Although we are a four seasons state, offering promising springs, carefree summer, and joyous falls, it is when the leaves have all fallen from the trees and the landscape stretches out before us with a stark and rugged beauty that the Dripping Springs comes to life. Cool days entice you to come out and play, hiking, biking, and exploring, and the colder nights invite you to stay in, start a fire in the fireplace, and relax in preparation for the next day’s adventures. When you choose to visit Dripping Springs during the shortest days of the year, you won’t feel shorted when it comes to fun, and when you choose I Love Dripping Springs for your vacation accommodations, well, your winter break is guaranteed to be as close to perfect as you imagined it could be. This guide to all the wonderful winter activities in Texas you can do during the winter season in Dripping Springs and surrounding areas will ensure that every minute of your stay will be fulfilling, fun, and fantastic!
Chapparal Ice, 2525 W Anderson Lane
Although we don’t have the stereotypical winter weather and it rarely snows in Dripping Springs, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the traditional winter activities, including a romantic trip around an ice skating rink, holding hands with your favorite traveling partner. Chapparal Ice, located just minutes away from your Dripping Springs seasonal sanctuary, offers public skating sessions you won’t want to miss. Offering lessons, children sessions, and hours of winter fun, Chapparal Ice is the first place we head to when we are seeking some chill Texas winter activities!
Duchman Family Winery, 13308 Ranch to Market Road 150
The days and nights can get a little chilly in this region of Texas, and when you want to warm up from the inside out, Duchman Family Winery in nearby Driftwood can help you out! Offering a variety of Italian wines made from all-American Texas grapes, this special spot will soon be your newest happy place! Because man cannot live on wine alone, the handmade pizzas this family business offers allows you to drink a little more as the food (they also sell charcuterie boards and truffle fries) soaks up the excess alcohol; we still recommend a ride share or designated driver to get you back to your I Love Dripping Springs vacation sanctuary, though! Their online wine shop allows you to enjoy your favorite variety any time of the year, so feel free to become obsessed with any of their bottles.
Austin Paintball, 4150 US-290 in Dripping Springs
Even though all of our winter activities are located close to your Dripping Springs escape, Austin Paintball is actually located right in town and offers an adventure for your entire family! Offering six different fields that allow for distinctly different games of paintball to be enjoyed by family or friends from 5 years of age and up. Play underground, explore from the catwalks above, or use barrels, tires, walls, and the natural landscape to strategically win top honors in your paintball extravaganza!
Take a Hike With These Winter Activities in Texas
Summers in Texas can be hot and humid, making us want to stay inside as much as possible, but in the winter, when the mercury drops, we can’t wait to get outside and play. Hiking is a popular seasonal activity, and Charro Ranch Park is one of our favorite places to do so! Walk along the nature trail, seeking wildlife and photo opportunities as you revel in a season without snow and ice. Located at 22690 Ranch to Market Road 150 and offering a simple beauty that only Texas Hill Country can produce, this winter sport will make memories you never want to forget!
Tour of Christmas Lights
If your winter visit takes place during the Christmas season, spending a night driving through the neighborhoods and viewing Christmas lights can be the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! No map is needed for these Texas winter activities, just get in your car and head in the direction that is the most colorful, and when your scenic drive is finished, point your car homeward and finish off the night with hot chocolate and a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Explore Your I Love Dripping Springs Sanctuary
Not every day has to be spent rushing from place to place, especially as your I Love Your Dripping Springs seasonal abode has so much to enjoy! Grill steaks on the barbecue, cuddle in front of a roaring fire, or bake a batch of Christmas cookies in our fully equipped kitchens. Sip wine in a hot tub at sunset or play a rousing game of Candyland with your toddler in the middle of the afternoon. There is no limit to the amount of frosty fun you can have while hanging out at the homestead, basking in the luxury amenities that come standard with all our vacation homes. Reserve your winter escape today!