The Texas Hill Country is dotted with incredible small towns, and one of our favorites is Wimberley, Texas.
Honestly, there aren’t many places in Texas like Wimberley. The beautiful Cypress trees and rolling hills seem to beckon visitors to stay longer.
When you combine that with the great things to do in Wimberley, Texas, you can quickly see why Wimberley is referred to as “Wimberley, a little bit of heaven.”
Wimberley, Texas, boasts some fun Texas swimming holes, great live performances, a fun Pioneer town, fabulous local artists, wine tasting rooms, and distilleries.
Wimberley is located close to both Austin and San Antonio, making it one of the best places to visit on a day trip from either city.
Trust us, as Native Texans; we have been visiting Wimberley for years. Let’s dive into all the great things to do in Wimberley, TX!
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Fun Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas
Blue Hole Regional Park
It is no secret that summers in Texas can be brutally hot. That’s why we Native Texans are either in the water or air conditioning during summer to escape the Texas heat.
Join the locals in this treasured pastime and head to Blue Hole Regional Park, specifically their swimming area, during your visit to Wimberley.
The Blue Hole Regional Park is a 126-acre park in the Texas Hill Country with one of Texas’ favorite swimming holes, the Blue Hole.
Here, you can enjoy the spring-fed waters of the Blue Hole, which stay nice and cool year-round.
Enjoy the rope swings or lounge around in a tube while at the park; remember to make a reservation in advance during the summer months as Texas swimming holes fill up quickly in the summer!
The Blue Hole is one of the reasons that Wimberley is on our list of romantic getaways in Texas! You have to check it out!
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Another popular swimming hole in the Texas Hill Country is Jacob’s Well.
Jacob’s Well is an extensive underground cave system and natural spring area in the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.
The well, filled with waters from the Trinity Aquifer, stays 68 degrees year-round.
This means that this artesian spring makes a great getaway to escape the summer heat but also means that swimming here is contingent on the water flow from the aquifer.
Even if you can’t swim in Jacob’s Well, you can still enjoy the natural beauty of the area by hiking the many trails in the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.
Wimberley’s location near Austin, Texas, means that Jacob’s Well is also busy during the summer months (one of the best swimming holes in Texas), so be sure to make your reservation as far in advance as possible.
Also, always check the Jacob’s Well Natural Area’s website to see if swimming is allowed at Jacob’s Well swimming hole during your visit.
Cypress Creek Falls
Another great swimming hole in Wimberley, TX, is Cypress Creek Falls.
The creek is spring-fed from Jacob’s Well, so it is another Texas swimming hole that stays nice and cool year-round, making it the perfect place to cool off from the Texas heat.
You must check in at Cypress Falls Lodge to access the falls and purchase a wristband. Like other swimming holes in the area, they can get extremely crowded on the weekends, so make a reservation.
Wimberley Market Days
Another of my favorite things to do in the Hill Country is to visit the Wimberley Market Days.
This attraction is a local favorite and draws tourists from all over Texas and is well worth planning your visit to Wimberley during the first Saturday of the month.
Here you can shop everything from home decor to one-of-a-kind art installations.
Really, this great place has so many things to look at and browse through that you might just find yourself spending your entire Saturday here shopping!
Of course, this is also a great place to enjoy some fun, fair-style food.
You can enjoy a delicious breakfast taco for lunch and find the perfect food truck for an afternoon snack!
Market admission is free, but a $5 donation to the Lions Club is required for parking.
No matter what, don’t miss this fun shopping site during your time in Wimberley, Texas!
The charming Wimberley Square is the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping and relaxing while in Wimberley.
This area, called “Downtown Wimberley,” has great art galleries and delightful boutique shops.
If you love cooking, you won’t miss Kiss the Cook, a gourmet cooking store on the Wimberley Square.
Pop into the Tree House or The Bazaar to shop for unique one-of-a-kind gifts or souvenirs from this quirky little town before grabbing some food at Ino’z, one of our favorite places to eat in town.
Ino’z is located right on Cypress Creek and boasts great views of the creek lined with Cypress trees, live music, and fun, pub-style food.
Live music at Ino’z is usually available on the weekend, so plan your visit around this if you can.
7A Ranch is a fun, family-owned ranch on the Blanco River’s banks.
This isn’t your ordinary working Texas cattle ranch, though.
7A allows visitors to step back in time when they purchase a day pass to the ranch.
Here, you can enjoy their Old West Pioneer town, with an arcade and an ice cream parlor!
Kids will love exploring the old west town with its fun stores and attractions.
In addition to the Pioneer town, 7A Ranch offers guests a resort-style pool and access to swimming in the Blanco River, two activities sure to please kids of all ages!
Located close to town, 7A is also a great place to stay in Wimberley.
They offer several lodging options, including cabins and large lodges.
Wimberley Glassworks is the perfect place to see some of the local artists that call Wimberley home.
Located just outside of Wimberley, on Ranch Road 12, Wimberley Glassworks offers beautiful handmade glassware for sale.
One of my favorite things about visiting is the live glassblowing demonstration.
This demonstration lets you see exactly how they make the incredible glass sculptures and ornaments for sale in their shop.
Wimberley Valley Winery
A visit to the Hill Country isn’t complete without visiting some of the fabulous Texas wineries in the area.
While the wineries in Fredericksburg are the most popular, there are other great wineries in this area.
One of my personal favorites is located right here in Wimberley, Texas, Wimberley Valley Winery.
Wimberley Valley has a large tasting room that allows guests to taste various wines. Serving many sweet and dry wines means you will surely find a wine you love.
Once you have found your favorite, buy a bottle and enjoy it outside.
They offer numerous seating areas, so finding a spot right in the middle of the action or all to yourself is easy!
The Leaning Pear
For a great meal, visit The Leaning Pear during your time in Wimberley.
This restaurant prides itself on creating locally sourced seasonal food, ensuring guests have a great experience.
Enjoy one of their wood-fired pizzas or a freshly made crab cake during your time in the city!
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Cypress Creek Rum Distillery
For a bit of the Caribbean in Texas, include the Cypress Creek Rum Distillery on your list of things to do in Wimberley, TX.
The distillery serves up delicious rum and is a great place to hang out, thanks to the vision created by owner David Watson.
For a special treat, I suggest trying their vanilla rum; it is delicious!
Wimberley Valley Museum
The Wimberley Valley Museum is located inside the historic Winters-Wimberley House and is the perfect place to learn more about the town’s history during your trip.
Browse the artifacts to learn about Wimberley and visit a building on the National Registry of Historic Places!
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Sugar Shack Bakery
One of the best parts about being on vacation is that you don’t have to cook!
And when you see the baked goods at Sugar Shack Bakery, you will be glad you didn’t!
The Sugar Shack serves delicious pastries and coffee, sure to be the perfect start to your day and probably a highlight of your trip!
I personally love their fresh cinnamon rolls and their yummy danishes!
Rough Creek Lavender
If you love lavender, you must add Rough Creek Lavender Fields, located just outside of town to your list of things to do.
Rough Creek has over 5,000 lavender plants, making it the perfect place to pick your own lavender.
Of course, you can also take pictures in their lavender fields and browse their shop for some incredible lavender products during your visit.
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Wimberley Trail of Lights
Every year, the land around the Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens comes alive with six acres of twinkling light displays.
The Wimberley Trail of Lights is an annual event that is free to the public (but they do ask for a small donation if you are able).
The light displays on the Trail of Lights are truly magical and make you feel as if you have been transported to a holiday wonderland.
During your visit, you can also enjoy making s’mores around the campfire and possibly catch one of the many live performances scheduled throughout the holiday season.
In addition to visiting during Christmas, Wimberley is a fabulous place to experience fall in Texas!
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To reach the highest point in the town of Wimberley, head to Old Baldy. After climbing 218 steps, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the Texas Hill Country.
Bella Vista Ranch
A visit to Bella Vista Ranch will make you feel as if you have been transported to the hills of Tuscany.
This family farm is home to over 1,200 olive trees that the family uses to create their delicious Texas olive oil.
Enjoy sampling the olive oil in their tasting room before purchasing a bottle or two to take home!
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Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel. Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region. She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.