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.
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!
On the banks of Wimberley is a swimming hole right where Cypress Creek flows out of the ground — and there’s nothing like it in the entire world. This spring-fed tunnel shoots all the way down hundreds of feet to the aquifer making for a really cool way to make a splash. If you’re brave enough, you can cannon-ball into the hole that looks like it could swallow you whole. If you’re not up for the daring dive, you can still kick back and take in all of the wildlife in this clean, clear water.
"Old Baldy" aka Prayer Mountain
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 “Old 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!)
What’s better than amazing pizza and a craft beer? Eating it while your kids play on the playground. This place has it all with an open, industrial vibe that invites you to sit for hours as a “community.” The “illuminati” pizza with sausage, gorgonzola, and hot honey is amazing.
Enjoy the great outdoors of Wimberley while you eat by heading to Ino’z Brew & Chew. Here, you can dive into a burger by the creek. You can even bring your furry friend, as this place is dog friendly.
I love a restaurant where over half of the seating is outside. This modern building within sight of Cypress Creek has an open concept with amazing food. The crab cake packs a southwestern twist and the shrimp and grits is a re-imagined southern classic.
If Wimberley had a square, this restaurant would be the courthouse. It’s in the middle of the fishbowl and doesn’t disappoint. It’s a great place for breakfast. And I highly recommend the “Sweet Hot Mess” burger complete with a homemade jalapeno buttermilk sauce and “Sweet n Sassy” Pickles.
Wimberley Pie Co.
This spot has closed since we filmed our episode.