Day Trip to Boerne

Boerne Texas is a small German-influenced town that is fun to explore. You can get there by taking I-10 north from San Antonio for 30 miles. It is a quick drive unless it is rush hour!

Visitors love to explore the shops filled with antiques and crafts along the main strip. You will enjoy the quaint little shops. They have something for everyone. Do some Christmas shopping here. There is also a Super Wal-Mart if you need some practical supplies or a bathing suit.

When you get hungry, stop by the Bear Moon Bakery (pictured above and below) for some delicious food at 401 S. Main St. The food is so good and the atmosphere is casual. The place is always filled with both tourists and locals. The Bear Moon Bakery is popular with the locals so you know it is good! Grab a snack or a delectable lunch here. From sandwiches, soups, and salads to scrumptious baked goods, everyone in your family will be satisfied.

Visit Cascade Caverns three miles south of Boerne on I-10. This cave has a beautiful 100-foot waterfall underground. $13 for adults and $8 for children. Definitely worth the trip.

There is also another cave in the area, Cave Without A Name. This cave is at 325 Kreutzberg Road, 12 miles northeast of Boerne Texas. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. The name of this cave has an interesting story and it is worth the visit.

Guadalupe River State Park is located 13 miles east of Boerne. Go canoeing and see lots of Texas wildlife on 1900 acres. Cost to get in for one day is $6 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free. Bring your camera and some good walking shoes.

Cave Without A Name

Cave Without A Name in Boerne Texas has quite an unusual name, doesn’t it? This cave opened to the general public way back in 1939, when my mom was just 1 year old. Why such a strange name?

Well, back in 1939, a contest to name it was held. One boy declared that it was just too pretty for a name. He won the contest and got $500 for his winning entry, no small prize back then!

From San Antonio, you can drive there in less than an hour. It is located at 325 Kreutzberg Road.

Compared to a cave-like Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, this is a very small cave. It has 6 rooms with an underground river and beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations.

To get to this cave, you have to climb down 126 steps. Not so bad, but keep in mind that if you ever again want to see the light of day, you must climb back up 126 steps. This can be a bit painful if your legs are not in shape.

Make sure that you bring a light jacket and good walking shoes–no sandals or heels. The last time I was there, it was stuffy and warm in the cave, not chilly like Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Bring a camera, too, for some spectacular shots of God’s underground handiwork.

The cave has good lighting and excellent walkways. It is just those stairs going back up that most people get concerned with.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Cave Without A Name is open from 9AM until 6PM. The rest of the year, it is open from 10AM until 5PM.

Check their website for current admission prices and other information. Or you can call (830)537-4212. This is a long distance call from San Antonio.