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Boerne: Visiting the Hill Country Mile

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In what once was a stagecoach stop, customers can order crab cakes, steaks, and fried green tomatoes while they overlook Cibolo Creek. Situated in Boerne is the latest restaurant addition to the Hill Country Mile – a stretch of main street offering restaurants, art galleries, and many unique stores. To add to the ambiance, there is also a walking trail that winds its way alongside the creek, from Cibolo Nature Center, approximately 1.75 miles, directly to the Ye Kendall Inn, which houses Peggy’s on the Green, the aforementioned restaurant.

Brewers & Boutiques

Boerne: Visit the Hill Country Mile

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It’s the Hill Country Mile that makes a body hard-pressed to drive straight on through Boerne, bringing attention to its charm and focusing on destination tourism. With items you’ll never find in city stores, specialty cafes and restaurants, craft brewers, and boutique ensembles, it’s easy to spend a day or a full weekend milling about town.

Family-Friendly

Boerne: Visit the Hill Country Mile

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Add new shops with upscale offerings, the hometown, German-rooted atmosphere, and the sense that you’ve been missing something all this time, and you’ll have pause to linger. Boerne has terracotta banners that promote the Hill Country Mile on their street posts, lending a hand to the rustic feeling of it all, keeping locals happy with the appearance as well as the visitors they attract. The city has also added the Boerne Art al Fresco (a public art program), an LEED-certified library, and a new amphitheater. And holidays like Thanksgiving weekend produce such boons for tourism and economic development as “Dickens on Main,” a family-friendly festival featuring period costumes, holiday decorations, and shopping specials.

Something Out of a Movie

Boerne: Visit the Hill Country Mile

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As shoppers arrive from San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston, stores are lining up their holiday gift and décor items, treasures, and trinkets. Restaurants are preparing festive specials, and tastes and smells that will make you think something savory has been beckoning you to come to Boerne all along, but you could never quite put your finger on why. Having a quaint meal in a bookstore such as The Dienger Trading Co. is like something out of a movie, honestly, and it’s just that type of atmosphere that the Hill Country Mile is generating. Its buildings have rich history, and yet you’ll find free wifi. There’s a sense of community, and yet you know you’re in a popular place –  a destination welcoming you, brand new.

Sharable, Comfortable, Out of the Ordinary

Boerne: Visit the Hill Country Mile
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