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Posted on: May 30, 2019

How to Solve the Spring Break Conundrum


Spring Break is almost here and the younger half of your crew is probably already bugging you to go to crowded places like Fiesta Texas and Sea World. Believe me, I get it. The idea of wading through the parking lots and crowds, day after day, is enough to give me a nervous twitch just thinking about it! We may just have an answer to the family spring break trip conundrum. Plan to stay in Boerne; where it’s mellow enough to please mom and dad and plan a few day excursions to places that will make the littles happy.

Why the kids will rejoice!

In Boerne:

Caves: Cave Without a Name, Cascade Caverns

Outdoor Fun in Parks and Trails: Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne City Lake Park with Hill Country Paddle Sports, Boerne Skate Park, in town public walking trails dotted with public art.

Miscellaneous Attractions and Activities: Don Strange Adventure Challenge Course, Horseback Riding, Soaring the Hill Country in a glider, community events and festivities.

+/- 30 min from Boerne:

Theme Parks and Attractions: Fiesta Texas, Sea World, I-Fly, Top Golf, Go Karts at Alamo Karts, San Antonio Zoo, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Outdoor Fun: Tubing or kayaking the Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River State Park, Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area (BATS!), Natural Bridge Caverns, Helotes/Hill Country Ziplines

Why mom and dad will rejoice!

Let’s be honest, not everything up there sounded bad. I could totally spend a day paddle boarding at the lake or tromping around the Cibolo Nature Center.

In Boerne:

Live Music events where you can grab a drink and chill in numerous venues like: Random, The Roundup, Soda Pops, Cave Without A Name, Drink Texas Biergarten.

Touring: Brewery, history and culinary tours (more info coming soon on the new culinary and history tours). Family Friendly breweries to tour: Dodging Duck Brewhaus, Boerne Brewery, Cibolo Creek Brewing Co and Kinematic Brewing Co.

Outdoor Fun: Refer back to “Why the kids will rejoice!” for the start of this list. Clay target shooting, fly fishing and even Axis deer hunting at Joshua Creek Ranch. Relaxing, quite hikes in area parks or trail walking through town are both favorite activities for locals. Another option is a round of golf at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort. Tapatio is also home to Pure Sol Spa should you choose to divide and conquer both activities simultaneously.

Downtown Shopping, History and Art: The Hill Country Mile can’t be beat on this front! Shopping enthusiasts (think mom & teen & tween daughters) will LOVE scouting the unique boutiques along Main St. for fashion finds that you will not see at home. Need to feather your nest a little? Home décor shopping is prime here too! If shopping is a hard sell for the hubs and sons in your household, hand them a historic walking tour map and an Art al Fresco brochure so they can learn a bit while you shop downtown. They could, also, hit the Cibolo Trail, chill at Main Plaza or hang out at Drink Texas Biergarten or Cibolo Creek Brewing Co.

Food Food Food!: Boerne does it right when it comes to food. We have an assortment of flavors and settings available from casual breakfasts in a café  or bakery to eloquent Hill Country style fine dining for dinner, relaxed outdoor food truck parks with live music to enjoy well into the evening to a sidewalk bistro for people watching at lunch with the fam. The kiddos will be welcomed in all establishments!

Don’t forget to hit up the Farmers Market at the Cibolo for a tasty breakfast, some educational youth programs or to pick up locally made goodies to take home and share. The historic Herff Farm and Homestead can also be toured while you are at the market. Follow your market and tour with a visit to the Cibolo Nature Center. It’s all on the same property.

+/- 30 min from Boerne:

Boerne IS the “Hill Country Hub”, so don’t pack up quite yet. Once you’ve had a great time exploring here, venture out into the hills. Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Comfort, Sisterdale, Luckenbach, Camp Verde, New Braunfels, Gruene, Waring, Welfare and of course San Antonio are all a hop, skip and a jump away.


Written by: Tori Bellos, Boerne Visitor Center Marketing Specialist

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