The year-round sun and warmth of Texas are what make it a great getaway no matter when you need a break. Set your sights on Dripping Springs, a patriotic place to spend the 4th, with a historic district that takes you back to the early American West. The historic town offers an experience like no other, with many buildings as old as the 1870s and many other popular historic landmarks either in-town or nearby. You’ll want to make sure your 4th of July getaway to the Dripping Springs area includes plenty of fun and excitement to keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay this Dripping Springs 4th of July.
Fire in the Sky
Some of the best fireworks for the 4th can be seen when you attend the annual Fire in the Sky event. The event is billed as one of the best opportunities to see fireworks in the Dripping Springs area, and the event isn’t just fireworks. Spend the day enjoying delicious Texas BBQ, live music, local beverages, and much more before settling in to watch the sky light up with red, white, and blue. Admission is free, and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The event location is TBA.
Historic Mercer Street
The rich history of Dripping Springs is always available to be explored, especially during the 4th of July holiday when the major focus is American history. Historic Mercer Street in Dripping Springs has many tales to tell about the town’s origins and its progress throughout the years. There is plenty of Old West heritage lining the street, as many of the buildings, which now house town businesses like the “Barber Shop” bar and Vintage Soul boutique, were built between 1870 and 1940. These and the other businesses lining the street will be dressed in their patriotic best.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Make a red, white, and blue splash during your 4th of July adventure to Dripping Springs. Wear your patriotic summer clothes and enjoy a patriotic picnic lunch before diving in. The beautiful landscape and cool, refreshing waters of Hamilton Pool draw many locals and tourists throughout the year, especially during the summer holiday. Join young and old alike at the natural wonder that was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed. The unique structure left behind includes a waterfall and grotto. Hamilton Pool is part of a 234-acre nature preserve and is considered a must-see “gem” among Texas swimming holes. You’ll need sensible, close-toed shoes for the hike back to the pool. Plan ahead, as you’ll need to book a time slot during your visit if it occurs anytime between March and December. Slots are four hours long, but there are an elite 140 available each day, and each member of your group will need their own slot to attend.
Lyndon B Johnson Boyhood Home
There’s nothing more patriotic than connecting with your country’s history. When you visit Dripping Springs, take some time out to seek out and soak up the presidential history surrounding our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, with a visit to his boyhood home. Johnson lived at the home from the age of five until his high school graduation in 1924, and the home is now listed as a national historic park. Step inside to check out the early to mid-1920s décor of the home, which reflects the rural Texas lifestyle Johnson and his family would have lived. Learn more when you join one of the free daily guided tours available hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a lunch break from the staff at noon.
Other Activities for Your Dripping Springs 4th of July Vacation
Fill the rest of your trip with fun and excitement that may go beyond the borders of Dripping Springs. You can keep the patriotism going with a trip to nearby Austin and the state capitol or visit the many wineries and distilleries in the Hill Country area.
Destination: 4th of July Fun in Dripping Springs
Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your 4th of July getaway destination, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. Begin and end every day of your patriotic Dripping Springs adventures in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of your own home. Choose a small one-bedroom home for your smaller family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom home to accommodate a large group or patriotic reunion. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom away from other group members when you need some alone time and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your 4th of July trip to Dripping Springs and have fun making memories to last a lifetime!