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5 Things You Might Not Know About Dripping Springs

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Dripping Springs is known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” It’s located about 20 minutes west of Austin and is the perfect place to begin an excursion through the heart of the Hill Country.

The town is also a popular destination. It is far enough away from the city to feel like you’re on vacation, but close enough to visit from Austin anytime. Dripping Springs is home to beautiful trails, stargazing locations and of course, Hamilton Pool. Visitors can also explore unique antique stores and boutiques, live music, vineyards, craft breweries and local distilleries.

Here are five more reasons to visit Dripping Springs.

1. Wedding Capital of Texas

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dripping Springs

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Did you know Dripping Springs is the official Wedding Capital of Texas? This small town offers over 30 wedding venues within a 15-mile radius. Regardless of the size, religious affiliation or style, engaged couples can find everything they need.

From quirky to elegant to cowboy casual, Dripping Springs has a venue for just about any wedding. Are you having a formal wedding and need a pristine, historic mansion? How about a rustic barn that can double as a chapel and dance hall? Dripping Springs has it all. There’s even a relocated 19th century Vietnamese chapel perfect for an intimate ceremony.

In addition to venues, couples can find local ministers, florists, bakeries, photographers, catering companies and wedding planners. Dripping Springs hosts over 1,000 weddings a year. So if you’re in the planning stages, check it out before they’re all booked up!

2. Dripping with Taste

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dripping Springs
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Here’s yet another reason to spend an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country. The annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival combines the best flavors of Texas into one big party.

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