For the Culture Seeker

A day in Boerne is great, three days is even better! Fill your time exploring local art galleries. Making fantastic discoveries on the Hill Country Mile (historic or retail). Venturing out into the hills for a wine tour. Treating your taste buds to fabulous culinary delights or partaking in an event with local flare.

Carriage House GalleryDAY 1: Indulge Your Artistic Side

• Local & fine art can be found in the many art galleries. However, you’ll need breakfast first, so head over to Little Gretel on River Road. This charming restaurant features German and Czech cuisine.

• Art is all over the place in Boerne. Partake in the Art Al Fresco Outdoor Public Art program and walk the trails in Boerne to decide what your favorite piece is. Vote online to put in your two cents. Also, download the Otocast app on your phone for an audio tour.

• Lunch at the elegant Brantley’s 259 Bistro, where you can indulge in specialties such as quail or shrimp tacos, axis venison burger, lamb sliders, imaginative salads and creative sandwiches.

• Visit fine art galleries in the afternoon, such as Carriage House Gallery, J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery and Smilovici’s Galleria.

The Creek Restaurant is an enchanting dinner venue tucked along the Cibolo Creek near the Main Street bridge. Dine alfresco on the gorgeous deck or inside the historic landmark building.

DAY 2: Take it Easy Strolling the Historic Hill Country Mile

• Spend your second day visiting the unique boutiques, galleries, shops and restaurants along historic Main Street. The quaint Bear Moon Bakery & Café, perfect for pastries and coffee, is located in a historic corner building and offers indoor and outdoor seating.

• Take your time visiting the many booths in the various antique stores along the Hill Country Mile including the Boerne Emporium or Antique Mall, then for lunch go to the Boerne Grill. The menu features soups, sandwiches, salads, homemade ice cream and baked goods.

• Indulge your passion for fashion when you browse the interesting collections of clothes and accessories in South Main boutiques. If history is more your style download a Historic Walking Tour or make sure to grab a copy at the Boerne Visitor Center before you start your day.

The Cypress Grille offers both comfort and elegance for dinner. Your delicious choices include grilled pork chops, blackened sea scallops, pan-seared foie gras, fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, crispy oysters, delectable desserts and an extensive wine list.

Day 3: Every Day is a Special Event

• Coffee is a must every day right? Load up on the best at The Wander'n Calf. Fabulous local coffee and to die for fresh baked pastries are what your body needs.

• There is always something going on in Boerne. Whether is is a festival, outdoor concert, Boerne Community Theatre show, Boerne Performing Arts function, Parade of Artists, Art in the Park, Art Waddle or a movie in the park. Plan ahead and pick your dates well and your day will be filled with local flare!

• Lunch might be BBQ back in Boerne and you can’t go wrong whether you choose The Texas Meat Co., Fritze’s BBQ, Klein Smokehaus or Riverside Market. If something Italian is more to your liking, visit Fredo’s Ristorante or Broken Stone Pizza. For award-winning burgers, try the Longhorn Café at the Old No. 9 Depot.

 • Your afternoon adventure may take you into the Hill Country to visit wineries and sample commendable Texas wines. Singing Waters Vineyards, Sister Creek Vineyards and Bending Branch Winery are all in the Boerne and Comfort area.

• Your dinner destination is the Dodging Duck Brewhaus in Boerne. Relax on the covered deck or dine in one of the lake house-style dining rooms. Winner of numerous World Beer Championship medals, Dodging Duck has their own unfiltered and unpasteurized craft beer on tap, of course. The dinner menu features everything from Thai lettuce wraps to chimichurri grilled beef tenderloin to bratwurst and sauerkraut.