- The list below includes 111 free or cheap things to do in or near Dripping Springs, Texas, including 82 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Mini Golf, Trampoline Parks and Breweries.
- From Milton Reimers Ranch Park to Hamilton Pool Preserve, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dripping Springs and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Austin, San Marcos, Canyon Lake and Wimberley.
Spanning a total of 31 acres in total, the Zilker Botanical Garden is a botanical garden filled with unique and picturesque flowers and other vegetation. The garden is also a popular location for events like weddings and receptions.
St. Edwards University, a private school affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for its students to complete. The institution's athletic programs compete in Division II and the university is a top producer of Fulbright scholars.
Housed on 351 acres of publicly owned land, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a family destination that includes a spring-fed pool for swimming, picnic areas, hiking trails and a large playground. Visit the park's Zilker Botanical Gardens, or ride a miniature train. A theatre hosts outdoor concerts.
Featuring a mix of classic films and blockbuster hits, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers visitors a movie theater dining experience with a wide selection of beer to choose from. The lobby has a photo op for a scene from The Shining.
A one-mile loop trail, the Johnson Settlement Trail offers a relatively flat hike along green areas. The trail takes visitors to the Johnson Settlement - the former home of the grandparents of Lyndon Johnson - with log cabin and barns.
Known as one of the trendiest locales in Austin, the So Co District is where visitors can find the hippest restaurants, clubs and shops. Stroll through this neighborhood to find a great place to eat and listen to live music.
The Lyndon Banes Johnson Boyhood Home was the home where President Johnson lived from five until he graduated from high school. National Park Service rangers lead a tour through the home that is furnished with mid-1920s period furniture.
Known for its mural paintings, Lee Casbeer Fine Art is a gallery covered with murals from local artists. The gallery also hosts live still-life painting classes, where visitors can watch artists draw people.
From its beginnings as a rural country road in the 1850's, South Congress Avenue, has transformed into one of the hippest, most eclectic neighborhood in Austin. Now, it is lined with unique shops, popular restaurants, and live music venues.
At Taste Wine + Art, visitors can see and buy art including painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, and photography, as well as on occasion listen to live music. Visitors can also enjoy fine wines produced in Texas and beyond.