Wimberley: A Great Texas Hill Country Getaway for Dripping Springs

Wimberley: A Great Texas Hill Country Getaway for Dripping Springs

Head south from the Caliterra community in Dripping Springs for 15 miles and you’ll land in Wimberley, a wonderful Texas Hill Country getaway spot. Connected to the Blanco River and Cypress Creek, this delightful place is one worthy of a visit especially in the summertime.

Here are the favorite stops in Wimberley that offer something for everyone to create a memorable day trip.

Explore Jacob’s Well Natural Area
1699 Mt. Sharp Rd.
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Overflowing with more than 80 acres of ecological diversity and beauty, Jacob’s Well Natural Area is one of the must-stop places whenever you visit Wimberley. The park features one of the largest continually flowing karstic springs in the Texas Hill Country. Wildlife depends on the spring that’s surrounded by limestone cliffs and vegetation.

The Hays County Parks Department is restoring, preserving, and protecting the park with breathtaking views of the Hill Country. The water from the Trinity aquifer remains 68 degrees Fahrenheit all year long making it a perfect summertime treat. If you want to explore the highlights, the park offers guided tours.

Swim at Blue Hole Regional Park
100 Blue Hole Ln.
Wimberley, Texas 78676

The 126-acre Blue Hole Regional Park is open year-round from 8 am to dusk. The park features more than four miles of trails as well as a pavilion, playscape, sports courts, picnic areas, and amphitheater. Like with Jacob’s well, swimming requires reservations and you can get information about the process on the website. You don’t need reservations for the other activities.

In the summer, the park offers Blue Hole Nature Camps that run for one week covering different themes. Dripping Springs residents can easily enroll their children (ages 6 to 12) in the day camp since it’s only a 20-minute drive from Dripping Springs, Texas.

Shop at the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country
601 FM 2325
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Profits from Wimberley Lions Market Days go back into the community for projects and activities courtesy Wimberley Lions Club. Held on the first Saturday of the month, you can browse more than 475 booths on shady paths to shop while listening to live music and noshing on tasty concessions.

Plenty of parking is available with three large lots and the even the parking fee goes to worthy causes. Pets on a leash are welcome. Every month covers a different theme and entertainment and the market contains clean, handicap-accessible restrooms.

“See the stars under the stars” at the Corral Theatre
100 Flite Acres Rd.
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Known as the drive-in without cars, the Corral Theater gives you the chance to watch movies nothing like you’ve never experienced. A walk-in outdoor movie theatre, movies play on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays for three months during the summer.

Gates open at 8 pm and the main event starts at 9 pm. They offer chairs and bleachers, but you can bring your own. See the schedule on the Corral Theatre website.

Explore a vineyard and olive oil orchards at Bella Vista Ranch
6469 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Bella Vista Ranch produces 100 percent Texas olive oil cultivated from its 1,200 olive trees. The olive oil from this ranch tastes nothing like olive oils you buy in the store. The ranch also makes a range of Italian varietals, vinegars, and soaps.

You can discover seasonal fruits and vegetables. The property includes a tasting room and gift shop where you can sample stuffed olives, olive oils, jams, and other gourmet food.

These are the highlights of Wimberley that you’ll want to experience. If you’re up for more, see VisitWimberley.com for more information and a calendar.

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