Guidebook for Driftwood

Monica
Guidebook for Driftwood

Food Scene

Beautiful Hill Country drive to this great local spot about 15 minutes from the home. Offers southern comfort food with a great outdoor area, televised sports, and often live music. Think Paula Dean with lots of butter! You'll even find a legit Frito Pie on the menu. They also have brunch on the weekend. I love their Salmon dinner entree and the Chicken Fried Chicken is very good too. We've not yet had anything from here we didn't enjoy.
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Hays City Store
8989 FM150 W
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Beautiful Hill Country drive to this great local spot about 15 minutes from the home. Offers southern comfort food with a great outdoor area, televised sports, and often live music. Think Paula Dean with lots of butter! You'll even find a legit Frito Pie on the menu. They also have brunch on the weekend. I love their Salmon dinner entree and the Chicken Fried Chicken is very good too. We've not yet had anything from here we didn't enjoy.
World-renowned BBQ spot less than 5 minutes from the home. During weekend hours there is typically a bit of a wait, but they often have live music and a large outdoor waiting area. The grounds are beautiful, as they have an adjacent winery with a bocce ball court. Be sure to try their smoked turkey, it's our favorite. This place is worth it for the atmosphere, BYOB, and notoriety of it. Tip: Salt Lick is CASH ONLY and BYOB. There are ATMs on site and you can get some drinks at the winery next door, if needed.
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Salt Lick BBQ
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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World-renowned BBQ spot less than 5 minutes from the home. During weekend hours there is typically a bit of a wait, but they often have live music and a large outdoor waiting area. The grounds are beautiful, as they have an adjacent winery with a bocce ball court. Be sure to try their smoked turkey, it's our favorite. This place is worth it for the atmosphere, BYOB, and notoriety of it. Tip: Salt Lick is CASH ONLY and BYOB. There are ATMs on site and you can get some drinks at the winery next door, if needed.
Great local spot with amazing fresh pizza. Plus, its super cute!
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Pieous
166 Hargraves Dr
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Great local spot with amazing fresh pizza. Plus, its super cute!
Great local bar that also serves up coffee and baked goods. Super cute inside!
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Nate's
306 S Main St
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Great local bar that also serves up coffee and baked goods. Super cute inside!
We've added this to the guide book because it's the only place we know of that will deliver to our house. The only catch is they only deliver on Thursdays. Great local pizza and burger joint for a quick bite. Just tell them you are located in the back of Rim Rock subdivision.
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Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria
598 US-290
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We've added this to the guide book because it's the only place we know of that will deliver to our house. The only catch is they only deliver on Thursdays. Great local pizza and burger joint for a quick bite. Just tell them you are located in the back of Rim Rock subdivision.
Excellent coffee shop, but the restaurant is also very good and always fresh. Great playground for kids as well.
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Austin Java
3799 US-290
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Excellent coffee shop, but the restaurant is also very good and always fresh. Great playground for kids as well.
Delicious mexican food in Buda and it is BYOB, which makes it very budget-friendly.
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Garcia's
104 S Main St
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Delicious mexican food in Buda and it is BYOB, which makes it very budget-friendly.
This food truck offers great seafood take-out options about 10 minutes from the house. We lived in Louisiana for 10 years and it is hard to find good cajun seafood. The crawfish poboy is very good. The fries are pretty salty, so you may want to share an order.
Beaux Seafood
824 Main Street
This food truck offers great seafood take-out options about 10 minutes from the house. We lived in Louisiana for 10 years and it is hard to find good cajun seafood. The crawfish poboy is very good. The fries are pretty salty, so you may want to share an order.
This all VEGAN menu food truck, that offers some great food options like wraps, burgers, tacos, etc. Our favorite is the buffalo wrap, nozzarella sticks, curly fries, and they have the best vegan ranch! For the non-vegans there are other food trucks at the park and it is BYOB.
Revolution Vegan Kitchen
7800 S 1st St
This all VEGAN menu food truck, that offers some great food options like wraps, burgers, tacos, etc. Our favorite is the buffalo wrap, nozzarella sticks, curly fries, and they have the best vegan ranch! For the non-vegans there are other food trucks at the park and it is BYOB.
All VEGAN bakery in Dripping Springs. If you aren't vegan and looking for a nearby good breakfast spot, I would recommend Crepe Crazy. But if you're Vegan, options are a bit limited in the area and this bakery has tons of baked goods and tofu scrambles.
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Skull & Cakebones
3991 US-290
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All VEGAN bakery in Dripping Springs. If you aren't vegan and looking for a nearby good breakfast spot, I would recommend Crepe Crazy. But if you're Vegan, options are a bit limited in the area and this bakery has tons of baked goods and tofu scrambles.
Great breakfast or lunch spot in Dripping Springs serving all kinds of crepes!
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Crêpe Crazy
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Great breakfast or lunch spot in Dripping Springs serving all kinds of crepes!
Great local breakfast and lunch spot. Their breakfast is popular on the weekend and it is a small spot, so they tend to run out of things early and stop serving breakfast at 11AM. Open until 3PM otherwise.
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Rolling In Thyme & Dough
333 E Hwy 290
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Great local breakfast and lunch spot. Their breakfast is popular on the weekend and it is a small spot, so they tend to run out of things early and stop serving breakfast at 11AM. Open until 3PM otherwise.
Some of the best iced coffee ever! The food menu is limited to breakfast tacos and pastries, but worth a trip for the coffee.
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Summer Moon Coffee (Buda)
316 Main St
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Some of the best iced coffee ever! The food menu is limited to breakfast tacos and pastries, but worth a trip for the coffee.
Cute modern restaurant in Buda with a good atmosphere. Menu features traditional American, Cajun/Southern and traditional items from Mexico. They also serve brunch and make a mean Chicken & Waffles. Plus you can't bean the mimosa and bloody mary brunch specials. Great bar selection and cute outdoor area to have a drink. Occasionally they have live music.
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Brooklyn's Down South
100 Main St
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Cute modern restaurant in Buda with a good atmosphere. Menu features traditional American, Cajun/Southern and traditional items from Mexico. They also serve brunch and make a mean Chicken & Waffles. Plus you can't bean the mimosa and bloody mary brunch specials. Great bar selection and cute outdoor area to have a drink. Occasionally they have live music.
Traditional diner style restaurant with great hamburgers and serves an early breakfast at 6 AM. Also has a drive thru.
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Dan's Hamburgers
610 Old San Antonio Rd
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Traditional diner style restaurant with great hamburgers and serves an early breakfast at 6 AM. Also has a drive thru.
Closest donut shop to the house (8 min.) They also have breakfast tacos and pastries. Close by is a family dollar, CVS, and gas station.
Fresh Donuts - FM 967
3420 Farm to Market 967
Closest donut shop to the house (8 min.) They also have breakfast tacos and pastries. Close by is a family dollar, CVS, and gas station.
Rated one of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas. So if you have had your fill of Salt Lick and want to try another local favorite, we highly recommend Valentina's. We personally prefer it over Salt Lick if doing take out. It is a food truck about 15 min from the house and they have a large covered area with tons of tables and heaters. Brisket Tacos are AMAZING! There is often a long line, but it is worth it. Sometimes they sell out of items, so go early.
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Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Menchaca Rd
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Rated one of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas. So if you have had your fill of Salt Lick and want to try another local favorite, we highly recommend Valentina's. We personally prefer it over Salt Lick if doing take out. It is a food truck about 15 min from the house and they have a large covered area with tons of tables and heaters. Brisket Tacos are AMAZING! There is often a long line, but it is worth it. Sometimes they sell out of items, so go early.
One of our favorite mexican food restaurants. This is a chain located all over the US, but it originated here in Austin. The original one is located downtown on Barton Springs Rd, but this location is closest to our home. Pro Tip: you can order a mini size on any of the burritos and a la carte tacos. Our favorite is the chicken fajita burrito with deluxe tomatillo sauce, a la carte fajita chicken taco, or the tortilla soup. Their flour tortilla are the best!
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Chuy's
4301 W William Cannon Dr
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One of our favorite mexican food restaurants. This is a chain located all over the US, but it originated here in Austin. The original one is located downtown on Barton Springs Rd, but this location is closest to our home. Pro Tip: you can order a mini size on any of the burritos and a la carte tacos. Our favorite is the chicken fajita burrito with deluxe tomatillo sauce, a la carte fajita chicken taco, or the tortilla soup. Their flour tortilla are the best!
This taco chain started out as a food truck in Austin and quickly became a local favorite. This location is the closest to the house. If you like tacos, you have to try it! Their queso with guacamole is the best! But we leave off the diablo sauce because we are wimps when it comes to spice.
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Torchy's Tacos
2809 S 1st St
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This taco chain started out as a food truck in Austin and quickly became a local favorite. This location is the closest to the house. If you like tacos, you have to try it! Their queso with guacamole is the best! But we leave off the diablo sauce because we are wimps when it comes to spice.

Drinks & Nightlife

This brewery recently opened and has quickly become one of our favorite local spots. They typically have live music on the weekends and the beer is great. The have a small menu of food but it is all very fresh and tasty. Family friendly with a playground and lots of events.
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Vista Brewing
13551 FM150 W
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This brewery recently opened and has quickly become one of our favorite local spots. They typically have live music on the weekends and the beer is great. The have a small menu of food but it is all very fresh and tasty. Family friendly with a playground and lots of events.
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.
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Twisted X Brewing Company
23455 FM150 W
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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.
Vodka distillery with the best frozen drinks during the summer. Touristy and can get crowded on weekends. They typically close at 5pm, so go early. They offer tours as well.
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Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room
2250 US-290
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Vodka distillery with the best frozen drinks during the summer. Touristy and can get crowded on weekends. They typically close at 5pm, so go early. They offer tours as well.
Great brewery with outdoor playground on 15 acres. One of the owners is Jensen Ackles, from Supernatural. Delicious food at the food truck onsite, Jeb's Southern Roots, who is also known from TV's Duck Dynasty. Definitely try the fried shrimp poboy!
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Family Business Beer Company
19510 Hamilton Pool Rd
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Great brewery with outdoor playground on 15 acres. One of the owners is Jensen Ackles, from Supernatural. Delicious food at the food truck onsite, Jeb's Southern Roots, who is also known from TV's Duck Dynasty. Definitely try the fried shrimp poboy!
This place has everything... live music, food trucks, beach volleyball, yard games and more. It gets pretty crowded and most of the gathering and sitting area is outside, so I wouldn't recommend this location for a rainy day. We always have a blast here!
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Moontower Saloon
10212 Menchaca Rd
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This place has everything... live music, food trucks, beach volleyball, yard games and more. It gets pretty crowded and most of the gathering and sitting area is outside, so I wouldn't recommend this location for a rainy day. We always have a blast here!
This is our favorite Driftwood winery, which is why we are members there. The wine is good and the views are outstanding especially for sunset. Please note this is not a kid-friendly winery. Kids are not allowed in the tasting room and some reviews mention they didn't feel comfortable outside with kids. This can be great though, if you are looking for a quiet romantic spot to enjoy wine and watch a beautiful sunset!
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Driftwood Estate Winery
4001 Elder Hill Rd
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This is our favorite Driftwood winery, which is why we are members there. The wine is good and the views are outstanding especially for sunset. Please note this is not a kid-friendly winery. Kids are not allowed in the tasting room and some reviews mention they didn't feel comfortable outside with kids. This can be great though, if you are looking for a quiet romantic spot to enjoy wine and watch a beautiful sunset!
Beautiful tuscan-style vineyard about 7 minutes from the house. We go here for the scenery or to have a glass before dining at the adjacent italian restaurant. But tend to prefer the wines from Driftwood Estates, so be sure to visit both wineries.
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Domaine viticole familial Duchman
13308 FM150 W
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Beautiful tuscan-style vineyard about 7 minutes from the house. We go here for the scenery or to have a glass before dining at the adjacent italian restaurant. But tend to prefer the wines from Driftwood Estates, so be sure to visit both wineries.
This place is a Sotol Distillery. We were conflicted on whether to add to Guide Book, because we only want to put our favorite places on here. We personally aren't a fan of Sotol, and neither was anyone in our group. But if you are a Mezcal fan, this 100 proof alcohol is worth a try. The interiors are very Marfa like and the staff is so friendly! Plus the cobalt blue bottles make a great Driftwood, Tx souvenir.
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Desert Door Distillery
211 Darden Hill Rd
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This place is a Sotol Distillery. We were conflicted on whether to add to Guide Book, because we only want to put our favorite places on here. We personally aren't a fan of Sotol, and neither was anyone in our group. But if you are a Mezcal fan, this 100 proof alcohol is worth a try. The interiors are very Marfa like and the staff is so friendly! Plus the cobalt blue bottles make a great Driftwood, Tx souvenir.
Jester King Brewery is a world-renowned brewer of farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales located on 165 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Austin, TX. Most breweries are, but this place is very kid-friendly! We haven't been since the adjacent Stanley's Pizza was taken over by the brewery, but I am sure the food is amazing. They also serve wine.
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Jester King
13187 Fitzhugh Rd
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Jester King Brewery is a world-renowned brewer of farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales located on 165 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Austin, TX. Most breweries are, but this place is very kid-friendly! We haven't been since the adjacent Stanley's Pizza was taken over by the brewery, but I am sure the food is amazing. They also serve wine.
This is probably the closest winery to the house (5 min.). That is until the one on 967 is finished being built. It is located right across the street from Salt Lick and has beautiful grounds and a courtyard.
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Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood
18059 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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This is probably the closest winery to the house (5 min.). That is until the one on 967 is finished being built. It is located right across the street from Salt Lick and has beautiful grounds and a courtyard.
Treaty Oak is a whiskey and gin distillery located on a 28-acre property in Dripping Springs (20 min away). This is a popular distillery with an onsite restaurant, BBQ, Cocktail Lab, as well as live music.
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Treaty Oak Distilling
16604 Fitzhugh Rd
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Treaty Oak is a whiskey and gin distillery located on a 28-acre property in Dripping Springs (20 min away). This is a popular distillery with an onsite restaurant, BBQ, Cocktail Lab, as well as live music.
Winery is adjacent to the BBQ restaurant and has a cute outdoor area, bocce ball court, and pretty views. Plus if you want to miss the crowded restaurant you can order take-out and eat it here.
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Salt Lick Cellars
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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Winery is adjacent to the BBQ restaurant and has a cute outdoor area, bocce ball court, and pretty views. Plus if you want to miss the crowded restaurant you can order take-out and eat it here.

Parks & Nature

Gorgeous cavern like pool. By reservation only.
Hamilton Pool Rd
Hamilton Pool Road
Gorgeous cavern like pool. By reservation only.
The Pedernales River flows over and around huge slabs of limestone. You can enjoy a dip in the water and miles of hiking. Plus it's a beautiful Hill Country drive.
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Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Rd 6026
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The Pedernales River flows over and around huge slabs of limestone. You can enjoy a dip in the water and miles of hiking. Plus it's a beautiful Hill Country drive.
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is so beloved that locals commonly refer to it as “the Greenbelt,” as if it were the only one. Park at the MoPac and 360 overpass to hike along the river up to Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls. If you want an easy hike, it is less than a mile to Twin Falls. If you are looking for something more strenuous, google "Hill of Life" and park there to walk down a hill which puts you closer to Sculpture Falls. Just be sure to save energy for the hike back up the hill - it's intense, but doable for the average person. Both are wet weather creeks, so depending on the time of year there may not be much water.
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Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755 South Capital of Texas Highway
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The Barton Creek Greenbelt is so beloved that locals commonly refer to it as “the Greenbelt,” as if it were the only one. Park at the MoPac and 360 overpass to hike along the river up to Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls. If you want an easy hike, it is less than a mile to Twin Falls. If you are looking for something more strenuous, google "Hill of Life" and park there to walk down a hill which puts you closer to Sculpture Falls. Just be sure to save energy for the hike back up the hill - it's intense, but doable for the average person. Both are wet weather creeks, so depending on the time of year there may not be much water.
Enchanted Rock offers 11 miles of hiking trails. The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. In fact, more than 400 archeological sites have been found in the park and it's known for its "mystical" character.
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Enchanted Rock
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Enchanted Rock offers 11 miles of hiking trails. The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. In fact, more than 400 archeological sites have been found in the park and it's known for its "mystical" character.
The Austin Infamous Zilker Park offers access to Lady Bird Lake, the Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool, and depending on the time of year, it's host to the Austin City Limits Festival, Blues on the Green, Trail of Lights, and more... Most of the year you'll find the locals laying out, having a picnic, reading a book, throwing the football/frisbee, or playing fetch with their pups.
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Zilker Metropolitan Park
2207 Barton Springs Rd
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The Austin Infamous Zilker Park offers access to Lady Bird Lake, the Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool, and depending on the time of year, it's host to the Austin City Limits Festival, Blues on the Green, Trail of Lights, and more... Most of the year you'll find the locals laying out, having a picnic, reading a book, throwing the football/frisbee, or playing fetch with their pups.
Most people know about tubing on the Comal or Guadalupe River in New Braunsfels. Those areas can get crowded and have so many different restrictions on what you can bring it gets confusing. We prefer to tube the San Marcos River. You will get a lot of Texas State college kids on the peak holidays but typically it is a less crowded float and we feel it is prettier and more natural than the Guadalupe River. You can also stop at Academy and get a cheap $15 River Run tube if you prefer to not rent one. Just do not inflate it ahead of time.
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Texas State Tubes
2024 North Old Bastrop Highway
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Most people know about tubing on the Comal or Guadalupe River in New Braunsfels. Those areas can get crowded and have so many different restrictions on what you can bring it gets confusing. We prefer to tube the San Marcos River. You will get a lot of Texas State college kids on the peak holidays but typically it is a less crowded float and we feel it is prettier and more natural than the Guadalupe River. You can also stop at Academy and get a cheap $15 River Run tube if you prefer to not rent one. Just do not inflate it ahead of time.
Serene swimming hole with picnic table and rope swings in Wimberley. The park as many other amenities pavilion, sports courts, etc. and is open year around. The 3.5 acre swimming area is only open during certain times of the year, During peak season reservations are suggested, because they limit the number of people.
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Blue Hole Regional Park
100 Blue Hole Ln
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Serene swimming hole with picnic table and rope swings in Wimberley. The park as many other amenities pavilion, sports courts, etc. and is open year around. The 3.5 acre swimming area is only open during certain times of the year, During peak season reservations are suggested, because they limit the number of people.

Essentials

And they deliver to this address! You can order online.
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H-E-B
5808 Burnet Rd
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And they deliver to this address! You can order online.
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Whole Foods Market
525 N Lamar Blvd
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This is a gas station that also has a small grocery market about 15 minutes from the house on the way from Austin. I added to guidebook because if you forgot to grab something, you typically pass this store on the way to the house.
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J D's Market
11720 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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This is a gas station that also has a small grocery market about 15 minutes from the house on the way from Austin. I added to guidebook because if you forgot to grab something, you typically pass this store on the way to the house.
Closest liquor store to the house about 8 minutes away. They also have a great deli, if you are looking for quick lunch option that isn't fast food.
Proof Liquor & Deli
Farm to Market 967
Closest liquor store to the house about 8 minutes away. They also have a great deli, if you are looking for quick lunch option that isn't fast food.
This is the closest pharmacy to the house (8 mins.). At this intersection you will also find a Family Dollar, Sonic, Subway, Schlotzky's, Gas Station, Liquor Store, and donut shop.
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CVS
220 Farm to Market 1626
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This is the closest pharmacy to the house (8 mins.). At this intersection you will also find a Family Dollar, Sonic, Subway, Schlotzky's, Gas Station, Liquor Store, and donut shop.

Shopping

This is large strip mall development about 20 min. from the house. This will be your closest spot for big box stores Target, Walmart, JC Penneys, Old Navy, Best Buy, Marshalls, and tons of restaurant chains and fast food options. If you are looking for Chinese takeout, we order it from Mama Fu's here.
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Southpark Meadows
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This is large strip mall development about 20 min. from the house. This will be your closest spot for big box stores Target, Walmart, JC Penneys, Old Navy, Best Buy, Marshalls, and tons of restaurant chains and fast food options. If you are looking for Chinese takeout, we order it from Mama Fu's here.
This is the closest indoor shopping mall, about 25 min, to the house. But don't forget to check out the outlet stores in San Marcos.
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Barton Creek Square
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This is the closest indoor shopping mall, about 25 min, to the house. But don't forget to check out the outlet stores in San Marcos.

Entertainment & Activities

This water park is a hit amongst families and is about 50 minutes from the house. Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance online to save $10 per ticket.
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
400 N Liberty Ave
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This water park is a hit amongst families and is about 50 minutes from the house. Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance online to save $10 per ticket.

Everything Else

Small town about 15 minutes from the house. Plenty of dining options and little stores. Be sure to check out Thatcher for home decor and Nate's for coffee/drinks/sweets.
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Buda
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Small town about 15 minutes from the house. Plenty of dining options and little stores. Be sure to check out Thatcher for home decor and Nate's for coffee/drinks/sweets.