On Murphy Street

Murphy Street Mercado / Specialty plants, pottery, fair trade gifts from around the world. / 100 Murphy St. - on the corner of Murphy Street and 5th, 3 doors down. 
Tom Curry Art Gallery / 104 Murphy St. (next door to Alpine Studio)
Alpine Studio BnB / 106 West Murphy St
Seiko's Japanese Food Truck / 108 West Murphy St. /in between both BnB's
The Historic Bottle House BnB / 110 West Murphy St.
Jalapeno's Mexican Food / 200 West Murphy St. / 10% off for Murphy street BnB guests!
Farmer’s Market /  1 block away on East Murphy Street (be still my heart!) :) Saturday mornings 9-11:30 am

On Holland Avenue (Main Street - 1 block away)

Ranch House Too /
Unique furniture, purses, jewelry, knives, locally made items / 101 W Holland
Galeria Sibley / 103 West Holland (soon to be a 3rd BnB) 
Ivey’s Emporium / Gift shop / 109 W Holland
Gallery On The Square / 115 W Holland Ave. 
Catchlight Gallery / 117 W Holland
Holland Hotel / features a great restaurant and bar / 209 W Holland
Guzzi up Pizza / gluten free options, full bar / 202 W Holland
Railroad Blues / World famous honky tonk pub & music venue / 504 W Holland

Kiowa Gallery / Original art, jewelry, ceramics / 105 E Holland
Rangra Movie Theater / Super safe - drop your kids off for a 6 pm movie and stroll 1 block in any direction to have an adult dinner and then stroll back to get them and walk home across the railroad tracks / 109 E Holland
Front Street Books / 121 E Holland
Saddle Club / Bar and tapas / 211 E Holland
Plaine coffeeshop Coffee, espresso, smoothies, ice cream, laundromat and free wifi / 215 E Holland
Cow Dog Trailer / 100% Beef Grilled hot dogs, including vegan options / Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m


Cedar Coffee Supply / Speciality coffee shop, offering Belgian waffles on Tuesday / 103 W Ave E
Reata / Upscale cowboy cuisine / 203 N 5th St
Blue Water Grocery Store / Organic food & supplements / 45978 S. Hwy 118
Big Bend Saddlery / Tack shop featuring handcrafted leather supplies for horseback riding, including saddles & belts / 2701 US 90
Alpine Auto Rental / Rental cars / 2501 US-90

Kid Friendly:  

Wasserman Wranch / 20 mins from Alpine in Sunny Glen - llamas and burros and all sorts of animals - pack a lunch and have a picnic.
Sul Ross State University/Museum of the Big Bend / small enough not to be daunting or exhausting.
Sul Ross also has a huge indoor pool that is open to the public and costs $2. There are also some great hiking/biking trails behind the university that give you an amazing 360 view of the country (15-20 minutes up). There is a desk on the top of Sul Ross Hill that has a notebook in it to record your ruminations - look for the bicycle art installation - text me if you need more hints :) - fun activity!
Sul Ross Fine Arts / fab plays throughout the year - Summer series is in the outdoor theatre. 
Baines Park / 2 blocks from the Alpine Studio and the Bottle House.
Kokernot Park and Baseball Field / Baseball games in the summer!

Chihuauhuan Desert Research Institute / great kid programs, 30 minute educational hikes / 20 mins north of Alpine. From there, go on to see the Historic Fort in Fort Davis and then McDonald's Observatory for a star party
Alpine is located at "the hub of the wheel" of the neighboring communities of Marfa, Marathon, and Fort Davis. Each are approximately 20 minutes away in any given direction.

To the west: Marfa, the minimalist art headquarters of Texas.

The Chinati Foundation / Contemporary minimalist art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. 
The Marfa Lights viewing area / Accounts of strange and unexplained phenomena just outside of Marfa began during the 19th century and continue to this day. 

To the north: Fort DavisThe skies in our country are unfathomably clear and beautiful so make sure to schedule a Star Gazing party at McDonald's Observatory. The Fort is also a lovely spot.
Prude Ranch / horseback riding - be sure to call ahead for availability. 
Balmorhea State Park / boasts the largest spring fed public pool in the state, with amazing cottage rentals.

To the south: Big Bend National Park and the Mexican border are about 45 minutes south.
Terlingua Ghost Town boasts the Starlight Theatre & Restaurant and La Posado Milagro Guesthouses & Restaurant.
Desert Sports / offers custom guided river and backcountry mountain biking trips in the Big Bend area. Great folk
Big Bend Ranch State Park tends not to be as busy as Big Bend National Park and has a wonderful (and cheap) bunkhouse for accommodations OR the old adobe ranch headquarters - dreamy. Great camping, hiking, biking etc. The Solitario region is awesome and one of our fave spots.

To the east: Marathon & the historic luxury Gage Hotel