The Lonestar State is full of great ways to spend your time once the weather gets hot. Whether you want to go kayaking on the Guadalupe River or zipline above cypress forests, we have everything you need to know about exploring the Texas Hill Country in the summer.
For more ways to make the most of your time in the Hill Country, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide!
10 of the Best Ways to Spend Summer in Texas Hill Country
Take a Refreshing Dip in a Local Watering Hole
It gets hot during summer in the Lonestar State, and there’s no better feeling than cooling off in one of the watering holes near Wimberley. Hotspots like the Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well are popular, while Cypress Creek, the Blanco River, and the Comal River also provide a great place to enjoy the water.
Savor Texas BBQ at Its Finest
Spend part of your summer getaway to the Texas Hill Country exploring our legendary barbecue scene. Check out a few of our favorite places, like the legendary Salt Lick BBQ, to get your fill of these tasty smoked meats. Our BBQ Camp Cooking School class is also an incredible showcase of delicious Texas flavors that you can take home with you!
Hike in a Hill Country State Park
There are many incredible state parks to explore if you want to go hiking during your summer adventure in the Texas Hill Country. Check out a few of our favorites below!
- Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
- Hill Country State Natural Area
- Blanco State Park
- Pedernales Falls State Park
- Guadalupe River State Park
Kayak Down a River
Grab a kayak and a paddle and head out to explore the rivers and lakes of Hill Country. The San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers both offer fun experiences for both experienced and amateur kayakers. Canyon Lake also provides a relaxing way to soak in the summer sun.
Play a Round of Golf
If your idea of enjoying the outdoors is playing a round of golf, then you are in luck, because there are a half-dozen courses near our Inn. Tee off on one of the many beautiful greens and fairways weaving and winding through the Hill Country while taking in the sights and sounds of our area.
Fly Above the Treetops of Hill Country
Want to try something different during your summer getaway to the Lonestar State? Wimberley Zipline allows you to see the Hill Country from a different perspective while having some fun!
Take a Tour of the Texas Hill Country Wine Scene
Spend an afternoon of your summer in the Texas Hill Country discovering the unique wineries in our area. Places like Bella Vista Ranch and Driftwood Estate Winery are just a few of our favorites.
Discover Nearby Waterfalls
A few of the aforementioned state parks are home to beautiful waterfalls worth checking out during your Texas Hill Country summer adventure. Pedernales Falls State and Hamilton Pool Preserve are home to the most stunning cascades of water, especially after a rainy day or two.
Check Out Wimberley’s Artistic Side
Our charming town is an art-lover’s paradise full of small galleries showcasing a variety of unique artwork. While downtown Wimberley has a collection of classic galleries, you can also find ones like Bootiful Wimberley that display painted pairs of boots. We also have an art gallery at Blair House Inn that’s full of work from local artists.
- Wimberley Glassworks
- Wildflower Art Gallery
- Art on 12 Gallery and Studios
- Bent Tree Gallery
- Silo Gallery & Glass Studio
Soak in the Hill Country Landscapes on a Scenic Drive
Take a break from the heat while still feasting your eyes on the beautiful Hill Country scenery on a scenic drive. The Devil’s Backbone is right around the corner from our Inn, and the Willow City Loop is only an hour away!
The Blair House Inn is the perfect place to enjoy your summer getaway to the Texas Hill Country. Our Inn features an array of upscale amenities in our cottages, suites, and guest rooms that offer you the comfort and convenience you deserve during a relaxing getaway. We have everything you need for a complete vacation, including a spa, a fine dining restaurant, an art gallery, and an award-winning cooking school. Explore our area and make The Blair House Inn the next destination on your must-visit list!
Book your stay with us and start planning your visit to the Texas Hill Country. We look forward to offering you to The Blair House Inn family.