Wimberley: How to Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway

If you’re seeking a picturesque escape in the heart of Texas Hill Country, look no further than Wimberley. About 45 minutes from Austin, this charming town offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, cozy accommodations, and a vibrant local culture. In this guide, we’ll provide you with an itinerary for a weekend trip to Wimberley, including suggestions for lodging, dining, and activities. So get ready to embark on a memorable adventure in this idyllic Texan gem!

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Day 1:


Start your weekend getaway by booking a vacation rental through Wimberley Getaways (wimberleygetaways.com), where there are many options in the area depending on your needs. For a romantic escape, consider the elegant Messina Inn, known for its stunning views and intimate ambiance.

Exploring Downtown Wimberley

After settling in, head to Wimberley’s charming downtown. Stroll through the local shops, art galleries, and boutiques, where you can find unique handmade crafts, artwork, and souvenirs. Don’t miss the chance to explore Wimberley Square & Cypress Creek Lavender where you’ll find some of our favorite local products.

Cypress Creek Lavender in Downtown Wimberley

Dining in the Texas Hill Country

The Leaning Pear restaurant is a must-visit culinary destination in the Texas Hill Country, offering a delightful dining experience that showcases the region’s flavors and charm. Located in Wimberley, this establishment is renowned for its farm-to-table concept, utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes that combines traditional Southern comfort food with a contemporary twist. If you’re seeking a dining experience that captures the essence of the Texas Hill Country and leaves you with a satisfied palate, the Leaning Pear is a fantastic choice for dinner.

Day 2:

Outdoor Adventures

Wimberley is renowned for its natural beauty, so start your day with an outdoor adventure. Visit Jacob’s Well Natural Area, a captivating nature preserve, where you can hike the surrounding trails. Jacob’s Well Natural Area offers a variety of hiking and nature trails that cater to different skill levels. Take a leisurely stroll along the creek and enjoy the serene atmosphere, or embark on a more challenging hike to explore the surrounding wilderness. The trails offer opportunities to observe native flora and fauna, providing a deeper connection to the natural environment.

Additionally, the Blue Hole Regional Park offers scenic trails, swimming areas, and picnic spots. The park’s main attraction is the Blue Hole itself, a stunning natural swimming area formed by the crystal-clear waters of Cypress Creek. The vibrant blue-green hue of the water, combined with the surrounding limestone bluffs and lush vegetation, creates a picturesque and serene setting that is truly breathtaking.

Wimberley Valley Wineries

After working up an appetite, explore the local wineries that dot the Wimberley Valley. Enjoy a leisurely wine tasting experience at the Wimberley Valley Winery or sip award-winning varietals at the Driftwood Estate Winery. Take in the breathtaking vineyard views while savoring the rich flavors of Texas wine.

Evening Relaxation

For a relaxing evening, head back to your Wimberley Getaways accommodation and unwind in the tranquility of Wimberley’s natural surroundings. Enjoy a soak in Messina Inn’s pool and savor a glass of wine as you take in the sunset.

Relax with this view of the Cypress Creek in Wimberley Texas

Day 3:

Breakfast & Adventure in the Canyon

Start your final day in Wimberley with a bite to eat at the Wimberley Cafe before you head with an adrenaline rush at Wimberley Zipline Adventures. Soar through the treetops and experience the thrill of flying above the stunning canyons of Texas Hill Country. It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Outdoor Art and Wimberley Fine Arts

Explore the unique outdoor art installations scattered throughout Wimberley, such as the famous “Wimberley Boot” and the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Continue your artistic journey at the Art on 12, where you can view captivating exhibitions showcasing local and regional talent.

The Wimberley Book in Downtown Wimberley

Farewell Dinner

End your weekend getaway on a high note with a memorable dinner at the highly acclaimed Jobell Café & Bistro. This charming eatery offers a cozy atmosphere, the café’s warm and inviting ambiance makes it the perfect place for a relaxed and intimate dinner. Jobell Café and Bistro takes pride in serving exceptional dishes that showcase the flavors of the Texas Hill Country. Their menu features a fusion of Texas and European cuisine, creating a unique and tantalizing dining experience. From expertly prepared steaks and seafood to creative vegetarian options, each dish is thoughtfully crafted using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Wimberley is a hidden gem that offers a perfect weekend getaway in the heart of Texas Hill Country. With its picturesque landscapes, cozy accommodations like Messina Inn and vacation rentals through Wimberley Getaways, and a range of activities to suit every taste, this charming town has something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, exploring local art and culture, or simply relaxing in the tranquility of nature, Wimberley will exceed your expectations. So plan your escape, immerse yourself in the magic of Wimberley, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Wimberley this Winter

If you are wondering what’s happening in Wimberley this Winter there is a lot of options. This little Hill Country town always has something to offer and whether you are looking for a fun activity for the family, a romantic getaway, or a wedding venue Wimberley definitely can accommodate. Most travelers visit Wimberley in the Spring and Summer to enjoy the famous waters of Blue Hole or Jacob’s Well, but there are plenty of reasons to visit in the Winter. 

In December one of our local non-profit’s Emily Ann Theater and Garden hosts the Trail of Light’s where the gardens from summer turn into a beautiful display of lights. Local business and such set up displays for all to enjoy. Definitely, a place to bring the kids, family, and friends. On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Messina Inn will be hosting Hot Cocoa by the fire and Jesse Stratton Band will be playing some great Country Tunes. Bring the Kids to meet Santa, take fun photo’s with the interactive displays, and warm up by the fire with a cup of Hot Cocoa. Plus, Wimberley has several other Holiday related events throughout the month as well. 

Then we jump right into the new year with a Polar Bear Plunge and 5K on the 1st of January at Blue Hole. But there is more to do here than just events. Wimberley is full of arts and culture as well. There are 50 boots throughout our town that are each hand-painted by artists, there are several art galleries in the area too; each featuring something different. If you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and want something different to do then come to see what our town has to offer.

Wimberley is rapidly growing to be a destination of choice for vacations and weddings, so honestly visiting in the winter provides a nice relaxing stay filled with shopping, sightseeing, delicious foods, wineries, breweries, art, and more with fewer people. Wimberley Getaways has properties to match any style you are looking for including waterfront, large homes for big groups, or a romantic place for two. Click HERE to check out our properties.

Home Page – Wimberley Getaways Star Cottage This adorable cottage sits on a 200 acre Ranch and features concrete floors, tasteful rustic furnishings, and a spacious layout. The large fully equipped kitchen stocked with dinnerware, cookware, and utensils is just one of the abundant amenities that sets this cottage from the rest. www.wimberleygetaways.com


Home Page – Wimberley Getaways Star Cottage This adorable cottage sits on a 200 acre Ranch and features concrete floors, tasteful rustic furnishings, and a spacious layout. The large fully equipped kitchen stocked with dinnerware, cookware, and utensils is just one of the abundant amenities that sets this cottage from the rest. www.wimberleygetaways.com

Polar Bear Plung: https://blueholepolarbearplunge.splashthat.com/

  Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge and Fun Run – Splash Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge and Fun Run – Splash – Celebrate the New Year on January 1st with Blue Hole Regional Park’s third annual Polar Bear Plunge & Fun Run! The event will start off with a 5K Fun Run at 10am and a 1K Fun Run will begin at 11am. Tickets are $20 per person and it includes admission to the 5K or 1K Fun Run, a special edition Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge T-shirt, and a swag bag! blueholepolarbearplunge.splashthat.com

Emily Ann: https://www.emilyann.org/

The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, Wimberley, Texas 2021 Trail of Lights December 4-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26 Fridays & Saturdays 6:00-10:00 p.m. All other days 6:00-9:00 p.m. (on the 24th & 25th the lights will be on but no services will be operating) www.emilyann.org