15 Best Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas

15 Best Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas

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Wimberley in Texas is a perfect destination for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty and participate in the finest cultural activities at the same time.

Tourists can enjoy swimming in its many water bodies and relax their tired spirits.

This place is also famous for having some of the best vineyards in the country.

Wine tasting sessions in Wimberley can be absolutely fabulous.
Wimberley is a bustling cultural center with the famous rugged charm of the South evident in the local populace and the atmosphere.

If you are keen to go on a fun-fest by visiting this Texas stronghold, check out the activities on our list of 15 Awesome Things to do in Wimberley

Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well
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This is an amazing karstic stream that draws its water from the Trinity Aquifer. This is an attractive proposition for water-lovers to go and dive into its gorgeous waters.

Until recently, you could find strong gushes of water sprouting up to heights of over six feet from the mouth of the cave here.

Jacob's Well is also eerily dangerous as it is the second-largest fully submerged cave in all of Texas.

However, that does not stop diving enthusiasts from plunging into the full 100 feet dive to the bottom of this well.

Scuba divers can enter Jacob’s Well through any of the four entry points available.

These openings are dangerously narrow and sometimes even require the divers to remove the tanks to pass through.

You could have immense fun here, but also make sure to exercise due caution as the dangers here are pretty serious.

Old Baby Mountain

The Old Baby Mountain is shrouded in a bit of mystery as it is difficult to find the exact address to this beautiful peak.

It is located in the middle of land inhabited by the indigenous community and can be strangely difficult to access.

However, once you do manage to reach here, the scenic beauty of the place will leave you stunned.

You need to maneuver around 220 steep steps to reach the summit. From the top, you can feast your eyes on panoramic visuals of the surrounding landscape.

Bella Vista Ranch

Cooking your own food on your holiday travels is a trend that is fast growing in popularity. What better way to cook a healthy and nutritious meal than by procuring local fresh farm produce?

You can do this in Wimberley at the Bella Vista Ranch. You can buy juicy olives freshly plucked from their 1,200 odd olive trees.

There are ample other varieties of fruit and vegetables to help you choose the perfect fresh flavors for your home-cooked meal.

The vineyard at this ranch is beautiful and stores around 7 wines. You can enjoy tasting these and pick up a bottle or two of your favorite flavor.

The ranch staff also lets you take a guided tour around their territory with ample interesting trivia about the olives and the orchards to entertain you along the way.

Emily Ann Theatre

Emily Ann Theatres
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For drama lovers, the place to check out is the warm and cosy Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens.

This place tries to spread humanity and the love of nature with its wonderfully staged performances.

You can enjoy the natural greenery of this park and spot a variety of birds roaming around the precinct.

There is also a butterfly garden where the colorful butterflies will bring you surreal happiness. You can enjoy a game of chess at the life-size huge checker/chess board located here.

The major production house is the Shakespeare Under the Stars, and you can enjoy their delightful plays at this venue.

Wimberley Glassworks Center

Glass blowing is an incredibly beautiful art form to watch. Master glassblowers of yesteryear were hailed as celebrity artists because of the sheer delicacy of their exquisite craft.

You can have a peek first hand at this delightful craft by attending a live glass-blowing session at Wimberley Glassworks Center.

You can walk through their showrooms packed with the prettiest glassworks.

You can also learn about the rich history of glass art and glass crafts at this center. A visit to this place is a must for anyone traveling to North Carolina.

Rancho Deluxe Shopping Spree

Rancho Deluxe
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Shopping with no strings attached is an immensely pleasurable activity, especially when you are roaming around on a carefree holiday trip.

You must go on such a shopping binge at the colorful Rancho Deluxe in Texas. You will be bedazzled with the amazing variety of artistic Mexican home décor stuff in the shops here.

Pick up some sparkling lights for your home or office from the exotic varieties available. Perhaps you like onyx sconces, or maybe the traditional glittering lanterns are more to your liking.

Add a dose of organic to your lightning by buying one of their signature Amate lights. This is a traditional light crafted out of mulberry bark and wild fig.

The indigenous Aztec artists are experts at making these in delightful colors and forms. The perfect souvenir for you to take back from Wimberley!

Horse Riding Joy

You would not be having much of a holiday in Texas if you return without having ridden a horse, would you?

At South West Austin, you can have an amazing time riding any of the beautiful horses from their impressive stable.

This place is just a 30-minute short drive out from Wimberley. You can ride your horse to some peaceful picnic spots in the vicinity nearby.

If you are shuddering at the thought of getting on horseback for the first time, worry not.

The hospitable host here happily takes hold of the reigns and guides you along the tour.

You can partake of some delectable snacks and recipes at the eating place here before you head back to Wimberley.

San Marcos River

Kayakers in San Marcos River
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Canoeing is an incredibly energizing and fun-filled activity. You can rent a canoe and head out onto the wild waters of the San Marcos River near Wimberley to enjoy a thrilling, physical activity.

The San Marcos River sources its water from several springs and the sight of the gushing flows is purely marvelous.

You can reach these majestic landscapes by driving out from Wimberley for just under 20 minutes.

The mesmerizing waterfalls in this region are breathtaking to watch. The roar of the huge volumes of water striking the floor at full speed is scary and beautiful at the same time.

You could also catch a glimpse of the rich marine life here which will leave you wondering at the rich diversity of our planet.

Wine Tasting at the Hill Country Wine Shop

Hill Country Wine Shop
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Try out some of the most delicious wines at the Hill Country Wine Shop. Their wine menu is stacked up with six varieties of local wine procured from various labels in Hill Country itself.

The ambiance here is warm and inviting which reflects the equally jovial and friendly nature of the wonderful host.

Their red wine is an absolute delight to sip, and you must enjoy some of these when you travel to Wimberley.

Good Old Ale at the Middleton Brewing

For those of us who want our alcoholic beverages strong and biting, head out to the awesome Middleton Brewing in the heart of Texas.

Feast yourself to umpteen bottles of their specialty frothy lager.

You can learn about the beautiful process of brewing fresh craft beer by watching master brewers Calvin Kauba and Franklin Murrah in full sway.

They will feed you with enough meaty information about the brewing process and its subtler points.

The Wimberley Square is a shoppers' delight. Located in downtown Wimberley, this place is packed with specialty shops that stack rustic and eclectic wares to give your home the perfect makeover.

You can also pick up one of the amazing hand-crafted gifts made in Oaxaca City, Mexico which are available in plenty in these shops.

You must visit the interesting Kiss the Cook kitchen store here. This store houses the finest tableware and cutlery that you can ever hope to lay your hands on.

There is also an art section here. You could view beautiful artworks by such artists as “Nacho Ordinary Wood Turner.”

This colorful artist creates sumptuous woodwork artifacts, and you must pick one of those as memorabilia.

The art collection at the 12 art gallery here is the largest of its kind in Central Texas. You can find prominent works of 53 talented local artists on display here.

Wimberley Market Days

Signs sold at Wimberley Market days
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You can visit one of these special marketing days on the first Saturday of each month between March and December.

Each Market Day has a unique theme to it to make your experience truly fun-filled. Some of these themes include football, patriotic days, and “dog days of summer”.

475 vendors display their wares in this large outdoor market. You can simply delight yourself by exploring these or buy a few that you really like.

Numerous bands are playing in the background to make your visit here the complete entertainment experience.

Driftwood Estate Winery

The Driftwood Estate Winery is famous for making exotic, delicious Mediterranean wines with their homegrown Texas grapes.

You can have an amazing tasting session by sipping on their specialty wines. The sumptuous location of the winery in the middle of sprawling vineyards makes the experience truly memorable.

Nothing better than enjoying gorgeous wines while feasting on the picturesque surrounding beauty!

Wimberley Valley Winery

The Wimberley Valley Winery is located just a 15-minute drive from the Driftwood Estate Winery.

This winery prides itself on having the widest range of wines that you could ever find in a single winery.

To make the wines even better, they add their own creative touches to spice these wines up with the Central Texas flavor.

Some of their best specialty brews include fruit blends and Christmas specials. You can enjoy tasting these fine wines under beautiful oak trees outside.

Alternatively, you can also enjoy your sips in the warm comforts of their lobby by the fireplace.

Wimberley Zipline

You can get crazy adrenaline-rushes and satisfy your adventurous urges by zip-lining at the amazing Wimberley Zipline course.

There are 10 dangerous and thrilling ziplines on this course. Scream your hearts out as you hang onto one of those and enjoy sumptuous aerial visuals of the valley below.

Get awe-struck as you stare down at the gaping canyons and creeks from your high vantage point in the mid-air above!

You will be in the company of expert guides here. They will regale you with interesting tales about the area's colorful history.

You will be surprised at the many interesting facts and incidents that helped shaped the local ecosystem into its current form.

There are plenty of trails on this two-hour tour to let you hike and trek to your heart's fill.

Besides enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape, you will also feast your eyes on some of the richest flora you would find anywhere.

Put your Botanical hats on as you try to identify some of these rare plant varieties.

Alternatively, explore the many animal species you will come across on these trails.

Observe the wild fauna as they go about their lives with uncanny intelligence. Just the perfect adventure tour on a Wimberley holiday in Texas!

Blue Hole Regional Park

Blue Hole Regional Park
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Finally, you cannot return from Texas without taking a hearty dip in one of its many famous swimming holes.

We recommend the amazing Blue Hole to get into your swimming trunks and splash around in its pleasant waters.

The waters here are a strikingly beautiful deep blue and are at refreshing moderate temperatures to give you sumptuous swimming delights.

This pool is spring-fed and you can find cool water even in the extreme heat of Texas summers. The surrounding canopies of lovely Cypress trees make the absolute experience bliss!

You also can participate in one of the many interesting activities going on in the nearby vicinity. Perhaps enjoy a jog or fast dash at the athletic courts.

Alternatively, sit quietly and watch one of the beautiful performances in the spacious amphitheater!

Wimberley in Texas is an incredible holiday destination. You can have many different fun-filled experiences here.

Which of the things on our list attracts you the most? We sincerely hope you try out some of these when you are next smitten by the wanderlust bug and travel to gorgeous Wimberley!

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