Wimberley, Texas, is a small town that’s just south of Austin. The area has become a popular tourist destination in recent years thanks to the abundance of natural beauty and outdoor activities.
Whether you’re here for a day trip or a weekend stay, here are the best things to do in Wimberley! I’m also including the best places to stay, where to eat, and the best places to drink when you’re in this adorable Hill Country town.
Top Activities in Wimberley, Texas
Go Swimming in Wimberley with 3 Unique Options
There’s nothing like a refreshing dip in crystal-clear waters and Wimberley has plenty of those! You can visit Cypress Falls Park, Blue Hole Regional Park, or Jacob’s Well for a new adventure every day.
Blue Hole Regional Park
Come to the Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley, an oasis that will let you forget your worries and be at peace. The water stays a constant 75 degrees all year round and is shaded by trees. Bring your picnic blanket too, because the lawns are perfect for it!
Cyprus Falls Swimming Hole
Located at The Lodge at Cyprus Falls, the Cyprus Falls Swimming Hole is my favorite of these three places to swim in Wimberly. And it’s not hard to see why! Unlike Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well, Cyprus Falls:
- Does not require reservations
- Is dog-friendly
- Has a restaurant and bar on site.
- Cheapest entrance fee at $5/day.
Jacob’s Well Natural Area
Wimberley is home to a favorite swimming spot, Jacob’s Well. The water is supplied by the Trinity Aquifer, which starts at 140 feet below the surface and maintains a constant 68 degrees year-round. The cave system below can be dangerous to explore and has led to several SCUBA casualties in the past!
Reservations are required, so be sure to reserve your spot before you go. (Use this link!) The natural area prohibits dogs, glass, alcohol, and drones. Hiking visitors do not need a reservation.
Old Baldy Park sits on 4.3 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country land and includes 218 rock steps that lead to 360-degree views of the valley. The hike rewards you with a bird’s eye view of the Frio River Canyon and Wimberly Valley!
Broken Arrow Rock Shop
This long-standing Wimberley tradition has been around for over 60 years! Find your favorite collectibles, gifts, beads, jewelry, rocks, and minerals from around the world right here at the Broken Arrow Rock Shop and Gallery.
Ceremony Botanical Studio
When I’m not visiting breweries, you’ll most likely find me at a plant shop. So I was quite excited when I spotted this plant shop in downtown Wimberly! Ceremony offer’s a variety of trending houseplants alongside a selection of candles, ceramics, books, incense, and pots!
Emilyann Theatre and Gardens
This theater is a hidden gem in Wimberley Texas, providing visitors with an outdoor performing arts theater, gardens, a life-size chessboard, and picnic areas.
Wimberley Glassworks is a Texas-based hand-blown glass studio that offers a wide range of art installations and products, from exclusive vases to sculptures to platters. This spot is the perfect thing for anyone looking for something new to do while in town!
Wimberley Market Days
Come and enjoy the largest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country! With 490 booths on 20 acres of shaded oak, you can find something for everyone. Rain or shine, Wimberley Market Days is open on the first Saturday of the month, March through December.
Wimberley Zipline Adventures
You know you need to get out of the house more, so why not try zip-lining today! At Wimberley Zipline Adventures, you’ll have a thrilling ride over canyons and creeks while enjoying awe-inspiring views of Wimberley Valley. Reservations are required.
Where to Drink and Eat in Wimberley
Wimberley was voted one of the best small towns in America, and for good reason. The town is home to a number of restaurants, breweries, wine bars, coffee shops, and more. Here are a few of my favorite spots that I recommend you check out on your trip to Wimberley!
Community Pizza and Beer Garden
CreekHouse Kitchen & Bar
Opened in the summer of 2021, CreekHouse is one of the newer restaurants in Wimberley. This is a place where friends can hang out and enjoy the view of the creek, soul-satisfying food, and craft cocktails. With a lively décor and local vibes, Creekhouse is a great place for everyone from locals to out-of-town visitors.
Menu // 14015 Ranch Road 12
Shady Llama Bar
The Shady Llama is a family-owned outdoor wine and beer garden in Wimberley where you can watch the sunset with friends and the whole family (Bring the dogs too!). Really though, the attractions here are their six llamas, two donkeys, and a the most beautiful view.
Menu // 18325 Ranch Road 12
The Leaning Pear
The Leaning Pear is the perfect spot for a unique dining experience with great food and a relaxed atmosphere. They are a family-owned and operated restaurant that strives to serve locally sourced, seasonal American food in an eco-conscious, modern, indoor-outdoor setting. Come for brunch, lunch or dinner!
Menu // 111 River Road
Middleton Brewing was founded by Dennis and Kim Middleton back in 2011. With a long dream of opening a brewpub, they moved from California to Texas where they opened this brewery offering a wide variety of quality beers. I love visiting this taproom and heading up to their second-story patio where you can get a view of Hill Country as far as the eyes can see!
Just a few miles from the town of Wimberley, you’ll find a brewery with a gorgeous farmhouse and scenic views. Inside, you’ll find all the farmhouse-style beer that you could ever hope for. A visit to Roughhouse Brewing is a must, must, must when visiting Wimberley!
Wimberley Valley Winery
Wimberley Valley Winery is proud to produce fine wines in central Texas with a focus on quality. They offer Wine Tastings by reservation only and their wine educators guide you through a choice of any five wines. Or, you can enjoy wine by the bottle while lounging outside beneath their beautiful oak grove. Food is available onsite as well!
Cypress Creek Reserve Distillery
Wine and craft beer are not the only locally made booze you’ll find in Wimberley! Visit this Hill Country distillery to sip on Tiki drinks and more rum cocktails! Located in the hills of Wimberley, Cypress Creek Reserve Distillery has an outdoor tasting area complete with picnic tables and an expansive view of the Hill Country.