7 Ways to Make Family Memories in Boerne
Charming community seeks families with kids of all ages to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. If you want/need to slow down and live life in the moment, call us for a good time!
Take an impromptu Memorial Weekend trip or a long get away weekend into the Texas Hill Country. We're a hop skip and a jump away from San Antonio & Austin and just a short car trip from the Houston & Dallas areas. Fun can be found around every corner. The outdoors is calling to you, so come and discover Boerne!
1. Go Down Under at the Cave Without a Name or Cascade Caverns! The Texas Hill Country is beautiful above ground, but if you haven’t seen what we have to offer underground you are missing out! Boerne is very fortunate to be called home to two different show caves which are known nationwide for their fabulous formations. Whether you want to go on an adventure of a lifetime with a flashlight tour that will make you feel like an explorer finding a treasure for the first time, or experience the grandeur and magnitude of nature’s creation with an incredibly educational tour, Boerne has you covered.
2. Experience 4 different ecosystems in one park at the Cibolo Nature Center & Herff Farm and still have energy (for mom and dad or little ones) for more play time! In addition to having a great facility and trail system to take you along woodland and creek habitats, then through the grasslands where the American buffalo once roamed freely, to a boardwalk through the marsh, the CNC has an assortment of educational programs throughout the week and weekend. We HIGHLY recommend checking out their website for details on activities for wee ones through mature adults. They offer something for everyone. If you find yourself here on a Saturday, don’t leave without a visit to the Farmers Market at the Herff Farm. It’s more than a market, it’s an educational experience!
3. Have a Lake Day! Play like a local and pick a spot on the shore line at the lake and enjoy getting wet. Boerne Lake is a large family friendly lake well known and appreciated for its NO motorized watercraft rule so the kiddos are safe from such traffic and noise while they swim, fish and paddle. Don’t fret about having to lug equipment for water play either. Hill Country Paddle Sports has you covered with kayak & paddleboard rentals and training, should you have a need. After a full day of play at the lake, hop over to Random Beer Garden to keep the fun going. Their family friendly atmosphere is loved by locals and visitors, alike. Live music & a vast array of craft beer choices (80+ on tap) attract mom and dad. The monster bounce, washer boards and open play space under the trees is hill country heaven for kids of all ages!
4. Check “Ride a Horse” off of your bucket list with Stricker Trail Rides. A trip out with Wrangler Willie Stricker is a memory that will not soon be forgotten. Horses are available for all skill levels so you and your crew will feel comfortable up on their steeds. Willie’s stories of being a cowboy in the Texas Hill Country will enchant you as he takes you through the scenic hills (saddled backward….his horse knows where it’s going). Rides can be scheduled for one & two hour increments, Monday- Saturday.
5. Feel the Need for Speed at Alamo Karts! Older kids and kids at heart will flip (not literally) for a chance to race in professional propane fueled go karts down their premier 1/3 mile track! Zipping around a track or watching hubby and kids being speed racer not your thing, mom? This may be the perfect opportunity to shop the Hill Country Mile without distraction! 1.1 miles of fabulous retail opportunities await you in historic downtown Boerne! I don’t know about you but that’s MY kind of fun!
6. Be a “River Rat” along the Guadalupe. Rent a tube, kayak or canoe at either Sisterdale General Store or The Roundup Beer Garden and Food Park (rentals through Bergheim Campground). Use the shuttle services for each business to get down to the river for a relaxing (and occasionally exciting) float down the river. After your cool ride in the water, hop back on the shuttle and return for an evening filled with live music (or outdoor movies), and tasty food truck grub. One river, two different stretches to float and two different places to play afterward! Sounds like a great day!
7. Go Batty for a Night! You may not see Batman at the Old Tunnel State Park but a trip to the park during May-October will give you prime viewing for 3 MILLION Mexican free-tailed bats as they emerge nightly from the old railroad tunnel. An evening trip to the tunnel wouldn’t be complete without dinner plans at Alamo Springs Café! Texas Monthly magazine named them one of the “Top 3 Burgers in Texas” and they are one of the best kept secrets…so shhhh don’t tell anyone. Lol! The park and the café recommend that you call in advance to check bat emergence time and for the band line up.