Summer break is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends on a road trip. Revel in longer days filled with memory-making fun. Kids aren’t the only ones that need a refreshing break this season. We could all use a little time away from the mundane, everyday pace of life, and Boerne, TX is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome you with open arms.
Explore the Award-Winning Hill Country Mile
It’s all here! Picture a one-mile stretch of historic buildings housing an eclectic combination of unique boutiques offering a vast variety of treasures, including on-trend clothing and accessories, memorable gifts, art galleries, and fabulous home goods to feather your nest. Peppered among the shopping opportunities, one can find a smattering of elevated and casual dining opportunities, craft breweries, and wine bars to sit back and indulge with family and friends.
Any history buffs out there? Hopping a block off of Main Street takes you to two museums: The Old Jail Museum and the Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex, where visitors can find collections of artifacts depicting how life was lived in Boerne’s early years. At the jail museum, guests can even be locked up in the original jail cells that date back to 1887. Talk about a unique experience! Check the Visitors Center calendar of events for tour dates.
Step Out in Nature
Boerne’s location in the Texas Hill Country positions it in the center of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. It offers not only one nationally acclaimed show cave but two. Explore down under at Cave Without a Name and Cascade Caverns. Aboveground adventures can be had in numerous parks around the community, including The Cibolo, which is home to a nature center, the historic Herff Farm Homestead, and the weekly farmers market. Stretch your legs and take a leisurely stroll along one of the urban trails that crisscross around town. The Cibolo Trail, hugs its namesake, the Cibolo Creek, and can be accessed at multiple points along the Hill Country Mile. If a day of water play and fishing is in the cards, plan a day at the lake that can include paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, and more.
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, a historic property, or a quaint rental, Boerne has something that is sure to fit your travel style.
The Bevy Hotel is a full-service boutique Double Tree Hotel with a defined Texas Hill Country style that is evident from their cocktail bar and lounge to their well-curated menu and from the Bevy Brew coffee bar to their easy-to-lounge by swimming pool.
Step back in time at The Kendall and relax in their one-of-a-kind accommodations. The St. John’s Suite is a historic, relocated, and renovated chapel that is perfect for a romantic escape. They also offer a stay in an old school house, a carriage house, or the original rooms in the historic stagecoach stop. In addition to providing rooms that can’t be beaten or found elsewhere, The Kendall is home to Peggy’s on the Green, which boasts a mouthwatering menu filled with delectable Southern cuisine and a full bar with hand-crafted cocktails.
Looking for something a little smaller and more private? You’ll feel like you are out in the sticks while relaxing on the porch watching the deer while sipping your glass of wine or morning coffee at The Barn at La Cascada. However, this beautiful pet-friendly cottage with 24-foot ceilings built just for two is mere minutes away from downtown Boerne.
If you’re looking for something a little funky and different, The Trailer: Gallery & Art Haus features rotating gallery walls, wild colors, and ample social space for playing yard games outdoors that can accommodate eight people.
Make Boerne Your Hill Country Hub
The summer months are some of the best times to head for the hills to visit Boerne. The charming community is conveniently located 20 minutes north of San Antonio and a stone’s throw from several other quaint and noteworthy towns. Be sure to work time into your itinerary for some road-tripping after you’ve explored all that Boerne has to offer. Before venturing out, pick up the most recent Texas Hill Country Trail Passport to collect prize-winning stamps in heritage locations throughout the Texas Hill Country region. The Boerne Visitors Center has them on hand for pickup.