Cottonwood Creek RV Park is super-convenient for touring and sight-seeing. Here are some of our suggestions for places to visit. Don't just take our word for it though as we've only listed the most local sights. There's plenty more for you to see and do for miles and miles around!
Close to Austin, and all the rest. Dripping Springs has been named "Gateway to the Hill Country" for a very good reason. Dripping Springs will put you into the hub of activity from Austin, and close to all the attractions that spin out into the Hill Country locations that are a must see.
You can spend the day in Dripping Springs touring area spots of interest or, visit local vineyards, sample locally produced jellies, jams, or salsa and much more. Just down the road you can hike, swim, or enjoy the scenery of Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park, and more. Find more information at www.drippingspringstx.org or call 512.858.4740
Austin is just simply not like the rest of Texas. From the quirky cast of characters that populate Congress Avenue to burnt orange-clad University of Texas students, bats to Longhorns, four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, corporate CEOs to struggling musicians, Texas' capital city stands apart from the rest.
It's hip and trendy, yet in a vintage sort of way. It's high-tech and laid-back. It's politically charged and culturally rich. It's eclectic by nature and creative by design. Most of all, it's a place where people like to have a good time.
The Trail Head
You will find a collection of things to see here. Located within the Trail Head is a collection of interesting sites. You will find Cowgirls & Lace, Riley's BBQ, and more.
Cowgirls & Lace
Located on HWY 290 in Dripping Springs. Itís an attaction that draws Designers and Crafters from all over.
It is just overflowing with textiles, flowers, prints, and some of the most Texas unique items to be found. Be prepared to spend time at this location!
Lone Star Gifts
Find this shop on Mercer St. Full of handcrafted items that will fascinate. Browse through the contents of the shop, and be sure to take a moment to try out one of the rockers on the porch.
New Canaan Farms
One unique stop just west of Dripping Springs. Built and run by a woman who saw the need for spreading Texas good stuff to the rest of the country. Wonderful assortment of Salsa, Jams, Jelly and great interior accents. If you like what you find, they can send a gift basket any where in the world!
Founders Park at Pound House Farmstead
This is a local historic site. Dr. Pound was one of three families to settle in the wilderness now called Dripping Springs. Along with his wife and nine children he built one of the first homes of the area and became the community Doctor. Most towns were not lucky enough to have any medical help, and in a time of disease and infection, this could bring an end to many towns.
Take a step back in time and see the Pound House - a living museum. Open each year in September for a huge fesival, and by the day to visitors from all around.
More information - www.drpoundpioneerfarmstead.com
Texas has become quite the location for some of the best wines around. Driftwood Vinyards - 6 miles south of Dripping Springs on R.R.12. Mediterranean style wines are featured here. Along with a warm welcome you will find breathtaking hilltop views overlooking the vineyard, tours, tastings, picnic area and more. The web site for them is www.driftwoodvineyards.com or 512-692-6229
For More turn west along HWY 290 and near Johnson City you will find:
Texas Hills Vineyards - One mile east of Johnson City on RR 2766 and your there. All Italy style wines include, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, and more. www.texashillsvineyard.com or 830-868-2321
There are four additional Vineyards toward Fredericksburg that you may wish to add to your stops around Federicksburg.
To find all of the Texas wine country locations go to www.texaswinetrail.com