Boerne Day Trip
Just west of San Antonio off of IH-10 is Boerne Texas. Although thought of more as a San Antonio suburb, Boerne (pronounced BURN-EE) is a picturesque small hill country town with a deep rooted German heritage that is evident in the food, people and environment. Visiting Boerne is a relaxing experience for adults and families in the Texas Hill Country. Boerne is the county seat of Kendall County on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. As with all small towns, the main street running through town is the central district for shopping, dining and entertainment. The main street is accessible directly from the IH-10 exit.
Boerne Texas Day Trip
Boerne Location and Directions
The most direct route to Boerne from San Antonio is IH-10 West taking one of several exits the most common being the Highway 87 exit. Highway 87 is also South Main Street and will take visitors to the middle of town. If you prefer a more scenic route, several options are available to enhance the view during the ride to Boerne.
- Take 281 north out of San Antonio and turn west on Highway 46. This will take you through Bulverde and Bergheim and then into Boerne. Highway 46 is a beautiful drive through the hill country taking you through small country towns and natural surroundings with an excellent chance seeing native wildlife including turkey and deer.
- Take Highway 16 north through Helotes and turn east on Highway 46. This drive, similar to the one above will take you over large hills with breathtaking views of the Texas countryside on your road trip to Boerne. Highway 46 will take you into Boerne from Highway 16.
- Other roads will get you to Boerne with just as much to enjoy on the way there. Just get a map or GPS and pick a back road that will take you through some of the most spectacular country you've ever seen.
Things To Do In Boerne
The shopping in Boerne is fantastic and is geared towards the nostalgic shopper. Small stores and boutiques line the main street and are extremely inviting to visitors walking the main district where shoppers can find antiques, country crafts and furniture. The German heritage of Boerne is evident in some of the things you will find in the small family owned stores.
Boerne has many wonderful restaurants to choose from varying in taste and fare. Several are located on the main street in the shopping district while others are off the main drag. One of the restaurants on the main street is the Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe. This is my favorite breakfast place in Boerne with homemade bakery foods and a famous Bear Claw pastry that is absolutely phenomenal. Around the corner from the main street district is the Dodging Duck Brewhaus. The Dodging Duck has great food including Fredericksburg made sausage, fish, burgers and a variety of other good food choices. The Dodging Duck also has some great beer, being a micro-brewery in addition to a restaurant. Other restaurants in the Boerne area offer bbq, Mexican food and burgers but we enjoy these two places when we visit Boerne and recommend the same for those planning a day trip.
Other places of interest in Boerne include numerous historical markers and outdoor activities. The historic Ye Kendall Inn is in Boerne located just off the main street. The historical significance of Boerne is too extensive to fit on this page but a visit to Boerne is undoubtedly a worthwhile road trip destination for a taste of the Texas Hill Country.