A treasure nestled in the magnificent setting of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne (pronounced “Bernie”) is only minutes north of San Antonio, via Interstate 10.
Boerne (pronounced Bernie) grew from a village called Tusculum laid out in 1849. It was formally established by German pioneer settlers in 1851, and named for a German political writer. In and around the area, fishermen find fortunes in Hill Country lakes and streams. Hunters seek white-tailed and axis deer, wild boar, turkey, native and migratory game birds. Kronkosky Hill Located in Boerne, the Kronkosky Tower and grounds are home to the Benedictine Sisters’Monastery and their Ministries.
The Kronkosky Tower is dedicated to Albert and Bessie Kronkosky. The tower is now used as a prayer space by Omega Retreatants. Nearby is a St. Albert Head Start program for three and four-year olds. Another important part of the Ministries are the Omega Retreat and Health and Wholeness Centers, also located in Boerne, Texas.
From great shops and entertainment venues to plenty of natural wonders to explore, this splendid Hill Country town has something for everyone. Come see for yourself!
Hill Country Day Trippin’
There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Boerne area.
Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are.
And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. While based in Boerne, you can stay as long as you want and experience an abundance of places to go and things to see and do.
Here are a couple of the possibilities:
|City/Attraction||Miles||Approximate Drive Time||Click Below for Directions|
|Kerrville||34 miles||35 min||Directions|
|Hunt||49 miles||52 min||Directions|
|Bandera||25 miles||31 min||Directions|
|Fredericksburg||39 miles||40 min||Directions|
|Luckenbach Texas||29 miles||33 min||Directions|
|Enchanted Rock State Natural Area||57 miles||1 hr 3 min||Directions|
|The Alamo (San Antonio)||33 miles||35 min||Directions|
|Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels)||43 miles||56 min||Directions|
|Sea World (San Antonio)||31 miles||35 min||Directions|
|Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)||16 miles||21 min||Directions|
|River Walk (San Antonio)||33 miles||35 min||Directions|
|Lyndon B Johnson State Park & Historic Site||40 miles||46 min||Directions|
|New Braunfels||41 miles||53 min||Directions|
|Canyon Lake||36 miles||48 min||Directions|
|Gruene||43 miles||55 min||Directions|
|Guadalupe River State Park||17 miles||23 min||Directions|
|Hill Country State Natural Area||36 miles||50 min||Directions|
|Source: Google Maps|