The Best 6+ Things to Do in Dripping Springs: Guaranteed Fun

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Sometimes it is nice to get away from the Austin city life and escape the hustle and bustle. With just a short drive of approximately 45 minutes (depending on traffic), you can indulge in some Texas Hill Country scenery. From swimming holes to hole-in-ones, these are some of the fun things to do in Dripping Springs!

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Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious glass of wine and a bomb charcuterie spread? In case you’re looking to have a picnic at the many beautiful open spaces in Dripping Springs, you’ve got to make a stop here for some goodies first! Interested in having a full-blown meal instead? We’ve got our eyes on the Sky Glazed Salmon or the Vietnamese Pork Meatballs.

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Homespun Kitchen and Bar

If you’re looking for a yummy spot that is both kid and pet-friendly then this is it. Homespun Kitchen and Bar has the best Skillet Mac & Cheese and offers over 300+ Whiskeys on tap for the thirsty adults. They also have an awesome playground for kids to run around while they wait for their food and on certain days they offer live music too! 

Make sure to check out their awesome deals like kids eating free on Wednesdays, dine-in only, and half off margarita Mondays!

Sun-Thurs | 11:00am–9:00pm
Fri & Sat | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 131 E Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Mazama Coffee Company

Although the drive isn’t too long, we’d suggest you grab a pick-me-up at Mazama Coffee Company for all the fun you’ll be having. Get energized with an Iced Chai Latte and munch on a homemade Butter Croissant. Need more than a few bites of some delicious baked goods? Mazama Coffee also offers lunch. The Bento Boxes or the Classic PB&J are perfect for on the go! Did we mention that it’s a really cozy spot to get some work done? Just in case you need to get some stuff submitted by the end of the day.

Mon-Fri | 7:00am–4:00pm
Sat | 8:00am–4:00pm
Sun | 8:00am–2:00pm

📍 301 Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Dripping Springs Distilling

If you’re looking for a casual and relaxing day out in the Hill Country, then you might want to make your way to Dripping Springs Distilling. Enjoy some refreshing cocktails or some flights to taste a little bit of everything. The food is also delicious! Grab some Biscuits & Gravy for brunch or Pulled Pork Sliders for lunch. Interested in exploring the grounds and learning about the spirits made in-house? Book a tour and get some tastes of the vodka, gin, bourbon, and spirit blends.

Btw, if you’re really into spirits? Make sure to peep our guide: 13 Distilleries in Austin & Surrounding Areas: Visit Today!

Mon-Wed | ClClosed
Thurs-Sat | 11:30am–7:00pm
Sun | 10:30am–5:30pm

📍 5330 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Hamilton Pool Preserve

Taking a dip at the Hamilton Pool Preserve is just one of the fun things to do in Dripping Springs. Not only can you splish-splash in the water on a hot Texas day but you can also hike and explore the grounds. We’d suggest getting your steps in first and then taking a dive to refresh yourself. Make sure you check the website for swimming updates and we’d suggest making your reservation ahead of time!

In case you’re looking for Swimming Holes that are a little closer to home, check out our Guide to Swimming Holes in Austin. But please, apply that sunblock!

Morning Reservation Period
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Reservation Period
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

📍 24300 Hamilton Road Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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In need of some family-friendly things to do in Dripping Springs? Then visiting Dreamland is a must! From pickleball to a refreshing splash pad for kids to enjoy, there are soooo many activities to be had. The 86 acres are dedicated to fun and it’s home to some awesome mini-golf challenges! Feeling thirsty and hungry? Grab yourself some Mexican Birria Tacos and don’t forget that iced cold beer! Check out the menu here!

Mon-Thurs | 9:00am–10:00pm
Fri | 9:00am–11:00pm
Sat | 7:00am–11:00pm
Sun | 7:00am–10:00pm

📍 2770 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!