Nestled on the borders of Guadalupe River, with a population of just over 20,000 Kerrville still retains its old world charm. People here are friendly and the landscape breathtakingly magnificent. Nature is at its best here, offering a pictorial view of fresh water streams, surrounded by hills covered with cedar, oak and cypress. Wild flowers, especially bluebonnets add color to the already scenic sight. White tailed deer, antelope and other wild life roam the area freely. The complete ambience creates an atmosphere where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself.
If you feel nature trails are all this place has to offer then you are in for a surprise. There is more to this rustic town than its scenic beauty and quaint feel. Its cultural calendar is chock-a-block with numerous activities that you can be a part of. If you are looking for some fun things to do while in Kerrville, you will not be disappointed.
Plan your visit in late spring to catch the 18 day musical extravaganza organized annually since the past 40 years. You will be enthralled by some awesome performances by renowned and new talent. The event draws large crowds and it is one of the best places to watch the finest country, folk, bluegrass, jazz and blues singers perform in front of a live audience. The thronging crowds and foot tapping music at the Kerrville folk festival creates an electrifying atmosphere which you will definitely appreciate.
Play a leisurely game of golf at one of the many golf courses in and around Kerrville if you want to do something different. There are many golf courses strewn within a few miles of Kerrville. The golf courses are entertaining and challenging.
You can spend your time shopping or browsing through the shops selling genuine antiques. The shop owners will be happy to share with you the history of anything that catches your fancy. Fredericksburg, Comfort, Ingram Loop and Boerne are some of the joints you need to check out. There are more shops on Water Street where you can pick up interesting knick-knacks to take home. If you cannot resist fine jewelry, you must visit James Avery for they have some exquisite pieces.
Hotels in this small town offer most modern amenities and are not overly expensive. The rooms are spacious and clean. Most hotels have rooms with a spectacular view of the beautiful outdoors. Occupancy increases during the popular Kerrville folk festival, so it would be wise to make reservations before arrival.
A number of Mexican, Italian, Southwestern, American, and even Japanese restaurants can tickle your taste bud. You can get your choice of seafood, steaks, barbecue or sushi.
The weather here is perfect for visiting anytime of the year. The temperatures peak in July with the mercury touching 93 degrees, winter temperatures can drop to 33 degrees. While you are here you can be one with nature as you go biking on the mountain tracks or fishing in the river. Be adventurous, go boating, kayaking or canoeing and make your stay in Kerrville memorable.