This small town sits on the banks of Cypress Creek. Some of the restaurants in town provide seating with a view of the water. Wimberley was designated one of "America's Ten Best Small Towns" by Travel Holiday Magazine (2003).
Many folks rave about Wimberley, and truth be told, we thought about moving to Wimberley because I loved the Cypress Creek and Blanco River cruising through...
The town and shops of Wimberley can be seen in a few hours. Make sure you have another stop on the agenda when you hit this town because you probably won't be able to spend an entire day.
I don't like the fact that busy RR 12 intersects the center of town -- and it's iffy if you are going to be able to cross without a car barreling through the crosswalk. They need a traffic signal or at least a STOP sign, to protect their visitors from injury, but I suspect they don't want to give up the honor of being a "small town". This does not make for peaceful meandering. Keep a tight hold of your kids around the hwy.
The shops and restaurants in the shopping section of town are varied and there's likely something for everyone in your party to enjoy. Weaving in and out of the shops, makes for a fun morning or afternoon trip.
Don't miss a village unto itself at Wimberley Market Days: a substantial outdoor market that occurs the first Sat of each month (closed in January) under lots of shade trees. They are experimenting with opening on Sundays in the months of Sep-Dec, but many of the booths were closed when I went on a Sunday in November. Market Days is organized and run by the Lions Club and they do a fabulous job.
Outside of Wimberley, in their new, modern home is theWimberley Glass works.
The Wimberley Glass works is a fully functioning glass blower studio where they have a gallery to sit and watch the work being done. My kids sat mesmerized until one artisan had completed his vessel.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Demonstrations are held every day except Tuesday.
They have a gift shop -- very pricey -- but with some really beautiful pieces.
Head south on RR-12 out of Wimberley.
Address: 6469 RR 12
Also outside of Wimberley (heading south) is the Corral Theatre. Take a left on 3237 and a right on Flite Acres Road. This place is a hoot. Plastic lawn chairs, dirt and a movie. The week-end movies are first-run movies projected on a large outdoor screen. Bring your own chair or sit in one of the ones provided. Tickets are a bargain at $4 per person and popcorn and soda will not cost you the price of a steak, like it does at the mall. You can get a popcorn and soda for under $3.
Bring your bug spragy. The show starts at "dark-thirty." Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check their website -- a new movie plays each week.