Dripping Springs, TX, USA

Dripping Springs, TX, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 784 vacation rentals near Dripping Springs. From 410 houses to 95 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dripping Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Enjoy a Lovely Rental House on a Dripping Springs Vacation

Dripping Springs is a great spot for a vacation. Beautiful rental houses, cottages, and cabins are available for your stay in the area. You will find that these properties make the perfect lodging choices because they have many wonderful facilities. Amenities may include fireplaces, outdoor grills, internet access, cable television, and air conditioning.

Visit a Real Swimming Hole

Hamilton Pool is a real swimming hole in Dripping Springs. It was formed millions of years ago and makes the perfect place to take a dip. With a 45-foot waterfall at one end, swimmers will enjoy the scenic views as they cool off in the water. In addition to swimming, you may choose to hike the trail that follows the river downstream and look for signs of wildlife. The entire area is a delicate ecosystem that everyone needs to take care of so following the rules is a must.

Visit a Museum

There are many museums in and around Dripping Springs. While you may have to travel to Austin to see some of them, the trip is only about 20 miles and well worth the time.

  • The Pound House Museum is housed in the oldest standing building in Dripping Springs. It was a house, a church, and a hospital before becoming a museum. On-going renovations have restored this space to its original beauty.
  • The Texas Music Museum, in Austin, provides visitors with an overview of the history and scope of Texas music. Exhibits, performances, and other special events engage visitors of all ages.
  • Texas Military Forces Museum has a large collection of military vehicles. In addition, it has exhibits educating visitors about the many Texas conflicts.
  • The Blanton Museum of Art houses many permanent and special exhibits. Included are American paintings, Latin American art, and Greek and Roman statues.

Visit the Many Parks and Wildlife Areas

Dripping Springs has many areas dedicated to parklands. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Preserve includes areas for hiking, biking, boating, and much more. You can see wildlife including birds, butterflies, bears, and many others. Many enjoy hiking the trails to see the different flowers and trees that are growing in the area. Others might enjoy time on one of the many lakes. Take a picnic to one of the parks and make a day out of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Warm Weather in Dripping Springs

The weather is warm most of the year in Dripping Springs, Texas. The winter average high temperatures are in the low to mid 60s and the summer average high temperatures are in the low to mid 90s. The annual average precipitation is about 36 inches of rain. The rainiest times are in the late spring and early fall. The average temperatures in the spring and fall vary, but they are generally in the upper 70s and the 80s. The best time to visit Dripping Springs is the summer time, but any time of year is actually nice.

How to Get to Dripping Springs

One option for getting to Dripping Springs, Texas is to drive your own car. There are good roads to travel, and it is not hard to find. Renting a car is another option for some who wish to have a bigger vehicle, or those who do not wish to drive too far in their own cars. In addition, flying to Dripping Springs is yet another option. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is less than 20 miles away from Dripping Springs so it is convenient. Austin also has a bus stop and a train station for those wishing to come by these modes of transportation. With so many ways to get to Dripping Springs, you will surely find one that suits you.

Attractions In and Around Dripping Springs

First time in Dripping Springs and looking for things to do? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include Sunrise Exotic Ranch, Austin Zoo and Central Texas Bonsai Exhibit at Jade Gardens. Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at Western Art & Artifacts, TASTE Wine Art or Rain Bird Gallery. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve and Westcave Preserve.

Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Burger Stadium or Chaparral Stadium. Fun activities in the city include Bell Springs Winery, Solaro Estate and Hawk's Shadow Winery. Also a trip to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Bannockburn Baptist Church or Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm might be a nice excursion.