Not every vacation has to last a week or more—many of us just don’t have the time to stay away from the office for that long—but a quick three-day jaunt to Texas Hill Country can give you the much-needed break you deserve! Sleeping in late, sampling the regional cuisine, and exploring the beauty of the Texas landscape gives you the chance to step away from the hustle, bustle, and stressors of real life and concentrate on your own needs. Because we want to ensure that you don’t have to do anything other than get comfortable and have fun, we have created this fun and fulfilling three-day Texas Hill country winter journey to ensure you experience the best of what Texas has to offer. Follow it religiously or simply use it as a suggestion as to what you should do next; it doesn’t matter how you use it, just that you do!
Day 1: Let’s Get Started!
Although you may be tempted to jump out of bed, grab a coffee from Starbucks, and immediately get to the important business of having fun, we recommend fueling up for the adventures of the day and beginning with a hearty breakfast from the Oak Creek Café, located just up the street from your winter sanctuary at 660 US-290. Offering large plates filled with your favorite breakfast foods, every bite tastes like a hug from your grandma—warm and filled with love! Once you have fed your soul and filled your belly, it is time to start exploring all that Hill Country has to offer, and today we think maybe we will stick to Austin for your day one adventures. Take a tour of street art, murals painted on a variety of buildings, offering plentiful selfie opportunities, especially, the Greetings from Austin mural found at 1720 S 1st Street. Explore the music scene during Red River Cultural District free week (the first week of January) or spend your minutes shopping at exclusive boutiques such as the Blue Elephant Boutique located in Central Park Shopping Center. When hunger pangs start up again, a taste of the Southwest can be had at Ramos Tex-Mex Restaurant #3, where Taco Tuesday takes place every day of the week and margaritas will warm you from the inside out!
Day 2: Road Trips Are Fun
A trip to historic Fredericksburg is on today’s itinerary, a town built from the labors of German immigrants and one that honors the heroes of America. Start out with a visit to the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site, a military outpost in use during the mid-1800s. Offering a nature trail to help you walk off those donuts you chose to have for breakfast, exploring the original garrison building and the two reproductions buildings is a fascinating experience. After a quick lunch break at Nury’s Breakfast and Lunch restaurant, (you HAVE to try their burgers!) it is time to move on new and more exciting adventures, including a visit to another military historic site, the National Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. This is a large museum and may take up a big portion of your afternoon but will leave you for a new appreciation of our American heroes and the sacrifices they made! The day isn’t over this winter in Texas Hill Country, however, so before you get back in your rental car and head home to Dripping Springs, a dinner at Vaudeville, 250 E Main Street, will fortify you for the 60-mile journey. Offering chic and tasty meals, including wood fired pizzas, its classic Texas interiors make you feel relaxed and at home on your winter in Texas Hill Country journey!
Day 3: Do You Really Have to Go?
Your final day in Texas Hill Country will be filled with naturally beautiful moments as you explore the rugged beauty of our landscape. There are a huge selection of parks, caverns, and natural areas just waiting to be photographed, so let’s get started before we waste daylight! Explore the Pedernales River in Pedernales State Park, located in Johnson City, or hike the canyons of Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool. Stay close to home and explore Okmulgee Lake & Recreation Area and let the youngsters frolic on the playground. If all of the above sounds too structured, or too involved for your taste, simply stay home and simply traverse the grounds around your I Love Dripping Springs winter escape. Many of these properties are located on acreage, allowing you to wander and roam without ever leaving the border lines of the property! Ending the day with a barbecue on the deck, a soak in the hot tub, and a fresh made margarita will put you in a better frame of mind for what lies ahead, returning to real life!
Reserve I Love Dripping Springs Today For a Texas Hill Country Winter Vacation
Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Texas and now is the time to start making plans. Reserve your favorite Texas Hill Country home today!