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Whether you’re visiting with your family, your special someone, or a group of friends, Boerne has something special in store for you. Here’s your ultimate summer travel guide:

For Families:

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farmers Market: Experience the vibrant local culture of Boerne at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo, where families can enjoy a morning of shopping, live music, and culinary delights. Browse an array of fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and gourmet treats from local vendors while soaking in the festive atmosphere. After perusing the market, hit the trails and meander through the unique ecosystems that the nature center has to offer.

Boerne City Lake Park: Order an elevated sandwich from Epicure Gourmet Market or a bar-b-q plate to-go from Klein Smokehaus for a memorable picnic and spend a day playing at the lake. Rent a paddle board or kayak from Hill Country Paddle Sports or take a sail with Trisum Sailing on the tranquil lake. The park also features plenty of easy access to the water for fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails, which provide endless opportunities for family fun. After a full day of water play, pop over to Random. Located next door to the lake, they offer food truck bites, dozens of beers on tap, regular live music, and a play space for the kids.

Cave Without a Name and Cascade Caverns: Embark on an exciting, and cooling, underground adventure, where you’ll discover a fascinating world of limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. Join a guided cave tour suitable for all ages, as knowledgeable guides lead you through narrow passageways and spacious chambers, sharing insights into the cave’s geology and history. Kids of all ages will love panning for gems or cutting open a geode. Pro Tip: Check the calendar for underground concert dates to enjoy.

A Romantic Escape:

Wine Tasting at Local Wineries: Indulge in a romantic wine tasting experience at one of Boerne’s area wineries and vineyards. Savor the flavors of Texas wines while taking in the scenic views of the Hill Country. Many locations offer tours, tastings, and outdoor seating, creating the perfect setting for a romantic day out.

Historic Walking Tour: Embark on a self-guided historic walking tour of Boerne’s charming downtown area with your special someone. Discover historic buildings, art galleries, and boutique shops as you stroll hand in hand along Main Street. Check Boerne’s calendar of events for tour dates at The Old Jail Museum and the Kuhlmann-King Museum. Don’t forget to snap a few photos together along the way using #visitboerne.

Indulge your Artistic Side: Exploring local art galleries such as the Carriage House Gallery and Gallery 195 in downtown Boerne offers couples a charming backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway. Engage in intimate conversations, discovering shared tastes and preferences amidst the vibrant artworks. Additionally, make plans to attend a special “meet the artist” event. It will add a personal touch, deepening the connection between art, artists, and each other. Check the calendar for specific dates.

Elevate Your Dining: After a full day of exploration, make reservations for a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. Botero Tapas + Wine Bar will whisk you away to Spain with an order of paella and sangria. The Creek Restaurant’s creek-side views and stunning chef creations from the sea including Shrimp Tampico or Snapper a La Creek are sure to delight.

For Groups of Ladies:

Shop the Hill Country Mile: Spend a day shopping and exploring the unique and trendy clothing boutiques like Ella Blue and The Pearl Antler along Main Street. From home goods shops like Laurie Saunders and JAC’s Personal Touch to one-of-a-kind artisan shops like Cielo Mercantile and Handmade on Main, there’s something for every style and taste. Enjoy leisurely browsing and finding treasures to take home as souvenirs.

Take a Pub Crawl: Ladies like beer too! Head out on a memorable pub crawl through Boerne’s vibrant brewery scene with your girlfriends. With each stop offering its own unique ambiance and brew specialties, it’s the perfect way to unwind and create lasting memories with your favorite ladies. Many locations also offer a full dining menu that rivals their beer selections. Hit up a brew pub for lunch or dinner and check their social media accounts for their live music lineup for a full evening of fun.

Hit the Hat Bars: Gather your girlfriends for a stylish and fun-filled excursion to the hat bars at J. Forks Designs and The Pearl Antler in Boerne. Try on a variety of trendy hats, including trucker hats at J. Forks Designs, and accessories while creating perfect photo-worthy moments. It’s the ultimate girls’ day out, combining fashion, flair, and plenty of laughter in the heart of Boerne’s vibrant downtown shopping district.

Get Comfortable and Rest Well

You’re going to need somewhere to lay your head while you are in town. Whether you’re looking for a familiar branded hotel like The Bevy, a Doubletree by Hilton, a historic property like The Kendall, or a quaint rental, Boerne has something that is sure to fit your travel style.

No matter who you’re traveling with, Boerne, Texas, offers endless opportunities for summertime adventures and unforgettable experiences. From outdoor exploration to relaxation and indulgence, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this charming Hill Country town.


Start planning your summer getaway to Boerne today by checking out the Visit Boerne website!