The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great getaway no matter the time of year. Historic Dripping Springs 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 Memorial Day getaway to the Dripping Springs area includes plenty of fun and excitement to keep everyone happy and busy.

Historic Mercer Street

The rich history of Dripping Springs is always available to be explored, whether it’s over the long Dripping Springs Memorial Day holiday or early winter. Historic Mercer Street 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. Come back during the Christmas season to see the homes and businesses along the historic street decked out in their festive Christmas Best.

Hamilton Pool Preserve

The beautiful landscape and cool waters of Hamilton Pools draws locals and tourists year after year. Join young and old alike at the natural wonder that was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed. Enjoy the unique structure it left behind, which includes a beautiful waterfall and grotto. The pool is part of a 234-acre nature preserve and has been considered a “gem” among Texas swimming holes and a must-see. You’ll need sensible, close-toed shoes for the hike back to the pool, and you can bring your swimsuit and a picnic lunch to enjoy your time at the pool this Memorial Day. Make sure to plan ahead, as you’ll need to book a time slot during your visit if it occurs sometime between March and December. Slots are four hours long, but there are an elite 140 available each day, and each group member will need their own slot to attend.

Escape Room

Take part in the growing popularity of escape rooms on your Memorial Day break in Dripping Springs. Escape In Time offers multiple rooms with different stories that give your logic skills some exercise. Work together to solve the series of clues and break out of the room within 60 minutes to win. Rooms are ranked in difficulty so you can choose a room that fits the skills, abilities, and age range of everyone in your group.

Lyndon B Johnson Boyhood Home

While the students of the group are ready for summer, you can find a way to add in a bit of a history lesson during your trip. Presidential elections can turn the tide of the nation quickly, and each president’s administration leaves its own special mark on the country. When you visit Dripping Springs this Memorial Day, take some time out to soak up the presidential history surrounding our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, with a visit to his boyhood home. Johnson lived in the home from the age five until his 1924 high school graduation, and the home is listed as a national historic park. It has even been furnished in the style of the early and mid-1920s, and reflects the rural Texas lifestyle Johnson and his family would have lived. There are daily free guided tours available hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a lunch break from the staff at noon.

Hiking

As the Texas heat rises, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening when temperatures are more tolerable. When you do go out this Memorial Day, there are plenty of state parks and public hiking trails in and around the area. Lace up your hiking boots and set out on any of the loops, “out and back” routes, paved routes, or dirt paths. Take an easy jaunt without much elevation change or challenge yourself with a longer hike or one with several hundred feet of elevation change. Take the trails leading to natural wonders like Hamilton Pool or Jacob’s Well and reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the water. Watch out for bikers or horseback riders! Some trails are prime routes for them, too.

Destination: Dripping Springs Memorial Day

Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your Memorial Day getaway destination, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. You can begin and end every day of your Memorial Day Dripping Springs adventures in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of your own home. Choose a small one-bedroom for an intimate experience all the way up to a six-bedroom to accommodate a large group or reunion. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, 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 Memorial Day respite to Dripping Springs and have fun making memories to last a lifetime!