Wimberley, TX was established in 1848. Today, the picturesque village is a resort and retirement area in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Visitors to Wimberley (often misspelled Wimberly) are entranced by cool, shady pools beneath towering Cypress trees, frothy cascades on the Blanco River and sparkling Cypress Creek, green meadows and majestic hills. Visitors will also find an abundance of white-tailed deer.
Visitors are attracted to the area by the large number of things to do. Climbing, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, golf, tennis, arts and crafts and camping are popular activities.
Recreational communities, bed and breakfasts, vacation resorts and youth camps dot the landscape.
The “Devil’s Backbone” is one of Texas’ most scenic drives. Officially RM 32, the “Devil’s Backbone” is a winding, razor-backed ridge overlooking Hill Country vistas. It extends from RM 12 just south of town and about 24 miles west of Blanco.
There are tons of arts and crafts galleries. The town is well-known for the many artists and authors who make their homes there. Hill Country scenes captured in oils, handicrafts, hobbies and souvenirs, are available in several quaint shops and studios clustered on and around the Wimberley, Texas “town square” at a casual joining of several roads.
The Wimberley Market Days, sponsored by the Lion’s Club, is held the first Saturday of the month from March through December. It is a bargain hunter’s paradise for the unusual, one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find something or other you’ve been looking for!
With its small town charm and lively arts scene, Wimberley makes the perfect weekend getaway. Whether you wish to spend your time mingling with local artists at the many galleries, antiquing or playing in one of the area’s cool rivers and streams, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Just an hour’s drive from San Antonio or Austin, the Hill Country region has so much to offer. Wimberley, an especially scenic town in the Texas countryside, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Hill Country Day Trippin’
There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Wimberley 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 Wimberley, 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|
|Canyon Lake||28 miles||41 min||Directions|
|Gruene||21 miles||28 min||Directions|
|Blanco||24 miles||28 min||Directions|
|Guadalupe River State Park||45 miles||54 min||Directions|
|Boerne||56 miles||1 hr 7 min||Directions|
|New Braunfels||25 miles||36 min||Directions|
|Dripping Springs||14 miles||19 min||Directions|
|Johnson City||37 miles||42 min||Directions|
|The Alamo (San Antonio)||61 miles||1 hr 7 min||Directions|
|Sea World (San Antonio)||74 miles||1 hr 20 min||Directions|
|Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)||66 miles||1 hr 10 min||Directions|
|River Walk (San Antonio)||62 miles||1 hr 6 min||Directions|
|San Marcos Premium Outlets||18 miles||25 min||Directions|
|Tanger Outlets San Marcos||18 miles||24 min||Directions|
|Texas State Capitol, Austin||40 miles||48 min||Directions|
|Source: Google Maps||es|