There’s no denying that the Texas Hill Country is an ideal summer destination for Houstonians seeking to hit the road for an adventure. The lodging, dining and shopping are all a step up from your average vacation, so you’re guaranteed to make extra special memories during a trip to Boerne.

Shop: You’ll love the unique charm of Boerne’s modern shops nestled in beautifully restored historic buildings lining the downtown area, aka the Hill Country Mile. The Mile features on-trend boutique clothing stores, exclusive home décor, fine jewelry and art galleries filled with treasures by celebrated local and national artists.

Play: If your ideal summer road trip involves the call of the wild, bring your hiking boots and maybe a swimsuit for a day of play in parks like Guadalupe River State Park, Cibolo Nature Center and Boerne City Lake. History buffs can spend a morning or evening on a historic walking tour through downtown and leave their vacation feeling they have learned something new. The recent addition of this year’s temporary Boerne Art Al Fresco public art installation will excite art aficionados and novices alike. An audio tour is available for this community wide program as well.

Dine: Indulge in an exceptional dining experience for every meal. Boerne offers something for everyone from famous cheeseburgers and bakery favorites to modern Hill Country fare and upscale fine dining from world-renowned chefs. Many establishments downtown also offer live music, locally brewed craft beer, carefully curated wine selections and Hill Country-inspired cocktails. There truly is something for every palette. Feel like tasting it all? Book a food tour through downtown Boerne while you’re here.

Rest: At the end of a long day of play or road tripping, nothing beats a perfectly fluffed pillow in your home away from home while in Boerne. Discover an adorably cozy B&B, a newly renovated historic inn situated on the Cibolo Creek or a chic, modern boutique hotel perfectly situated in the heart the Hill Country Mile. You’re sure to be revitalized and ready for your next day of fun after a restful night.

Boerne Visitor Center