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The Quintessential Guide to a Weekend in Boerne

Boerne, Texas is full of kind folks, good food and breweries. Better yet? Most activities are walkable on the Hill Country Mile — the historic shopping and arts district. Circled by the meandering Cibolo Creek and adjacent walking paths, you can take a break from the food and shopping any time by easily stepping into a serene naturescape.

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The William Hotel

170 South Main St.

The William Hotel is nestled on the second story of a building on the heart of Main Street, with its twelve luxurious rooms conveniently located above the delicious Cypress Grille. (Pro tip: you can have their freshly made pasta or wood-fired steak delivered to your room.) Enjoy amazing views from the balcony or swing by The Oaks, the private hospitality room, for a complimentary beverage or snack.

Photo courtesy of Dienger Trading Co. (photo by Wayfarer Photography)

The Dienger Trading Co.

210 North Main St.

Come for coffee, breakfast or lunch, but stay for the shopping. The Dienger Trading Co. is a bustling bakery, bistro and boutique, all located within a gorgeous historic cornerstone building with stunning antique double doors that open up to friendly staff that calmly cater to the crowds. Everything feels thoughtful and elegant, from the interior design to the curated items in the boutique, which includes clothes, accessories, kitchenware and toys.

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J. Forks Hat Bar

470 South Main St. Ste 101

A hat from J. Forks Hat Bar makes the perfect souvenir or gift to take home from your trip to Boerne. Hatter Hallie Forks Juliano is passionate about making unique hats catered to customers’ personal styles and preferences. She takes time to help you choose a hat that fits well before customizing it using accessories (like ribbons, strips of leather and chains), burning and initial branding to make it your own.

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Hambys

437 South Main St.

The latest addition to the Hill Country Mile, Hambys serves up smash burgers, milkshakes, hand-dipped corndogs and fried chicken. The nostalgic space is inspired by the original Hamby’s that occupied the space in the 1980s. It also has a brewpub and arcade games, adding to the old-school atmosphere. Best of all, they source their beef from local Windy Hill Farms, so you know you’re getting pasture-raised beef on your delicious smash burger.

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Free Roam Brewing Co.

325 South Main St.

With live music throughout the day and into the night (they’re open until midnight, the latest of anywhere in town), Free Roam Brewing Co. is the spot to get a beer and mingle with locals. They brew delicious craft beers and have rotating local food trucks, including delicious Cajun food from The Alley Food Truck, in the vast outdoor space.

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Bear Moon Bakery

401 South Main St.

Bear Moon Bakery is owned by Paula Hayward, a trained chef who took over the
shop from Patrick Heath, the then-mayor of Boerne, in 1995, and has been making
pastries from scratch with the highest-quality ingredients ever since. They feature
local and organic ingredients and compost all of their coffee and trimmings. Try
the cheese pockets, cinnamon rolls and pigs in a blanket.

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Assemble Cocktail Workshop

322 South Main St.

If you like a good cocktail and want to learn how to make one yourself, this interactive workshop with the lovely Lillian Oler of Assemble Cocktail Workshop is for you. There are various weekly events in the adorable, light-filled space, including Tiki in Texas Thursdays and Brunch Essentials (where you whip up brunch cocktails to sip on with locally made pastries on Saturday mornings). You can also book a private event, where drinks will be catered to your group’s preferences.

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Boerne Taco House

470 South Main St. Ste 200

Carlos Gurrola, the owner of Boerne Taco House, is passionate about offering authentic Mexican food, doing his part to elevate the food options in Boerne. He sources high-quality ingredients that come to
life in the tenderness of the beef and the freshness of the salsa (his mom’s recipe). Try the street tacos and enchiladas verdes (with a hand crafted Paloma to drink).