Salado is a friendly historic community...conveniently located off IH-35, halfway between Dallas and San Antonio. Salado's picturesque streets are lined with Central Texas' most unique collection of shops, restaurants, galleries, and boutiques, not mention scores of beautifully restored historic homes and the natural beauty of Salado Creek. Add to that an impressive collection of B&B's as well as full service hotels and inns, and you've got the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from anywhere in North or South Texas!
Salado is rich in history, character, and legend...The community grew up around a flowing spring-fed creek that provided a welcome oasis for early Central Texas visitors. But long before Salado attracted permanent settlers, the area drew Native American indians as well as Spanish and Mexican travelers who were drawn to its peaceful beauty. Legend has it these various visitors believed Salado Creek possessed "special curative powers." The sculpture "Sirena" is a tribute to the creek's spiritual tradition.
Today, over 150 years after Salado was officially established...the enchanting character and friendly spirit that has long defined the village, is evident everywhere you look. Innkeepers, restauranteurs, artists, and merchants have all come together to build one of the most beautiful and friendly communities you'll find anywhere in Texas. When you visit Salado, you're sure to be greeted with a warm smile, a friendly wave, and open arms!