Activities- Texas Wine Trail, Shopping & More
Don’t worry about being bored while on your Texas Hill Country vacation.With so much to see and do, your weekend getaway may turn into a week-long adventure! From the Texas wine country trail to quaint hill country towns like Wimberley and Fredericksburg, you will find something new and exciting around each corner. The following are some of our favorite hill country attractions.
Interactive Hill Country Attractions Map
Take a look around our map of some the popular attractions that guests of the Inn Above Onion Creek enjoy visiting.
This embedded interactive google map allows you to click on the various icons to see what's in the area and will also give you the ability to print directions. You can zoom in and out of the map using the plus/minus signs on the top left side of the map. You are also able to change the sattelite view to a map view in the top right hand corner of the map. If you have google earth installed on your computer you can zoom around the map in 3D earth view, which can be very fun.
We have tried to add as many of the popular hill country destinations as possible but if there are fun places that you think we should add please let us know. We are always on the lookout for fun and exciting things for our guests to do during their hill country vacation.
The Inn's icon is the orange volcano in the middle of the map.
Duchman Family Wineryis a short 10 minute drive from the Inn and offers tours and tastings. Be sure and check out the great eats at Tratoria Lisina Restaurant owned by the renouned Chef Damien Mandola.
Driftwood Vineyardis about 10 minutes past Mandola's on CR170 headed towards Wimberley. The vineyard sits on a hilltop overlooking the rows of vines below and the views are spetactular.
Bella Vista Ranch,located just outside of Wimberley, TX, is the first commercial olive oil producer in Texas and offers guided tours on Weekends. Bella Vista Cellars, part of the ranch, produces wines in small quanities and can be sampled along with the award winning olive oils in the tasting room which is open Thursday through Sunday.
Visit our Texas Wine Trailpage for additional information on these great Texas wineries.
Wimberley, TX is about 12 miles from the Inn Above Onion Creek and without a doubt is the most popular destination for guests staying at the Inn. That's because there is so much cool stuff to do in Wimberley. Here are some of the more popular spots for guests to visit.
Wimberley Glassworksis the premier custom blown-glass designer in Texas. Stop by Wimberley Glassworks workshop Wednesday through Saturday to see glass blowing demostrations as the local artistians work their magic with glass and fire. The gallery houses amazing works of art and is open Daily. Glassblowing demos are offered every day except Mondays.
Wimberley ZiplineExperience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Their course includes eight separate ziplines for a total of 3/4 of a mile of exhilarating zipline fun.
Red Corral Theatreis an outdoor movie theater running from May to the first weekend in October. Movies start at dark-thirty but be sure and get there early as it fills up fast. Movies are shown Friday-Sunday.
Wimberley Town Square & Wimberley Market DaysThe town square in Wimberley Texas offers quaint hill country shops and art galleries as well some tasty eats. It's a great place to spend part of an afternoon while visiting the Inn. On the first Saturday of March thru December Wimberley Market Days take place in town square. There are dozens of local vendors offering local arts & crafts, food & and fun!
Visit our Wimberley Texaspage for additional information on the fun things to do in Wimberley.
Plum Creek Golf Courseis a 10 min. drive from Inn on Kohlers Crossing, east of Hays High School. Driving range, putting green, and 18 hole championship course.
Grey Rock Golf Clubis a great course in South Austin at Circle C Ranch. It's a challenging course with beautiful oak lined fairways.
Quicksand at Woodcreekis located in Wimberley, Texas. It's a semi-private 18 hole course surrounded by the charm of the Texas hill country. It's narrow fairways challenge you to hit it straight.
Pedernales Falls State Parkin Blanco County, east of Johnson City, is a beautiful Texas state park where you can hike,tube,mountain bike and fish. 830-868-7304
Hamilton Pool Preserveis an amazingly beautiful natural pool that is located in a box canyon. You take a quarter mile hike down into the canyon where you will be greeted by 100 ft Cypress trees lining the creek that flows out of the pool. You make your way to the end of the canyon where a 50 foot waterfall pours down into the pool year round. The views are absolutely amazing! Swimming is allowed at certain times of the year and there is a small sandy beach where you can lay out and enjoy the sun.
Inn Above Onion Creekoffers over three miles of trails for you to explore right here on the grounds. Visit the grounds pageto see a satellite view of the trails or download the map here.
Other Activities and Attractions
Water Sports:Cool off in the crystalline waters of spring-fed swimming holes, sparkling lakes and emerald flowing rivers. Swim, or go tubing in the San Marcos, Guadalupe, Comal, and Blanco Rivers - all within 45 minutes.
Davis Fly Fishing Service,a guide based excursion specializing in Hill Country trout and river bass. Davis Fly fishing service offers float trips on the Blanco, Llano, San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers.
Thunderhill Raceway,a guide based excursion specializing in Hill Country trout and river bass. Davis Fly fishing service offers float trips on the Blanco, Llano, San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers.
Texas Ski Ranch,Wakeboarding, skate park, and more. No boat required! Texas Ski Ranch offers a cableway system that tows up to 6 wakeboarders, skiers or kneeboarders at the same time.
Helicopter Tours of Texas,Texas Helicopter Tour Rides in New Braunfels serves Austin to San Antonio, the Hill Country and Central Texas.
Skydive San Marcos,Experience the thrill of a lifetime. Skydive San Marcos is the premier skydiving faciliy in Central Texas. Make an exciting skydive from over 10,000 ft above the beautiful Texas hill country.
Bear Creek Stables,offers horse back riding and located just outside of Buda, TX, which is about 20 minutes from the Inn.
Bel Canto Farmsin Wimberley Texas also offers horseback riding lessons and trail rides.