Day Tripping to Driftwood, Texas

Sep 1, 2023

Take a road trip across the lovely Texas Hill Countryside to Driftwood, Texas, about an hour from Marble Falls or 30 minutes from Austin. Enjoy world-class BBQ, amazing parks and gardens, breweries, wineries, dancing, arts and fine dining on your Driftwood day trip. Driftwood is both scenic and serene – a perfect fall escape.
Eat at Salt Lick BBQ
Eating at Salt Lick while in Driftwood is a must! Some would say it is the best BBQ in the rolling hills. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat option with brisket, sausage and pork ribs seated in a spacious barn and family-friendly environment. A beautifully rustic and welcoming environment for you to experience during your time in Driftwood.
Take a Walk Through Charro Park
A relaxing stroll throughout this park might be just what you need. This 64-acre park was donated to the city by Lucy Reed Hibberd in December of 2008 after being in her family for nearly 50 years. Mrs. Hibberd developed trails, created areas for reflection, and installed signs identifying native tree species. A beautiful bridge covered in flowers and lush greenery surrounds the area. Take a walk through this beautiful park while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee for an unforgettably relaxing afternoon.
Wine Taste at Driftwood Estate Winery
Driftwood Estate Winery sits in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on a scenic bluff overlooking the vineyards below. The Driftwood Estate Winery features a plethora of award-winning wines made from sweet Texas grapes, spectacular views and  the chance to savor a bottle or glass onsite, or take it to go and savor at home.
Go Two-Stepping or Listen to Live Music at Mercer Street Dance Hall
Every Thursday through Sunday, Mercer Street Dance Hall invites local artists and bands to come sing live to all visitors that step on the dance floor. Stop by to enjoy live music or dance your heart out. This is a great way to really experience Driftwood’s culture and welcoming community. Grab your boots and get ready to dance!
Try some local Spirits at Desert Door Distillery
Drop by Desert Door Distillery and enlighten your palate at USA Today’s top ranked craft distillery in the nation. Try Sotol, a spirit made from wild-harvested agave plants found in the Texas countryside. Desert Door is the only Sotol distillery in the US served in a desert-modern environment that offers a change of scenery and pace from the surrounding hill country.
Enjoy an Italian Dinner at Trattoria Lisina
Enjoy a romantic evening at Trattoria Lisina or make it a family dinner to remember.  The restaurant is designed after a beautiful Italian countryside, with views of the vineyards as you arrive to the scenic location. With homemade pasta dishes and authentic Italian cuisine, it will not disappoint. Enjoy your final meal in Driftwood, TX at this exceptional Italian restaurant.
Gregg Ranch, 45 minutes west of downtown Austin in charming Marble Falls, Texas, is a 240-acre master-planned community that is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 250 multi-family residences. Phase 1 of Gregg Ranch will feature a community park with barbecue, ramada, kid play area and miles of strolling, jogging and biking trails throughout the community. Phase 2 is planned to include a community resort-style pool area with ramada, lounge seating, barbeque, restrooms and kid play area. Also planned is bocce ball, horseshoe pits, and additional trails. The community is conveniently located at Routes 281 and 71, a short drive to excellent schools, major shopping, medical needs, charming downtown Marble Falls shops and restaurants, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and all the charms of the famed Texas Lakes and Hill Country.