Wimberley, Texas is located where the Cypress Creek and the Blanco River meet and is an hour outside of Austin. A lot of people refer to this city as a little bit of heaven. The main attractions around Wimberley are the Blue Hole Regional Park, Old Baldy Mountain, Wimberley Glassworks, Wimberley Valley Winery and the shady Wimberley Square (shopping and dining). The drive from Wimberley to Blanco on the Devil’s Backbone, FM 32, provides sweeping vistas of the hills.
For years, Wimberley has been a haven for writers, artists, & musicians. Their talent can be seen at local art galleries, shops and performing arts venues. Live music can be heard on the weekends at Cypress Creek Café, Ino’z and Linda’s Fine Foods. Live theatre can be enjoyed at the Wimberley Playhouse, the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, home of the Annual Butterfly Festival in April and the Trail of Lights in December, a very big attraction.
Market Days in Wimberley are the most popular in the area. These Market Days are every first Saturday of the months March through December at Lions Field. Bargainers and shoppers come from all over to join in on Market Day where over 475 booths are displayed with a variety of products.
There are many sightseeing opportunities in this city because it is one of the most scenic locations in Texas. Outdoorsy individuals will definitely enjoy a swim in both Jacobs Well and The Blue Hole. Travel Magazineshas rated Blue Hole as one of the best swimming holes in Texas. Ancient Cypress trees line the swimming hole, creating a shaded area from the burning hot sun. There are several grassy areas along the banks where picnic and lounging can be enjoyed. Every Friday in April The Blue Hole hosts live concerts from 6:00-8:00pm. Concert goers may bring their own chairs and blankets, and admission is by donation. The Blue Hole Regional Park is also home to Wimberley Arts Fest every year in April. Jacobs well is one of the longest underwater caves in Texas and surges thousands of gallons of water per minute. Come enjoy the beauty of this area while taking a dip in the water. Tours of the natural area are held every Saturday at 10:00am.
Another beauty to enjoy is Old Baldy Mountain, also known as Mount Baldy, which has a long strand of stairs that lead to one of the best panoramic views in Wimberley. This mountain is right outside of Wimberley in the Eagle Rock subdivision of Woodcreek.
Wimberley is the central flyway spot for migrating birds. The Edwards Plateau is a perfect location to watch these beautiful birds and view the vast variety of natural fauna and abundant wildlife. In October, Wimberley hosts migrating Monarch butterflies too.
Many towns in the past have had outdoor movie theaters. Wimberley is one of these towns that still has an outdoor walk in theater, called the Corral Theater. The Corral Theater runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Enjoy a movie under the stars every Friday and Saturday night.
Adventurous types will enjoy Wimberley Zipline Adventures – with 15-mile views through a series of ten zipline crossings, the zip line, lasts about two hours providing excitement and spectacular views of the hill country. Call ahead for your reservation.