Located in Medina County, the family-oriented community of Hondo offers residents a variety of outdoor activities. Hondo is known for hosting seasonal festivals and fairs and is home to the South Texas Maize. Just a 30 minute drive from San Antonio, Hondo has something for everyone in your family.
The city of Hondo was first settled in 1881 and incorporated in 1942. The natural beauty of Hondo remains today with several places to explore or cool off during the Texas summer. Paradise Canyon is one of the most revered in the area, offering kayaking on the Medina River and several hiking trails for weekend adventurers and family activities. Other fun activities include fishing, boating and camping in a rustic lodge with a backdrop of a scenic canyon and abundant wildlife.
Looking for live entertainment? Dixie Dude Ranch is close by, serves scrumptious family style meals, and always puts on a good show with guitar circles around the campfire at night. Wranglers are well respected and fabulous with showing guests the ropes when it comes to tricks with the horses and entertainment on the ranch.
Other entertainment options include Raye Theater and Vines on the Rocks. Raye Theater embraces a 1960s nostalgic vibe combined with comfy seating and quality screens that you would expect today.
Two popular farms in the area are Devine Acres and Grassfield. They both offer a variety of fun activities for the whole family. During certain holidays, they will transform the farm into a festive atmosphere to help enrich the experience. A short 30 minutes drive from the city allows for a great weekend adventure for small kids. Activities include catch and release fishing, egg hunts, birdhouse painting, feed for goats and ducks, tractor rides and mining for treasure to name a few.
Ladera community calls Hondo home, as this development exudes Texas Hill Country while staying in close proximity to popular San Antonio attractions. Hondo Independent School District services students in the region, with over 2,000 students.