With family in town at the holidays, it's normal to get cabin fever! So it's a great idea to set up a day of festivities and what's better than a mini-getaway to see some sights!? Check out these ideas from Visit Boerne.
Boerne is less than 15 miles from San Antonio where you can visit Fiesta Texas, La Cantera Mall, Sea World, The Alamo and The River Walk. It's also within 20-50 miles of some other great Hill Country destinations that you can visit with just a short road trip- Comfort, Bandera, Johnson City, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels and San Marcos are minutes away! Make Boerne your hub and explore during the day. It's a beautiful country drive to many of these places and you'll find lots of treasures along the way!
Heading NW out IH 10 you can visit the town of Comfort, where you can experience some great antique shopping or wine tasting. Venture a little further and you can see what beautiful Kerrville has to offer with the wide Guadalupe River flowing through.
Be sure to explore tiny gems like Waring, where the General Store has Steak Nite every Wednesday with fantastic live music! Nearby there's the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area, where from May through October 3 million Mexican freetail bats fly from an old railroad tunnel every evening. Right down the street is Alamo Springs Cafe, where their hamburger made Texas Monthly's 50 best burgers in Texas list!
Taking the back roads you can discover wonderful places like Sisterdale, where there are two awesome little wineriesand a fabulous BBQ joint. Be sure to stop at Luckenbach where you'll find a wide range of visitors each weekend, including bikers, bankers and everyone in between. It is common for people to bring instruments and those in the crowd entertain each other, taking turns performing under the trees just outside the bar. Continue on and you'll find Stonewall and Fredericksburg where you can visit wineries the Wildseed Farms or Enchanted Rock State Park.
If Country and Western is more your style, head west and visit Bandera, the Cowboy Capital. Beyond this are some of the most beautifil Hill Country drives taking you to the town of Leakey or to Lost Maples State Park.
Drive east of Boerne and you'll find the towns of Gruene and New Braunfels. Stop in at Gruene Hall, the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, or do some tubing in the Guadalupe!
And....Boerne is only 15 minutes from San Antonio, where you can visit Fiesta Texas, Sea World, The Alamo, The River Walk, La Cantera and The Rim.
All of these drives are well within a couple hours road trip from Boerne and there are lots of fun things to do and interesting places to stop along the way!
It would be a chance to create some fun memories with the entire family!