Idyllic Spots in South Texas

You’ll find the little slice of heaven pictured above just north of Castroville, in South Texas.

Spring is an excellent time to hop in the car and meander about, with no particular destination in mind. If you live in – or are visiting – San Antonio, you’ll find many lovely towns to explore. Throw an overnight bag in the car, have a list of South Texas bed and breakfasts in hand, and away you go.

Castroville is about a thirty minute drive west of San Antonio. The town is nestled in the Medina River Valley, and is known as the Little Alsace of Texas.

There is a festive air to this little town. Stop by on the first Friday night of each month for Fiorella Fridays, where you’ll encounter live music in September Square, wine tasting, and artisans selling their wares. If you are in town on April 22, 2010, you may want to check out the 5th Annual Fiesta on London Street’s Spring Mixer. Saturday April 24, 2010 is the Renaissance Fair – come in costume!

Quaint shops abound. In need of some French antiques? Try Chateau Lafayette. European and Mexican antiques can be found at Albros Casa y Garden.

Stop by Haby’s Alsatian Bakery when you feel your tummy rumbling, and don’t leave town without stopping at one of several outstanding meat markets /delis for Alsatian sausages.

In fact, why leave town at all? Stay a night or two at a Castroville bed and breakfast, and enjoy yourself to the fullest.

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