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 romantic and fun things to do for you and your sweetheart.
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. 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, 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. for a taste of 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. Take some away to enjoy with your romantic home-cooked meal at your rental.
Head up, up, and away for a tour of Dripping Springs and the surrounding area. Climb into a helicopter and head toward the clouds on a romantic flight for two. You’ll see many of Dripping Springs’ must-see sights – with a bird’s eye view. Fly over areas like the Hamilton Pool, Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam, Downtown Austin, and many more. Rides last from ten minutes all the way up to 60 minutes. Locations seen and air time depend on the package you book.
Set sail on a romantic sunset boat tour of Lake Travis with your sweetheart. Glide across the blue waters of the lake, pass by popular landmarks including Devil’s Cove and Starnes Island, and enjoy the colors of the sunset. The Lake Travis 4th of July fireworks show is conducted from the island and showcased in the movie Spy Kids. Both the cove and the island are well-known spots for local boaters.
The beautiful landscape and cool waters of Hamilton Pool draw locals and tourists, young and old alike. The natural wonder was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed. The result was the unique structure you can see today, which includes a waterfall and a grotto. Part of a 234-acre nature preserve, the pool is considered a “gem” among Texas swimming holes. Bring your bathing suit for a dip, sensible close-toed shoes for the hike there and back or pack a romantic picnic for two to enjoy on the shores. Reservations are required from March to December. Time slots are four hours, but only 140 slots are available each day, and each of you will need your own slot.
Several of the lakes around Dripping Springs offer daytime and evening or sunset kayak tours and rentals. Paddle around together on the calm waters of Lady Bird Lake and others in the area for a romantic ride on the water. Share a picnic on the shores of the lake afterward for evening more romantic things to do in 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 sweetheart and other 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 your skill and ability level. Please book in advance.
Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your destination for some Texas-size romance, make sure your next step is booking a private, romantic vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. Choose a small one-bedroom for your sweetheart, all the way up to a six-bedroom unit to accommodate a couples’ getaway with friends for a Texas-size good time. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom where you can catch a nap or spend quality alone time together, 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 much more.
Contact us today to start planning your romance-filled trip to Dripping Springs and have fun making memories to last a lifetime!