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Gonzales is one of the most historic cities in Texas, located in the southeast part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,237 residents. It's situated at the confluence of the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. Gonzales is an old town, one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements west of the Colorado River. It was settled in 1825 by Empresario Green DeWitt as the capital of his colony. The original settlement was located where Highway 90-A crosses Kerr Creek. It was abandoned, however, in 1826 after two American Indian attacks, and rebuilt nearby in 1827. Gonzales is known as the Lexington of Texas because it was the site of the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution. Here, the first shots rang out in the battle to win Texas' independence. Immediately after the Texas Revolution, the town was nearly deserted. It rebuilt during the 1840s, and the population slowly rose to over 4,000 by 1900. The town of Gonzales has some gorgeous old homes and self-guided Walking and Driving Tours are available of the historic downtown district. You can also follow historic Independence Trail, visit the Old Jail Museum, which houses the Visitor Information Center, and explore the Gonzales Pioneer Village Living History Center. Other things to do include scenic drives to view the Texas wildflowers, shop for antiques, and dine on delicious Texas barbecue. For outdoor recreation, there's nearby Palmetto State Park along the San Marcos River and Lake Wood Park along the Guadalupe River.

Surrounding areas: Seguin, Texas (31.1 mi), Lake Placid, Texas (33.7 mi), Lake McQueeney, Texas (36.0 mi), McQueeney, Texas (36.1 mi), Smithville, Texas (39.2 mi), San Marcos, Texas (39.5 mi)

Gonzales Vacation Rentals




Gonzales Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Regency Inn & Suites1811 E Sarah Dewitt DrGonzales, TX (830) 672-5555
Best Western Plum Creek Inn2001 Hwy 183 SouthLockhart, TX29.5 mi.(512) 398-4911
 
Bed & Breakfast
Old Kasper House Bed & Breakfast Inn219 North Ave CShiner, TX17.7 mi.(361) 594-4336

Gonzales Weather & Climate

Southeastern Texas has a climate that is humid subtropical. Summers are very hot and high humidity causes the heat index to rise even higher. Winds are often light in the summer and offer little relief from the heat. This region is often called "the most air-conditioned place on earth." Spring super cell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area, although it's not officially part of "Tornado Alley." Snowfall is rare in southeast Texas. The average high in January, which is the coldest month, is 63 degrees F. Average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches. Storms dump large amounts of rain causing flash floods. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat from the deserts.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 38°F 2.36 in. -
February 65°F 42°F 2.08 in. -
March 72°F 49°F 2.22 in. -
April 78°F 56°F 3.04 in. -
May 84°F 64°F 5.43 in. -
June 90°F 70°F 4.24 in. -
July 93°F 73°F 1.60 in. -
August 93°F 72°F 2.68 in. -
September 89°F 67°F 3.20 in. -
October 81°F 57°F 3.87 in. -
November 70°F 48°F 2.84 in. -
December 62°F 40°F 2.46 in. -

Gonzales Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located about 36 miles northwest of Gonzales in San Marcos, Texas, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located approximately 49 miles north of Gonzales in Austin, Texas, the Victoria Regional airport (VCT) located roughly 55 miles southeast of Gonzales in Victoria, Texas, and finally the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located around 61 miles west of Gonzales in San Antonio, Texas.

Gonzales Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX42.7 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX42.7 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Independence Golf CourseGonzalesTX 
Lulling Golf ClubLulingTX16.7 mi.
Yoakum Golf CourseYoakumTX23.8 mi.
Flatonia Golf CourseFlatoniaTX24.5 mi.
Lockhart State Park Golf CourseLockhartTX29.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Palmetto State ParkTX9.4 mi. 
Lockhart State ParkTX28.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX55.7 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX55.7 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX55.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX55.7 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX55.7 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX55.2 mi.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX62.9 mi.
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX117.6 mi.


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