San Antonio Day Trip to Boerne TX

Boerne Day Trip

Boerne, Texas, is a small German-influenced town and a great place to visit for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or an adventure-filled trip, Boerne has something for everyone. From its scenic landscapes to its vibrant downtown area, Boerne is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

You can take I-10 north from San Antonio for 30 miles. It is a quick drive unless it is rush hour!

If you’re looking for outdoor activities, Boerne has plenty to offer. The Cibolo Nature Center is a great place to explore, with its miles of trails, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. The Guadalupe River is also an excellent spot for fishing, kayaking, and tubing. For a more adventurous outing, check out the Boerne City Lake, where you can go paddle boarding, sailing, and more.

Boerne is also home to great shopping and dining options for those looking for a more relaxed getaway. The Boerne Main Street Historic District is a great place to start, with its quaint shops and restaurants. There are also plenty of wineries and breweries in the area so that you can sample some local flavors.

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 practical supplies or a bathing suit.

When you get hungry, stop by the Bear Moon Bakery 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. Everyone in your family will be satisfied, from sandwiches, soups, and salads to scrumptious baked goods.

Cibolo Nature Center

140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006;  (830) 249-4616

The Cibolo Nature Center is a hidden gem in the heart of Boerne, Texas. This beautiful nature center offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. From hiking and biking trails to bird watching and nature photography, there is something for everyone. The center is also home to deer, armadillos, and foxes.

Visitors can explore the center’s grounds and take in the stunning views of the Texas Hill Country. In addition to its natural beauty, the center also offers educational programs and events throughout the year. From summer camps to lectures and workshops, the Cibolo Nature Center is an ideal destination for anyone exploring the great outdoors. Whether looking for a peaceful getaway or an exciting adventure, the Cibolo Nature Center has something for everyone.

Boerne City Lake Park

1 City Lake Rd. Boerne, TX 78006

Boerne City Lake is surrounded by rolling hills and is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming. Visitors to the lake can take advantage of the numerous boat ramps, fishing piers, and picnic areas. Boerne City Lake is also home to various wildlife, including birds, turtles, and fish. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, and crappie, making it an excellent angler spot.

sail boat cruises on Boerne City Lake
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In addition to fishing, visitors can also enjoy swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. The lake also offers a variety of hiking trails, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding area. Boerne City Lake is a great place to spend a day or weekend, providing visitors with a memorable experience.

Boerne Main Street Historic District

The Boerne Main Street Historic District is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Boerne, Texas. Located in the city’s heart, the district is a vibrant area filled with unique shops, restaurants, and other attractions. The area is also home to several historic buildings, some of which date back to the mid-1800s. This area is a great place to explore the city’s history and experience the unique culture of Boerne.

The district has a few attractions, from the historic courthouse to the charming boutiques. Visitors can also explore the many art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses that line the streets. There are also plenty of events held throughout the year, such as the annual Boerne Market Days, which feature a variety of local vendors and live music.

The district is also home to Cibolo Creek, which runs through the area and is a popular spot for fishing and other outdoor activities. The area is also a great place to stroll and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The Boerne Main Street Historic District is a great place to experience the unique culture and history of Boerne.

Cascade Caverns

226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, TX 78015; (830) 755-8080

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. Worth the trip.

Cascade Caverns Boerne

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. The 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. This cave opened to the general public in 1939 when my mom was just one 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.

This is a very small cave compared to a cave-like Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico. It has six rooms, 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 remember 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 you bring a light jacket and good walking shoes–no sandals or heels. The last time I was there, the cave was stuffy and warm, not chilly like Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Bring a camera for some spectacular shots of God’s underground handiwork.

The cave has good lighting and excellent walkways. Most people get concerned with just those stairs going back up.

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

San Antonio to Boerne

If you’re looking to make a day trip from San Antonio to Boerne, you’ll find the drive easy and enjoyable. The trip is just over 30 miles and should take around 40 minutes, depending on traffic. You’ll want to start by heading north on I-35 and then take the exit for TX-46 West. From there, you’ll stay on TX-46 West for about 18 miles until you reach the intersection with US-87. You’ll want to take a left onto US-87 North and continue for another 10 miles until you reach Boerne.