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Hit the Road: an outdoor adventure to Jacob’s Well in Wimberley, TX

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No, this isn’t some exotic getaway — this is the Hill Country. | Photo by @abiwamp

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We’re kicking off our summer road trip seriesHit the Road — with an outdoor adventure-themed trip to Wimberley, Texas. With swimming spots and hiking trails, this natural area is a great destination for experienced adventurers + novice nature seekers alike.

Before you start packing your bags, here’s everything you need to know about the area + our insider recommendations.

  • Drive time: ~1.1 hours
  • Est. population: 2,839
  • Avg. high in June: 91°

There’s something so enchanting about the Hill Country. | Photo by @sanmarcosphotos

🥾Things to do

Jacob’s Well

Visit one of the most beautiful swimming holes in the Lone Star State. Open daily from 8 a.m-6 p.m., swimming is available by reservation only — fees apply.


Explore nature while also going on a “treasure hunt” around the natural area. If you take an item from the Geocache, leave something of equal or greater value.

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Thrill-seekers can also experience Texas Hill Country beauty from new heights. Located less than five miles from the natural area, this spot offers 10 zipline crossings with special discounts on Tuesdays.


‘Sotol’ is both the name of the spirit + desert plant it’s made from. | Photo by @desertdoor

🍽️ Fuel up after hiking

Los Olivos Market - Wimberly

Enjoy a market service-style wine room + restaurant with Texas eats and artisan goods. While you’re there, let a staff member guide you through a curated wine wall.

Desert Door Distillery

Make a short drive to Driftwood (9.1 miles away) for hand-crafted Texas sotolsimilar to premium tequila. Visitors can also grab a bite from some of the surrounding food trucks.

The Leaning Pear

Is there anything better than Hill Country-inspired eats and plenty of outdoor seating? Owned by native Texans Rachel and Matthew Buchanan, this is a must-visit on your road trip getaway.


Take in Hill Country views after grilling up a meal on the multi-level deck. | Photo via VRBO

🏕️ Cozy stays

The Summit | Hays County

This spot offers spectacular views from the upper deck while also landing just a short drive from the town square.

Fall Creek Vineyards Chardonnay Room | Hays County

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two with the Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood Winery and Tasting Room just steps away. Have fun exploring the lush grounds surrounding the property while soaking in the Texas sun.

Looking for more recommendations? Head to the link below. Plus, stay tuned for the July installment of our Hit the Road series. We’ll be highlighting a 50-mile road trip.

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