in Austin, Texas, and finally the Hondo Municipal airport (HDO) located about 68 miles southwest of Blanco in Hondo, Texas.

Blanco Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX32.6 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX32.6 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Rebecca Creek Golf CourseSpring BranchTX15.1 mi.
Canyon Lake Golf & Country ClubCanyon LakeTX18.5 mi.
Quicksand at WoodcreekWimberleyTX21.2 mi.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf ClubFredericksburgTX29.3 mi.
State Parks
Blanco State ParkTX1.3 mi. 
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX29.6 mi.(History)
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX42.2 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX42.2 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX42.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX42.2 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX42.2 mi.(History)
Magic Lantern Castle MuseumSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(History)
Wooden Nickel Historical MuseumSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Institute of Texan CulturesSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Marion Koogler McNay Art MuseumSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(Art)
AlamoSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(History)
Fort Sam Houston MuseumSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX46.8 mi.

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