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Top 20+ Things to Do in Boerne TX This Weekend

Nestled a little outside of San Antonio is the quaint small/big town of Boerne, where driving through downtown feels like a dream. You’ve got nature, great food, and some hill country town attractions like no other. There are so many fun things to do in Boerne, TX, and we imagine that once you go for your first visit, you’ll want to go back a few more times!

What I love is that Boerne is romantic couples-friendly, bachelorette-friendly, family trip-friendly, solo-trip-friendly, and the list goes on. Basically, there’s so much to do in Boerne that you’ll find something for everyone.

Check out our itinerary for a romantic getaway in Boerne while you’re at it!

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What is Boerne TX famous for?

Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is a little gem that’s big on charm. It’s famous for its historic Main Street, lined with thriving antique shops, boutique stores, and cozy eateries that invite you to take a leisurely stroll and soak in the town’s welcoming atmosphere.

Boerne also boasts stunning natural retreats like the Cibolo Nature Center, where you can hike, bird-watch, and embrace the serene Texan outdoors. So whether you’re a history buff, a shopping enthusiast, or just love to reconnect with nature, Boerne has a little something for everyone.

Go for a Hike

The Cibolo Nature Center is a beautiful area to go on a hike through the different terrains, marshlands, wildflowers, and more. There’s an area where the Cibolo Creek runs through with Cypress trees growing up that makes for a stunning site, and the kids love to swim in it.

They also have different activities and special events on their website, including nature walks, scavenger hunts, birding workshops, and more.

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See the Cave Without a Name

There are some pretty cool caves around Texas, and each one is unique in its own way, and the Cave Without a Name is no exception. After the owner ran a competition for people to name the cave, a child said that the cave was too beautiful for a name to properly capture its natural beauty to have a name, and thus, the name (or no name) was held.

Guests get to descend a fun spiral staircase before arriving in a large open expanse of the caverns. You get to learn all about the different formations, see the unique cascades of water, and feel the magnificence of a cave as massive in size as this one is.

One really cool part of the Cave Without a Name is that they also host special events here, including concerts, so be sure to keep up with their calendar. Want to host a really unique event? Rent out the cave. They even do weddings for around $1,000 as of writing this blog post.

a beautiful cave

After emerging from the cave, there are some fun activities, including mining for gems and cutting your own geodes. One thing we really enjoyed was the price of everything. Buying a bag of mining gems often results in discovering various unique stones at a lower cost than purchasing them individually. People come from far and wide to get this reasonably priced, attractive quartz and other gemstones.

A handful gems

Go on a Winery Tour

Take a little day trip outside of Boerne and visit the local wineries! There are several nearby, so you can easily go on a fun winery trip to hit up some of these local spots.

Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyard – This winery focuses on native Texas grapes and keeping wine close to its flavors. You’ll find Tannat, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Aglinaico and other wines that you don’t typically see at your wine shop but have some great flavors.

Here you’ll find people who are all about making wine approachable, and who will help you find something you’ll love. Plus, on hot days, resting your feet by the pool while enjoying a glass of wine is pretty refreshing.

Bending Branch Winery – This place is all about pioneering Tannat, and they’re all about experimenting. You might not have heard of Crimson Cabernet before you came here, and they use some really unique techniques to lead the industry. They also use organic farming practices and avoid chemicals and pesticides.

Singing Waters – This winery is great because it’s also family friendly and veteran-owned, with a wine that gives a portion of its profits to a veteran non-profit. Their large property means plenty of spots to relax outdoors, with live music and other events happening regularly. They even have goats and other animals to see nearby.

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Shop the Hill Country Mile

Every small town has some great shopping, but Boerne’s main street is just full of so many cute boutiques, local goods, and fun finds. We loved getting to walk through Flashback Funtiques with large antiques or Epicure with all the foodie items you can imagine.

There were multiple boutiques with fun fashion finds and home decor shops. If you want to experience Christmas year-round, then you can stop by The Christmas Shoppe! There’s just so much to see in this great place.

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Visit Dienger Trading Co.

Dienger Trading Co. one of the historic buildings, was started way back in 1884 by a guy named Peter Dienger from Germany. It was like a one-stop shop back then, selling all sorts of stuff. But now, it’s much more than just a store. It’s also got a café, a bakery, and even hosts events!

This place is in Boerne, Texas, and it’s got this cool old building that’s been around forever. People love it because it’s got that old-timey vibe but with modern stuff too.

You can grab some food, check out the goods they sell, and sometimes they even have live music or art shows. It’s a real hotspot in the community, and folks around here really dig it.

Have Fun at Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park is this great spot, just a short drive from Boerne, Texas. It’s all about enjoying nature and having fun outdoors.

You can hike along the trails, go bird watching, swim or fish in the river, or just chill out and have a picnic with your friends and family. Additionally, if you want to stay longer, they’ve got campsites where you can sleep under the stars.

It’s a great place to escape the city and enjoy the beauty of Texas nature. Loads of folks come here to have a good time and make memories in the great outdoors.

Relax at River Road Park

A lovely spot by the Cibolo Creek where you can chill out and have fun outdoors. You’ll find walking trails, places to have a picnic, and playgrounds for kids. It’s a peaceful place with lots of trees and a creek flowing nearby. People in the community often come here for events and to hang out together.

So, whether you want to relax or play outside, River Road Park is the place to be!

Gaze at Local Arts

Art Al Fresco in Boerne, TX, is like an outdoor art show where local artists display their cool creations. You can walk around, check out the art, and maybe even buy something neat to take home. It’s a fun way to appreciate local talent and add some creativity to the town.

Have a Lake Day

Boerne City Lake Park is just gorgeous with its turquoise blue waters and fresh air! They have little beach areas, sand volleyball, and frisbee golf, and make for a perfect place to pack a lunch and spend the day relaxing and swimming. Over at Boerne Lake, you can also rent out kayaks and SUPs from Hill Country Paddle Sports. You can even take sailing classes at Trisum Sailing.

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Become a Blacksmith

The AgriCultural Museum has a large collection of historic tractors and other agriculture tools. One of the biggest attractions is their blacksmith demonstrations every Saturday. Be sure to stay up-to-date and give them a call, as they also have blacksmith workshops where you can learn to create something unique yourself!

a forge

Discover the Local Brew Scene

Boerne has a booming beer scene, with some great spots serving up local craft beer!

Cibolo Creek Brewing Company seems to be coming up with a new brew each week, so you’ll always find something different when you visit. They also have an outdoor patio area for relaxing and enjoying their different flights.

Tusculum Brewing Company is also within walking distance. Both are on the Hill Country Mile and make for a great stop in between all the shopping. Boerne also lets you take your drinks with you while walking for a little sip and shop. They have fun items like their popular bam-ba-lam, a ghost piper scotch ale, and other great items.

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Try Seriously Amazing Dishes

I’m still drooling over the amazing Boerne food scene! German bakeries, fine steak houses, mouth watering Texas BBQ, and more make up the Boerne food scene and make Boerne a destination of its own.

There are so many great places to eat in Boerne that we made a post just about the best spots to eat in Boerne.

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Stay at Some Cool Spots

One thing I loved about Boerne was getting the chance to get away and relax at the hotel.

The Bevy Hotel – The Bevy Hotel is a modern Hill Country hotel with some great views overlooking the hill country. They have a great pool to relax in, which is a big draw for families wanting to visit Boerne with kids. One of our favorite parts was dining out by the pool while the sun was setting!

It was such an incredible view! And you can read all about our experience at the Bevy Hotel.

The Kendall – Located on the Hill Country Mile, this hotel has a little bit of everything and rustic charm. They have spacious suites with clawfoot tubs, affordable options, and unique finds like sleeping in a schoolhouse or church. Since it’s in the downtown area, you’re also within walking distance of different restaurants and bars.

We have a special deal for MyCurlyAdventures readers. Use code WINETIME for a complimentary bottle of wine when you check in! Read all about our experience at the Kendall.

Eat at Bear Moon Bakery Cafe

One of the local businesses in Boerne, Texas, The Bear Moon Bakery Cafe, is a great spot loved for its yummy homemade treats. From pastries to cakes, they’ve got it all, made with top-notch ingredients. Plus, they serve coffee, creating the perfect hangout for friends. It’s a favorite in town for its warm vibe and tasty goodies.

Visit the Farmer’s Market

The historic Herff Farm opens up its beautiful area on Saturdays for locals to come out and sell their local goods. Their guests can also tour the historic home, wander through the inspiration gardens, and take part in yoga at Herff Farms.

Herff farm

Grab a Drink

Salvador Dobbs is a local favorite bar with a 1920s feel, eclectic finds, and the unique story of Mr. Dobbs, who was famous for his hats in the early 1900s. Grab a drink at the bar, relax to the side in a more low-key area, or grab a swing outside to enjoy your drink. And for special events, they even have a secret champagne room!

a smoky drink

Design Your Own Hat

Come check out the cutest custom hat bar in Texas at J.Forks Designs. Their custom hats come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, and you can even bring your own to personalize. Choose from a beautiful selection of ribbons, gems, feathers, flowers, and more! Felt hats can also be branded with a wide array of characters or with your name!

This family-owned boutique and lifestyle brand is also known for its handmade jewelry and graphic T-shirts. And while you shop, enjoy their complimentary whisky bar!

Support Your Local Girl Gang

Girl With Grit is a local nonprofit in Boerne that empowers girls to explore different careers! From art to learning about cars, woodworking, and more, these girls get to experience some pretty unique opportunities. People traveling to Boerne can support them by visiting their shop in downtown Boerne on Saturdays at 102 E Hosack. They also host great fundraisers.

While we were in Boerne, they had a Hot Rod Taxi event where people could ride around in vintage cars for a small fee to support this nonprofit.

Top Things to Do in Boerne Texas: Final Thoughts

We had such a wonderful trip to Boerne! It’s amazing how much there is to do, and the town itself is just gorgeous. It’s your perfect Texas Hill Country getaway for a little peace or adventure, however you want to take it. You can even plan a romantic getaway!

Things to do in Boerne TX this weekend
Things to do in Boerne TX this weekend

Last Updated 3 months ago by Jessica Serna | Published: April 8, 2021