The 12-Hour Tour | Things to do in Dripping Springs

Hamilton Pool Preserve
With its rolling hills and prairies, Dripping Springs is the perfect place to get a true taste of the Texas Hill County. The beautiful views and scenic drives make this Texas city an ideal place to visit. If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city living, a trip to Dripping Springs will make one relaxing and eventful experience!

With its rolling hills and prairies, Dripping Springs is the perfect place to get a true taste of the Texas Hill County. The beautiful views and scenic drives make this Texas city an ideal place to visit and you’re never short things to do in Dripping Springs. Located 25 miles west of Austin, Dripping Springs is just close enough in proximity if you’re visiting from the Texas capitol or San Antonio. If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city living, a trip to Dripping Springs will make one relaxing and eventful experience!

Breakfast: Crepe Crazy Café

660B W 290

Start your morning off with a Fiesta or Cowboy Up crepe at this Dripping Springs café. No matter what your taste preferences are, this place has an abundance of many unique crepe creations to choose from. The Crepe Crazy Café also offers other sweet treats such as Nutella banana and flavored bagels and croissants.

Pound House Farmstead & Museum

570 Founder’s Park Road

As a founding family of Dripping Springs, Joseph M. Pound and his wife Sarah opened their log cabin home in the early 1850s as a medical office and hospital, church sanctuary, schoolhouse, and social gathering place. Today, the five-acre farmstead built by the Pounds offers visitors a historical glimpse into the community life of Dripping Springs. Take a tour through the family’s farmstead or enjoy your lunch on the grounds.

Lunch: Creek Road Café

301 W 290

Open for lunch everyday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this establishment offers some of the best burgers and sandwiches in Dripping Springs.  Have your pick from the South by Southwest sandwich or the traditional Creek Road burger that any Texan will love! This café also serves fresh oysters every Tuesday.

Hamilton Pool Reserve

24300 Hamilton Pool Road

With summer just around the corner, a trip one of the most popular swimming holes in Texas is a definite must! The attraction is perfect for an outdoor swim, hike, or picnicking with friends and family. At 232 acres, this pool reserve is the perfect getaway to enjoy a serene atmosphere and beautiful views.

Dinner: Railroad Bar-B-Que

1111 W 290

You can’t leave Dripping Springs without getting a taste of their barbeque! Slow cooked and mesquite smoked, this restaurant has all the chicken, brisket, ribs, turkey, and sausage your heart desires. After one trip here, you’ll be finding yourself coming back for more!

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