The Best of Wimberley: A Texas Hill Country Gem

Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Wimberley is a charming small town that boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, artistic spirit, and rich culture. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Wimberley has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to the businesses that won Best of Wimberley.

1. Entertainment & Leisure

Savage’s Hill Country Bar is located at what the locals call the junction which is at the intersection of Ranch Rd 12 and FM 32. With two pool tables, 13 large screen TVs, outdoor games, weekly live music, plus the gorgeous patio views of the Wimberley Valley, Savage’s Hill Country Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for an after-work drink, date night, hanging out with friends, or just a place to watch the game (or play a game or two yourself). They won the best bar, happy hour, and live music venue.

Blue Hole Regional Park One of the crown jewels of Wimberley, Blue Hole Regional Park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The park’s spring-fed swimming hole is a popular spot for cooling off during the hot Texas summers. You can also enjoy hiking and biking on the park’s well-maintained trails, play a game of volleyball, or have a picnic under the shade of the towering cypress trees. Plus was voted best local tourist attraction and best park.

Jacob’s Well Natural Area is one of the most famous natural swimming holes in Texas. The Artesian Spring has deep, clear waters. The surrounding nature area also offers hiking trails with beautiful scenic views.

Wimberley Market Days Experience the bustling atmosphere of Wimberley Market Days, one of the largest outdoor markets in Texas. Held on the first Saturday of each month from March to December, the market features over 475 booths selling antiques, handmade crafts, jewelry, and more. It’s a fantastic place to find unique treasures and enjoy a lively day out. This unique shopping experience won second place for best community festival.

Butterfly Festival The festival is held each spring and includes hourly butterfly releases, crafts & activities! We will also have live music, a butterfly flight house, yummy concessions, a butterfly train, butterfly art, and lots more! Voted the best community festival.

2. Cultural and Artistic Experiences

Wimberley Players Theatre For a taste of local culture, catch a performance at the Wimberley Players Theatre. This community theatre group stages a variety of productions throughout the year, ranging from classic plays and musicals to contemporary works. It’s a great way to enjoy an evening of live entertainment and support local talent. We can see why they received a Best of Wimberley award for LIVE theater.

Wimberley Glassworks Immerse yourself in the art of glassblowing at Wimberley Glassworks. Watch live demonstrations as skilled artisans create stunning glass pieces right before your eyes. The gallery showcases a wide range of glass art, and you can even purchase unique creations to take home.

Wild Life Wimberley’s newest fine art gallery features the dynamic photographic works of the acclaimed Rodney Bursiel. You will also find highly curated gifts and treasures from around the world, and WILD LIFE is home to Wimberley the Rhino and the official merchandise with proceeds supporting conservation efforts. The award-winning photographer received Best of Wimberley Local Photographer.

3. Relaxation and Wellness

Wimberley Valley Winery Spend a leisurely afternoon at Wimberley Valley Winery, where you can sample a variety of wines in a picturesque setting. The winery offers tastings and tours, providing an opportunity to learn about the winemaking process while enjoying the scenic vineyards.

The Med Spa has highly experienced staff and also offers various types of facials, laser hair removal, laser skin services, permanent makeup and advanced skincare products such as ZO SkinHealth, SkinBetter and Elta Sunscreens.Voted best of Wimberley Massage Therapist Gregory is skilled in all types of massage styles including Ayurvedic massage, Reiki and reflexology. He’s very skilled at sports massage, trigger point therapy, cupping and fascia blasting!

4. Shopping 

Downtown Wimberley Shops Explore the charming boutiques and specialty shops in downtown Wimberley. From fashion and home decor to art and locally made products, the shops offer a delightful shopping experience. It’s a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon strolling through the quaint downtown area.

Best of Wimberley shopping category has some fabulous shops. Vintage Lily Boutique offers a great mix of items that the ladies are looking for awarding them Best of Wimberley Boutique, women’s clothing, and jewelry. The Best Children’s Clothing award goes to Annie JamesIf the man in your life is looking for something have them stop in over at Felix T. Jack’s or Texaholicwhich were the top two Men’s clothing shops. 

Our friends at Wimberley ACE Hardware won in of course best home and hardware store, but also Best Gift Shop. 

5. Dining and Nightlife

Hay’s City Store Hays City Store is a full-service restaurant and bar featuring scratch-made Texas comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, and local – beers, spirits, and wine. This delicious restaurant was awarded Best of Wimberley in the following Categories: steak, tacos, pizza, onion rings, margaritas, chicken fried steak, and all-around restaurant.

Chill’s for a more casual setting, head to Chills on the Creek.. Located along Cypress Creek, this eatery offers a laid-back atmosphere with live music and a great selection of beers. The outdoor seating area is particularly popular, offering lovely creek views. Make sure to try their award-winning Baked Potato or BBQ.

The Wimberley Cafe located in the heart of Wimberley Square, features all your home cooking staples. The wonderful cafe won Best of Wimberley in the following areas: breakfast, children’s meal, chicken fried steak (2nd place), and all-around restaurant (2nd place).

If you want to try something from each category here you go… Best of Wimberley:

Appetizer’s- Savage’s Hill Country Bar/ CreekHouse Kitchen, Breakfast Taco- Mima’s Tacos to go/Shamrock Tacos, Brewery- Roughouse Brewing/ Middleton Brewing, Burger- Oldies Burger’s and more/ Savage’s Hill Country Bar, Coffee- Fair Dinkum Coffee/ Blanco Brew,  Craft beer- The Shady Llama/ Roughhouse Brewing, Food Truck- Kelly’s BBQ/ Rosita’s, Special Occasion Dinning- Jobel’s Cafe/ Longleaf Craft Kitchen, winery- Wimberley Valley Winery/ 7th Son Vineyards.

6. Stay in Style

Messina Inn is a peaceful getaway that feels like a slice of Italy in Texas. Look no further than the Messina Inn, less than 2 miles from Wimberley Square and Market Days. Nestled along the serene banks of Cypress Creek, our family-run Inn invites you to experience the charm of the Texas Hill Country. Fourth-year winner Best of Wimberley Hotel/Bed & Breakfast

Black Canyon RV’s sites and Cabin’s. The stunning pool complex is now open for all guests to enjoy. Our luxurious golf simulator clubhouse is ready for hourly rentals of our top-of-the-line GCHawk simulator and lounge. Awarded Best Campground/RV Park.

Wimberley, Texas, is a town that captivates with its natural beauty, artistic flair, and warm hospitality. Whether you’re exploring its scenic parks, delving into its artistic community, savoring its culinary delights, or simply soaking in the serene atmosphere, Wimberley promises an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and discover the magic of this Texas Hill Country gem!

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