From a famous haunted house to quirky attractions and the rich historical significance of downtown Seguin Tx, this small city is a getaway close to San Antonio that’s full of adventure, strange things to see, and a whole lot of fun!
Known as the Pecan Capital of Texas, Seguin offers the best things to do, whether it’s exploring Max Starcke Park, indulging in pecan treats, or immersing yourself in its fascinating history.
I grew up driving through Seguin but never really took the time to explore until recently. We ended up having so much fun and were pleasantly surprised at just how many things there are to do in this charming pecan-filled city!
Check Out the Nutcracker Museum
Pape Pecan House is a popular destination in Seguin, TX. It is home to over 8,000 nutcrackers of all kinds! It’s a fun little spot to wander around, try out the different kinds of pecans, and become a pecan expert!
The owner really has an impressive collection of nutcrackers from The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, past presidents, nutcrackers from around the world, and more! We made sure to grab some pecans for the road!
Visit What May or May Not Be the World’s Largest Pecan
Do you say pe-can or pe-con? Either way, you can admire Seguin’s quirky claim to fame as the world’s largest pecan. Kind of. Apparently some other city not in Texas (and therefore not as important) is the current record holder and sends postcards to make their point.
But we’re Texans, and no one’s going to come in our way because everything’s bigger in Texas (even if it’s not). Plus, there’s kind of a memorial in front of the courthouse, so there’s not much more we can do.
Technically, Seguin put the actual pecan on wheels, so it’s now the world’s largest mobile pecan! I was last seen sitting outside Pape’s Pecans.
Things to Do in Seguin TX: Get Your Heart Racing
Seguin Tx is a fun place to visit, with a rich history and plenty of things to see and do. But if you’re looking for a real adrenaline rush, then ZDT Amusement Park is the place for the whole family!
If you’re looking for an affordable amusement park where you can ride the rides as much as you want without having to wait in long lines, then ZDT’s amusement park is the perfect place.
They have a parachute drop, the crazy toucan, a wooden roller coaster, water rides, arcade games, go carts (one of the most fun courses I’ve seen), and my favorite—the rock-climbing wall!
On top of all that, you have unlimited access to the arcade. That means unlimited air hockey, racing games, a cool snowboarding game, and more!
Find Vintage Treasures
We had a lot of fun checking out some vintage finds at Traveling Gypsy! From home goods to furniture, cigar case purses, and more, who knows what treasures you’ll find?
Get Your Craft On
I love the pottery painting studios, but You’re So Crafty goes above and beyond with additional crafts that you can make and take home!
Here you can drop in for jewelry making, mosaics, felting, pottery painting, glass art, and more! Perfect for when it gets rainy, you need a break from the heat, or you just want to relax and create.
Things to Do in Seguin TX: Go Shopping
I love going shopping in small towns because of the unique items, but often because, while there, you get to meet the person who had the dream and support their creation! Spend some time wandering around the downtown square and a little beyond for fun finds!
If you’re looking for some fun home goods, Keeper’s Interiors is just the spot. They have beautiful artwork along the walls, small decor, and customizable furniture. You can add different patterns. They also have regular chalk painting classes if you are a DIYer.
Since we’re in Seguin Tx and they’re famous for their pecans, you might want to grab a pecan candle so every time you light it, you can think about your trip to Seguin. But seriously, it’s heavenly, and even when we use it at night, the aroma is still there the next day.
Serenity Boutique is the cutest little boutique full of fun and fashionable finds. Their team can help you perfectly style an outfit for any occasion, and they have so many adorable items. Plus, the blue building really stands out in this small town! If you’re on a budget, they even have an $8 rack full of fun finds.
Gift and Gourmet reminds me of a department store! They’ve got a little bit of everything, and this is absolutely where I’d go shopping regularly for all my kitchen items. They have all the kitchen gadgets you need, locally made items, cute gifts, jewelry, and more.
The Shops at Design Associates are hard to describe in the best of ways. It’s an eclectic collection of unique finds, funky trinkets, jewelry, and more. You’ll find a little bit of everything and more here.
Eat at a Power Plant
The Power Plant Grill, one of the coolest places in town, used to be an operating power plant. Now it serves as a one-of-a-kind restaurant serving up great cocktails, steaks, fried fish, and more! You can walk across the bridge, overlooking the water.
Explore A Haunted House
The Magnolia Hotel is a famous place for ghost hunters and fans of the paranormal, and it has even been rated as one of the most haunted houses in Texas! Part of the hotel has been restored to represent how it looked during its time as a two-room cabin turned stagecoach station, hotel, and even, at one point, a jail!
The other part remains in its latest state and unrestored. Every Saturday, the Magnolia Hotel offers a guided “ghost tour” for those brave enough to delve into its haunted history. You can also book their Airbnb to stay overnight!
Not into ghosts? This hotel is rich in history, which is worth taking the tour for.
Things to Do in Seguin TX: Grab Wings & a Drink To-Go: Rocket Wings
I don’t know if there’s ever a bad time for wings! And with 16 different flavors, there’s certainly something for everyone! My favorite were the buffalo lemon pepper wings wrapped in bacon. Yep! They have bacon-wrapped wings!
Funny enough, for a wing place, they’re even famous for their burgers. You can order the Grand Poobah, a massive burger with double the meat, double the cheese, and a special Poobah sauce.
On top of that, they have an extensive list of frozen cocktails, including margaritas, daiquiris, pina coladas, and more. And you can take them all! Perfect for grabbing a drink to take to the river or back to your hotel!
Relax by the River
Son’s Blue River Camp is a hidden gem that sits along the teal-blue waters of the San Marcos River. You can rent a two-story or one-story cabana for the day, perfect for grilling, relaxing on a hammock, and tubing on the river.
Thanks to our Toyota RAV4, we had plenty of storage space in the back to bring along everything for grilling and a day at the river. We’ve had so much fun with our RAV4 for all of our Texas adventures and all of the versatility it provides. Not to mention the incredible gas mileage we got for such a spacious vehicle! Read all about our experience at Son’s Blue River Camp.