People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, hill country views, and quaint downtown. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t also a lot to do any given day! This weekend is no exception as there are a variety of different “things” happening in and around town. Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased this weekend. No need to research, five of the best fun things to do in Boerne this weekend are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little more simple!
1. Cheer on The Champion Chargers
There are few things as uniquely Texan as high school football in November. At this point of the season entire towns mobilize to support their teams in their quest for a State Championship. Playoff games have an atmosphere that compares to college football far more than a typical high school sporting event. Every team in the state spent the past year working towards playing this far into the season and only a few remain hoping to play into December. Luckily, Boerne Champion has earned the right to be called one of those teams. The Chargers will fight to continue their season this Friday in a do or die game against Georgetown this Friday night!
When: Friday at 7:30pm.
Where: Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Dr, San Antonio, TX
2. Take a Quick Trip to Fredericksburg
Are you looking for an excuse to get out of town for the weekend? Almost any excuse will do considering Boerne’s location less than an hour from Fredericksburg, a Texas Hill Country favorite. Fredericksburg offers plenty to see, do, and eat. From peaches in the summer, to hearty German food and Christmas festivities in the winter, Fredericksburg always has something to offer visitors. This time of year the weather is great to take a hike up Enchanted Rock or to enjoy an afternoon drink in Luckenbach. If that’s not your style, Main Street Fredericksburg has plenty of unique shops and restaurants to enjoy. All said, Fredericksburg makes for the perfect Boerne stay-cation destination.
When: All weekend long.
Where: Fredericksburg, Texas
3. Celebrate at Soda Pops’ Five Year Birthday Bash
Everyone needs a good excuse to celebrate! Come downtown this weekend to celebrate Soda Pops’ 5th year anniversary. Sporting a retro 50s theme, Soda Pops operates like the soda shop of old and offers traditional American fare along with a hot rod garage and “Sugar Shack”. This weekend Loyd Bonham Band will be playing oldies on the patio to help celebrate. To sweeten the deal, all drinks will cost just a dollar throughout the event. Don’t miss out on a celebration sure to be fun for the whole family.
When: Saturday at 2pm.
Where: Soda Pops, 103 N Main, Boerne, TX
4. Beat the Holiday Shopping Rush
Hoping to beat the crowds this holiday season? This weekend provides the last opportunity to hit the stores before the crowds come out en masse beginning on “Black Friday”. Many may not realize that Boerne is located near some of the San Antonio area’s top shopping destinations. Both The Shops at La Cantera and The Rim are located within 20 minutes of the Boerne area. La Cantera is known as San Antonio’s upscale outdoor mall while The Rim is popular for large stores like Bass Pro Shop and Nordstrom Rack. Luckily, the two are located so close to each other no choice is necessary! You can easily complete all of your holiday shopping in one fell swoop this weekend!
Where: The Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX
The Rim Shopping Center,17503 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX
5. Try Something New at Little Gretel
In the mood to try something new? Little Gretel offers unique menu items from both the Czech Republic and Germany (along with a few American favorites for those picky eaters). Little Gretel opened in 2009 utilizing authentic recipes from around the world perfected by chef Denise Mazal. Located just across the street from River Road park, Little Gretel also offers fantastic ambiance and location for any meal. If you eat out this weekend, Little Gretel is certainly worth your while!
When: Anytime you’re hungry.
Where: Little Gretel, 518 River Rd, Boerne, TX 78006