There are as many reasons for visiting Dripping Springs this year as there are people actually traveling to our doorstep. Each vacation experience is destined to be different than the others, and today we would like to offer up some ideas for a romantic Texas hideaway! Our I Love Dripping Springs love nests will provide a cozy and intimate backdrop to your getaway, and even if you aren’t on your honeymoon, you will find yourself acting and feeling as if you were! This guide to romantic activities in Dripping Springs will ensure that every minute will be your favorite minute as you play, laugh, and love.
Picnic in the Park
The classic romantic activities are classics for a reason—they really do work! A picnic in the park guarantees an intimate experience that will be the highlight of your Dripping Springs getaway, and there are plenty of places to picnic in the area! Plan a hike to go along with your picnic as you explore the trails that lead along the Pedernales River in nearby Johnson City, perhaps perched at the base of the Pedernales Falls for a little extra dose of romance, or explore the beauty of Milton Reimer’s Ranch Park right here in Dripping Springs and picnic along another section of the Pedernales River, as it runs through this park as well!
Wine Tasting at Sunset
A good glass of wine is a work of art in itself, but when you combine a tasting with the beauty of a Dripping Springs sunset, well, you will have reached the height of romance! Texas Hill Country Wines are fast becoming a force to be noticed, and Dripping Springs is home to a variety of wineries, including Bell Springs Winery (3700 Bell Springs Road), Parmeson Wines (5300 Bell Springs Road), and Graveyard Vineyards (5258 Bell Springs Road). Combining two of our favorite romantic activities—drinking wine and savoring sunsets—this experience may bring some of your most cherished memories.
The View from Above
Sometimes romance can be spelled with the letters “hot air balloon ride,” and a short road trip to Austin can bring you to the basket steps of Austin Aeronauts Hot Air Balloons, located at 1700 Elmhurst Drive. Offering flights that will give you a bird’s eye view of another romantic favorite, a Texas sunrise, if you haven’t already asked the most important question that can be asked, these Dripping Springs romantic activities might be the perfect time!
Since you are already in town, it is the perfect opportunity to explore the romantic side of Austin. Take a walking tour of the colorful murals that grace many of the downtown businesses, rent a swan pedal boat for a romantic “cruise” of Lady Bird Lake, and end the day with a drive-in movie at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In, 2015 E M. Franklin Avenue. Yes, drive-ins are making a comeback, and everyone knows nothing is more romantic than a couple of hours spent watching a good movie, devouring snacks from the concession stand, and snuggling with your favorite traveling partner!
Bring Back Date Night With These Romantic Activities in Dripping Springs
When your twosome becomes a three-, four- or more-some with the addition of kiddos, date nights tend to be put on the backburner, but your romantic journey to Dripping Springs is the perfect time to bring date night to the forefront! Start the evening with a romantic dinner at Tillie’s, 3509 Creek Road, being sure to share appetizers and dessert as well as the main course, and of course, a delicious cocktail or glass of wine to wash it all down. Follow this experience with a few hours at Hudson’s on Mercer Street, listening and dancing to live music, much as you may have done in your early dating years. Located at 381 Mercer Street, Hudson’s has been a local tradition since opening day and is often THE spot for date nights for couples of all ages! Finally, after the food and the music, you may not be ready for the night to end, so why not opt for a moonlit stroll around on the property of your I Love Dripping Springs cozy love nest?
Romance at Home with I Love Dripping Springs
The quiet moments spent enjoying the amenities of your Texas love nest, however, will make the strongest impressions, and our homes provide the little extras that make life more romantic! Secrets shared with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire or while submerged in the depths of a bubbling hot tub are destined to be the secrets that will build a stronger relationship. Reserve your favorite romantic haven today and explore all the different ways you can share your love in comfort and style in Dripping Springs!