Just outside Austin, there is a Hill Country town bursting with natural beauty paired with world-class food and beverages. Add in a high-achieving educational system and many fun year-round events, and Dripping Springs is quickly becoming a destination for visitors and local Texans.
Things to Do
Dive into Fun in Dripping Springs
1. Dripping with Spirits, Wine and Craft Brews.
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Enjoy the spirit of Dripping Springs with a variety of local spirits in the area’s numerous breweries, distilleries, and wineries! Hill country views pair well with your beverage of choice in Dripping Springs. The region’s growing legion of breweries, distilleries, and wineries make for a great afternoon for a day tripper, weekend warrior, and the hometown crowd as well. Tours are offered for those wanting to imbibe at multiple locations.
There are a multitude of well-known, as well as, tiny local places to visit while in Dripping Springs. Twisted X Brewing, Last Stand Brewing, Deep Eddy Vodka, Treaty Oak Distillery, Salt Lick Cellars, and Driftwood Estate Winery are a small sampling of the Hill Country’s distilleries, wineries, and breweries. Although most establishments have weekend hours, it’s best to call ahead to be sure you can properly enjoy your beverage of choice in Dripping Springs.
2. Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family.
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Dripping Springs was founded by westward settlers due to the abundance of trees and proximity to water. Today, visitors and residents alike continue to love Dripping Springs for the same reason! The natural elements are breath-taking and beautiful. Hamilton Pool is just one area for Texans to appreciate in this Hill Country town. Reservations are now required for this stunning 50 foot waterfall and popular historic swimming preserve. Pedernales State Park offers hiking, biking, water recreation, swimming, and educational opportunities in a backdrop filled with limestone and a flowing river. West Cave Preserve is a family-friendly as it comes, with strong programs for conservation and education of the area, as well as extensive tours.
3. Variety of Local and Worldly Cuisines.