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Tour Your Way Through the Boerne Area This Spring

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Spring is in the air, and the picturesque Texas Hill Country is the best place to take advantage of the ample wildflower displays along Texas roadways and enjoy the perfect weather and sunshine that this time of the year brings. One of the Hill Country towns which is perennially popular for weekend getaways is Boerne, Texas. While Boerne is probably best known for its shopping, dining, and outdoor activities, there are also tours that run the gamut from historical and informative to flavorful and social that make the Boerne area an entertaining place to spend some time.

These Boots Are Made For Walking Tours of Boerne

Boerne Walking Tour

Photo: Mark S. Holly Photography

If history is something that piques your interest, then plan to take a guided walking tour of historic Boerne with Boerne Walking Tours. Family-friendly tours of downtown Boerne (also called the “Hill Country Mile”) offer history and heritage by day and legends and ghost stories by night. Whichever tour you chose, you will walk away with a new appreciation of the 150-year-old history of Boerne and learn about some of the legends that have made it famous.  

If a foodie is what you aspire to be, then a tour with Hill Country Food Tours is the Boerne experience you’ll want to book. Both fun and knowledgeable, their culinary tour features 10 stops along the Hill Country Mile as well as River Road for a one-of-a-kind cuisine experience and a taste of the Hill Country. Guests of the tour have given it 5-star reviews on their Facebook page and all of them share that it’s a wonderful way to learn the history and development, not to mention the menus, of each of the participating Boerne restaurants. Tickets can be purchased online and tour-goers should come prepared for a diverse assortment of savory and sweet servings, including dishes as well as beverages. A great way to entertain a group or your entire family of foodies, guests can get a preview of their unique Boerne dining choices in advance of their tour, which takes place on Saturdays from 11 a.m – 2 p.m.

If you are more interested in the underground history of the Boerne area and the Texas Hill Country, then a guided cave tour at Cave Without A Name is in order. Located 11 miles northeast of downtown Boerne, the scenic drive to Cave Without A Name is worth your time in the spring. Once you are there, you will be taken on a tour of one of the most beautiful natural, living caverns in Texas. The internal temperature of the cave is a year-round 66 degrees, so when the temps begin to creep up in the Texas Hill Country, you can be sure to stay cool-as-a-cucumber during a guided tour at Cave Without A Name.

Winery and Brewery Tours to Wet Your Whistle

Saint Tryphon

Photo: Visitboerne.org 

If your idea of a relaxing weekend away in the Boerne area includes libations, then you’re in luck indeed! The Boerne area is booming with wineries, breweries, and even distilleries that offer tours and tastings that are sure to please the palate of everyone.

A new winery on the scene in the nearby Sisterdale area is Saint Tryphon Winery. St. Tryphon (pronounced tree-fon) is making a name for themselves with their interesting and authentically Texas-produced vintages. This family-owned and operated winery sits on a 1890s Texas Hill Country homestead and gives visitors a real feeling for what it means to be a truly Texan winery. For tastings, reservations are recommended, so head over to the Saint Tryphon website and begin planning your visit.

In addition to St. Tryphon, the Boerne area is full of interesting wineries and vineyards to tour and visit. Among the most popular are Sister Creek Vineyards, located near Sisterdale, and the Bending Branch Winery, Singing Water Vineyards and Newsom Vineyards, all located in nearby Comfort.

The Boerne area has recently become quite a beer-brewing hot spot in the Texas Hill Country. With breweries such as the Kinematic Brewing Company, the brewery assortment in Boerne is enough to keep the beer lovers in your life busy for more than a long weekend. Visit Dodging Duck Brewhaus for an informal brewery tour then sit back and enjoy great food and award-winning beer. Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. is owned and operated by Boerne natives and offers a casual atmosphere featuring sustainably farmed and sourced lunch, brunch, and dinner offerings, in addition to their seriously innovative Texas beers. Also on your must-see brewery list should be Boerne Brewery and, coming soon: coming soon: Tusculum Brewing Company, on the Hill Country Mile, and Comfort Brewing, in Comfort.

A Visit to Boerne Might be Just What You Need This Spring

Boerne area

Photo: Facebook/Boerne 

A weekend away in Boerne is the best way to take advantage of all that the area has to offer. From romantic bed and breakfasts to comfortable hotels, Boerne has lodging options that will help to make your visit easy and relaxing. To learn more about where to stay, dine, and what to do in Boerne, visit the website for the Boerne Convention and Visitor’s Bureau where you can do all of your planning in a few simple clicks.