GUEST POST! By Tori Bellos & Erika Yount

So excited to snag a few more guest blog posts before our next anniversary and annual model search!  

And this one comes to us from our very own Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau!  Near and dear to all of us shops and restaurants here in town… because their passion is talking about and promoting everything that makes our town amazing (including us)!

 

 

“Take A Break FROM Spring Break in Boerne!

Spring Break is right around the corner! The kids are all psyched for theme parks and hectic places filled with other spring-breakers. If a full week of spring break vacation isn’t in the cards, (as a working mom, I’m raising my hand over here!) the good news is that there are two weekends flanking the kid’s break from school. One for crazy crowded “kid stuff” and another on the back end for a more mellow family outing to recoup from the kids being HOME ALL WEEK.

Boerne has always been the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  The air is fresh, the landscape is lush, and the possibilities are endless!  Here are 6 perfect ideas on how to enjoy your Spring Break in the Texas Hill Country!

1. GET OUTDOORS –

After a long, cold winter, nothing beats the way the sun feels on your skin again!  But if you’re concerned about crowds, here are some options you can take advantage of to make sure it’s a more relaxing experience!  Bring your kayaks or tubes for a lazy expedition along the Guadalupe River.  Choose to rent paddle boards, kayaks, or tubes from Hill Country Paddle Sports or Bergheim Campground and River Outfitters.  If you opt for bringing your own, the perfect entry-point for this is at the James Kiehl River Bend Park, and you can hop right back out at the Waring: Welfare Crossing when you’re done for the day!  Enjoy a cave tour at either one of Boerne’s caves: Cave Without A Name or Cascade Caverns!  Horseback ride beneath towering, breathtaking hills with Stricker Trail Rides or Diamond C Stables.  If none of this fits your bill, take a simple walk at any one of Boerne’s local parks and trails! If you’re ok with a little bit of a spring break crowd, Guadalupe River State Park and Boerne City Lake Park are both popular outdoor destinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. GET ARTSY –

For those of you who have an eye for the new and different, art is always a good go-to.  Challenge yourself to new ideas and interpretations of the world around you by visiting the art galleries that Boerne has to offer!  The Nic Campbell Studio and Gallery has quite the magnitude of paintings . . . and when I say “magnitude”, I mean these paintings are actually large in size!  They will take your breath away.  Downtown Boerne has multiple art galleries, with local artistry as well as work from artists around the country!

Kids aren’t down for art galleries? The Maker’s Place is a fun outing to get the creative juices flowing with some ceramic or canvas painting. If you’re in from out of town, they now offer an option to ship your master piece after it has been in the kiln. Another option is to lace up the tennies and hit the trails and sidewalks to check out all the public art around town in the Art Al Fresco program!

 

 

 

 

3. GET INDULGENT –

Dad may need to step up to the plate on this one. Nothing beats a good massage, a cleansing facial, or getting your hair and nails done.  Opt for a massage at any one of our many salons and spas!  Nothing says rejuvenation like a freshly painted manicure or pedicure, a new ‘do for your locks, or the glowing effects of a deep cleansing facial. Let’s be honest: Mommy needs a break, and this type of activity is sure to get the job done!  Boerne offers so much when it comes to treating yourself . . . which brings us to our next idea!

 

4. GET SHOPPING-

The shopping in Boerne is unlike anywhere else.  Find the latest and greatest on Boerne’s Hill Country Mile in Texas fashions, décor, furniture, gifts and more.  Grub it up along the way while you browse the shops!  Depending on your kiddo, hitting the shops may not be their thing, and that’s ok! The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo will be open just in time for Spring Break too!  Every Saturday from 9AM-1PM, you can shop for fresh produce and take home unique products that will mark your Boerne experience.  Make your rounds to visit the local vendors and enjoy natural beauty products, fresh coffee, handmade items and live music!  Take a tour of the historic Herff Farm Homestead or hit the trails at the Cibolo Nature Center while you’re there too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

©Snap Chic Photography

 

 

5. GET DANCING –

What’s that saying?  Dance like no one’s watching?  Let go of your inhibitions and find yourself a place to let loose!  Those are the memories the kids will truly remember. Live music is always happening at places like The Roundup and Random!  Check out the Boerne Visitor Center event calendar for details on artists, dates, and special events!  You can also get a true Texas experience at one of the dancehalls nearby!  There are plenty of places to boogie, so grab the kids or your significant other and get two-stepping!

 

 

©Bradford Coolidge Photography

 

6. GET TOURING-

Tours on tours on tours!  Boerne has so much for you to learn and discover.  Get a taste of the Hill Country goods by taking a winery or brewery tour. Yes, the wineries and breweries in our area are fairly family friendly. No sommelier stink eyes here! Get educated on how these tasty spirits are made! Not in the mood for drinks? (Hey! It could happen.) Learn about Boerne’s rich German heritage, both fact and folklore, on a Boerne Walking Tour!  And if you have older kiddos, you can’t go wrong with Hill Country Food Tours.  You won’t walk more than 2 blocks without trying something spectacular from Boerne’s locally owned restaurants and culinary stops along the Hill Country Mile!”

 

 

 

 

 

Co-written by Tori Bellos & Erika Yount. Both ladies love representing the Boerne community as a tourism destination at the Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau. Swing by the Visitor Center to say hi while in the Boerne area.

Tori is a long-time Boerne resident and mother of two little girls. Erika is a recent transplant and loving life in the Texas Hill Country!

 

 

Now, about Tori?  I’ve gotten to know her a little bit over the years.  And I got her to model for me last year.  Obvious choice- our Boerne latitude/longitude t-shirt!  Shown below \/  Always in stock, in adult and kids sizes!  🙂  —–>  Our online shop

 

 

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