Grooving in the hill country of Texas ~ the Wimberley way. Twenty one things off the top of my head that make Wimberley unlike anywhere else in Texas.
1) Blanco River- it meanders through the town and all around. swimming, kayaking,and hanging out are recommended.If you want to spend the weekend find a b and B on the river and enjoy.. 2) the hills- they surround the Wimberley valley and offer spectacular views from above and below. 3) the Corral theatre- an outdoor walk-in movie theatre. much like the old drive in’s but you sit in old rockers, under the stars. nothing better on a summer night.it has been here for decades.Bring a cold bottle of wine if you like.You know when its time for the movie, always at dusk. 4) Market Days- Second largest outdoor market in texas with over 400 vendors. First saturday of the month March through December.You have never seen so much stuff from junk to arts and crafts. Come early if you are a serious looker.Seriously this is a lot of fun. I rarely miss one. 5) Jacobs Well – Where cypress Creek originates. eight divers through the years have gone down and never come back. favorite place for the local kids to swim for years. cold and refreshing.Discovered in 1850′s by Wimberley settlers but the Comanche knew of it long before. 6) Susanna’s Kitchen – located in a church where locals like Alejandro Escoveda, Willis Alan Ramsey and Ray Wylie Hubbard bless us to small, intimate concerts when they are not doing the Letterman or Leno shows. Smoke and alcohol free. Enjoy tamales, pie and coffee. 7) Blue Hole – beautiful swimming spot on cypress creek with huge Cypress trees lining the bank.Great place to have a picnic and swing off the ropes into the cool, clear water. 8) Shakespeare Under The Stars – The only acredited high school shakespeare program in America, kids come from all over the state to participate in everything from costume design to set building and of course acting. July 27 – August 9 at the outdoor Emilyann theatre 9} Mt. Baldie – 219 steps to he top. Incredible views of the Wimberley Valley and beyond. Catch a sunset. Bring water and sneakers and of course your camera. 10)Wimberley square – Lots of really unique items.Check out the Blue Willow and have a beer at Inoz. It is hard to survive in this town if you are not unique.I know.. all tourist towns have a square but hey how many folks live in a tourist town ? 11)Wimberley Pie Company – Man o man you have never seen so many pies. In fourteen years I have sampled most of them. Try the cherry but then again just choose your favorite, they are all delicious. 12)Cypress Creek – When you cross over the bridge at the square..that is cypress Creek. Absolutely beautiful. Probably the most photographed spot in Wimberley. 13)Gourmet Tamale Kitchen – Without a doubt the healthiest, best tasting tamales I have ever eaten. I once saw a woman from Ohio fill a cooler to ship back home. 14)Wimberley Pie Social – In April. Serious pie competition with locals vieing for the blue ribbon. It is a hoot.great small town atmosphere without the huge crowds. 15)Wimberley Brewing Company – Opened in Feb. of 09 by former San Francisco 49erand longtime Wimberlyite Bruce Collie. They make their own and they meet Reinheitsgebot(the German brewing brewing purity laws).If you love beer do not miss this stop. 16)Butterfly Days – Third saturday in April. Watch the release of hundreds of butterfly’s to help populate their new home in Wimberley. Lots of fun things for the kids like face painting, games, entertiners and you should see the joy on their faces. This is a really unique event.Bring the children or grand kids. 17)Wimberley Glass Works – you talk about some beautiful works of art. They have demonstrations throughout the day where you can watch them blow glass. very cool. 18)spring – As in wildflowers,Bluebonnets,Texas Paintbrush,Indian Blanket,Greenthread, Winecup and on and on. Come to Wimberley in the spring it is beautiful. 19)Austin – Oh yes, Wimberley is so close to my favorite city. forty minutes down a country road and your watching the Longhorns play ball, eating at a great restaurant or enjoying a concert. Teas’s finest hill country town right next door to it’s most celebrated city. 20)Salt Lick BBQ – OK so technically that would be Driftwood but you are just 10 minutes away from some of the best BBQ in America. 21)November through March – Sixty something degrees and the sun is usually shining. The climate is better nowhere else this time of year. What more needs to be said.