Things To Do In Wimberley (2021 Edition) – Food, Activities, and More!

Welcome to Wimberley, Texas! This quaint little town is about a 45-minute drive southwest of Austin. It has a sweet, rural feel to it. I love hunting for easy day trips from Austin under an hour away, so of course I had to visit Wimberley and explore all the sights! 

If you’re looking for more day trips from Austin under 100 miles away, here are 14 good options. Don’t forget to check out my guide to Buda, TX and my guide of things to do in Georgetown, TX! 

Planning a day trip to Wimberley? This guide has everything you need in it to make it a perfect day of exploring or a weekend getaway! (The hardest part will be deciding how to spend your time, because there’s LOTS to do in Wimberley.) I’ll share quick facts about Wimberley, best things to do in Wimberley, a bunch of great eats and drinks, and a beautiful and unique overnight stay option!

Jacob's Well Wimberley
Things to do in Wimberley Texas

Quick Facts About Wimberley:

1. This is the perfect place to visit if you want a quiet, peaceful getaway. 

2. Wimberley is all about slow, Texas living. Think: river sitting, local cafes, cocktails by the water, unique resorts for couples and families. 

3. There are no highways that go through Wimberley, which results in the peaceful ambiance.

Yurtopia Wimberley

4. There’s no tubing in the Blanco River that runs through Wimberley (if you want to go tubing, head to the Guadalupe River in San Marcos Texas!) This is a huge perk if you’re looking for a peaceful, quiet getaway: no drunk and noisy tubers heading down the river

5. Wimberley is home to two iconic Texas swimming holes: Blue Hole Regional Park, and Jacob’s Well (I’ll share more about those below!) 

6. It’s really been a resort town (since the early 1900s) and still thrives on tourism! Folks live in Wimberley, but it’s not a big commuter town like Georgetown or Buda.

Things to do in Wimberley Texas
Cactus Coffee Shop Wimberley
Monster Treats in Wimberley
Maternity photo in Wimberley

THINGS TO DO IN WIMBERLEY

1. Hike Old Baldy

Old Baldy in Wimberley Texas
Old Baldy Wimberley Texas

There’s a 360 degree view of Wimberley at the top, and it’s an epic place to start your morning! Quick note: there were more steps than I expected, haha! 218 in total, to be exact. So it’s definitely a bit of a workout, but it also wil be over in about 10 minutes. (For reference, I was 26 weeks pregnant and my friend has mild asthma, and we were both able to climb it no problem…so it’s not too, strenuous. It just takes your breath away a little bit.)

OLD BALDY PARK

La Toya Cir, Wimberley, TX 78676

2. Swim AT Jacob’s Well

Jacob's Well in Wimberley
Jacob's Well Wimberley

You’ve no doubt seen pictures of this iconic Texas swimming hole, and it’s just as cool to see in real life! It’s a natural spring that’s 12 feet wide and goes about 120 feet deep. You can jump off the edge into the well or just lounge around on the edges. 

Insider tip: make reservations really early! Weekends sell out at the beginning of the summer, and the weekdays fill up pretty quickly, too.

Jacob’s Well NATURAL AREA

1699 Mt Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

3. HANG OUT AT BLUE HOLE REGIONAL PARK

This stunning forested 126-acre city park has a massive swimming area with rope swings, 4.5 miles of trails, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts, and more. The swimming area is definitely the highlight, but pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a full day! 

Tip: just like Jacob’s Well, you’ll need to make your reservations nice and early for this Wimberley hot spot. 

BLUE HOLE REGIONAL PARK

100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, TX 78676

512-660-9111

4. SEE A DEMONSTRATION AT WIMBERLEY GLASSWORKS

This is the premiere hand-blown glass studio in the area. They do free demonstrations daily; check the website for the schedule and stop by to observe and then shop. 

WIMBERLEY GLASSWORKS

 6469 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 393-3316

5. LET THE KIDS RUN AROUND AT EMILYANN THEATRE AND GARDENS

EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens in Wimberley

I adore the mission of this place: “to reinvest in the dignity of the human spirit through the performing arts, the beauty of nature, and community fellowship.” There’s an amphitheatre for community plays, a lot of charming gardens, ponds, and fountains (many of which were Eagle Scout projects), a maze, a children’s play area, a life-size chess board, and more. It’s the sweetest little garden and a great place to wander on a beautiful day.

EMILYANN THEATRE 
& GARDENS

1101 Ranch Rd 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-6969

6. Visit Wimberley ZIP LINE ADVENTURES

Wimberley is GORGEOUS, and if you have an adventurous streak, this is a fun way to get 15-mile views of the valley! They have 10 zip lines and the whole thing takes about 90 minutes to complete.

WIMBERLEY ZIP LINE ADVENTURES

376 Winn Valley Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-9990

7. GO SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN WIMBERLEY

Things to do in Wimberley
Ceremony in Wimberley

This is where you could spend an entire day! Shop and stroll and eat at the historic town square. I love Ceremony (the sweetest little plant store), Papa Hoo’s popcorn shop, and Gold Dust Boutique (unique jewelry and accessories), but you’ll find many, many more goodies as you explore. 

 

Shopping in Wimberley TX

8. VISIT PIONEER TOWN AT 7A RANCH

While it is a resort with overnight stays available, you can stop by to tour Pioneer Town (set up to look just like an 1880s pioneer town)  or get a day pass to enjoy swimming in the river (check the website for availability.)

7A RANCH

333 Wayside Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-2517

9. TAKE PICTURES BY THE WIMBERLEY BOOTS

Boots in Wimberley

These painted boots in Wimberley are scattered all over the town, so you won’t have to hunt very long to find them. But stop for a quick photo op when you see one!

10. SWIM AT CYPRESS FALLS SWIMMING HOLE

Reservations at Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well all booked up? Cypress Falls doesn’t require reservations! Just show up, purchase a wristband, and enjoy a day of swimming and kayaking in the largest part of Cypress Creek.

CYPRESS FALLS SWIMMING HOLE

50 Marina Cir, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 842-3434

Monster Treats ice cream cone

WHERE TO EAT IN WIMBERLEY

Ok, on to my favorite part: the food! Here are a lot of restaurant suggestions in Wimberley. From breakfast tacos all the way to evening wine bars with sunset views, here are all the best restaurants in Wimberley.

1. Creekside Cookers BBQ

BBQ in Wimberley Texas
Bodacious Burger at Creekside Cookers Wimberley Texas

If you want a giant bbq feast in Wimberley, Creekside Cookers is the place to go! They have a huge outdoor patio that’s shaded by big trees and canopies, a long outdoor bar with ice-cold cocktails, and the best barbecue in the city. (Be sure to try their Bodacious Burger!) Plus, there’s live music every evening. It’s really the perfect place to finish up a day in Wimberley.

CREEKSIDE COOKER BBQ & BAR

500 River Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 722-3683

2. Ino’z Brew & Chew

Ino'z in Wimberley TX
Ino'z in Wimberley TX

If you’re looking for waterfront dining, Ino’z is your best bet. The picnic tables extent all the way down from the restaurant to the waterfront, and you can enjoy burgers and beer and cocktails with a beautiful view of the Cypress Creek.

INO’Z BREW & CHEW

14004 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-6060

3. Community Pizza And Beer Garden

Community Pizza in Wimberley
Community Pizza in Wimberley

This busy pizza restaurant is a great family-friendly option since they have a playground on site. There’s a big patio and on pretty days the sliding garage door will be opened up for a fun indoor/outdoor feel. I love their Illuminati Pizza: it has a ton of toppings that are sweet, spicy, and savory! 

COMMUNITY PIZZA & BEER GARDEN

111 Old Kyle Rd #330, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 348-7581

4. Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar

This is a great option for a nice dinner out on the town! Longleaf tries to source locally as often as possible, so the ingredients really drive the menu at this fine-dining Wimberley restaurant.

LONGLEAF CRAFT KITCHEN + BAR

314a Wimberley Square, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 842-3044

5. Mima’s Kitchen

Mima's Kitchen in Wimberley

This is THE place to go for Tex Mex in Wimberley. I stopped by for a breakfast tacos around 11 am, and by 11:45 the lunch line was already extending through the parking lot. Family owned, homemade flour tortillas, scrumptious tacos and fajitas, and a darling little patio. Definitely a must-try. 

MIMA’S KITCHEN

701 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-1305

6. WIMBERLEY CAFE

Things to do in Wimberley Texas

This cafe = small town Texas charm. Stop by in the morning for some Huevos Rancheros or Biscuits & Gravy, or enjoy a lazy lunch of burgers, deli sandwiches, and salads. Psst: the peach pie is a crowd favorite here! 

WIMBERLEY CAFE

101-A Wimberley Square, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-3333

7. CACTUS COFFEE

Things to do in Wimberley
Things to do in Wimberley Texas

This is not your average coffee booth! Sure, you can get your classics like an iced latte or a hot americano, but you should really go to Cactus Coffee for the fun stuff: edible glitter, colorful frappes, and all sorts of bright and delicious iced drinks.

CACTUS COFFEE SHOP

3601 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 229-0713

8. OLDIE’S BURGERS & MORE

Oldie's Burgers in Wimberley
where to eat in Wimberley

Here’s your quick lunch stop for some really good burgers in Wimberley! It’s a women-owned business that serves really good, classic burgers. They have kids meals for around 5 bucks, homemade kettle chips, and a family-friendly feel. Great spot to refuel after a morning of swimming!

OLDIE’S BURGERS & MORE

801 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 842-3363

9. MONSTER TREATS

Monster Treats ice cream cone

When the kids (or kids at heart) are craving a big ice cream cone, duck into Monster Treats for a giant cone with some colorful candy toppings. They serve Amy’s Ice Creams here, so you can find your favorites like Mexican Vanilla and Beligian Chocolate, plus candy-by-the-pound, shakes, and floats.

MONSTER TREATS

13911 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 850-8645

10. THE LEANING PEAR

Locally sourced American cuisine. This is another great place to go for a nice night out in Wimberley (like a date night or a Saturday night dinner with your girlfriends.) 

THE LEANING PEAR

111 River Rd #110, Wimberley, TX 78676

(512) 847-7327

WHERE TO DRINK IN WIMBERLEY

Since this is a sprawling area with lots of lovely scenery, there are some fun wineries and distilleries that you should visit during your stay in Wimberley. 

1. Wimberley Valley Winery // A lovely space with a tasting room, weekend food trucks, and more! (Be sure to make a reservation for your wine tasting. Don’t want a tasting? You can stop by any time and buy a bottle of wine to enjoy on site! 2825 Lone Man Mountain Rd WEBSITE

2. The Shady Llama // Want to enjoy a beverage with the llamas? No, really! They might wander up and say hi to you at the bar! This is an outdoor beer and wine garden with amazing views of the Texas sunset. They only offer Texas beer and wine, so you know you’ll be enjoying something that was made locally. 18325 Ranch Rd 12 | WEBSITE

Old Baldy in Wimberley

3. Cypress Creek Reserve Rum Distillery // Enjoy barrel-aged rum, clear crystal rum, or vanilla rum at this Wimberley distillery. There’s a nice patio on-site where you can sit in the shade and enjoy a cocktail. 1400 Jacobs Well Rd | WEBSITE

4. Casa Vindemia // This little wine shop is a good option for a local place to buy wine, sip and enjoy it on site (you might catch some live music!), or bring it back to your own patio. 15555 Ranch Rd 12 | WEBSITE

5. Limestone Terrace Vineyard // Enjoy the beautiful Hill Country scenery at this Wimberley winery. Tastings are available for $10, and afterward you can purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy at one of the sprawling picnic tables on site. 101 Rocky Meadow Ln | WEBSITE

WHERE TO STAY IN WIMBERLEY

There are lots of cute getaways in Wimberley! I’ll be adding more as I explore the area further. For starters, check out this adorable overnight stay: 

YURTOPIA WIMBERLEY

Yurtopia Wimberley
Yurtopia Wimberley
Yurtopia Wimberley

One of the coolest and most unique getaways I’ve ever seen! (Yurtopia books fast, so get your reservation in early.)  These traditional Mongolian yurts are Texas glamping at its finest: wifi, private hot tubs, secluded outdoor shower, and your own kitchenette, tv, and upstairs deck with views of the hill country.

The 26-acre property is incredibly secluded, quiet, and absolutely beautiful. Would make a great anniversary/honeymoon getaway if you book the private yurts, or a fun couples retreat if you book the three River Bluff yurts that share a common dining area. 

YURTOPIA WIMBERLEY

135 Winn Ranch Rd

(512) 333-2202

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