Some years, New Year’s Eve comes and goes without much fanfare, but as the world gets ready to ring in 2021, there’s an overwhelming sense that something is very different. This year, perhaps more than ever before, it seems that everyone across the globe is looking forward to leaving the stress and worry of 2020 far behind and turning the page on a brand-new year, full of potential for something better!
With so many people very tired of staying at home lost in the wake of stressful moments, planning a New Year’s away could be just what’s needed when the clock strikes midnight. If you’re looking for a destination where memories of lockdown can be pushed aside and replaced with sensational scenery and options for fun, there’s no place quite like Dripping Springs, Texas.
This lovely locale is known as the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and offers New Year’s travelers the space and landscape they require to savor the fresh air, social distance and still spend time with the ones they love most. Picking Dripping Springs is a great route to finding the relief many of us are craving this holiday, and when you’re in the process of putting together just the right itinerary to match, the following are just a few options to bring your New Year’s away to life in style!
Dripping Springs is known for its beautiful terrain which proves to be as productive as it is mesmerizing, offering up great soil for grape growers to turn fruit into fantastic local labels. Across this region, those visiting with a passion for palate-pleasing moments can savor tastings at a variety of vineyards year-round, but if you’re here over New Year’s consider making your way to Solaro Estate Winery at least once. Situated at 13111 Silver Creek Road, Solaro Estate Winery is a welcoming destination where it’s easy to settle in for a wine tasting experience with family and friends. This destination hosts a versatile lineup of flavorful options to choose from and the friendly on-site staff is happy to answer questions regarding each bottle as well as the production process. You’ll want to be sure to make a reservation in advance of your arrival so you can be sure to get the best seat in the house in the pavilion surrounded by the vineyards!
If your idea of a great New Year’s in Dripping Springs is one where the focus is firmly on time spent outdoors, hiking your way through Charro Ranch Park promises to please. This scenic and inviting destination within the Dripping Springs Community is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle and commune with nature. Take time to wander the many trails that wind through this park and keep your eyes open for year-round birds that call this destination home along the way. A bird blind area is set up for more serious birders while benches line the paths as well for those looking to simply savor a tranquil moment in the great outdoors.
Finding those local stops that make a destination one of a kind is half the fun of a New Year’s getaway to Dripping Springs. When you’re in town over the holidays, be sure to add a tour of the Texas Hill Country Olive Co. to your list of must-do activities. Situated at 2530 W. Fitzhugh Road, the Texas Hill Country Olive Co. is a family-owned establishment that sits on 17 acres and provides guests with options for touring the orchard as well as enjoying time in the tasting room. A stop here comes with access to an on-site bistro as well as a fun gift shop when you’re looking to pick up just the right souvenir to commemorate your holiday travels.
While New Year’s is about looking forward, a trip to Dripping Springs is also a great moment to connect with the past, particularly when you’re looking forward to a stroll down historic Mercer Street. Recognized as the heart of Dripping Springs’ beginnings, this street still showcases architecture that stretches back centuries. At the west end of this road, guests can also enjoy getting up close to the original springs the town is named for. Flowing gently over limestone ledges, this understated natural landmark holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.
When you can’t wait to get out of town for New Year’s and are looking forward to a Dripping Springs adventure, the team at I Love Dripping Springs is happy to help travelers with all of their accommodation needs. Contact us today to learn more and to start planning.