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Boerne, Texas

Boerne (pronounced Bernie) is located just minutes from San Antonio and features a great deal of historic charm and flavorsome dishes, which stem from its traditional and highly-prized German heritage. To visit the city of Boerne, book your vacation rental with FlipKey today.

About Boerne

Nestled within Texas Hill County, Boerne is well-known for its German immigrant population which settled here almost 150 years ago. Historical architecture is a main feature of this city—over 140 historical buildings are still intact.

Once you enter the downtown region, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to shops, boutiques and museums on Haupstrasse (the German word for 'Main Street') which draws in tourists from all over the world.

As well as the shopping aspect, Boerne also has a great deal of restaurants which combine a variety of tastes from around the world—places such as Mexico, Asia, Italy, German and the typical Texan southern barbecue.

The popularity of the destination has grown over the years due to being near Six Flags Fiesta Texas and, of course, San Antonio, which makes for a perfect short break.

What to do

Hiking trails are a fantastic pastime for locals and tourists alike, especially if the outdoors is a main hobby of yours. You can explore over 100 acres of open land, where you can truly run wild and free! Biking and picnicking by the Cibolo Creek are also firm favorites.

If you like to be in the middle of it all, Boerne holds several festivals throughout the year as well as a variety of cultural events. Examples include the County Fair the Chocolate Walk and Berges Fest. The atmosphere and buzz of these events make Boerne a truly exciting destination to visit.

If you wish to travel out a little further, you may wish to explore San Antonio. Even en route to larger cities, you'll be sure to find little treasures to visit along the way.

Top travel tips

There aren't any public transport options within Boerne, therefore you may need to hire a car to get around. This is especially relevant if you plan on venturing out to other nearby cities. The downtown area is fairly accessible by foot, so it may be best to plan ahead before you travel.

Be aware that Boerne has the typical Texan climate, so expect high temperatures and humidity during the summer months. If the heat isn't for you, you may be best visiting during the winter season when temperatures are just slightly cooler.

If you've always wanted to take a trip to Texas, you'll definitely be missing out if you don't visit Boerne. Filled with German-inspired culture and a load of activities to get involved with, you'll be fully entertained on your short vacation. Book your vacation rental with FlipKey today.