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Now that the haze of your three-day weekend has been lifted, aren’t you yearning for another few days off?

Plan your next weekend road trip to the adorable Texas town of Boerne (BUR-nee), located just over four hours southwest of Big D.

Here's our itinerary.

Becker Vineyards

How to Get There

You can easily fly from Love Field or DFW Airport, but the four-hour drive through Hill Country is actually quite lovely. Plan to stretch your legs in Fredericksburg--just 30 minutes north of Boerne on Highway 290--to see the lavender fields at Becker Vineyards.

Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd.; Stonewall; 830-644-2681or



Where to Stay

Forget the highway motor lodges. Reserve a bed at Ye Kendall Inn, a century-old, 36-room bed-and-breakfast in downtown Boerne that offers up Texas charm and comfort.

Ye Kendall Inn, 128 W. Blanco Rd., Boerne; 830-249-9954 or



Where to Eat Lunch and Drink Beer

Hit up the Dodging Duck Brewhaus for the best bratwurst platters in the state. Be sure to grab a table on the covered patio that overlooks the charming Cibolo Creek.

Dodging Duck Brewhaus, 402 River Rd., Boerne; 830-248-3825 or


Where to Shop

Stop by Cosas on Main Street for Mexican folk art, apparel and décor. Owner Amy Niederhauser will tell you the backstory behind that hand-carved vaca (cow) statue.

Cosas, 1109 S. Main St.; 830-249-1500 or


Where to Relax

After your stroll, grab a glass at the Boerne Wine Company on South Main Street. The outside limestone patio is far away from the city noise (both Dallas's and downtown Boerne's) and beckons you to sit, sip and relax.


Boerne Wine Company, 302 S. Main St.; 830-331-9424 or


Where to Eat Dinner

An outdoor table at The Creek just off West Theissen is uber-romantic, but note that it closes promptly at 9--so make sure you arrive early enough to enjoy your crab-cake appetizer and trout amandine.

The Creek, 119 Staffel St., Boerne; 830-816-2005 or


Where to Listen to Texas tunes

Tucked behind an antique store and a parking lot is Drink Texas Biergarten that boasts twinkles lights, cold beer, and Texas-country tunes. Expect to hear way-under-the-radar musicians but the town gossip says both Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have graced Boerne with their presence so you never know what can happen on a small-town Texas night.

Drink Texas Biergarten, 265 S. Main St., Boerne; 830-755-6449 or


Before You Head Back to Dallas

Stop into the Flagstop Cafe for a Texas-sized breakfast platter of huevos rancheros, freshly grilled breakfast tacos and gravy just like your grandmother would make.

Flagstop Cafe, 28425 Interstate 10 West, Boerne; 830-981-4413 or

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