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12 Awesome Things to do in Marble Falls

12 Awesome Things to do in Marble Falls

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The fabulous Texas Hill Country town of Marble Falls, TX should definitely be on your list of small towns in Texas to visit! There are so many things to do in the town of Marble Falls that you will want to start planning a Texas road trip there right away!

Offering fabulous lake recreation on Lake Marble Falls, wonderful wineries and breweries, state parks, and great southern hospitality, Marble Falls truly has something for everyone!

Keep reading to see all of the great attractions in Marble Falls, TX!

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Check Out Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet Berry Farm is a great, family owned farm in Marble Falls, TX. Be sure that a visit to Sweet Berry Farm is on your list of things to do in Marble Falls!

You are probably wondering why I am telling you to visit a farm while on your Texas getaway?!

Well, that is because this is much more than your typical farm.

Sweet Berry Farm is truly a tourist attraction in the Texas Hill Country. They seem to always have some sort of seasonal event happening that welcomes visitors to the farm.

In the spring months people flock to Sweet Berry Farm to participate in their “pick your own berries” promotion. This time of year allows you to roam through the berry patch and search perfect strawberries and blackberries to take home!

In the summertime, the flower field at the farm comes alive with loads of beautiful sunflowers! These bright yellow beauties are the perfect photo op!

The largest event on the farm takes place in the month of October when the farm transforms for their fall festival.

The fall festivals welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Texas to enjoy the activities they have going on. You can search for the perfect pumpkins in their large pumpkin patch, stuff your own scarecrow, or go on a fun, family-friendly hayride.

The farm also features corn mazes, face painting, a petting zoo, and loads of arts and crafts taking place on the farm during the fall festival.

Do take note that while admission to the farm and parking are both free, you do have to pay for the specific activities that you participate in. The paid activities include picking berries, face painting, scarecrow building, and more.

Visit their website to prices and up-to-date information.

Marty holding flower bouquets

Spend the Day at a Park

Lakeside Park

For a fun and relaxing day in Marble Falls, TX, plan a visit to Lakeside Park.

Located on the shores of Lake Marble Falls, just minutes from downtown, Lakeside Park offers guests lots of entertainment options with a scenic lakeside view.

You can spend the day playing tennis or basketball on the park’s courses or cool off from the Texas sun in the swimming pool.

Of course, you can also bring a picnic lunch and just relax under a shade tree if you would prefer!

No matter what you choose, Lakeside Park is a fabulous play to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and nature!

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    Johnson Park

    Another nearby park that is a great place to spend some time outdoors is Johnson Park.

    Johnson Park is located near historic downtown Main Street and is the perfect place to get in some exercise during your time in Marble Falls.

    Johnson Park provides visitors with hiking and biking trails, a boat ramp, playground, and outdoor picnic areas all on Lake Marble Falls.

    You won’t have to search far for shade on the hot summer days as the park is full of mature trees.

    This great park allow you to enjoy hours of outdoor recreation without having to venture outside of the city!

    Shop Historic Downtown Marble Falls

    girl hold ice cream

    Historic Downtown Marble Falls, TX is a great place to spend the afternoon. This area is brimming with history, art, shops, sculptures, and restaurants just waiting to be explored.

    You will find downtown Marble Falls area located just a couple of blocks from Marble Falls Lake, making this area easy to combine with other activities for the day.

    The shops here range from fun, nostalgic candy stores, to boutiques that sell gorgeous clothing and home goods.

    An afternoon shopping trip to this area will allow you to not only shop at all of the fun boutique stores, but will also allow you to sample gourmet chocolates and taste some wine! This area of Marble Falls has so many great stores all within a few blocks of each other.

    Also in this area, you will find some sculpture installation and some fun, interactive musical instruments at Harmony Park on Main Street.

    Of course, all of that shopping is going to work up an appetite. Lucky for you, there are several restaurants to choose from in and near downtown.

    If you’re in the mood, get your food to go and head to one of the parks to have a scenic picnic lunch down by Lake Marble Falls.

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    Chow Down On Great Food

    Blue Bonnet Cafe

    biscuits, eggs, gravy and coffee

    A trip to the famous Blue Bonnet Cafe has to be on your list of things to do in Marble Falls!

    The Blue Bonnet Cafe has been serving fabulous southern food to locals and visitors in Burnet County since 1929!

    Located a couple of blocks from Lake Marble Falls, the Blue Bonnet Cafe welcomes you with an all-day breakfast menu! If you aren’t the type that eats breakfast in the afternoon or evening, don’t worry, they serve up delicious Texas comfort food also!

    While all of the food at the Blue Bonnet Cafe is delicious, it is their famous mile-high meringue pies and yummy cream pies that keeps people coming back for more!

    No matter what you do, save room for the pie-TRUST US!

    Texas Elite Meats

    hamburger and fries

    As we mentioned above, Texas Elite Meats is our go-to place in Marble Falls for a great hamburger. I guess that makes sense though since they are a meat company.

    Our choice at Texas Elite Meats is the blue cheese, bacon burger.

    You’re welcome!

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    Check Out the Artwork

    Marble Falls loves to showcase the works of the local artists in their community.

    Of course, we love supporting local, so we advise that you take full advantage of this during your trip to Marble Falls .

    Head to Marble Falls’ Main Street to see the sculptures that were commissioned by the city. The current outdoor sculpture display showcases the art of local artists of the community.

    There are also several art galleries in this area.

    Art galleries to consider on your trip include the Marta Stafford Fine Art gallery or the Highland Arts Guild, and The Gallery 9th Street.

    Explore Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature lovers will feel right at home in Marble Falls.

    One of the best things to do in the area related to nature and the outdoors is to visit the Balcones Canyonlands.

    The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is a fabulous place to go to bike, do some hiking, and be surrounded by wildlife.

    You are bound to see birds during your time at Balcones as the area has been designated as an internationally Important Bird Area! Two birds that love Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge are the golden-cheeked warbler and the black capped vireo.

    The black capped vireo was once on the endangered species list, but thanks to the efforts of conservationists, and land preserves such as Balcones, they are no longer considered endangered.

    A fun day hiking, biking, and exploring Balcones might be just what you need during your trip to Marble Falls!

    Check Out Turkey Bend Recreation Area

    Another famous attraction in Marble Falls is the Turkey Bend Recreation Area.

    Visitors here can enjoy exploring over 400-acres of land while taking advantage of the prime location on the Colorado River!

    The clear waters of the Colorado River make it the perfect place to spend the day fishing.

    Of course, if fishing isn’t your thing, then you can explore the area on bike, go for a hike, or just enjoy the land from the comfort of your lawn chair.

    Adding this recreation area to your list of things to do in Marble Falls will not disappoint!

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    Play Golf

    There are several nearby golf courses in the Marble Falls area.

    One of the favorites is Hidden Falls Course at Meadow Lake. Hidden Falls is an 18-hole course that draws in visitors and locals. Opened since 1973, this course offers a great day of golfing, and an on-site bar and bistro.

    Just a few minutes from Marble Falls are the Blue Lake Golf Club, Slick Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Escondido Golf & Lake Club, and more!

    With so many nearby courses to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect scenic course for your taste.

    Enjoy Some Texas Wine

    The Texas Hill Country is becoming one of the top wine destinations in the United States. Visitors from all of the country are coming to experience and explore some authentic Texas wine.

    Lucky for you, the city of Marble Falls and the surrounding community are a part of the wine scene in Texas! A few wineries to note in this area are Fiesta Winery, Flat Creek Estate, and Spicewood Vineyards.

    Fiesta Winery

    You don’t have to leave town to visit the wine tasting room at Fiesta Winery. Fiesta has a wide variety of wine to choose from, so there is something for everyone. They have dry, sweet, red, white, and rose! During your tasting, be sure to take note of their cute décor and wine labels!

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    Flat Creek Estate Winery

    Just a few minutes out of town, you will find another popular Texas winery, Flat Creek Estate. Flat Creek Estate not only has some fabulous Texas wine for you to try, but they also have an incredible view, and offer a tour of the on weekends. Honestly, the tours are fabulous and shouldn’t be missed!

    People love to visit Flat Creek Estate in the evening hours to watch a beautiful Texas sunset. So, after doing a tasting, grab a bottle of your favorite Flat Creek Estate wine and head outside to enjoy the evening hours!

    Spicewood Vineyards

    grapes on grapevine in vineyard

    The third winery that we recommend in this area is Spicewood Vineyards. Located just outside of Marble Falls, this vineyard has been making Texas wines since 1992. Combine their great wines with the gorgeous vineyard views, and you will feel like you are worlds away from the big city!

    Visit the website of the individual wineries for the most up to date information and operating hours.

    Visiting the wineries is one of the great things to do in Marble Falls.

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    Check Out the Local Craft Breweries

    The Texas craft beer scene is also a thriving business in the state. More and more craft and boutique breweries seem to be popping up everywhere, making them one of the top attractions in the area!

    You don’t have to travel far to try out some of the local favorites.

    Bear King Brewing Company

    Bear King Brewing Company serves up delicious craft beer, local wines, and fabulous pub food.

    Located across the street from the Blue Bonnet Café, welcomes guests to not only come and try out their beer, but to also learn about the beer making process by participating in one of their brewery tours.

    We found the brewery tour to be fun and informative and was a great way to get to see behind the scenes at the brewing company.

    Save the World Brewery

    Another brewery to add to your list is Save the World Brewery. Save the World Brewery is unique as it opened as a 100% philanthropic craft brewery.

    Save the World serves up delicious craft beers in a fun and welcoming environment. Be sure to check them out during your time in Marble Falls, TX.

    If you visit Save the World on the weekend, you might even be able to participate in one of the brewery tours.

    Be sure and visit the website of the individual breweries for operating hours.

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    Play at Hidden Falls Adventure Park

    ATV vehicle going through mud

    Adrenaline junkies will not want to miss Hidden Falls Adventure Park during their time in Marble Falls, TX.

    This 3,000 acre adventure park offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy some off road fun while being just outside of town!

    Bring your off road vehicle to Hidden Falls to explore the many trails that they offer. The great thing is that they have specialized trails for dirt bikes, ATVs, and 4×4 vehicles. These specialized trails ensure that everyone stays safe while having a good time.

    Please visit their website for up to date operating information.

    If you don’t own an off-road vehicle, don’t worry, you can still have fun at Hidden Falls Adventure Park when can rent a vehicle from Hill Country Adventure Rentals.

    Really, Hidden Falls Adventure Park is one of the best things to do if you want an exciting day!

    Tour an Underground Cave at Longhorn Cavern State Park

    Longhorn Cavern State Park is a must do during your time in Marble Falls, TX.

    This unique state park not only has scenic walking and hiking trails, but it also has an underground cave! Yes, you read that correctly, a state park that is a cave.

    Visitors to Longhorn Cavern State Park are invited to join the park guides on a guided walking tour of the underground cave to learn about the history of this cool geological feature.

    The cavern is home to Eastern Pipistrelle bats, so be on the lookout for them during your tour. It is very likely that you will see several hanging around during your guided tour so be on the lookout.

    Of course, you will also see some unique cave formations and learn all about the geological features and history of the area.

    Honestly, Longhorn Cavern State Park is one of the best things to do in Marble Falls and in Burnet County!

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    Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks

    Book Your Flight:

    We love using CheapOAir, Kayak, and Kiwi to search for the best prices on flights. We love using these search engines because they search the web for airlines all over the world to ensure you get the best deal! In addition to flights, you can also find great hotel prices on Kayak and Kiwi.

    Book Your Vacation Package:

    If you want to book an entire vacation package, then we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.

    Another great site for vacation packages is BookVIP. BookVIP offers super cheap vacation packages to incredible destinations. You are sure to save money using their site!

    For full guided vacations including hotels, some meals, transportation, and guides, then we book with Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a trusted tour company that will meet all of your needs while ensuring that you have a great experience.

    Trip.com allows you to book flights, hotels, train tickets, rental cars, airport transfers, tours, and more all on one site. Owned by the parent company that also owns Skyscanner, this is a trusted resource for travel booking and a great “one-stop-shop.”

    Book Your Accommodations:

    We always begin our search by checking out the honest review on hotels at TripAdvisor. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site as well!

    There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is Booking.com because it gives you a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.

    Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is Hotels.com. We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!

    HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all of the top travel sites with one search to ensure you are finding the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.

    If you are looking for a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, then consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.

    Tour Companies We Trust:

    We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are Viator.com and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!

    For a guided city tour, check out City Sightseeing and BigBus Tours. These bus tours are so much fun and easy to hop on and hop off at top attractions in cities around the world.

    CityPass is a great way to save money when visiting large cities. CityPass allows you to get free admission to major attractions once you buy their pass. The savings add up quickly with this pass, often saving 50% with combined admissions.

    Another great pass to save money in larger cities is the Sightseeing Pass. This pass allows you to save valuable time and money by combining admissions to major attractions. They also have a handy app that keeps everything you need at your fingertips.

    Looking to Save Time and Money?

    Check out our resource page for all of our favorite vendors. These companies help us to save time and money on our travels!

    Michelle Snell founder of That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel

    About The Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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    Michelle

    Sunday 6th of February 2022

    You gave us great ideas for how to enjoy a day in Marble Falls. Marble Falls has so many things to do and places to enjoy a good meal.

    thattexascouple

    Tuesday 8th of February 2022

    Thank you so much, Michelle! I hope you enjoy your trip and thanks for taking time to read and comment on our post! :)