day-trip-bannerDripping Springs is well known for many unique things including being the “Gateway to the Hill Country”, amazing swimming holes, wineries, nature trails and more! Caliterra is a new master planned community located in Dripping Springs, which is why we know all the best places to make a day trip out here perfect!

Hamilton Pool Preserve is one of Dripping Springs’ local treasures. During the summer it is often a popular place for visitors to cool off, so it is important to make sure you arrive early to secure your spot. This is a great way to start your day trip adventure!

You can really work up an appetite after a morning of swimming, and we recommend a local European bakery and caf’e, Rolling Thyme and Dough. They only serve the freshest produce and baked goods, making it a delicious meal to take on a picnic somewhere like Bell Springs Winery.

Bell Springs Winery is just a short drive away off of Bell Springs Road. They bring the meaning of southern hospitality to a whole new level by making you feel like more of a guest and less like a visitor. Spend the afternoon enjoying your picnic on their beautiful patio with a glass or two of wine.

No day trip is complete without exploring the town. Stop by New Canaan Farms for the best homemade jams and jellies around. Made from local ingredients, they have a variety of flavors for you to sample and take home! For art enthusiasts, Sol’stice Home and Garden Expressions is truly inspiring. As you walk through owner and artist, Christopher Sol Smartt’s enchanting space you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces made with everything from concrete to glass, copper and steel.

End your day at the Mercer Street Dancehall & Bar for a true Dripping Springs experience. Keeping the local music scene alive, there is a great selection of drinks while listening and dancing to some of the finest music in the Texas Hill Country.

After a day trip full of the some of the best places Dripping Springs has to offer, it’s understandable you may not be ready to leave just yet. Homestead at the Dripping Springs is a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day. This charming bed and breakfast is perfect to rest your head for the night.

It’s hard to leave Dripping Springs after spending a full day here and the good news is, you don’t have to! Caliterra is a new community located in the heart of Dripping Springs with the first home sites available this summer! Visit our website today to learn more about the Caliterra community.