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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

BBQ Restaurant
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“Don’t miss going to this place - quintessential Texas BBQ! Bring me a beef rib! ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“If you have or rent a car please go here. Beautiful! Nature preserve, pool, and hiking trails.”
  • 194 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“This state park has phenomenal views and access to their river as well. Climbing on the bald rocks and just experiencing the views is worth it. About 30 miles from the cabin, give or take. Beautiful scenic drive to get there too. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Super unique farmhouse brewery that is world renowned and has the greatest variety of exotic ales I’ve ever seen. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Café
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“Rolling in Thyme and Dough was started in 2005 by a professionally trained European baker. They offer breakfast (croissants, eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt), an extensive lunch menu, and an assortment of baked goods.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This beautiful place is listed as one of the top 100 restaurants in America if you're a wine lover, it's one of our favorites. Check out the beautiful grounds too! Best to make a reservation before going for dinner on the weekends, especially in the summertime!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Distillery
“Deep Eddy Vodka was inspired by the oldest swimming pool in Austin, TX. Stop by the Tasting Room right here in Dripping to try their award-winning vodkas! Specialty Cocktails and Tasting Flights are available to enjoy on their outdoor patio.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Winery
“Driftwood has amazing wines, but even more amazing views of Wimberley Valley!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Distillery
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“Treaty Oak Distillery is named after the famous 500-year old tree in Austin under which Stephen F. Austin signed agreements defining the borders of Texas. In 2016, we moved southwest of Austin to a 28 acre ranch called Ghost Hill located near Dripping Springs. With fun for young & old, our property (open Thurs-Sun) includes a distillery (tours on Saturdays, res required), Alice's Restaurant, a chic dine-in space with an elevated menu focusing on BBQ, sandwiches, salads & sides. Our food truck serves BBQ, tacos & snacks. Our Rickhouse Bar is open to all & our Tasting Room has a science-driven bar. Also, don't miss our bottle shop located adjacent to the distillery. We have live music most weekends & a playground for kids. Leashed dogs are welcome.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Nearby brewery with great local beer options. It's fairly small, but they have multiple tables inside and out and there is often a food truck on-site, but not guaranteed.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to hike and picnic and play in the water. Must have a reservation and a car to get to this destination. Look up the website to find out more information and to plan ahead.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Food
“Wine tasting in Texas Hill Country! If you visit you can stop at the original Salt Lick Bbq. On your way back, ask the winery to cork your wines for you, Salt Lick is BYOB. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Winery
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“Great winery to go to on Sunday's, lots of outdoor seating, live music on the weekends, their white wine is amazing. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Right down the road from Hamilton's Pool is Reimers Ranch Park. This beautiful park is known for being a great spot for rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. Reimers Ranch has almost 3 miles of Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. Plus, Reimers Ranch is usually less crowded than Hamilton's Pool so if you're looking to avoid the crowds this is a great alternative.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Mazama roasts their own coffee and it is delish! They make all their food too, also really yummy. The quiche or the frittata with sun-dried tomatoes are favs for breakfast. Check out the back “quiet” room with couches and tables. Staff is always friendly, and the vibe is chill. A locals hangout!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer joint that serves local beer and it was a barber shop long ago!”
  • 25 locals recommend