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 Dripping Springs tours and experiences to keep everyone happy and busy. Don’t forget your masks, as many places may still require them for admission.
Dripping Springs Tours at Distilleries, Brewing Companies, and Wineries
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 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 companies that call Dripping Springs home. Head to the Deep Eddy tasting room and sip on their own Deep Eddy Vodka. It 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 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 ripe with pineapple and grapefruit with a layer of pine.
Head up, up, and away for a tour of Dripping Springs and the surrounding area. Climb into a helicopter and head toward the clouds. You’ll see many of Dripping Springs’s 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.
Sunset Boat Tour
Set sail on a romantic sunset boat tour of Lake Travis. Watch the colors of sunset as you glide across the blue waters of the lake and pass by popular landmarks including Devil’s Cove and Starnes Island. 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 party spots for local boaters.
Several of the lakes around Dripping Springs offer daytime and evening or sunset kayak tours and rentals. Set out on the waters of Lady Bird Lake and other waters in the area for a paddling trip you won’t soon forget.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
A well-known Dripping Springs attraction, 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, though the water may be chilly, sensible close-toed shoes for the hike there and back or pack a picnic to enjoy on the shores. From March through December, you’ll need to reserve a time slot for your visit. Time slots are four hours, but only 140 slots are available each day, and each group member will need their own slot.
Historic Mercer Street
If you want to be out and about but don’t want to go far, there’s a tour attraction right in Dripping Springs. No matter what time of year you come, historic Mercer Street in Dripping Springs has many tales to tell. Many of the buildings, which house town businesses like the “Barber Shop” bar and Vintage Soul Boutique were built between 1870 and 1940.
Fun Dripping Springs Tours and Experiences
Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your destination for some memorable Texas-style tours and experiences, 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 Dripping Springs adventures in a beautiful 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. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom where you can catch a nap before another fun-filled activity 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 trip to Dripping Springs and have fun making memories to last a lifetime!