Spending time outdoors is, of course, the classic way to spend any Spring Break. After a long, cold winter, nothing beats the way the sun feels on your skin again! But if you’re concerned about crowds, here are some options you can take advantage of to make sure it’s a more relaxing experience! Bring your kayaks or tubes for a lazy expedition along the Guadalupe River. Choose to rent paddle boards, kayaks, or tubes from Hill Country Paddle Sports or Bergheim Campground and River Outfitters. If you opt for bringing your own, the perfect entry-point for this is at the James Kiehl River Bend Park, and you can hop right back out at the Waring: Welfare Crossing when you’re done for the day! Enjoy a cave tour at either one of Boerne’s caves: Cave Without A Name or Cascade Caverns! Horseback ride beneath towering, breathtaking hills with Stricker Trail Rides or Diamond C Stables. Now, there’s always relaxation in simplicity. So if none of this fits your bill, take a simple walk at any one of Boerne’s local parks and trails!
To those of you who have an eye for the new and different, art is always a good go-to. Challenge yourself to new ideas and interpretations of the world around you by visiting the art galleries that Boerne has to offer! The Nic Campbell Studio and Gallery has quite the magnitude of paintings . . . and when I say “magnitude”, I mean these paintings are actually large in size! They will take your breath away. Downtown Boerne has multiple art galleries with local artistry as well as work from artists around the country! We bet you’ll find celebrations of the Hill Country culture in the work you see!
Nothing beats a good massage, a cleansing facial, or getting your hair and nails done. Opt for a massage at anyone of our many salons and spas! Nothing says rejuvenation like a freshly painted manicure or pedicure, a new ‘do for your locks, or the glowing effects of a deep cleansing facial. Boerne offers so much when it comes to treating yourself . . . which brings us to our next idea!
The shopping in Boerne is unlike anywhere else. Find the latest and greatest on Boerne’s Hill Country Mile in Texas fashions, décor, furniture, gifts and more. Grub it up along the way in one of the many tasty local eateries in downtown Boerne while you browse the shops! The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo will be open just in time for Spring Break too! Every Saturday from 9AM-1PM, you can shop for fresh produce and take home unique products that will mark your Boerne experience. Make your rounds to visit the local vendors and enjoy natural beauty products, fresh coffee, handmade items and live music!
What’s that saying? Dance like no one’s watching? Let go of your inhibitions and find yourself a place to let loose! Live music is always happening at places like The Roundup and Random! Check our event calendar for details on artists, dates, and special events! You can also get a true Texas experience at one of the dancehalls nearby! There are plenty of places to boogie, so grab the kids or your significant other and get two-stepping!
Tours on tours on tours! Boerne has so much for you to learn and discover. Get a taste of the Hill Country goods by taking a winery or brewery tour. Get educated on how these tasty spirits are made! Learn about Boerne’s rich German heritage, both fact and folklore, on a Boerne Walking Tour! And you can’t go wrong with Hill Country Food Tours. You won’t walk more than 2 blocks without trying something spectacular from Boerne’s locally owned restaurants and culinary stops along the Hill Country Mile!
Written by: Erika Yount, Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau Admin