The Most Artsy Place in Texas, The Village of Salado
Salado is such a fun little village, and reminds me of a smaller Fredericksburg, without the crowds! There are over 60 shops and galleries in downtown, restaurants, breweries and wineries, and several great B&B’s! It’s great location in Central Texas makes it a perfect trip from DFW, Austin, Houston and Waco. Void of even a traffic light, it’s a great place to spend the weekend with the family, a couple’s getaway or my favorite (sorry honey), a Girl’s Trip!
Check out Barrow Brewing Co, built in an old pole barn, for great, family-friendly live music on the weekends, food trucks and just a general happy vibe on Royal Street!
Chalkridge Falls Park offers a free hiking trail to a scenic waterfall, with great places to play in the water, or just find a quiet spot and read a book.
Fairway Golf Cart Rentals This! This is one of the things that makes Salado so fun! Exploring Downtown Salado is never more easy than in a golf cart! It’s like Port A, without the sand!
Fletcher’s Books and Antiques at 945 N. Main St., is a hidden gem for antique and repurpose shoppers! Just go!
Historic Salado Ghostwalk, which is currently closed for 2020, but I’m listing it because I know if I don’t I’ll be asked about it. Johnathan is an excellent storyteller, and also a published author of the children’s series, Monster Street, available on Amazon. Is Monster Street a.k.a. Main Street in Salado? You’ll only find out from reading the books!
Another of the charming B&Bs in Salado, The Inn on the Creek sits beside Salado Creek, giving you the sweet sounds of a gurgling creek.
Magnolia’s on the Square is another shopping favorite in Salado! A home-decor store with great candles, and other hard to find items.
Mud Pies Pottery is a cute little shop with handmade pottery and custom orders.
Old Fashioned Burgers and Fries is reason enough to pull off the highway and visit Salado!
Red Barn Hideaway lets you escape from it all in their B&B cottages.
Take a peaceful walk through the FREE Salado Sculpture Garden to appreciate some of the local artist. Open 7 Days a Week.
Enjoy the peace and quiet at Salado Winery Company, and try their wine sampler for $5. I’m pretty fond of the Sweet Tweet, myself. Children and leashed pups are welcome!
Salado Glassworks is such a fun place to visit and watch as they make beautiful glass works on their 50+ acres in Peddler’s Alley. Click HERE to read more.
Come hungry to The Shed for great burgers and don’t miss their Redneck Cheese Tray.
The Shoppes on Main is a 5,000 sq. ft. collection of over 25 shops, with everything from local artist to antiques, plus a cute cafe.
Sir Wigglesworth Fudge is a Texas institution, being made in Salado for over 20 years!
Sirena Park is a fun little swimming hole on Salado Creek, and it comes with it’s own legend of Sirena!
The Stagecoach Inn is the perfect place to stay the night in Salado, and in Summer their pool is the perfect hangout.
Tablerock Amphitheater is the home of the Salado Legends outdoor musical. They also have Halloween and Christmas productions that are not to be missed.
Mill Creek Golf offers an exciting 18-hole course! Click HERE to read more.
Looking for something more family-friendly than a B&B, check out Union Grove Park on beautiful Stillhouse Hollow Lake. They offer RV and camping sites, as well as a few screened-in shelters. Click HERE to visit their website.
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