There’s nothing better than time away from the pressure of routines and responsibilities, especially when it’s time away enjoyed with your best girlfriends! Planning a girls’ trip is a great way to reconnect with your best friends and the experience is only elevated when you set your travel sights on beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas. As scenic as it is exciting, Dripping Springs is the ideal place to enjoy outdoor fun and indoor flavors. No matter what your travel style may be, Dripping Springs promises to be a place that pleases everyone in your traveling crew. Here are a few stops to make sure you’ve added to the itinerary of your Dripping Springs bachelorette adventure.
Go Swimming at Hamilton Pool Preserve
Integrated into the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, Hamilton Pool Preserve is a pristine and scenic destination to enjoy a day of swimming with your best friends when you’re in Dripping Springs. Reservations are required before heading this way, but once you’re in, you can take time to admire a 50-foot waterfall that spills over limestone outcrops into beautiful pools made for the savoring. Float your way to fun when you make Hamilton Pool Preserve a top stop on your girls’ trip list.
Dripping Springs Fun Things to Do When You Walk Through Charro Ranch Park
Sometimes, time to catch up is all you need during a girls’ trip and Charro Ranch Park provides the scenic setting to stroll and chat with your closest pals while you’re in Dripping Springs for a girls’ getaway. This former working ranch sprawls across 64 acres and provides guests with stunning scenery that can be enjoyed while making your way around a 1-mile loop. While many come here to bird watch, others come to savor the fresh air and time with those they love most.
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Hike the arid savanna to a crevice in the limestone formations, then pass through to a stunning colorful grotto with a 40-foot waterfall. Because much of this area is protected, you will likely need a guide to traverse the entire center, but you can hike the uplands without one.
The Beautiful Pedernales Falls State Park
Enjoying nature is another way to relax with your best friends. Pedernales Falls State Park is packed with beautiful vistas, hiking trails, secret waterways, relaxing springs, and fascinating flora and fauna. Hiking trails are various difficulty levels but are worth it to see the sights and the striking geology of the area.
McKinney Falls State Park
Another great nature trip for you and your girlfriends is McKinney Falls State Park. There are nine miles of hiking and walking paths around Onion Creek that are hard packed enough to ride bikes on.
Dripping Springs Sculpture Gardens
Don’t miss this trip, especially if there is a creative in your group. You can spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the imaginative sculptures in the outdoor space. These unusual sculptures are often made from metal, stone, and glass. Made by local artists, you can purchase these works of art for your own home.
Enjoy a Wine Tasting
Dripping Springs has a reputation for being an amazing place to grow grapes that ultimately end up as some of the region’s finest wines! If you and your friends are enthusiastic about trying local labels, making your way to the Solaro Estate Winery is a must while you’re in town. This inviting and beautiful destination is a great place to wander the grounds, learn more about the production process, and of course, enjoy a tasting that’s designed to please the palate of everyone in your Dripping Springs bachelorette group.
Shopping in Dripping Springs
Looking for something special to take home to remind you of your girls’ trip to Dripping Springs? Check out the Mercer District. This historic neighborhood has plenty of boutiques, vintage shops, and eateries—in fact, most of the buildings are original construction from before World War II. There is even an event center that used be a Texaco gas station with the original pumps.
Shopping can be exhausting, so be sure to try one of the unique restaurants in the area. From Crepe Crazy Café to Rolling in Thyme and Dough, you can find meals and munchies for the pickiest palate.
Dripping Springs is a music haven any time of year! From South By Southwest (Austin) in March to small venues in town, there is plenty of live music and local culture. Even the wineries, breweries and distilleries often have a live music schedule, as do some of the parks around town. When you book your girls’ trip to Dripping Springs, make sure you plan a music tour.
There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the best of Dripping Springs. Whether you’re here for a girls’ getaway or enjoying a vacation any time of year, the team at I Love Dripping Springs has the accommodations you need to elevate the experience. Contact us today to learn more about our area vacation rentals and to begin planning your adventure with these list of Dripping Springs fun things to do.