The advantage of living in Dripping Spring’s Caliterra community is the opportunity to relish the natural beauty around your home every single day. And at the same time, you’re still close enough to lots of things to do in Austin. Get ready for an adventure! Here are 10 Austin attractions within 20 miles from this Dripping Springs community.
- Go Bat Watching
Austin is known as the place to watch about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats go out for their nightly flight on the Congress Avenue Bridge. Every year, Austin holds Bat Fest ATX filled with entertainment for the whole family before, during, and after the bats come out of the cave. This year’s takes place on August 28.
- Catch a Live Show
There’s a reason Austin is known as the Live Music Capital. It’s almost a sure thing that you’ll find a live show for your favorite music genres. Every year, Austin City Limits Music Festival and SXSW Music Festival offer many live shows in a few short days. It’s a music lovers paradise. You can also catch live music in Dripping Springs.
- Exercise in Nature
If you love exercising in a picturesque setting, head to Lady Bird Lake where you can go jogging, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Water equipment rentals are available around the lake. Check out the Hill Country Conservancy’s Violet Crown Trail as it promises unforgettable views. You can also go birdwatching in Dripping Springs.
- Browse Décor and Art
You may have heard folks say, “You can’t throw a rock in Austin without hitting an artist.” Austin is full of talented artists and you’ll find some of their works at Austin Art Garage. It’s your chance to acquire art from a local artist to spice up a room or two or three in your home. You can also discover local artists in Dripping Springs at Mercer St. Art.
- Learn Something
Austin and even Dripping Springs are rich with history. You can go on a self-guided tour of the Capitol to learn new things about Texas. Right here, you can travel back in time at Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead. Austin Museum Partnership lists museums of every kind. Every year, the organization features Austin Museum Day when you can visit all museums free.
- Experience Incredible Food
Austin is loaded with food trucks and unbeatable BBQ eateries. This Eater Austin guide to food trucks has you covered with more than 30 food trucks. Here are some bake shops, breakfast places, and favorite burgers in or near Dripping Springs.