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Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences… Plus a Big Personality

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The beautiful town of Boerne, situated nicely in the Texas Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin, has the feel of a quaint German town with the appeal of a major attraction. Among the idyllic vacation getaways throughout Texas, Boerne makes for a considerably memorable upscale holiday. Featuring boutique shopping, excellent dining options (there’s even a new top-of-the-line steak and seafood house you’ll want to visit on arrival), wonderful local live entertainment, and a first-rate selection of lodging options, Boerne is the small-town setting that veils a vibrant mecca of fun and inviting adventure.

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

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Boerne is synonymous with first-rate dining selections that will make your mouth water simply thinking about them (so much so, there’s even a tour designed around them). Those who love great food and drink won’t be disappointed in the variety of cuisine options and beverage pairings available throughout town, not to mention a private champagne room hidden behind a bookshelf in one of the area’s newest nightlife locales! From authentic German and Czech cuisine (a local specialty) to traditional southern barbecue, genuine Mexican, Asian, and Italian dining selections, and a variety of phenomenal comfort-food options, Boerne’s eateries won’t disappoint.

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

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Of particular interest, Peggy’s on the Green specializes in southern heritage food and classic American dishes. Its 19th-century dining room is only surpassed in ambiance by its wraparound porch on which you can sip your cares away with a tasty cocktail in hand. In addition, The Creek Restaurant, situated on beautiful Cibolo Creek, features your choice of eating alfresco on its lovely deck or a delectable meal in the dining room of this historic landmark building. The food, setting, and service of this establishment combine to create an enchanting experience – one which never fails to satisfy its guests to the utmost. Add to this the newest restaurant establishment in town, Bovines and Fins. This wonderful contemporary steak and seafood venue features a casual eating experience that’s been defined as “…fine dining meets home cooking.” Its location at Random Beer Garden offers guests the unique opportunity to partake of that golden, dreamy local liquid while pairing it with some excellent food fare. And you can’t forget Valeria’s Ristorante Italiano, offering authentic Italian cuisine, amazing seasonal selections, and an exceptional wine list. The choice of restaurants is equaled only by the town’s excellent selection of breweries, not to mention the great distilleries and wineries that can be found in nearby Kendall County. Visitors to the area won’t have any difficulty in satiating their hunger or thirst in Boerne, in all the best ways possible! These and other great dining options can be found on the Visit Boerne website, at the link provided here.

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

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Whether you’re looking to elevate your summer vacation experience, or you’re interested in discovering an upscale time in the Texas Hill Country, Boerne promises a unique and memorable stay with your choice of lodging. Ranging in price and style, some choice options to consider include The William – a newly renovated boutique hotel with great attention to detail, overlooking the heart of historic downtown Boerne on the renowned Hill Country Mile. Offering its guests a luxurious stay, The William places you at the center of all the action, in walking distance to specialty boutiques and fine dining selections, with a second-floor balcony that replicates a French Quarter panorama. It’s a pleasant departure from the every-day and makes for an unforgettable stay.

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

Photo: Visit Boerne

The historic Ye Kendall Inn, located adjacent to Boerne’s Main Plaza, is a top-tier Texas Hill Country set of accommodations, including 36 uniquely appointed rooms, four quaint cottages, and five rustic cabins. It features wedding and event space, and an excellent lounge in which to find refreshment. This historic setting was once a private home prior to the development of its decadent additions. This 159-year-old property is truly one-of-a-kind. Not only that, but the aforementioned Peggy’s on the Green is also located within this wonderful inn, making for a delicious dining experience from the comfort of your lodgings. Also offering quick access to Boerne’s shopping, dining, and entertainment selections in its historic downtown core, Ye Kendall Inn is a historic hotel that’s a step above. For this and other such unique local accommodation options, follow the official Visit Boerne website and click on the link available here.

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

Photo: Visit Boerne

A visit to this wonderful Texas Hill Country tourism magnet wouldn’t be complete without having experienced historic downtown Boerne, referred to as the Hill Country Mile. If shopping is high on your list when vacationing, the clothing, home décor, and treasured antique pieces that will help define your personal style can all be found at the boutique shops lining this stretch of Main Street. The vast array of shops combined with their selection of high-quality items make for an upscale shopping experience unlike any other. Just think “Pretty Woman,” when Julia Roberts’ character gets to spend Richard Gere’s money…only better! Of note, Bechants department store is a great place to start. They offer over 85,000 unique products from more than 1,300 brands, including clothing, perfumes, jewelry, custom stationery, essential oils, and all things baby. All your shopping needs can practically be met under one roof – one that used to house a Hill Country bank! The Green Bull is also an excellent addition to your shopping experience in Boerne, featuring jewelry that practically speaks your name from the moment you enter the shop! Watches, pendants, brand-name jewels with which to adorn yourself, or gifts that are perfect remembrances of your trip are just some of the fine items that can be found here. Last but not least, a visit to Epicure Gourmet Market will have foodies in a shopping frenzy over its unique and delicious fare – all of which you can enjoy while shopping, or take home and share with family and friends. For more information on these and the other fine stores found on the Hill Country Mile, click on the link available here for the Visit Boerne website, featuring everything you’ll need to make a shopping trip worthy of your wonderful vacation in the Texas Hill Country!

Boerne: First Class Dining, Accommodations, & Experiences…And a Big Personality

Photo: Visit Boerne

You won’t be lacking things to do when visiting Boerne. Tours are available for everything from food and drink to nature and history, not to mention the outdoor opportunities for hiking and learning about local ecosystems at the Cibolo Creek Nature Center. The center also features a great local farmers market in a historic homestead setting, with fun workshops and programs for the whole family.

Visitors to the area can learn about the rich local history, experience its arts and culture, be amazed at its natural beauty, and take in area nightlife in an upscale vacation atmosphere befitting someone who has worked hard to make the trip. Make a point to tour both of their nationally recognized show caves and explore Guadalupe River State Park. Learn about the many special events that Boerne has to offer in order to plan your stay accordingly. Beyond shopping and dining, amazing cultural experiences, historical architecture, and first-class accommodations, Boerne is the reigning winner in vibrant, small-town Texas Hill Country charm