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Historic Mercer Street

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Every small town has that one street that has served as the epicenter of business, social, and family events and in Dripping Springs, that street is the historic Mercer Street. Remaining largely unchanged over the decades, locals can shop in stores that although their names are different are the same stores their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents may have frequented in their youth. When your journey brings you to Dripping Springs, you can be a part of that history, walking in the footsteps of history, listening to the echoes of whispers from the past, and at the end of each day, you can head home to the comfort and charm found in our I Love Dripping Springs escapes.

Where Our Story Began

We understand that Dripping Springs is an unusual name, but when you make your way towards the west end of Mercer Street, it will all become clear, as you experience the beauty of limestone ledges, sprouting lush green ferns, and constantly dripping water into the small stream below. The peace and tranquility of this spot somehow provides a counter balance to the thriving energy that practically vibrates from the stores, shops, and businesses that line the street, shops that we will take a few minutes to explore in the following paragraphs. A granite marker marks the spot, however, if you want to begin your journey in the spot where Dripping Springs first earned its name; limestone steps lead down to the stream, offering a stunning photo opportunity!

Historic Mercer Street is the Heart of Dripping Springs

Many of the storefronts on Mercer Street have stayed the same over time, even as the owners have changed and the merchandize has become more modern. These storefronts, boasting names as unique as the people of our Hill Country town, are where joy can be purchased with a swipe of a credit card, that joy being shared equally with the swiper and the recipient of treasures bought. Starrs on Mercer, Vintage Soul, and Panache are just a few spots you will want to visit, finding delight in the beauty of the objects they sell. Restaurants such as Homespun Kitchen and Bar, Grawlix Cocktail Lounge, and the humble, yet oh so delicious, Razas Food Shack provide sustenance after your adventures, doing what they do best, feeding hungry people!

Carry Your Treasures to Your I Love Dripping Springs Havens

After you have purchased your last gift, devoured the last morsel of food, and taken all the selfies at our namesake creek, coming home to I Love Dripping Springs will be another special moment in a vacation filled with them. Reserve your favorite escape today!