At Salado: Easy in, Easy out
Lots of art shops, craft stores, a good town to take a break in. Located north of Austin and Georgetown, It has two exits on Interstate 35, one at the north end and one at the south. So you can get off I-35 at one end of the town, browse your way through the town and then hop back on the interstate without having to backtrack! There is a picturesque river running through town and in one spot is a sculpture of a mermaid sitting on a rock in the river. Very nice.