Boerne: Located just north of San Antonio off I-10, this Texas town of around 14,000 people has a lot going on that will appeal to couples and families alike. Check into the historic Kendal Inn or one of the city’s guest cottages, and then head to Guadalupe State Park for swimming, fishing, tubing, and a host of other outdoor activities. Wrap up your evening at the Round Outdoor Music Venue, where local and touring musical acts regularly take the stage. Distance from Dripping Springs – 1 hour, 11 minutes.
Fredericksburg: You could easily make Fredericksburg a day trip, but with the variety of cute bed & breakfast lodgings and historic hotels, it’s worth spending the night. After grabbing breakfast at Nury’s, head over to Main Street, the center of the action in Fredericksburg. Here you’ll find a variety of locally-owned boutique shops (there are actually no chain stores or franchises allowed on Main Street because it’s a historic district). Next, check out the National Museum of the Pacific War and finish the day with a cold one at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. Distance from Dripping Springs – 1 hour.
New Braunfels: You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Texas-famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and while it is a wet and wild time, that’s not the only reason you should visit New Braunfels. The McKenna Children’s Museum is fantastic for families. Meanwhile, the Railroad Museum will surely be a hit with any history buffs. The downtown area is also home to several cafes and restaurants, such as the iconic Gristmill River Restaurant. Located in the Gruene Historic District, the American eatery is housed inside the ruins of an 1870s cotton gin. Distance from Dripping Springs – 50 minutes.
Horseshoe Bay: Located in the Highland Lakes region of the Texas Hill Country, this small town of 4,000 residents is home to the Horseshoe Bay Resort. With luxury accommodations, the resort is the perfect setting for a weekend of relaxation. The resort offers golf, six different restaurant options ranging from casual to fine dining, as well as a spa for extra pampering. Venture outside the resort, and you can check out local attractions such as Enchanted Rock State Park and the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve. Distance from Dripping Springs – 50 minutes.
Comfort: With a rich history dating back to the 1850s, this small and friendly Texas town is a perfect place to visit if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Check into the French Cow Bed & Breakfast, then head out for a little natural exploration at Joshua Springs Park and Preserve or James Kiehl River Bend Park, where you can paddle, hike, or fish. Satisfy any appetite you might work up at Food for the Soul Bistro or Comfort Pizza before capping off your day with a drink at Remedy Hall or Singing Water Vineyards. Distance from Dripping Springs – 1 hour, 15 minutes.
There’s plenty to love about the Texas Hill Country area and Dripping Springs. To find a home here, contact the team at Caliterra.