Welcome to Wimberley
An artsy town that's also one of the most beautiful places in Texas
Located 45 minutes southwest of Austin, Wimberley is a small ranching community that's made a big name for itself. This quirky, artsy area has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. Area residents know Wimberley for its incredible natural beauty, and you'll often find neighbors visiting the natural swimming areas or taking in a concert on the banks of the river. The close-knit community is welcoming, eager to show visitors around and tell them what makes their town so incredible. With unique boutique shopping, warm and friendly residents, and an indomitable community spirit, it's no wonder Wimberley has been named one of the best small towns in Texas.
What to Love
- Traditional small town feel that's within easy distance of big-city amenities
- Unique shops and restaurants within a vibrant town center
- Tucked away from busier areas of Hays County for a secluded, rural vibe that delivers its own brand of Texas hospitality
Residents of Wimberley will tell you that their little town is a great place to call home, especially if you've always loved small towns and the kind of community they offer.
The lifestyle here is laid back, focused on family and friends while spending time in the incredible natural surroundings. There is always something going on here, too, with numerous festivals throughout the year, including concerts, car shows, and dances at the local dance hall. The vibrant community has so much to offer, whether you want to soak in the small-town hospitality, check out the local art, or get back to nature in one of the local swimming holes. It's the kind of place where you can take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy everything life has to offer.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
People come from miles around to enjoy the unique dining, entertainment, and shopping found in Wimberley. Many locals start their day with a coffee from Cypress Creek Coffee House
, where you can pick up your favorite latte and enjoy one of their famous waffles. Or wander across the river and dine at The Leaning Pear
, a celebrated local restaurant that offers locally-sourced and eco-conscious fare. Finish your evening with a charcuterie board and a glass of wine at Social on the Square
, a beautifully decorated spot ideal for taking in the bustle of Wimberley's downtown activities on the weekends.
This small town packs in excellent local shopping, too. You'll find unique stores such as Shop the Tree House
gift shop, one of the cutest shops in Texas. People come from miles around to check out Kiss the Cook Kitchen Shop
, a local gem with wonderful kitchen gadgets and locally made treats. Those looking for the perfect outfit for a night out should stop by Annie James Boutique
to see what's new.
Things to Do
Locals will tell you the first thing you want to do in Wimberley is to check out the area's famous swimming holes. Start by diving into Jacob's Well
, a natural area northwest of Wimberley town center. Calm, crystal clear waters fill this natural spring, perfect for a dip in the hot Texas sun. If you want to stay closer to downtown Wimberley, visit the Blue Hole Regional Park
. This park has a wooded swimming area, walking trails, and basketball courts. After a long day of swimming, stop by the Wimberley Valley Winery
, where you can taste samples of locally created wines on a picturesque Texan vineyard.
The Wimberley Independent School District serves Wimberley.
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