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Driftwood is a small community located in Hays County in central Texas. Driftwood is an unincorporated community, but has its' own zip code and post office. As of the 2010 census, the population of the entire area, or zip code, was 2,467 residents. Most of these people do not live in the actual town center of Driftwood itself. The earliest settlers came to this area around 1850 and the town grew significantly by the 1880s. In the early 1900s, Driftwood became almost a ghost town, but began growing again in the middle of the twentieth century. By the 1970s, it had returned once again to an "almost deserted" town, and the population remains small today. However, in spite of being small, Driftwood is home to two relatively popular attractions; the Driftwood Estate Winery and The Salt Lick Restaurant. The Salt Lick is a very good barbecue restaurant. It opened in 1969 by Augustus "Texas Boy" Roberts Sr. and his wife, Hisako T. Roberts. The restaurant quickly grew from being open only a few times a year to being open seven days per week. Merchandise is available from the restaurant on-site, or by mail order, which includes t-shirts, koozies and hats, and the restaurants trademark barbecue sauces and dry rub. Driftwood is also home to a Community Center that's the site of the annual Heritage Day Festival and other special events throughout the year.

Surrounding areas: Dripping Springs, Texas (5.7 mi), Wimberley, Texas (9.6 mi), Kyle, Texas (13.0 mi), San Marcos, Texas (17.4 mi), Austin, Texas (19.9 mi), Lake Travis, Texas (21.9 mi), Canyon Lake, Texas (22.0 mi)

Driftwood Vacation Rentals

Driftwood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Mountain View Motel3 Miles S Of Wimberley RR12Wimberley, TX9.6 mi.(512) 847-2992
America's Best Value Inn15101 Ih 35Buda, TX12.9 mi.(512) 312-1550
Oakwood Worldwide Sedona Springs4201 Monterey Oaks BlvdAustin, TX13.9 mi.(512) 343-2340
Holiday Inn Express4892 Hwy 290 WestSunset Valley, TX15.3 mi.(512) 891-9500
Barton Creek Resort & Club8212 Barton Club DrAustin, TX15.5 mi.(512) 329-4000
La Quinta Inn-San Marcos1619 Ih 35San Marcos, TX15.7 mi.(512) 392-8800
Quality Inn1433 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX15.7 mi.(512) 353-7770
Ramada LTD1701 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX15.7 mi.(512) 395-8000
Best Western-San Marcos917 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX15.9 mi.(512) 754-7557
Microtel Inn921 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX15.9 mi.(512) 754-7766
Mictrol Inn San921 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX15.9 mi.(512) 754-7766
Red Roof Inn817 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX15.9 mi.(512) 754-8899
Hampton Inn & Suites106 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX16.1 mi.(512) 754-7707
Ramada Inn Airport South1212 W Ben White BlvdAustin, TX16.7 mi.(512) 447-0151
Rodeway Inn1635 Aquarena Springs DrSan Marcos, TX17.3 mi.(512) 353-8011
Marriott Courtyard Austin South4533 S I H 35Austin, TX17.4 mi.(512) 912-1122
Red Roof Inn Austin-South4701 South I-35Austin, TX17.4 mi.(512) 448-0091
Amerihost Inn & Suites San Marcos4210 Ih-35 SouthSan Marcos, TX17.4 mi.(512) 392-6800
Comfort Suites San Marcos104 Ih35 NSan Marcos, TX17.4 mi.(512) 392-1006
Friendship Inn San Marcos1507 Ih-35 NSan Marcos, TX17.4 mi.(512) 396-6060
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites108 I-h 35San Marcos, TX17.4 mi.(877) 866-3468
Motel 6 #0334 San Amrcos1321 Ih-35San Marcos, TX17.4 mi.(512) 369-8705
Hyatt Regency Austin208 Barton SPGSAustin, TX17.5 mi.(512) 477-1234
Lakeway Resort & Spa101 Lakeway DrAustin, TX17.5 mi.(512) 261-6600
Comfort Inn San Marcos1611 I-35 NSan Marcos, TX17.5 mi.(512) 396-5665
Comfort Suites1701 E Saint Elmo RdAustin, TX17.7 mi.(512) 444-6630
Clarion Inn & Suites2200 S I-35Austin, TX17.9 mi.(800) 434-7378
Hampton Inn South4141 Governors RdAustin, TX17.9 mi.(512) 442-4040
Rodeway Inn801 I H 35 NSan Marcos, TX18.1 mi.(512) 353-1303
Econo Lodge811 S Guadalupe StSan Marcos, TX18.2 mi.(512) 353-5300
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel507 S First StAustin, TX19.2 mi.(512) 476-1818
Embassy Suites Austin Downtown300 S CongressAustin, TX19.4 mi.(512) 469-9000
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin111 E Cesar ChavezAustin, TX19.7 mi.(512) 478-9611
Extended Stay America600 Guadalupe StAustin, TX19.8 mi.(512) 457-9994
Four Seasons Hotel Austin98 San Jacinto BlvdAustin, TX19.8 mi.(512) 478-4500
Hampton Inn And Suites Downtown200 San Jacinto StAustin, TX19.8 mi.(512) 472-1500
Austin Airport Marriott South4415 South Ih-35Austin, TX19.9 mi.(512) 441-7900
Austin Executive Lodging8312 Fathom Cir #1201Austin, TX19.9 mi.(512) 258-6976
Austin Hotel North6911 N Ih-35Austin, TX19.9 mi.(512) 459-4251
Candlewood Suites - Austin South4320 I35 SouthAustin, TX19.9 mi.(512) 444-8882
Bed & Breakfast
Fairview Bed & Breakfast1304 Newning AveAustin, TX19.3 mi.(512) 444-4746

Driftwood Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 37°F 1.89 in. -
February 65°F 40°F 2.27 in. -
March 73°F 47°F 2.33 in. -
April 79°F 54°F 2.51 in. -
May 85°F 62°F 4.83 in. -
June 90°F 68°F 4.51 in. -
July 94°F 71°F 1.46 in. -
August 95°F 70°F 1.67 in. -
September 89°F 65°F 2.59 in. -
October 81°F 56°F 4.00 in. -
November 69°F 46°F 3.29 in. -
December 62°F 39°F 2.69 in. -

Driftwood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located about 18 miles southeast of Driftwood in San Marcos, Texas, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located approximately 22 miles east of Driftwood in Austin, Texas, the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located roughly 48 miles southwest of Driftwood in San Antonio, Texas, and finally Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located around 63 miles west of Driftwood in Kerrville, Texas.

Driftwood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX29.6 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX29.6 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Quicksand at WoodcreekWimberleyTX9.8 mi.
Plum Creek Golf CourseKyleTX13.8 mi.
Quail Creek Country ClubSan MarcosTX17.6 mi.
Southwest Texas Golf CourseSan MarcosTX17.6 mi.
Avery Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX19.8 mi.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club & RangeAustinTX19.8 mi.
Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf CourseAustinTX19.8 mi.
Cedars on Bergstrom Golf CourseAustinTX19.8 mi.
Circle C Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX19.8 mi.
Falconhead Golf ClubAustinTX19.8 mi.
Hancock Park Golf CourseAustinTX19.8 mi.
Jimmy ClayRoy Kizer Golf CourseAustinTX19.8 mi.
Lions Municipal Golf CourseAustinTX19.8 mi.
Canyon Lake Golf & Country ClubCanyon LakeTX22.2 mi.
Morris Williams Golf CourseAustinTX23.2 mi.
Highland Lakes Country ClubLago VistaTX23.5 mi.
Lago Vista Country ClubLago VistaTX23.5 mi.
Pedernales Country ClubSpicewoodTX25.0 mi.
Lockhart State Park Golf CourseLockhartTX27.8 mi.
Rebecca Creek Golf CourseSpring BranchTX28.7 mi.
BanditNew BraunfelsTX29.7 mi.
Landa Park Municipal Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX29.7 mi.
Lees Par 3 Golf Course & Driving RangeNew BraunfelsTX29.7 mi.
Sundance Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX29.7 mi.
State Parks
Blanco State ParkTX23.4 mi. 
Lockhart State ParkTX27.8 mi. 
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX19.9 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX19.9 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX19.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX19.9 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX19.9 mi.(History)
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX51.3 mi.(History)
Magic Lantern Castle MuseumSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(History)
Wooden Nickel Historical MuseumSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Institute of Texan CulturesSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Marion Koogler McNay Art MuseumSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(Art)
AlamoSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(History)
Fort Sam Houston MuseumSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX55.7 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX110.1 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX111.7 mi.

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