Sleep Inn & Suites
2720 East US Hwy. 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: (512) 858-2400
Fax: (512) 858-2410
2720 East US Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, TX, US, 78620
- Phone: (512) 858-2400
- Fax: (512) 858-2410
Golfers will enjoy this Jay Morrish designed golf course nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Located minutes away from Austin, this 18-hole golf course gives golfers of all skill levels a satisfying experience. With its marsh, tall grass and lakes the experienced golfer will be challenged while the novice will find the driving range and practice facility very useful. The instructional programs and teaching academy is available for those wishing to polish their skills. There's a two-story clubhouse that overlooks the 18th hole and the clubhouse's front porch is an excellent place to enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Enjoy a hill country setting in a family environment. Austin Zoo, a privately owned home, originally started with a small selection of farm animals and has now grown into a wild animal sanctuary and zoo. See Bengal tigers, lemurs, a butterfly garden and more! The picnic areas are perfect for a birthday party or company event.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center was established by Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. This fabulous garden bearing her namesake brims with native Texas plants in courtyards, terraces, arbors and meadows. Along with a fantastic children's center, visitors can explore a visitors gallery, observation tower, café, gift store and nature trails. Enjoy award-winning architecture and fabulous scenery in this wonderful garden spot. Tours by appointment.
Located about half an hour's drive from the city center, Austin Ridge Bible Church is set in the middle of the woods, making it a beautiful place to go for Sunday service. The church is a very active part of the community, hosting outreach programs and special events targeted towards issues that affect the members of the congregation. In addition to all this, there is also a challenging disc golf course on the church grounds that is open for public use. The course contains picnic areas, hiking paths and bike routes as well.
This 344-acre park has an equestrian trail, a two-mile hike and bike trail, a fishing pier and an 18-hole disc golf course. Other sporting options include basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. So you can see, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is usually bustling with guests on the weeknights and weekends, with visitors bringing food to grill in the barbecue pits. There is also a picnic pavilion to sit under for a shady lunch.
Founded by seven women, this area was used as an outdoor laboratory for science classes and teacher training. Located on 220 acres (89 hectares) of land it offers 2.5 miles (4.02 kilometeres) of trails reserved for pedestrians. No bikes or pets are allowed; neither is picnicking or camping. This is a true wilderness preserve, and many bird watchers come to catch a glimpse of the Black Capped Vierus or Golden Cheek Warbler. Visitors are asked to donate a voluntary fee.
Established in 1974, by champion Jimmy Demaret, this amazing golf course is Austin's most iconic one. Located at Onion Creek Parkway, the lush course is often frequented by amateurs and professionals alike. The 27-hole course, is definitely one of the best that Texas has to offer. With luxurious facilities, you are sure to enjoy a hearty game along with fellow golfers or family.
This public recreation center welcomes all children, but is equipped for special-needs children. With a one to four (staff to student) ratio for its youth programs, it offers a craft room for exploring creativity, a kitchen where children are assisted in cooking programs, a sand play area, and a uniquely designed playscape. All activities are easily adapted for individual needs with transfer stations located throughout. Call ahead to discuss your child's interests; the staff is friendly and very helpful. On Fridays, off-site bowling is offered.
Spend a day with the kids that is both fun and educational — head over to Zilker Park and take in the fantastic wildlife at the Nature Center. Albino raccoons, barn owls, snakes and other furry creatures roam about the petting zoo. While escaping the urban life, wander down winding trails and past the beautiful pond. Even though this park is in the middle of the city, nature permeates the surroundings, making every adult feel like a kid again.
As one of Austin's finest attractions, Barton Springs Pool is the perfect outing for those hot Texas days — or even the cool ones. Maintaining a comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) year 'round, you will enjoy a 100-percent natural swimming experience with no chlorine. The grassy hillsides and moss-covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing. Diving boards, concession stands and restroom facilities are also available. When the kids get tired of the water, enjoy the playscape to complete the afternoon. Lifeguards are on duty. You are encouraged to call ahead, as the pool occasionally closes.
The water supply for the pool comes from an artesian well, drawing many to the fresh waters of this popular gathering place. A longtime favorite of locals for its sunbathing lawn and child-friendly atmosphere, Deep Eddy has a shallow end large enough for groups of people to wade in. Located just west of downtown, this is a convenient location for a morning swim. Morning hours are designated for lap swimmers. Those with disabilities may call in advance to secure handicapped access, as the stairs leading down to the pool are not wheelchair accessible.
These 22 amazing acres overlook the Zilker Park fields bordering Barton Springs Road. The garden is actually comprised of several different gardens, including the Cactus and Succulent, Xeriscape, Herb and Fragrance, Rose, Azalea, Butterfly and Taniguchi Gardens. Taniguchi is a beautiful Japanese landscape with a waterfall, running stream, lily ponds and wooden bridges. The lush, peaceful grounds are commonly perused by artists and writers searching for inspiration, and by others just looking for solitude amid the city. See their website for further information.