Not Just the Best Things to Do in Shiner, TX…

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Why Shiner, TX?

While Shiner may be a small Texas town, it’s filled with a whole lot of history. Members of the community happily invite you to participate in local events, shop owners greet you as you enter their stores, and our authentic country style will undeniably charm you.

One of the best features of Shiner is its central location between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. We are a short drive from all three major cities, and Shiner is surrounded by other fun small Texas towns like Hallettsville, Luling, and Flatonia.

Shiner Brewery – One of the most notable landmarks in Shiner is the Spoetzl Brewery. Founded in 1909, this is where it all began for Shiner beer. They currently produce 1.2 million barrels per year! Brewery tours are available Monday through Friday and hours vary. General information about tours is available by calling (361) 584-3852.  The Shiner gift shop can be reached at (361) 594-4294.

Welhausen Park – Located directly across the street from the property in the heart of Shiner, this ADA compliant park is a great place to take a stroll. Let your kids enjoy the playground, read about some of the historic artifacts, or enjoy a picnic under the large oak trees in this meticulously maintained public space. Many of the annual Shiner events take place in Welhausen Park, including Christmas in the Park the first Thursday of December.

Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church – For those who appreciate art and architecture, you won’t want to miss this location. The dome alter is noteworthy, and the stained glass windows were imported from Munich, Germany. They even show the names of the families who donated them in Czech.

Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum – If you want to tour a 2-story house full of amazing finds, this is the museum for you. The guide is exceptional, and the extensive collection of memorabilia is guaranteed to impress.

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids? If so, we recommend the Licorice and Lemon Drops Old Fashioned Candy Shop for all ages. We guarantee they have something for everybody, and it’s hard to leave there without a smile on your face. Alternatively, we also recommend the Shiner Escape Rooms for family entertainment.

If you feel like taking a drive, the Texas Hill Country’s best road trips are right around the corner. If you are interested in spending an extended period of time in the wine country, consider staying at our sister property located in Wimberley, Texas. Book a room at Hotel Flora and Fauna, and gain access to every hill country city you want to see at no more than an hour’s drive away. Save yourself the hassle; a road trip around the Hill Country is so much easier when you stay with us!

How to Make the Most of Your Stay

As locals to our lovely town, we know all the best things to do in Shiner, TX, and the amazing central Texas area. So, we’ve designed a Shiner Itinerary that provides even more information on not only what to do in our town, but throughout your travels to all the little Texas towns in the surrounding area. We have also created a Texas Hill Country Itinerary, if you want to keep going.

Just a Few of Our Local Favorites

Downtown Shiner, TX

The Shiner Country Inn is located just 5-minutes walking distance from the town center. Here, you’ll find plenty of historic buildings along the railroad tracks with gorgeous brick facades:

Shiner Gaslight Theater: The Shiner Gaslight Theatre is a non-profit community dinner theatre which seats 132 and provides contemporary and classic theatre.

Shiner Recreation Club: A public swimming pool that provides an excellent escape from the summer heat. Operating daily.

Shiner, Texas, Restaurants

From Subway sandwiches to upscale steakhouses, our town has authentic flavors that are sure to satisfy your taste buds! Eat like a true local at some of our favorite restaurants in and around Shiner:

TKO’s Bar and Grill

Friday’s Fried Chicken

Shiner’s on 6th (Bar)

Dragon House Chinese Food

Kloesel’s Steakhouse

Fantastic Brewery Tours

No trip to Shiner is complete without a visit to the Spoetzl Brewery. People love the experience, and there is no better place in the city to grab a cold one. Tours are offered daily, Monday through Friday. Please call in advance to confirm the schedule as they often have private events.

Shiner, TX Upcoming Events

There’s nothing like attending the local events here in Shiner. The relaxed atmosphere under the warm Texas sun really brings about a sense of community. Join us to experience the spirit of connectedness our town radiates:

Shiner Gasp

Half-Moon Holidays and BBQ Cookoff – First weekend in July

Shiner Music Fest

Shiner Beer Run Half Marathon and 5K

Christmas in the Park

Relax in Shiner

If you’re feeling stressed from the rapid pace of life in the city, Shiner offers a great retreat in the country. Abandon your worries and find a slower pace with or without a cold beer in hand. Sit under the oak trees, play a game of horseshoes, or take a walk to the park across the street.

Let’s Take a Road Trip!

These destinations are under two hours from the Shiner Country Inn. Our Driving Itinerary outlines each of their distances and even shows where they’re located on the map in relation to our accommodations! Take a look at these top Hill Country destinations, and get the itinerary to learn more.

Why the Shiner Country Inn?

Our Shiner Texas Lodgings options at the Shiner Country Inn aim to capture our town’s friendly nature and unique style with just the right modern twist. We invite you to explore all the things to do in Shiner, TX, but further push you to get out and see all of the surrounding towns.