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From the Hill Country Mile to the Dickens on Main holiday celebration, Boerne is an oasis in the Hill Country.

By Jake Gaines   Photography courtesy of Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau

Boerne, a Hill Country destination, is more than a tourist oasis… it’s a place to live, work and play.

The reason for Boerne’s success is that it offers an upscale, small town feel not often found these days so close to large metropolitan areas. In fact, it’s the hub of the Hill Country.

SHOP, DINE, SIP & SAVOR BOERNE’S HILL COUNTRY MILE

The Hill Country Mile is a stretch of locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants along Main Street, right through the heart of historic downtown Boerne. Shopping along the Mile, you’ll find everything from on-trend, unique boutique clothing and home décor to treasured antique pieces and works of art.

Dining is no different—you’ll experience time-tested recipes and down-home cooking along with modern Hill Country fare, with wine selections sure to make your meal a memorable one. With nearby live music, craft breweries and great patios, it’s the perfect way to end your day. Whether you have three hours or three days, you’re sure to enjoy small-town hospitality and endless fun in downtown Boerne.

BEYOND SHOPPING & DINING

Want to enjoy the area’s nature? Just steps from the Hill Country Mile are beautiful, meandering paths along the banks of the Cibolo Creek where you can jog, bike or just sit for a spell along the newly renovated trail. Fishing piers and picnic tables are scattered about, making it easy to enjoy a quick picnic or stay for a few hours.

Boerne’s public art program is designed to be a one-of-a-kind walkable adventure.  Carefully curated sculptures are dotted throughout the Hill Country Mile and along Boerne’s trails system, and a rotating exhibit known as Art al Fresco features ten large-scale professional sculptures chosen through an annual competition.

HOLIDAY MAGIC: DICKENS ON MAIN

The 19th annual Dickens on Main celebration officially kicks off the holiday season in Boerne on November 23 and 24… spreading tidings of good cheer and merriment. You can shop for unique holiday gifts along Boerne’s Hill Country Mile on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday while the whole family enjoys live musical entertainment, Dickens-era theatrical performances, a variety of children’s activities including Santa Claus, a 60-foot snow slide, live ice sculpting shows, horse-drawn carriage rides, snow on Main Street and more. A Boerne tradition packed with holiday fun and festivities, Dickens on Main promises to be another spectacular, joyful experience this year.

For more information visit www.visitboerne.org