- Visit Boerne
- Things to Do
- Relaxing Getaway
Visitors come to Boerne to lazily stroll along Main Street, see historic sites, discover the variety of wonderful shops, galleries, and restaurants, and enjoy a slower pace of life. The warm, friendly community of Boerne won’t discourage you from indulging. Rest up at one of the quaint inns or bed and breakfasts and embrace cozy Southern hospitality at its best! Visit our Where to Shop, Where to Eat, and Where to Stay pages to find out how to make the most out of your dream getaway!
DAY 1: Take it Easy Strolling Historic Main Street
• Spend your first day visiting the unique boutiques, shops, and restaurants along historic Main Street. The quaint Bear Moon Bakery and Café, perfect for pastries and coffee, is located in a historic corner building and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
• Take your time visiting the many shops in Olde Town, then head to the Boerne Grill for lunch. The menu features soups, sandwiches, salads, homemade ice cream, and baked goods.
• Indulge your passion for fashion when you browse the interesting collections of clothes and accessories in boutiques such as Celeste, Alley on Main, Daisy Pearl, and Ella Blue.
• The Cypress Grille offers both comfort and elegance for dinner. Your delicious choices include grilled pork chops, blackened sea scallops, pan-seared foie gras, fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, crispy oysters, delectable desserts, and an extensive wine list.
DAY 2: Indulge Your Artistic Side
• Head to one of Boerne's cornerstone buildings for breakfast, the historic Dienger Building. Load up on your favorite morning brew at The Dienger Trading Co. Step foot into one of Boerne’s many historic buildings for a charming start to the day. Opt for sweet or savory breakfast eats to pair with your drink!
• Afterward, visit COSAS for one of the most extensive collections of museum-quality Mexican Folk Art, Latin American textiles, clothing, furniture, and accessories in the U.S.
• Lunch is at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus today. Relax on the covered deck or dine in one of the lake house-style dining rooms. Winner of numerous World Beer Championship medals, Dodging Duck has its own unfiltered and unpasteurized craft beer on tap. The dinner menu features everything from Thai lettuce wraps and chimichurri-grilled beef tenderloin to bratwurst and sauerkraut.
• Visit fine art galleries in the afternoon, such as Gallery 195 and Carriage House Gallery. Pop in for a pre-dinner glass of wine or craft beer at Richter Cork and Keg.
• The Creek Restaurant is an enchanting dinner venue tucked along the Cibolo Creek near the Main Street bridge. Dine alfresco on the gorgeous deck or inside the historic landmark building.
DAY 3: Venture Out to See the Sights
• Begin with breakfast, where the locals eat—that often means breakfast tacos are on the menu. Visit Mague’s Café, Mary’s Tacos, or Centinela’s.
• Go underground when you enter Cascade Caverns or Cave Without a Name. Not far away, you’ll find great places for hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching, as well as outdoor photography and more: Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area, Cibolo Nature Center, Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, James Kiehl River Bend Park, Boerne City Lake, and Guadalupe River State Park.
• Lunch might be BBQ back in Boerne, and you can’t go wrong whether you choose Fritze’s BBQ, Klein Smokehaus, or Black Board Bar B Q. If something Italian is more to your liking, visit Valeria Ristorante Italiano, Bella Sera, Z’s Pizza, or Inferno’s Pizza.
• Your afternoon adventure may take you into the Hill Country to visit wineries and sample commendable Texas wines. Singing Waters Vineyards, Newsom Vineyards, Sister Creek Vineyards, Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards and Bending Branch Winery are all in the Boerne and Comfort area.
• Your dinner destination will not disappoint! Lounge on the breezy wraparound porch or in the lovingly restored 19th-century dining room at Peggy’s on the Green to savor contemporary interpretations of Southern heritage foods and classic American dishes.