For the young and the restless, finding the hottest new vacation spot is almost like a sport. Searching out and experiencing attractions off the beaten path can make for a great vacation story, and Dripping Springs, Texas, is here to oblige. Offering stellar food, drink, and plenty of adventure, discover some of the reasons Dripping Springs is becoming the latest Texas Hill Country hot spot.
You Can Sample Hearty Food and Drink
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Dripping Springs is becoming well-known for its delicious food, craft beer, and local wineries. If you’re looking for an edgier twist on traditional booze tours, check out the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery. Take a tour to see how the vodka is made and experience a tasting of some of its unique flavors, such as sweet tea.
Going to Texas and leaving without trying some traditional barbecue would be a shame. A Dripping Springs classic, The Salt Lick offers brisket, sausage, and ribs, plus all the extras such as beans and slaw. What’s the best part you ask? Sample all you can eat for only $20, plus it’s BYOB. You can roll up with your favorite brew and be all set to chow down on a great feast.
You Can Explore Fun, Non-Traditional Activities
Dripping Springs may seem at first glance like a sleepy small town. Full of surprises everywhere, Dripping Springs will keep you on your toes for your entire trip. Take a stroll through the eclectic Solstice Outdoors gardens. The nursery features native, low-maintenance plants ideal for the hot Texas landscape. If you’re looking for fine art or garden sculpture to add some pizzazz, Solstice Gardens can help you.
If you’re looking for something more active than a garden stroll, try the Mercer Street Dance Hall, featuring live music, dancing, and drinks during the week, plus dancing lessons on Saturdays for those of us who need a little extra confidence.
After a day of adventure, you’ll need somewhere to rest your weary head. Dripping Springs has a plethora of cute, affordable hotel accommodations for you to stay at that are close to all the action.
You Can Experience a Diversity of Musical Styles
Dripping Springs is outside Austin, which bears a blossoming live music scene, and some of that mojo extends to Dripping Springs. The Rusty Mule is a quaint outdoor venue that features bluegrass and other live bands, making the setting ideal for an evening with the family.
Another incredible music venue is Hudson’s on Mercer St., which is dedicated to music. The venue has weekly karaoke and open mic nights for the community, plus music lessons and live shows happen all the time. If you’re a music fanatic and you’re spending the weekend in Dripping Springs, definitely check out Hudson’s.
Although only a small town in central Texas, Dripping Springs is quickly becoming a destination. With options for everyone from new couples to entire families, this quaint Texas community should definitely be on your list of places to visit next.