"The gateway to the Texas Hill Country" offers a plethora of wineries, distilleries, and breweries.
Scenic views, starlit skies, and Texas countryside abound in Dripping Springs
Known as “The Gateway to Texas Hill Country,” while Dripping Springs has changed a lot over the years, much of the land remains rich with rolling hills, creeks, and abundant wildlife. Awe-inspiring natural wonders, historical landmarks, mom-and-pop shops, and eclectic music venues proliferate in Dripping Springs.
Dripping Springs offers a plethora of wineries, distilleries, and breweries. The schools are great, the town’s light pollution is minimal, and the vibe welcomes young professionals, families, and retirees alike. Between the breweries and state parks, this ever-evolving district is a growing tourist destination. One thing is certain—you’ll never experience a dull moment here.
Residents adore the ability to explore various outdoor recreational opportunities, listen to live music, partake in community events, and take back a cold one at one of the many brewpubs, all within the same community. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a nature lover, or a social butterfly, you’ll love the mixture of options that living in Dripping Springs affords.
There are plenty of restaurants in Dripping Springs, taking you from your morning cup of coffee to your dinner date with ease. Start your mornings on the right foot with some pastries and house-roasted coffee at Mazama Coffee Co. The whole family can feast on tasty barbecue brisket and Texas-style green beans at Pig Pen BBQ. When lovers seek coastal cuisine in a modern, ocean-themed setting, they reserve a table at Cafe Blue.
Dripping Springs residents enjoy gathering at local watering holes to socialize and let eventful evenings unfold. Treaty Oak Distilling is a favorite spot to take in the beautiful scenery, sip on craft cocktails made with Treaty Oak spirits, and bring their families and canine companions along for the ride. For a leisurely day of cellar tours and tasting Italian wines made from Texas grapes, head to Duchman Family Winery. Just a stone’s throw away, Jester King offers house-brewed farmhouse ales, tours, tastings, an extensive beer list, and tasty, seasonal eats.
If you’re more adventurous, there are various parks nearby to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings. Charro Rancho Park is a beloved, iconic Hill Country spot to enjoy nature and meander the trails with your kids and canines. Get active with your loved ones at the Sports and Recreation Park, enjoying shade picnics, walking trails, the horseshoe area, basketball court, and sand volleyball court.
Drinking and paling around is not the only thing that locals look forward to, as the community hosts various events throughout the year. The annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is an exciting 3-day music festival where music lovers relish a variety of unique, intimate performances across seven stages, all while enjoying tasty food and drinks. Appreciate the night sky in a new light at The Texas Night Sky Festival®, featuring fun activities, exhibits from Texas Dark Sky places, yoga under the stars, the old-fashioned Star Party, and festival photo, art, and poetry contests.
Dripping Springs provides several highly-rated schools:
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