Round Top, Texas, is a charming little town that’s the unique combination of Western flair and country charm. Want to visit it but have no clue where to start? Don’t fret, as we’ve brought you all the information you need to know before getting there.
When to Go
This quaint little town has a rustic charm to it that is best felt during the winter, autumn, or spring antique fairs. This time frame enables you to experience both the antique fair and the famous Marburger Farm Antique Show. As this time has the most attractions, it is also the most crowded. So, if you want to have a more quiet experience with no rush or waiting lines, it is best to plan your trip outside of this time frame.
How to Reach
Located halfway between Houston and Austin, the town can be easily accessible from airports in either city. So, depending on your choice, you can rent a car from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH) (96 miles away) or the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to reach the town and go exploring.
Where to Stay
The Rancho Pillow has an eclectic appeal thanks to the designer Sheila Youngblood, who owns the property. The Frenchie specifically caters to any girls’ trip headed to the town, while at The Vintage Round Top, you can rent an entire cottage for the duration of your trip. The boutique hotel Wander Inn is also a great choice, as it presents itself as a distinctive option, run by Junk Gypsy owners. A recent addition to these options is the restored and renovated Hotel Lulu, formerly Bybee Square.
What to Do
Famous for the antique shopping options that it offers, Round Top also offers a lot of other tourist attractions. These include the modern takes on the Texan shopping experience thanks to Curate by Stash, designer Courtney Barton, the two-story Townsend Provisions, and Wimberly. There are options in terms of festivals and such experiences as well, in the form of Jaster Street, home to the Round Top Festival Institute, which houses the Festival Concert Hall. The restaurant experience in the town also offers delightful options for food and drinks. Il Cuculo is a bar decorated with artist Andrea Condara’s murals while Royers Round Top Cafe and Royers Pie Haven are family-owned establishments in line with the old-school charm of the town overall.