Head 35mi (56km) north from downtown and you’ll hit McKinney – great for a weekend or just a day. It’s a place for ambling, nosing in boutiques and for lazing over lunch in and around the pretty downtown square. Favorite spots include Cadillac Pizza Pub, Landon Winery and the Sweet Spot bakery and coffee shop, the latter does the best scones in town. Hang around into evening and you’ll find many establishments have live music. If you’re into wildlife and hiking, the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature preserve with miles of trails, plus a plant garden and butterfly house. McKinney is also known for vineyards and breweries, so you’ll have no trouble quenching your thirst after all that walking.