Even if you’re not looking for cool family driving trips from Dallas, you’ve just stumbled upon your next great vacation idea. Take a look at this fun-filled journey through some of the most unique cities in the Texas Hill Country. Then, roll up to Cypress Creek Cottages to recuperate from your drive from Dallas! Read on and discover what you’ll see on this awesome adventure. You also find more things to do in our complimentary Hill Country Itinerary, which outlines the best restaurants, shops, excursions, and more to fill your vacation with the best activities around.
Look No Further for Cool Family Driving Trips from Dallas
Stop 1: Georgetown, TX
Begin your drive from Dallas heading south towards Georgetown. This will be the longest stretch of driving at about 2-hours and 30-minutes. The ride will build anticipation as you set out to your first attraction of the trip: The Inner Space Cavern. Here, you’ll go on a guided tour through the chilly, underground cave to view mind-boggling rock formations. You’ll also get to view bones found in an archeological dig site, and may even see a couple of bats hanging from the ceiling above.
Stop 2: Austin, TX
With just a 35-minute drive, you’ll arrive in the bustling city of Austin. What’s a road trip through the Texas Hill Country without a visit to the state capitol? Take a tour any day of the week for absolutely no cost. It’s a great teachable moment for the kids, and you may even learn a few surprising facts yourself!
Then, get outside in the Texas sun and visit the iconic ladybird lake that’s right nearby. Here, you can choose to go on kid-friendly hiking trails, kayaking tours, or even a river cruise boat ride out on the still waters. It’s the perfect way to get active after a few hours of driving!
Stop 3: Dripping Springs, TX
Your next stop is Dripping Springs, located only 34-minutes away. Here, you’ll find the opposite of Austin’s fast-paced energy, but rather, a peaceful natural retreat. One of the first attractions on your list should be to visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve, which is one of the best swimming holes in the Texas Hill Country. Make sure you have some sneakers packed to traverse the rocky hiking trail that leads to the crystal clear waters, perfect for taking a dip in the sun.
One of the best ways to wrap up cool family driving trips from Dallas is in the charming city of Wimberley, TX. You may be wondering, “Why Wimberley?” Located 20-minutes from Dripping Springs, not only will you find gorgeous wildflowers, amazing restaurants, and serene nature here, but the Cypress Creek Cottages is the perfect place to take a much-needed breather from your road trip. Allow your family to spread out in an accommodation like Cottage 5. You’ll appreciate the spacious living, dining, and kitchen so much more after hours spent in the car. What’s even better, you’ll especially love the private hot tubs provided with each cottage. It’s the perfect finale to your drive from Dallas!