Make the most of your time in Dripping Springs and enjoy some of the best outdoor activities, and the most unique food and craft beverage experiences in Texas.
Dripping Springs is home to some incredible wineries, breweries, and distilleries that are popular destinations for aspiring sommeliers, and fans of craft beer and Texas spirits. But Dripping Springs is also known for our rich history, food, and unbelievable natural wonders that are just waiting to be explored. Taking a guided tour is one way to experience a deep dive of all the best activities and must-sees in this small town that has some surprising big city attractions.
Here’s a look at must-do tours in Dripping Springs that are perfect for a daytrip for the family or just the adults.
If you want to be amazed by nature and also feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a tropical paradise, then a visit and tour of the 76-acre Westcave Preserve is a MUST. The expert-guided tours take visitors from an arid savanna through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At the end of the mile-long path, the lush central Texas landscape opens up to the most gorgeous 40-foot waterfall that cascades into a beautiful natural emerald pool.
Once you reached the grotto, you can sit on the rocks, take in the natural beauty, explore the nearby cave, and hike behind the waterfall. The grotto guided tours at Westcave are highly informative and are the only way you can get access to the canyon and the cave. During the summer, tours are offered every Friday from June 7 through August 9 and take place at 10 am and 12 pm lasting about an hour. Tours are also always offered on the weekends. From June 8th-September 1st, take a guided tour at 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm or 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tours sometimes fill up fast, so it is best to book online or arrive early to register. Price of admission is $15 adult, $7 child (4-17) or snag an annual pass for $130. While you’re there, hike the Uplands area at Westcave to experience the savanna grassland, or stop by the bird viewing area to see some of the native and migratory birds of Central Texas.