The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great place for a 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 right in town or nearby. You’ll want to make sure your getaway to the Dripping Springs area includes plenty of fun and exciting things to do to keep everyone happy and busy. The weather may not always cooperate with your outdoor plans, so make sure you have some indoor activities in Dripping Springs scheduled to battle the boredom that comes with a rainy day. Don’t forget your masks, as many places may still require them for admission.
Warm up in the winter or enjoy cool refreshment other times of the year with some of your favorite brews or spirits. With a list of distilleries, brewing companies, and wineries longer than your arm, Dripping Springs and the surrounding area has something to quench your thirst. Distilleries like Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery, Hawk Shadow Winery & Vineyards, and Family Business Beer Co. are just some of the establishments that call Dripping Springs home. Head to the Deep Eddy tasting room and sip on their Deep Eddy Vodka, which comes in a range of flavors from traditional to ruby red, and even peach. Make a tasting appointment at Hawk Shadow Winery & Vineyards and walk away with “Bad Boy Red” or a 2011 vintage Orange Muscat – made from Lost Draw Vineyards grapes with the aromas of green apple and lemon grass finishing with hints of orange blossom. For a great tasting, locally made brew, head to Family Business Beer Co. You’ll want to try the Golden Age, a German-style pilsner with a milk, earthy hop bouquet and clean finish, or the Cosmic Cowboy, an American IPA that’s ripe with pineapple and grapefruit with a layer of pine.
While the students of the group may moan about learning while on vacation, and especially on a rainy day, you can find a way to add in a bit of a history lesson during your trip. Presidential elections have been known to 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, you may want to take some time on a rainy day to soak up the presidential history surrounding our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson rather than the rain, with a visit to his boyhood home. Johnson lived there from the age five until his 1924 high school graduation, and the home has been listed as a national historic park. For a more authentic experience, the home has even been furnished in the style of the early and mid-1920s period and reflects the rural Texas lifestyle Johnson and his family would have lived there. Join one of the free guided tours, offered daily and available hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a lunch break from the staff at noon.
Escape rooms have become a popular family or group activity in recent years, and there’s an escape room only moments from Dripping Springs. Escape In Time escape rooms offers multiple rooms with different stories that give your logic skills and brain some exercise. Work together with your groupmates 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 your group. Book your spot before arrival, and make sure to address any concerns like age of players and handicap accessibility before confirming your plans.
Add some fun and games to your rainy day with a visit to the local arcade. Just a few moments away, Pinballz Arcade offers arcade games, escape rooms, laser tag, and many more indoor activities to keep the excitement going even when the rain is falling.
Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your destination for some memorable Texas-style fun, even when the rain falls, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. You’ll begin and end every day of your Dripping Springs adventures in a beautiful and private vacation rental with all the comforts of your own home. Choose a small one-bedroom for your smaller family or a sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom to accommodate a large group or reunion for a Texas-size good time. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom where you can catch a nap on a gloomy day, and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies for when the sun returns. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and much more.
Contact us today to start planning your all-weather trip to Dripping Springs and have fun making memories to last a lifetime!