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20 Wonderful Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas

Wimberley is the sweet little town in Hill Country and we are the hugest fans. From beautiful nature walks, to refreshing swimming holes, to a fun, artistic vibe, there are so many things to do in Wimberley, TX!

We live just a short drive away and love to explore this charming, and gorgeous town. With painted cowboy boots lining Main Street, tasty restaurants, and the most beautiful parks and preserves, Wimberley is home to the famous Blue Hole (which we visit multiple times every summer), but also so much more.

Follow along with us through our favorite activities and attractions in Wimberley so you can plan your own lovely day trip, family vacation, or romantic weekend away. Yes! This Hill Country town has plenty to offer for all of those visits! Without further ado, here are Wimberley’s best things to do.

Blue Hole Regional Park - one of the best things to do in Wimberley, Texas!

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Best Things to Do in Wimberley

Swing off the Rope Swing at Blue Hole Regional Park

Blue Hole Regional Park is one of my favorite places in all of Texas so it should be no surprise that it lands securely at the top of this list of amazing things to do in Wimberley. Everything else is in no particular order, but whatever you do, don’t miss the Blue Hole in Wimberley.

Wimberley's Blue Hole swimming area

Open year round with a beautiful picnic area, playground, and easy hiking trails, this place really comes alive in the summer when the Blue Hole swimming area opens. Fed by Jacob’s Well (more on that below) and Cypress Creek, the water is so clear and SO blue.

There are adventurous rope swings that entertain my children for hours. The water stays a cool 70-ish degrees year round and makes for such a refreshing swim and one of the very best activities in Hill Country in Texas.

Make reservations for a four hour time slot May – September, or make two reservations for your date if you want to stay all day. It is simply lovely!

Rope swinging - one of the best things to do!

Climb Old Baldy

    Nestled in a Wimberley neighborhood is Old Baldy, a mountain with a 218 step climb to incredible Hill Country views. The stairs are steep but doable for most people if you take your time and stop for a breath as needed. There are also handrails to assist and easy parking right off of the road with space for a handful of cars.

    Climb Old Baldy in Wimberley - 218 steps but totally worth it!

    Old Baldy is also known as Prayer Mountain and has beautiful scripture on the stairs. The top of the mountain gives beautiful 360 degree views and usually a breeze to help you cool off. Don’t be in a rush to climb back down; stay awhile and enjoy the scenery!

    The day we went, there was no else there! We had the hike and the overlook all to ourselves. Also note, that the link above should take you right to the spot, but if it doesn’t just follow La Toya Circle around and you should come upon the trailhead. My first time there, we didn’t find it right away and almost left – don’t do that!

    Climb to top of Old Baldy for incredible views!

    Walk the Trail at Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

    Cypress Creek Nature Preserve is such a gem adding to the overall natural beauty of this Texas small town. Simply follow the trail along the vibrantly blue Cypress Creek and you will be immediately immersed in a lush garden of green.

    You can follow the trails along the creek all the way to the Blue Hole, but be sure to stay on the trail. There is no swimming allowed in this area.

    Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

    A picnic area is located next to the parking lot has several tables calling your name to stop and enjoy the view while you eat lunch. Or if you are waiting for your table at a nearby restaurant on Wimberley Square, go for a stroll while you wait!

    Follow the Trail of Cowboy Boots

    Downtown Wimberley is dotted with the most beautiful cowboy boots (30 I think!) begging you to discover them all. They are oversized and painted by local artists each with a completely unique design.

    Stop by the Wimberley Visitor’s Center for a map to find them all!

    Painted Cowboy Boots in downtown Wimberley
    Painted Cowboy Boots in downtown Wimberley

    Have Brunch at The Leaning Pear

    While The Leaning Pear serves brunch, lunch and dinner, brunch is my personal favorite. The crab cakes are delicious and my husband can never pass up a wood-fired pizza. If you decide to go for dinner, don’t worry, the menu is similar and you can still get the crab cakes and pizza, but be sure to add the pretzel board -it’s super fun. They also offer rotating seasonal offerings too, so you’ll never know what surprises you might get to try!

    The outdoor patio is lovely with views of the creek and trees. In cooler weather, the Treehouse is a heated patio area which is perfect for a date night. If you get lucky, you might get some live music outdoors too.

    Pick up a Cactus from Ceremony Botanical Studio

    We came upon this cutest plant shop by accident last spring, and just love it! Ceremony Botanical Studio is filled with healthy lush plants, sweet gift ideas, and an amazing array of succulents. Their display of air plants are also impressive with such a variety to choose from.

    On our last trip, my daughter was gifted a cactus from her grandma from this shop – the sweetest souvenir!

    Adorable plant shop in Wimberly TX with so many varieties of succulents

    Explore the Iconic Jacob’s Well

    Jacob’s Well Natural Area has been bringing visitors to Wimberley for years. While not currently the swimming hole it once was, this Texas natural spring is a beautiful sight to see and surrounded by hiking and nature trails.

    Reservations are required when swimming, but visitors and hikers are welcome to visit anytime without reservations. The park is open from 8am-6pm daily, and hiking is highly recommended during the mornings for best weather and lower crowds. Geocaching and picnicking are also great activities at Jacob’s Well.

    Stroll through EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens

    EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is a sweet space close in central Wimberley with beautiful gardens that you can walk through and explore. Totaling 8 acres, you’ll find winding nature paths, unique sculptures (including a cowboy boot!), meaningful memorials, and an interactive sensory garden.

    Follow along with the EmilyAnn as they host an amazing Butterfly Festival each spring, Shakespeare Under the Stars at their on-site theater, and fun children’s camps. They are now also home to new pickleball and tennis courts (with lights!), for an active evening on the courts.

    Walk the Wimberley Trail of Lights

    Wimberley’s Trail of Lights takes place at Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens (above) and is a must-do during the Christmas holiday season! Walk the mile long trail through the twinkling exhibits and end the evening with roasted marshmallows by the campfire.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated.

    Christmas lights in Wimberley Texas
    Image Courtesy of EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens

    Fly Through the Air at Wimberley Zipline Adventures

    We love a good ziplining adventure! Head to Wimberley Zipline Adventures to sail above the Hill Country tree tops. If you head out on this adventure (and you really, really, should!), you’ll experience 10 ziplines that total a mile of soaring through the sky. Each zipline ranges from 150 to 900 feet and can exceed over 30 miles per hour.

    Not too worry, you’ll only find highly-trained guides here that will not only make sure you are super safe, but also that you have an incredible time!

    Search for Treasures at Wimberley Market Days

    If you love to shop till you drop or just want to find a unique, local piece, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Wimberley Market Days. In addition to antiques, locally handmade items, and other special treasures, Market Days also hosts live music and tasty eats.

    Cute shops in Wimberley Texas

    There are 500 booths to browse, so plan on plenty of time to explore under the shade trees. From March – December, Market Days take place on the first Saturday of the month.

    Order a Cone at Ice Cream Shoppe

    Pioneer Town is home to a few of the fun things to do in Wimberley that made this list. On the property of 7A Ranch, you’ll find a western pioneer town with a old inn, telegraph office, store fronts, arcade games, photo opps, and of course, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor!

    During the summer season, be sure to pick up a Pioneer Town Scavenger Hunt in the ice cream parlor while you are picking up your cool treat!

    Pioneer Town in Wimberley

    In the summer, they are open every day but Wednesdays, with Saturday hours in the fall and spring. Check for hours here, but expect that they might vary a bit. Check in at the 7A Ranch office when you arrive, but parking and admission to Pioneer Town are free.

    Stay at a Cottage on the Creek

    Cypress Creek runs through Wimberley, and it’s clear blue water and enchanting trees provide the most beautiful views. To really experience it all, I highly recommend booking a cute place to stay along the creek so that you can enjoy the late evenings around a campfire, or the morning views with your cup of coffee on the porch.

    Wimberley's beautiful Cypress Creek

    There are several beautiful creek side places to stay, but this one might be my favorite. This spot is pure luxury with the best views. You’ll find the best swimming hole at this spot, and I love the charm of this tiny house!

    For a spot on the Blanco River, instead of Cypress Creek, you’ll want to check out this gem. If you need a larger space and value a pool, this is another fantastic option. Check out more choice here.

    Discover History at the Cowboy Museum

    Head back to Pioneer Town for some history at Jack Glover’s Cowboy Museum. This small, but mighty, museum is filled with historical artifacts and…a huge jackalope! Hop and take a photo – you know you want to!

    Call the office before visiting to check on current hours: (512) 648-2407.

    Cowboy Museum in Wimberley's Pioneer Museum

    Watch Shakespeare in the Park

    After 6 weeks of preparation, local thespians will perform in the most beautiful spot in Wimberley. Plan on some incredible entertainment under the starry sky at the Blue Hole!

    Four shows in total will be held, the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August in 2024. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

    Go Bird Watching at Patsy Glen Refuge

    Take your binoculars and head to this bird and nature sanctuary, where you will find not only Lark Sparrows and American Kestrels, but also Texas bluebonnets, Monarch butterflies, and Wild Persimmon trees.

    This beautiful piece of property was a community project that resulted in a great space for bird watchers and nature lovers alike. You’ll find this 1.8 acre refuge right next to the Wimberley Community Center.

    Take a Train Ride in Pioneer Town

    In cute Pioneer Town, with its ice cream parlor already mentioned above, you can also take a train ride on the Pioneer Express. Super fun for little conductors-in-training!

    Train rides are offered on Saturday afternoons in the spring, and Thursdays-Saturdays in the mornings and early evenings in summer. Specific hours can vary. Check in at the 7A Ranch office when you arrive, but parking and admission to Pioneer Town are free. Train rides are $6 each.

    Check out Local Art Galleries Downtown

    The art vibe in Wimberley runs deep through this small Texas town giving it a great creative, colorful, local ambiance. Starting with the collection cowboy boots and to the street art murals on every corner, there are also several beautiful art galleries to explore.

    Check out Art on 12 first – you’ll love this collection of pieces from local artists. Wildflower Art Gallery and Pitzer’s Fine Arts are also wonderful galleries to discover.

    Street Art in Wimberley
    Street Art in Wimberley

    Listen to Live Music at Chill’s on the Creek

    Chill’s on the Creek has the most gorgeous outdoor on the…(you guessed it!) beautiful Cypress Creek. Sit under the beautiful, mature shade trees for a yummy lunch or dinner. An indoor space with TVs is perfect for those who want to site awhile while you explore the boutiques on the square!

    Do yourself a favor and try the beef cheese steak as well as the Onion Things. Oh! And did I mention that they are pet-friendly and have live music on the weekends?

    Garden Art in Wimberley

    Kayak the Blanco River

    Head to 7A Ranch for Blanco River swimming access as well as kayak rentals. Explore the beautiful river Check in at the front office of the ranch for river access wristbands ($15 each on summer weekends and $5-10 on weekdays or off season).

    Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented on-site for either a half day or full day, starting at $40 for a half day kayak rental. Evening guided kayak tours can be booked ahead of time as well.

    Where to Stay in Wimberley

    Want to stay for a night or three? We highly recommend that you do! There is WAY too much to do in just one day!

    Here are our favorite places to stay in Wimberley just minutes from the Blue Hole. They all have space for families too!

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