Discover in Buda, Tx

Adventure Friday

Come on an adventure with Gabriela Moore as she explores Buda through the eyes of a newbie and learns the ins and outs in order to become your tour guide to Buda, Tx. 

Jul 12

And The Celebration Goes On

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM by Gabriela Moore

If you felt like your 4th of July celebration ended just a little too quickly, we found a way to continue the celebration a bit longer. From sporting our American colors all week to enjoying the classic American fare of good ol’ barbecue, you will want to celebrate our independence every week!  

Stop #1: Buda’s Red Door

Why wear any other color than red white and blue? Denim is always in fashion, red accents always look good and white is perfect to keep you cool in the summer.  We found this festive frayed denim dress that we couldn’t pass up at Buda’s Red Door. They also have a huge selection of accessories to compliment any outfit. So put away that Old Navy USA t-shirt and get cute while reppin' the American colors for the rest of the month!

Budas Red Door DressBudas Red Door Shirt

Stop #2: Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office

There is something beautiful about seeing the beginnings of our town. The Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post office is one of the catalysts for the growth of Buda. Perfectly positioned between Old San Antonio Rd and the railroad tracks, the Stagecoach House allowed travelers from far and wide to deliver mail to the Buda area in 1885 until the mid 1920’s...and even attracts those near and far today as the Visitors Center.   Stagecoach Historical Marker

*From one of the insiders: This week my co-workers and I were sitting around the big table inside the museum room of the Stagecoach House. Something about the way everyone laughed took me back in time. I imagined snapshots through the years of families and probably even strangers sharing the same moment. Just being in that house connects you to people you have never known. I encourage everyone to take that moment when you visit the Stagecoach House and Visitors Center.

Stop #3: Veteran’s Memorial

During the month of July, every American should have a moment where they take time to remember everyone who made this holiday a reality. In addition to that, to remember those who continue to ensure our freedom. Take a stroll in Bradfield Park while reflecting on the names in the bricks at the Buda Veteran’s Memorial.  

Buda Veterans Memorial

Stop #4: Salt Lick

You had to have known it was coming, because nothing makes you feel more American than delving into a plate full of Texas barbecue. Of course, there is no better place to do that than at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Just 15 minutes away from Buda, the property is home to their famous barbecue and Saltlick Vineyard and Winery. Their wines are made to accompany their barbecue--though it’ll do just fine alone. The ribs are fall off the bone good and you can’t help but smother everything in their delicious sauce. With a huge outdoor seating area, “Kids Ranch” with 2 playscapes and a beautiful wine garden, Saltlick is the perfect place to end you patriotic Friday. Saltlick BBQ Saltlick Pit1

Saltlick Wines Saltlick Garden Saltlick White Wine Saltlick Kids Ranch
Fridays we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore 

Jul 04

Beat the Texas Heat

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:24 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

If you are like us, you will find any excuse to avoid the Texas summer heat. Or better yet stay cool in the heat, because let’s be real there is no avoiding that summer sun. Come with us as we explore ways to beat the heat in Buda, TX.

Stop #1 Cabela’s Aquarium

Bring the Texas outdoors in—with A/C! The aquarium at Cabela’s classifies as a magical experience in our book. Free and open to the public, your little ones will be in awe as they walk into what feels like an underwater cave while surrounded by Texas-sized local fish. As we always say bigger is better, especially when looking a catfish straight in the eyes.
Catfish at Cabelas

Stop #2: Hays YMCA

Put your own fins on and make your way to the Hays YMCA splash pad and pool. With 3 slides, and two water “splashers”, it was the perfect way to cool off in this summer heat. We took advantage of the first time guest pass, but we wouldn’t mind paying to go again. Check the chart below for their fee schedule.
 YMCA Fountain Bubbles
YMCA Water Splash Buckets  Ymca Waterfall Mushroom
1st Time Guest FREE
2nd and 3rd Visit
(by age group)
16 and over: $10
15 and under: $5
 After 3rd Visit Membership required

Stop #3: Chillax SnoCones

We all know what a snow cone is. You grab some ice, crush it, throw something sweet yummy on top and call it a day. But at Chillax, it’s truly an art and completely mandatory to stop at this spot for the true snow cone experience. Let’s just say I would never use the word fluffy to describe ice, but this ice is FLUFFY. The pillow in your mouth, sweet flavor combos of the snow cones at Chillax is a thing of dreams. I devoured the Rainbow Dreams and can’t wait to go back for more.
Rainbow Dreams from Chillax SnoCones
Chillax SnoCones Owner

Stop #4: Super Slicks

Now that you have treated the kids, enjoy your own ice cold treat—grown up style! If you’re looking for a family friendly environment, great food and drinks, and an outdoor patio head down the road to Super Slicks. They make a great margarita that goes perfectly with their big plate of fajitas. Bring the family and invite your friends, there’s truly no better way to end a long day of adventures.
Margarita at Super Slicks

Fridays we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore 

If you need hotel accommodations, try these hotels with pools to help you beat the Texas heat.
 Outdoor Pool Indoor Pool 
 Americas Best Value Inn  Best Western Plus
 Candlewood Suites  Comfort Suites
 Holiday Inn & Suites  Hampton Inn & Suites
 Microtel Inn & Suites  

Jul 04

The Bowser Take Over

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:23 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we let Bowser the Schnauzer take over. We enjoyed a much needed day off as Bowser led us all across town to his favorite spots. 

Stop #1: Nate's
We started the morning off right...with coffee! If the wiener dog logo doesn't tell you, this coffee and cocktail spot is pet friendly. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, you can find your perfect morning, afternoon and night routine on the comfy outdoor patio. Located in the historic Buda Mill & Grain complex, Nate's has something for everyone's tastes with a full bar, seasonal rotating taps, wide wine selection and premium coffee. They also have a good selection of baked goods and grab-n-go meals.
Bowser with a coffee at Nate's 

Stop #2: Friends of Buda Dog Park

Now that we were pumped with caffeine, we had a ton of energy to kill. We headedover to the newly constructed dog park off of FM 967. Maintained by the volunteer organization, Friends of Buda Dog Park, the grounds has two separate small and big dog areas--both fully equipped with a to-size agility course and plenty of running space to play. 
Bowser in the tunnel at the Dog Park

Stop #3: Shaggy Dog Market
After all that rolling in the dirt, we were filthy! Luckily just a couple blocks away is the Shaggy Dog Market, a pet market and self-service dog wash. A good bath was a welcome treat with soothing tea tree oil shampoo, conditioning treatment, and a blow-dry. If leaving all the mess there instead of our own home wasn't enough of a treat, they have a wide selection of healthy foods, gourmet treats and toys to choose from. 
Bowser in the self service bath at Shaggy Dog  Bowser wrapped in towel at Shaggy Dog self service dog wash
Bowser in the pet food aisle at the Shaggy Dog market  Front of Shaggy Dog

Stop #4: Willie's Joint
After a long day of playing hard our tummies led us to Willie's Joint. We chowed down arguably some of the best barbecue in town as we enjoyed the huge out door seating area equipped with misting fans, newly built playscape and outdoor bar. If food isn't what you're looking for, they make a delicious margarita to complement the outdoor heat.
Bowser enjoying barbecue at Willie's  Bowser eating brisket at Willie's Joint

Every Friday we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore and Bowser the Schnauzer

Looking for pet-friendly hotel accommodations? Try these hotels in Buda:
Candlewood Suites
Comfort Suites