9 Reasons to Travel to Dripping Springs, Texas

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There’s been a lot of buzz around Dripping Springs, Texas lately. Situated just outside of Austin, it really hones in on the Hill Country’s rustic feel just outside the big city. When visiting, these are the top activities that should be on any list when visiting Dripping Springs

  1. Stay
    When in town, go authentic. It’s time to embrace what makes Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs. Cottages, inns, B&B’s, take a pick! There’s so many to choose from but stay in a place which brings character. It’ll add a little pizazze to your story!
    (Above, The Liney Moon)
  2. Eat
    There’s so many great places to eat, the real question is where to begin? The Pizza Cave (below), Rolling in Thyme & Dough or Smoke n’Hops among other local favorites. Come !
  3. Get Outside
    Dripping Springs is the home to the Hamilton Pool reserve. Enjoy the famous Texas swimming hole over scenic limestone including a waterfall to help you cool off after a hike through one of the nearby parks.
  4. Texas Hill Country Olive Oil
    A growing crop, Texas produces olive oil! Stop in for a tour of the grounds and learn how the production of olive oil is growing in Texas. Inside, enjoy olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings and even pair them with a wine tasting from some of the finest vineyards in Texas.
  5. Explore the Wine Trail
    Did someone say wine?! Dripping Springs is home to vineyards of their own including Solaro Estates Winery and Bell Springs Winery. Looking to stay in town, swing by one of the tasting rooms or wine tours to expand the selection. Need a drive? That’s available too!
  6. Micro Brew Invasion
    Dripping Springs is home to Jester King, Twisted X and Thirsty Planet Brewing Company. Smoke’n Hops and The Barber Shop are the local watering holes to help quench your thirst. Sit back, kick back and relax! Have a cold one!
  7. Distilleries
    The beverages go on and on! Deep Eddy Vodka, Dripping Springs Vodka and Treat Oak Distillery are all in town. Staying in Austin and want to come out for the day? Completely possible with one of the many tours to and from, including the Austin Tour Company which will bring you and your friends to and from downtown Austin to Deep Eddy Vodka for some fun and games.
    Note: All tours at Deep Eddy Vodka must be booked in advance.
  8. Mercer Street
    “Take a step back in time on historic Mercer Street. Home to some of the first businesses in town, you’ll recognize that you’re on Mercer Street well before you see a sign. Historic buildings house the dancehall, perfect for the evening two-step, grab a beer or enjoy some frozen yogurt and ice cream. THere’s a place on Mercer Street for everyone.
  9. Drive
    This is the Hill Country. Explore it, embrace it, take it in. It’s best done behind the wheel with endless destination.

What’s your favorite attraction in Dripping Springs? 
What’s on the top of your to do list? 

10 thoughts on “9 Reasons to Travel to Dripping Springs, Texas

  1. Julie

    We love visiting the hill country area! But I had no idea you could do olive vineyard tours?! Adding that to my itinerary for our next trip!

    1. Diana Post author

      We had no idea either! During our tour, they mentioned that the olive oil industry is really starting to grow in Texas. The soil and seasons are perfect for their crops so it sounds like there will be a few more popping up in the future. It was really interesting – I had no idea all of the details that went into the production. Definitely a tour worth checking out.

  2. Crystal

    The Hill Country is our absolute favorite! Nate and I dream all the time about moving out that way! But then, where would we vacation to? Ha. It’s one of our favorite quick vacation spots. Nathan read somewhere that they are making big changes to Hamilton Pool this year. Have you heard?

    1. Silvia Gonzalez-Murray

      Hamilton Pool park is by reservation only 200 cars per day.No drop ins allowed.Uber delivers from Beecave and,Dripping Springs .

  3. Bill Loeb

    Dripping Springs is awesome!!! The Wedding Capital of Texas has great roads for touring, via auto or motorcycle, still has the small town character and great little places to go.

    Being a realtor, it is always fun to show a client all of the cool stuff in or near our community.

    While not in Dripping, the Hays City Store is a great place to eat.Travis and Tamra opened it up a little over a year ago where 150 intersect 3237. Excellent food, great drinks and amazing service. Next time you are in Dripping, take a scenic drive out there.

    If you don’t want to go out of town, Homespun is a very nice little place. Great food.

  4. melinda

    Bought a home in Henley last winter. A dream fulfilled. Do hope Henley remains a well kept secret because we love the peace and quiet. Dripping Springs and the surrounding towns offer so much to do year round. Not enough hours in the day to enjoy all the activities.


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