7 Best Things To Do In Boerne, Texas

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Boerne is a city in the state of Texas in the United States of America. There is such a vast difference in each state and in Boerne, you will find country parks, lakes, caverns, and natural phenomena. Boerne has a variety on offer that will make your visit to this city a truly memorable one. A minute north of San Antonio, Boerne (pronounced Bernie) has lots on offer and my list highlights some of the things you must see when you visit. Whether you are there for a few hours or you have a longer holiday planned, there is something on offer you can experience to get a flavor of the city.

1. Hill Country Mile

Temple Mall Entrance
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Boerne’s Hill Country Mile runs along the main street, where there are locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants. This goes all the way through the historic heart of downtown Boerne. This really is a shoppers’ paradise!  If you are looking for the latest stylish boutique clothing to home décor to treasured antique pieces, you will find it all here.

And once you have shopped till you’ve dropped, what better way to get some energy back then with some food? There are plenty of dining options available to you here. One restaurant after another, all offering delicious food. Whether you have a couple of hours or you are here for the whole day, there is something for you to see, buy or eat here!

Hill Country Mile

Address: 1100 S Main to 521 N Main, 78006 Boerne, Texas

Website: Hill Country Mile

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2. Cibolo Nature Center

Cibolo Nature Center
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A short drive from San Antonio is the Cibolo Nature Center. One word to describe this center is harmony, it is all about working with nature for a bright and sustainable future. There are music events held here in the summer and as it gets dark, you can enjoy the night sky and the twinkling stars. This center focuses on studying and learning from the natural world. There are trails for you to walk, birds to see and what better way to spend some time than being out in the fresh air, surrounded by nature with a picnic?

Cibolo Nature Center

Address: 140 City Park Rd, 78006 Boerne, TX

Website: Cibolo Nature Centre

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3. Cave without a name

Queen's throne
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To see something truly unique, head 18 kilometers (11 miles) northeast of Boerne and in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, you will find the Cave without a name. This is a natural, living cavern. This really is a piece of art put together by Mother Nature!

The cave is filled with jaw dropping formations of stalactites and stalagmites and much more. You have the option of being part of a tour group to explore the cave, which should be an enjoyable experience. The steps and cave floor is wet, so take good sensible shoes with you and a waterproof jacket!

Cave without a name

Address: 325 Kreutzberg Rd, 78006 Boerne, TX

Website: Cave without a name

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4. Cascade Caverns

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Darrylpearson used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The cascade caverns have been open to the public since 1932 and much of that simplicity remains. The cavern is a cool, living cavern with millions of glistening drops of pure water reluctantly falling on spectacular rock formations and you don’t have to worry about it getting too hot as it stays a comfortable temperature year round. Be prepared though, you might see tiny bats hanging upside down! To enjoy the day and to make the most of it, bring a picnic and sit in the 42-hectare (105-acre) park before or after your tour. There are nature trails and a playground to explore.

Cascade Caverns

Address: 226 Cascade Cavern, 78015 Boerne, TX

Website: Cascade Caverns

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5. City Lake

Boerne City Lake
Source: Photo by user Arielle Solomon used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Boerne City Lake Park is the place to be if you want to go swimming, fishing or boating whilst you visit this city. And after all that exercise, you are bound to get hungry and you can go on to have a picnic. There are areas especially set up to do this and there are grills next to the lake.

You don’t have to worry about finding space as the lake is 76 hectares (189 acres). There is a fishing pier, a butterfly garden, and even a bird observation station. What could be better than to spend a day, having fun in nature?

City Lake

Address: 1 City Lake Road, 78006 Boerne, TX

Website: City Lake

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6. River Road Park

Boerne ducks
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If you want to see different types of turtles, fish, ducks, and geese then the River Road Park, which is located on the banks of the Cibolo Creek, is the place to go. One of the unique features of River Road Park is the dam located at the east end of the park and the Cibolo Trail meanders through this linear park. The park is a popular location for picnics and fishing. Public restrooms, a drinking fountain, and picnic tables are located in the park for public use.

River Road Park

Address: 415 River Road, 78006 Boerne, TX

Website: River Road Park

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7. Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe river state park
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If swimming whilst surrounded by beautiful scenery sounds like your idea of fun, then just a short drive from San Antonio is Guadalupe River State Park. It has 6.5 kilometers (four miles) of river frontage, where you can swim, fish, tube, and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, and bird watch. The park does loan fishing gear for use in the park.

Guadalupe River State Park

Address: 3350 Park Rd 31, 78070 Spring Branch, TX

Website: Guadalupe River State Park

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Spend a day in nature!

Boerne is a great day trip from San Antonio, so if you’re looking for a little city escape, look no further. I hope your visit to this city will be enjoyable and relaxing.

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