Seguin is one of the oldest cities in Texas -founded in 1836 not long after Texas won their independence. Much of the town’s history is still preserved in its many Art Deco buildings and museums. As the county seat of Guadalupe County, Seguin provides both historic wonder and modern conveniences, with plenty of nearby dining, shopping and entertainment options.
Located on the Northeast side of town, there are several activities to enjoy every season of the year. If a thrill is what you’re after, check out ZDT’s Amusement Park or peruse the lakes on a boat with water sports, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Lake Placid is a reservoir that was formed in 1928 by the construction of a dam on the river. There are several species of fish inhabiting the waters which allows for many to enjoy fishing on any given day.
Soak in the culture with several historic landmarks including the Seguin Downtown Historic District or History Museums. You can also stand in grandeur of the World’s Largest Pecan tree. The Pecan Fest Heritage Days is an annual weekend event celebrating the heritage and cultures of the community. This festival spans across several different venues, including shopping at 90+ vendors in downtown, as well as arts, crafts and much more!
Seguin has their very own brewery and is also the home to Blue Lotus Winery. Both can be enjoyed year round in a pleasant atmosphere which truly shows off the culture and heritage in the area.
Texas Agriculture Education and Heritage Center hosts many workshops and events throughout the year. Gatherings of all kinds are welcome in this historic site, and the animals are always very friendly to guests and kids. The Red Barn in particular will impress with its connection to a simpler time many decades ago.
If you need a place to host a birthday party or are looking for a classic date night, then the vintage Palace Theater is surely the place as it encompasses a cozy and charming aesthetic. Students in the area attend Seguin Independent School District which is made up of two high schools totaling over 2,000 students.