The Texas Hill Country isn’t just a place known for its rolling hills, small town feel and Wedding Capital of Texas title, it’s more than that. It’s an experience. Just west of Austin, Dripping Springs offers a distinct outdoor experience flooded with an abundance of sunshine practically year round and picturesque scenery for miles.
Whether you’re hitting the road for a girl’s weekend, in town for a family affair or just taking a mini road trip, you’ll find plenty to do in the not so small town of Dripping Springs.
What is more Southern than brisket with side of short ribs, accompanied by roast turkey? The answer is, not much. These smoky and flavorful delicacies can be found all over the Lone Star State but the best and most famous can be found right in our backyard. Texas is nothing but well known for its barbeque chops and steamy sauces so why not line up tastings of all the best Dripping Springs has to offer?
Hiking and Biking
With over 200 days of sunny Texas weather, Dripping Springs offers the ultimate ideal climate for everything from biking, hiking to trail exploration. It’s also worth mentioning that Dripping Springs has the largest acreage devoted to public parks relative to its population in Central Texas. So just when you’ve had your fill of wineries and shopping, head outdoors to enjoy scenic climbing trails with family or a romantic horseback ride at sunset.
Our Picks: Dripping Springs Ranch Park
Delightful Distilleries & Breweries
Assorted spirits and brews continue to roll out from our great state which means visiting the multiple sources is truly a Texas sized event. Most facilities offer a tours with a designated guide who shares all the behind the scenes processes and fun facts about the location. Once the tour is done, visit unique their tasting rooms and savor the sweet sounds of live entertainment. From smooth vodka to German lagers, there’s a little something for everyone.
Texas ranks number five in the US for largest wine producing state and with 5,000 acres of wine grapes, it’s easy to see why. There is no shortage of red, white or pink in this area of the Great State so pick your specialty. Enjoy the rich history of Texas wine making all while taking in the beautiful scenery that makes this locale so exceptional.
Small Town Shops
Highway 290 is home to a string of quaint rustic shops and charming boutiques that will catch any tourist’s eye. These delightful retailers offer the best in unique art, one of a kind fashion and thoughtful keepsakes around. No matter if your shopping for yourself or just trying to find that perfect memento, there’s a little bit of Hill Country for everyone.
So gas up the car and take that mini road trip to where the adventure begins. We think you’ll find yourself coming back, time after time.