Ready to hit the road and get out of the house!? We all are! When the time is right, hop in the car and head for the Hill Country, where fresh air and open spaces await you. If your previous Texas travels haven’t taken you to the charming town of Boerne, it’s time for a visit. Take a moment to explore Boerne and start planning your Hill Country outing that will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
Shop in Boerne
Boerne’s picturesque Main Street, “The Hill Country Mile,” is lined with independently owned shops and boutiques housed in quaint historic buildings. Shoppers can stroll along the canopy-shaded sidewalks, popping in and out of each shop to discover unique, can’t-miss treasures that will surely remind you of your visit for years to come. Looking to fill out your summer wardrobe or feather your nest with home goods or original art? Maybe you need that one-of-a-kind gift for a friend! You’re sure to find it down on The Mile.
PRO-TIP: If you’re looking for something specific while in Boerne, just ask! Exceptional and friendly customer service is the norm in Boerne. Shop owners and employees go the extra mile to take care of guests with great hospitality.
Dine in Boerne
Sprinkled throughout the cornucopia of shops, guests will find dining opportunities that are sure to please any foodie. Boerne boasts cozy coffee shops, quaint cafés and bakeries, wine bars and breweries, and fine dining restaurants, all serving up menus that will encourage you to linger and savor every bite as if it were the last. There’s something for every palette in Boerne, so pace yourself! Make plans to stop for more than just breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Embrace lesser practiced meals like brunch, mid-afternoon snack, and happy hour. And don’t forget dessert!
PRO-TIP: Ask for your beer and wine to-go and sip while you casually make your way down Main street.
Play Outside in Boerne
Next to indulgent food and shopping beyond compare, take a few steps off the Hill Country Mile for a nature break on the Cibolo Trail. There are urban trails and pocket parks all around Boerne to explore. Plan a more substantial park trip in one of the many City or State Parks in the area. A trip to Boerne isn’t complete without dipping your toes in the creek at the Cibolo Nature Center or taking a paddle around Boerne Lake. The Honey Creek Natural Area (located inside Guadalupe River State Park) and Old Tunnel State Park are located nearby, too.
Any history buffs out there? Grab a free historic walking tour for fun facts about Boerne’s historic past while you explore. Boerne’s natural history is also worth noting. It is home to two nationally-recognized show caves. Both sit at temperatures in the mid-60s year round, so cool down underground.
PRO-TIP: Plan your Cibolo Nature Center visit for a Saturday morning and stop by the Farmers Market held at the Historic Herff Homestead, which you can tour during market hours.
Stay in Boerne
Is there a better way to start the day than with a creekside morning walk with a loved one and a cup of coffee in hand? Or maybe you prefer to stay snuggled up in your cool clean sheets until it’s time to saunter downstairs for a late brunch? Both scenarios can be realized when staying in Boerne. Like Boerne’s dining options, there are lodging options for every traveler. A completely renovated historic stagecoach inn, boutique full-service hotels that embrace all things Texas Hill Country, an array of B&B’s, and top-notch familiar chains are all available in Boerne.
PRO-TIP: Book your stay in one of the hotels or B&B’s on the Hill Country Mile for easy trail access and to drop off shopping bags throughout the day! A true home away from home.
Your Hill Country Hub
You may not want to leave Boerne, but there’s a lot of Texas Hill Country to see! By making Boerne your home base, you’re teed up for a vacation filled with easy day-tripping.
PRO-TIP: Taste the Hill Country. Wineries, breweries, and distilleries are waiting out in the hills and many are as close as Comfort and Sisterdale! Designate a driver or hire a guide.
Reimagine your vacation! A quick drive, some fresh air, and a relaxing small-town experience could be just the ticket for an exciting new adventure. For additional inspiration, reach out to the Boerne Visitors Center or connect on social media to see what’s happening right now!