From Hillsboro, it's 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north to Fort Worth and 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the north to Dallas.
When it comes to getting the most from your travels, it's good to keep in mind that Hillsboro is merely just the start; Brazos River Valley is home to a treasure-trove of fabulous things to see and do. Dawson, is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, while Lacy-Lakeview sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
About 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest of Hillsboro is Cleburne, an important regional city home to Hill College Cleburne, Splash Station and Johnson County Sheriff's Posse. Cleburne has much to offer visitors keen to hang around a little longer. Johnson County Courthouse, Layland Museum and Cleburne State Park are just a sample of the other interesting places not to miss.
For a budget outdoors activity that the whole family will enjoy, take the time to stop by the region's fascinating farms.
When the sun is shining, follow the locals and head to the area's much-loved waterways for a day of fishing or swimming.
The closest major airport, Waco Regional Airport, is located in Waco, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Hillsboro, a handy point to remember when planning your holiday.