March means more sunshine, birds laying eggs, crops being planted and SPRING BREAK! Whether you want to spend your mini vacay with the entire family, your significant other or alone, make the break count this year by trying something new and exciting. Save yourself from hearing, “I’m bored,” all week with one (or all) of these unconventional daytrips.
Dig for Topaz (87.9 miles from Boerne)
If digging for gold isn’t your thing, opt for the excavation of Texas’ state gem, Blue Topaz. Sift through the earth with only a pick, shovel and wire screen for the rare quartz-like stone and keep everything you find! There are a few ranches in the state that offer Topaz hunting, but the Garner Seaquist Ranch in Mason County isthe most renowned. For more information, visit www.MasonTexasTopaz.com.
Cruise Your Dream Car (103 miles from Boerne)
Are your slumbers laced with visions of you driving a mirrored Lamborghini with a full head of hair and the babliest of babes by your side? Well then drive your 1997 hooptie up I-35 where the folks at Driveway Austin can make at least one of those dreams a reality. Hop into an exotic supercar with 3 lap sessions of long curves and sharp turns or sit passenger for a Ride-Along. For more information, visit www.DrivewayAustin.com or www.TheXtremeXperience.com.
Take a Haunted Ghost Tour (33.2 miles from Boerne)
Take the kids on tour of the jail where child killer Clemente Apolinar was the last man hanged in San Antonio, as well as the home where the city’s most grisly murder took place among other spooktastic landmarks. Ghost hunting equipment is provided. Some have even reported hearing whispers. EEK! Just don’t send me angry emails when your kid won’t sleep in their own bed. www.AlamoCityGhostTours.com
SUP Yoga (Boerne)
Oooommm… Use this break from the weekly grind to align your chakra. Take meditation to another dimension with Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Stay close to home and practice reconnecting to nature at Boerne City Lake with other like-minded yogis on Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, visit www.HillCountryPaddleSports.com.
Jump Yourself Silly (24.6 miles from Boerne)
We all get a little envious of the pure, innocent enjoyment on children’s faces in a bounce house. If you avoid the blow-up castles for fear of it tipping over because you exceed that pesky weight limit, ThinAir is here for you. Their modern 30,000 sq. ft. facility contains 12,000 sq. ft. of connected trampolines and foam pits, complete with challenges and activities. Monday is family night! www.ThinAirPark.com
Party with the Stars (383 miles from Boerne)
The stars just don’t shine as bright here as they do in West Texas. Take a romantic getaway or family trip to McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis to attend a Star Party. You will be taken on constellation tours and view celestial objects from a range of telescopes during this two-hour program. Extend your trip and visit the mystical desert of Marfa only 45 minutes away!
Fly Above the Treetops (86.3 miles from Boerne)
Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Rejuvenate your senses to the sounds of waterfalls, birds chirping and fireflies dancing while soaring through 100 feet tall cypress trees. Reserve your tour now at www.CypressValleyCanopyTours.com.