Wimberley, TX

This town calls itself “A Little Bit of Heaven”.  And the funny thing is – they may be right. Wimberley is an artist’s haven in the truest sense.  It must be the rolling hills that inspire the inner soul, but whatever it is, you’ll want to check it out.

CULTURE

Local artisans peddle their craft all around the Wimberley Town Square.  Outside of town, you can visit the very prominent artists behind Wimberley Glassworks. Not only can you peruse a gallery of breathtaking glass artworks like light fixtures and vases, but you can also watch glassblowing demonstrations to see how the pros do it.

If you are there during the summer time, there’s nothing better than capping off your day with a movie under the stars at the Corral Theater which shows current movies in an old horse corral. You can sit in the chairs at the theater or bring your own, either way, you’re bound to have the best seat in Texas as you enjoy the movie and the beautiful night sky at the same time.

There’s nothing better than cruising with the top down…well except cruising down one of the most scenic drives in Texas, the Devil’s Backbone on Highway 32. The route gets its name from the rolling hills and vertebrae-like rock outcroppings, but there’s really nothing devilish about it — it’s a heavenly view!

OUTDOORS

Wimberley boasts some of the most beautiful nature in the Hill Country. The best way to see a panoramic view of it all is at the top of Prayer Mountain (aka “Mount Baldy”). And if you’re not much of a mountain climber, don’t worry — it’s actually a mound with 218 stairs leading up the mountain to the “bald” rocky top where you can see the hilly Texas landscape for miles and miles.

To take in the work of the great Artist who created everything, take a dip in Blue Hole, one of Texas’s finest swimming holes. Just one look at the water and you’ll know why it’s called “Blue Hole.” And there’s even a rope swing so you can spend the afternoon just hanging around… (sorry, I had to!)

FOOD

All this art will leave you starving, so I highly recommend fixing that at Brewster’s Pizza (also home of the Wimberley Brewing Company) which is run by the Collie family from top to bottom.  What could be better than washing down a delicious slice of hand-tossed pizza with a ice cold pint of handcrafted beer? NOTHING!

You might also want to check out the INO’Z Brew and Chew to enjoy burgers outside by the creek or the Wimberley Pie Co. for some of the best pies in town. I suggest the Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie — it’s out of this world! You can find both restaurants in the town square area.  

Unfortunately, the Gourmet Tamale Kitchen featured in the episode has closed its doors.

 

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