Hill Country Getaway in Wimberley, Texas
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Wimberley may be tiny, but it’s a still favorite retreat in the Texas Hill Country. Beautiful winding roads lined with live oaks run through town. In the spring, you’ll see bluebonnets—the Lone Star State flower—and the area’s shade and elevation keep it cool in the summertime. Food is a focus here, whether you’re overnighting in an B&B with cooking classes or stopping at the Wimberley Pie Company for a sweet slice.

The Blair House Inn

This Hill Country bed and breakfast has 12 accommodation options ranging from rooms in the main house to stand-alone cottages. It’s is best known for its intense two- and three-day cooking course that always incorporate local foods, including veggies that are grown in an on-site garden.

Blue Hole

Kids line up for rope swings at the Blue Hole, a natural swimming hole surrounded by live oak and pecan trees and picnic tables.

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Daredevils can fly over limestone cliffs on one of 10 ziplines. You can also take a walking tour of the nature park-like grounds and learn about native plants, animals, and central Texas history.

Old Oaks Ranch

Animal fans will love this family-owned alpaca farm and yarn store. Here, kiddos can pet the soft-hoofed animals and learn about carding wool and weaving.

Wimberley Pie Company

Come Thanksgiving and Christmas, this unassuming pie shop has a line out the door. Stop in during the off season for a slice of key lime, buttermilk, or—the Lone Star State favorite—pecan.