Destination guide

The hometown of President Johnson

This Texas town was named after one of the original settlers, James Polk Johnson, and you can explore the region's long history during your stay. Whether you're looking for a comfortable apartment in downtown or a rustic cabin on the backroads outside town, there are plenty of Johnson City vacation rentals where you can make yourself at home. It's perhaps most famous as the hometown of the President Lyndon Johnson and today is a magnet for travelers who come to the area to enjoy the many parks, kid-friendly attractions, historic museums and outdoor activities.

Things to do

History, art and lavender farms

There's a wealth of history to discover in the 'Crossroads of Texas'. The Blanco County Jail, near the Memorial Town Park, was completed in the late 19th century, and though it's no longer in use, it offers a glimpse back to times gone by. The surrounding countryside around the city is famed for its lavender farms, and one of the best times to stay in a Johnson City vacation rental is during the annual Lavender Festival. There's also a strong artist community and an abundance of galleries from Kathleen Marie Studio to the Kirchman Gallery to explore.

Activities

Hike, fish or splash around in natural spring pools

For such a small town, Johnson City has a surprising number of nature parks to explore. Just minutes away from Johnson City vacation rentals, you can pack up a picnic and take the kids to the sprawling, riverfront Pedernales River Nature Park to swim or fish. Alternatively, take a walk along the 2-mile Johnson City Hiking Trail which winds its way past the water fountains in community park and Courthouse Square. Meanwhile, an hour to the east lies Barton Springs Pool. A a popular hangout for Texans, it's fed by natural underground springs, and is a refreshing place to bask and cool off in the summer.

Weather

Spring and fall are best

The best times to stay at Johnson City vacation rentals are between March and May, and September and November. These the months when the temperature hovers at a pleasant 75 and the long days are bright and sunny. During spring, the town and the surrounding countryside are filled with colorful wildflowers, making it a particularly scenic time for hiking the trails or walking through the parks. While winter can get a little chilly, it's still worth visiting as the town is quiet and peaceful, the Johnson City vacation rentals are competitively priced, and the restaurants and bars are warm and inviting.

Natural features

Wildflowers in Texas

They don't call Johnson City the Wildflower Capital of the Texas Hill Country for nothing. Along the wildflower trails and scenic backroads during spring and summer, the countryside is carpeted in sweet smelling blossoms from bluebonnets to Mexican poppies. If you're traveling with kids, they'll love the Exotic Resort Zoo, which encompasses over 137 acres of forests, creeks and lakes with more than 80 different species of wildlife to spot. Guided tours will help you make the most of your time here.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Johnson City

The nearest airport is in Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), located 44.6 mi (71.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Johnson City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,263 vacation rentals near Johnson City. From 2,141 Houses to 481 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Johnson City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Johnson City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Johnson City:

  • Highland Lake Estates: 148 vacation rentals
  • South Austin: 2,159 vacation rentals
  • Northshore On Lake Travis: 39 vacation rentals
  • Apache Shores: 27 vacation rentals
  • Waterford On Lake Travis: 56 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Johnson City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Johnson City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pedernales Falls State Park: 987 vacation rentals
  • Texas Hills Vineyards: 318 vacation rentals
  • Exotic Resort Zoo: 443 vacation rentals
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park: 256 vacation rentals
  • William Chris Vineyards: 694 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Johnson City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Johnson City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,141 Houses in Johnson City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Johnson City include:

  • Cabins: 481 rentals available
  • Cottages: 481 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 481 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Johnson City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,495 vacation rentals with pool available in Johnson City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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