13 Whimsical Things to Do in Wimberley, TX

With its many art galleries, beloved swimming holes, beautiful setting along the Blanco River and Cypress Creek, and long list of places to visit, it’s only natural that exploring the best things to do in Wimberley is at the top of many Hill Country bucket lists!

Apart from all the fun attractions in Wimberley, though, there’s just the laid-back vibe of the town itself: Wimberley is one of those places where it is simply relaxing to be, and that alone would make it worth a visit.

Wondering what to do in Wimberley? Here’s what not to miss!

Kate Storm swinging over the Wimberley Blue Hole

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Fun Things to Do in Wimberley

Jump into Jacob’s Well.

Jacob’s Well is a stunning, picturesque artesian spring that is fed by the Trinity Aquifer–and it also happens to be one of the most sought-after places to go swimming in Texas!

The well itself is a 140-foot deep, fully-submerged cave, and it is a magnificent sight.

The park is open year-round, and you can always check out the well from above, but in order to swim, you’ll need to make reservations weeks in advance for a date between May 1 and September 30 each year.

Get more details on how to visit in our guide to Jacob’s Well!

jacobs well texas as seen from above on a sunny day

Browse Wimberley’s downtown boutiques.

Downtown Wimberley is packed with unique local shops and boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else, and exploring them is one of the best things to do in Wimberley!

Whether you’re looking for kitchen gadgets (Kiss the Cook), interesting home decor (Shop the Tree House), eclectic costumes (The Bazaar), or clothing (Annie James), you’ll find plenty of places to browse in Wimberley–the shops we’ve called out here barely scratch the surface!

exterior of kiss the cook boutique, one of the best places to visit in wimberley texas

… and art galleries.

What’s an artsy town without plenty of places to enjoy art? 

There are several galleries and studios worth stopping into in Wimberley–a few favorites include Wildflower Art Gallery, Wimberley Glassworks, Art on 12, and Pitzer’s Fine Arts.

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Go for a swim in the Blue Hole.

Like Jacob’s Well, the Blue Hole in Wimberley is a naturally-occurring and incredibly popular swimming hole–and like Jacob’s Well, you’ll need advance reservations to swim there!

It’s worth the effort to experience one of the most fun things to do in Wimberley, though: the beautiful blue-green waters of Cypress Creek framed by the bald cypress trees that line the river make for a magnificent environment to enjoy.

Get more details on how to visit in our guide to the Blue Hole!

Kate Storm swinging from a metal ring above the water at the Wimberley Blue Hole

Check out a Wimberley Market Day.

With nearly 500 booths, Wimberley boasts the largest flea market in the Texas Hill Country!

Wimberley Market Days are held on the first Saturday of each month.

How to Visit Old Baldy in Wimberley (AKA Prayer Mountain)

Climb Mount Baldy, aka Prayer Mountain.

“Mountain” is a slight overstatement–Old Baldy is an 1182-foot hill–but this beautiful viewpoint worth the 218-step limestone staircase you need to climb to enjoy it!

The staircase is lined with painted rocks, featuring everything from colorful patterns and messages promoting spreading kindness in the world to Bible quotes, hence its nickname of Prayer Mountain.

Kate Storm with her puppy Ranger Storm on top of Mount Baldy, one of the best wimberley tx things to do

Zipline through the Hill Country.

Hoping for a unique view of the Hill Country? Consider zipping through the trees with Wimberley Zipline Adventures!

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Hunt down the painted boots of Wimberley.

All across Wimberley, you’ll find pieces of a collection of 30 intricately painted statues of cowboy boots–each one completely unique!

painted boot in downtown wimberley texas

Enjoy the beauty of Cypress Creek.

Can’t score reservations to Jacob’s Well or the Blue Hole before your trip to Wimberley?

No worries–the Cypress Falls Swimming Hole is also beautiful and doesn’t require reservations.

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Stroll through a Pioneer Town.

This whimsical Pioneer Town is built to look like a 19th-century western town, and visiting belongs on any list of things to do in Wimberley!

Complete with essentials like an ice cream parlor and dance hall on-site, the town is not just photogenic, it’s part of the 7A Ranch, a beautiful, family-friendly resort on the Blanco River that happens to be one of the best places to stay in Wimberley!

Check availability & rates for cabins at the 7A Ranch today!

photo of blue chip saloon exterior in pioneer town

Check out the Wimberley Valley Museum.

Located in the historic Winters-Wimberley House, this house museum in Wimberley tells the story of the early settlers to the area.

The museum is free to visit, though donations are appreciated.

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Head out for a wine tasting.

It wouldn’t be a Hill Country getaway without a bit of wine tourism!

The Wimberley Valley Winery offers tastings in a beautiful setting. The Hill Country Wine Shop, located right in the town square, is also a great stop for wine lovers.

line of limestone boutiques, shopping belongs on any list of what to do in wimberley texas

Stay somewhere unique when exploring the best things to do in Wimberley!

Wimberley boasts an excellent combination of artistic spirit, tourism appeal, and small size–and that combination happens to perfectly translate into plenty of unique accommodations to choose from!

Whether you want to try out a rustic cabin like this or splurge on an over-the-top glamping experience like this one, you’re bound to find somewhere memorable to use as your base when visiting Wimberley!

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Where is Wimberley, Texas?

Wimberley is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, about 35 miles southwest of Austin. Depending on traffic, you can reach Wimberley from downtown Austin in about an hour.

It’s about 60 miles from San Antonio.

Wimberley is surrounded by other beautiful Hill Country destinations, and popular spots like Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Canyon Lake, and San Marcos can all easily be combined with Wimberley during a weekend getaway.

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5 thoughts on “13 Whimsical Things to Do in Wimberley, TX”

  1. We moved to Austin just as the pandemic started, so didn’t go anywhere for a few years. We think the LoneStarTravelGuide is wonderful! Many thanks for the information y’all share!

  2. 8/11/23 You need to update your site =Other sites clearly state that Jacob’s Well has been closed in 2022 for the foreseeable future. Due to the drought, The well water level is to low to allow safe swimming . Just check


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