15 Best Things To Do In Wimberley, TX

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Wimberley, Texas is a central location for some of the best natural swimming holes, wines, and culture in the Texas Hill Country. Try ziplining, driving into the Blue Hole, or go wine tasting and tour the vineyards of Driftwood Estate Winery for the more relaxing leg of your trip. Wimberley has a lot to offer and boasts a ton of culture like no other. Southern charm is without a doubt present in the locals as well as the place. Bring your pet along and stay on one of the pet-friendly cabins or check out the top glamping spots in nearby New Braunfels, because any time spent here will be a much-enjoyed vacation. Keep reading to find out about the fun things to do in Wimberley, TX!

1. Go swimming at Blue Hole Regional Park

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Don’t know what to do in Wimberley? Swimming in the Blue Hole is a must! This has been named one of the top 10 swimming holes in Texas for several years now. This beautiful, deep blue pool is spring-fed and stays a constant refreshing temperature, even in hot Texas summers. Visitors can enjoy jumping into cool waters surrounded by beautiful Cypress trees.

Blue Hole is not just a summer destination – in fact, with the popularity of the pool, it sometimes has to be closed due to capacity issues, so an off-season visit could prove to be more peaceful. The swimming area is closed during winter months, but the park includes 3.5 mi (5.6 km) of trails, a pavilion, athletic courts, and an amphitheater for visitors to enjoy year-round.

Blue Hole Regional Park

Address: 100 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Blue Hole

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2. Check out Jacob's Well

Jacob's Well - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Outdoor Craziness used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Jacob’s Well is as dangerous as it is alluring. This karstic stream is fed by the Trinity Aquifer. Until recent modern developments, the Aquifer actually pushed up water to the mouth of the cave, sometimes gushing up to six feet (1.8 m) into the air. What makes the well dangerous is that it is also the entrance to Texas’ second largest fully submerged cave.

Free divers often dive to the very bottom of the well, which is around 100 feet (30 m) deep. Scuba divers can find at least four cave entrances deep into the well, but the dangers here are very real. Some openings are so narrow that divers have to remove their tanks to get through. The caves are also very silty, adding another level of danger. At least 8 people have lost their lives exploring the caves here.

If you want to see this forbidden beauty, exercise extreme caution. Although many people safely swim here in the top of the well, upward currents and rocks can provide danger even to shallow swimmers. However, it is an amazing thing to see and experience.

Jacob's Well

Address: 1699 Mount Sharp Road, Wimberley, TX 78676

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3. Enjoy ziplining at Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

You might be asking, “What is there to do in Wimberley, Texas?” Go ziplining, of course! The Wimberley Zipline course consists of 10 ziplines. Upon your arrival, expert guides will lead you along a walking tour where you will learn about the local ecosystem, history, and other Wimberley facts. You will be able to see some plants and wildlife on this walking tour as well. On the zipline itself, you will experience stunning views of the valley and sail over canyons and creeks. This two-hour adventure will be one you never forget.

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Address: 300 Winn Valley Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Wimberley Zipline Adventures

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4. Climb Old Baldy Mountain/Lookout Mountain

Old Baldy Summit West View Wimberley Texas 2020
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This mountain is somewhat of a hidden gem in Wimberley. It is in the middle of a community, does not have a completely confirmed address or any signage, and visitors report having to frequently ask locals for directions. That being said, it is well worth the trouble. This Wimberley attraction is about 220 steps to the top of the mountain, and climbers will be treated with an excellent view of the village and surrounding areas.

Old Baldy

Address: 33 La Toya Trail, Wimberley, TX 78676

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5. Visit Wimberley Valley Winery & Driftwood Estate Winery

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Just 13 minutes apart, these two wineries will fill up your day with relaxation, delicious wine, and fun.

Wimberley Valley Winery focuses on having a wide selection of wines and adding creativity and freshness to the Central Texas wine scene. They have many specialties from seasonal fruit blends to Christmas specials, and offer tastings in their cozy lobby next to a fireplace, or outside underneath shady oak trees.

Driftwood Estate Winery specializes in using their Texas grapes to make Mediterranean style wines. They offer tastings and their main attraction is their gorgeous location. The winery sits on a high bluff overlooking their vineyards and visitors can enjoy a glass of wine on the hillside, admiring the spectacular view.

Wimberley Valley Winery

Address: 2825 Lone Man Mountain Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Wimberley Valley Winery

Driftwood Estate Winery

Address: 4001 Elder Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619

Website: Driftwood Estate Winery

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6. Shop for fresh produce at Bella Vista Ranch

Bella Vista Ranch olive orchard
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Bella Vista Ranch is a small orchard with 1,200 olive trees. They make and sell fresh, unique olive oils as well as the fruits and vegetables grown on the ranch. They also have a small vineyard and boutique winery with between 4 and 7 wines available for purchase and tasting. They offer formal guided tours of both the olive orchard and vineyard, and tastings of oils and wines.

Bella Vista Ranch

Address: 3101 Mt Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Bella Vista Ranch

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7. Check out Wimberley Market Days

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Posted by Wimberley Market Days on Monday, March 15, 2021

Wimberley Market Days happen on the first Saturday of the month from March through December. Admission is free, and they have three large parking lots for visitor convenience. Each month there is a market theme such as football, patriotism, or “dog days of summer,” featuring local bands and special vendors. Come and visit the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second largest outdoor market in the state. With 475 vendors, food, and entertainment, you can have an entire day of unique fun.

Wimberley Market Days

Address: 601 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Wimberley Market Days

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8. Catch a show at Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens

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According to their website, the mission of the Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens is to “reinvest in the dignity of the human spirit through the performing arts, the beauty of nature and community fellowship.” This wonderful park is open year round to the public and includes a bird and butterfly garden, interactive musical garden, a life-size chess/checker board, and of course beautiful plants around every corner.

The garden also provides a permanent home for the production of Shakespeare Under the Stars, and temporary homes for many other theatre productions. In addition, they host an annual Butterfly Festival in the spring and a Trail of Lights during the Christmas season.

Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens

Address: 1101 Ranch Rd 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

Website: Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens

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9. Visit the galleries at Wimberley Square

Wimberley Square
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Located in the heart of downtown, Wimberley Square is the center for unique shopping experiences and beautiful art galleries. Here you will find unique shops such as Rancho Deluxe, which specializes in rustic and eclectic home furnishings and ranch décor, as well as gifts and unique articles hand-made in Oaxaca City, Mexico. The store is so dedicated to this style of art that they even offer six day tours of Oaxaca. You will also find Kiss the Cook, which bills itself as the “finest and most complete kitchen store in the Hill Country.” Finally, enjoy gift and collectible stores such as Aunt Jenny’s Attic and the Santa Fe Connection.

The art section of the square features artists such as the “Nacho Ordinary Wood Turner,” who creates beautiful pieces of woodworking for sale. You will also find Art on 12, Central Texas’ largest art gallery. It has a huge display space, 8 working artists’ studios, and features the work of 53 local artists. The gallery is also staffed completely by the featured artists so that guests can receive insider knowledge and guidance on picking the right piece of art for their home.

Wimberley Square

Website: Wimberley Square

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10. Watch a free glass-blowing demonstration at Wimberley Glassworks Center

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Get a first-hand look at a live glass-blowing demonstration at Wimberley Glassworks Center. This is a unique activity to engage in when traveling to North Carolina, visit their showrooms and watch the team of artisans produce some of the most exquisite glass art in the city that is up for purchase and collection. Visitors will also learn a bit about the history of glass-blowing in NC and how it grew to be a bustling industry in the region. The Wimberley Glassworks Center is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays and is free for all attendees, an interesting activity to start of your trip to North Carolina.

Wimberley Glassworks Center

Address: 6469 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666

Website: [Wimberley Glassworks https://wgw.com/)

Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays to Saturdays, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sundays

Duration:approximately 2 hours

Contact: 512-393-3316; info@wgw.com

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11. Have a Wimberley ale at the local Middleton Brewing

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Located in the heart of Texas, the Middleton Brewing in San Marcos is a place to check out if you’re a beer connoisseur or if you’re one who simply enjoys a bottle of beer or two. Travelers to Texas can experience first-hand how craft beer in Texas is made at Middleton Brewing where visitors can meet the brewers Calvin Kauba, Lori Warren, and Franklin Murrah among others who are responsible for giving guests an in-depth tour of the brewery and a taste of their superb top quality artisan beer. Visit the Middleton Brewing site any day of the week and maybe bring a six-pack or two home to loved ones.

Middleton Brewing

Address: 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Website: Middleton Brewing

Opening hours: 2:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Mondays to Thursdays (closed Tuesdays); 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Saturdays; 12:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sundays

Contact: (512) 667-6716; office@mbtx.com

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12. Have a unique shopping experience at Rancho Deluxe

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Posted by Rancho Deluxe on Friday, April 24, 2020

Shopping can be a really fun activity, especially when you are on vacation. Visit Wimberley’s very own Rancho Deluxe to see its unique collection of authentic Mexican home decors. Choose among several wonderful selections of lighting such as onyx sconces, shades, and lanterns. They also sell Amate lighting, a piece made with wild fig and mulberry bark and crafted by Aztec artists. A large metal art collection can be found here as well, so you will definitely find something interesting. Use them in your own home or give them as gifts to your loved ones.

Rancho Deluxe

Address: 14010 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676, United States

Website: Rancho Deluxe

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

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13. Explore a lovely selection of wine at Hill Country Wine Shop

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If you enjoy drinking and are looking for what to do in Wimberley, Texas, come check out this place! Taste delicious local wine at Hill Country Wine Shop, which offers wine tastings for the price of 9 USD. This includes six kinds of wine coming from various labels in Hill Country.

Guests who have visited this wine shop before have loved the welcoming ambiance of the place, as well as their friendly host who made their experience special. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere while you sip on a delicious red. You could even buy a bottle and savor it in the comfort of your Airbnb.

Hill Country Wine Shop

Address: 114 Wimberley Square UNIT B, Wimberley, TX 78676, United States

Website: Hill Country Wine Shop

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 5pm; Fri: 12pm - 6pm; Sat: 11am - 6pm

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14. Have a relaxing time horseback riding (from USD 185.0)

In South West Austin, just a 30-minute drive from Wimberley, you can have a fun time horseback riding to a tranquil picnic destination nearby. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried horseback riding before, the host of the tour will be happy to guide you throughout the journey. On-site, a range of delectable food will be available for consumption to ensure the guests’ maximum enjoyment. This is sure to be a peaceful yet refreshing activity.

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Trail ride in comfort, class & beauty

Duration: 4 hours

35 reviews

15. Take a lovely canoe ride on San Marcos River (from USD 60.0)

Rio Vista Park, San Marcos River, whitewater slalom
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Charlie Llewellin used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you’re looking for fun things to do near Wimberley, why not canoe your way through San Marcos River? Grab the opportunity to see the most spectacular spring-fed rivers in Texas. A 20-minute drive from Wimberley is all it takes to have a breathtaking view of these magnificent natural wonders. You will also catch a glimpse of beautiful waterfalls and possibly some sightings of marine wildlife, all of which are sure to make this trip more enjoyable.

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Canoe The San Marcos River

Duration: 2 hours

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The gem of the Texas Hill Country

Wimberley, Texas is a gem of the Texas Hill Country and is a great weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Be sure to add some of these best things to do in Wimberley to your itinerary and book a stay at a cabin with a hot tub for a complete and immersive experience!

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Wimberley, TX

  • What are the best attractions to visit in Wimberley?

    These top attractions in Wimberley will make your trip extra fun: Jacob’s Well, Old Baldy Mountain, Hill Country Wine Shop, and Blue Hole Regional Park. Make sure to visit soon!

  • What are the best activities in Wimberley?

    Ziplining at Wimberley Zipline Adventures, swimming at Blue Hole Regional Park, catching a show at Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens, and shopping at Wimberley Market Days are some of the best activities in Wimberley.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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