Weekend Getaways in Texas: Boerne - The Bend Magazine

Weekend Getaways in Texas: Boerne

Located just 25 minutes north of San Antonio off Interstate 10 in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne combines the ambiance of a small town with natural beauty and a lively community. The Hill Country Mile, Boerne’s historic Main Street named one of the “Top 25 Small Town Main Streets in America” by Country Living Magazine, boasts more than 80 colorful storefronts, art galleries, delicious restaurants and landmark buildings, and the city’s parks, trails and lake are filled with lush nature ready to be explored. Meandering paths along Cibolo Creek offer picnic tables, fishing piers and paved trails. You could easily spend a few hours lounging, walking, or biking in Cibolo Trail River Road Park alone. The city as a whole is extremely walkable, making exploration even easier. Boerne is bursting at the seams with scenic views and passionate local business owners, with creativity and history filling every corner, making it one of the most idyllic Texas towns to visit.

Golf course at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort 

An ode to all this region has to offer, Tapatio’s grounds are surrounded by rolling hills, rugged limestone and crystal clear waters. The 220- acre property features an award-winning 18- hole golf course from renowned architect Tripp Davis, a tranquil adults-only pool, the Puresólspa (which includes an authentic salt cave that will boost respiratory wellness, circulation, and skin health—resulting in a renewed you), the Texas-forward flavors of modern restaurant La Cascada Table & Bar and so much more.

Botero Tapas + Wine Bar

Here you’ll find authentic Spanish cuisine with innovative twists in the heart of Boerne. A menu of traditional tapas, mouthwatering paellas and a variety of sangrias and wines, plus regularly scheduled live music, makes Botero a must when in the area.

Art Al Fresco

This walkable art adventure allows visitors to get up close and personal with large-scale sculptures placed throughout the city. Art Al Fresco encourages onlookers to interact with the pieces, including a giant dragonfly, a pink unicorn and a colorful chameleon with wings.

Cibolo Nature Center

Encompassing over 160 acres and two campuses, the center is filled with natural wonder and wildlife. Miles of trails and five ecosystems provide one of the most serene resets you’ll discover in your travels. You might just forget you’re even in Texas while you’re here.

Cavern within Cave Without a Name, by Tom Summers

Cave Without a Name

Said to be one of the most beautiful natural, living caverns in Texas, Cave Without a Name is filled with spectacular formations of all kinds. Tours of the six major areas are offered, and their Music in the Cave events held in the Throne Room are considered one of the most memorable music experiences you’ll ever have.

Peggy’s on the Green

Named after chef and owner Mark Bohanan’s late mother, Peggy’s on the Green is located inside the historically significant Kendall Inn. Serving lunch and dinner, the South inspired, all-American menu includes everything from hush puppies to a cast iron double pork chop.

Cibolo Creek Brewing Co.

This spot’s brews range from a selection of seven-barrel “Large Batch” varieties to unique one-barrel “Small Batch” flavors. The local favorites are said to be the Boerne Blonde and Creekside IPA, which it keeps on tap year-round. The flavors extend to the kitchen via its lunch and dinner menu and Sunday brunch specials.