Bee Cave is home to several area attractions for shopping, dining, hiking, and events. Below are just a few of the area's highlights:
The 50 acre park includes a large and small pavilion with playscapes and restroom facilities.
Located in the Falconhead West Neighborhood off of Patagonia Pass, this park is designed as a primitive hike and bike trail. The trails are divided into four color coded segments, ranging in length from .5 to 1.5 miles, about 3.6 miles total.
The library is open to all Texas residents, and offers more than 32,000 volumes of books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, DVDs, read-along kits and more for readers of all ages and interests. Digital resources include downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines, as well as a wide variety of databases. Computers are available for public use along with free wireless access. Library programs for all ages and services that include interlibrary loan, reference, and readers advisory make Bee Cave Public Library a true community center.
The Bee Cave Sculpture Park weaves throughout a 7-acre natural setting showcasing a combination of permanent and rotating sculptures. In addition to the fantastic art you will find a spring-fed pond, some of the largest oak trees in the City and over 20 different native species of plants. If you look closely you will also run into quite a bit of wildlife. The Bee Cave Arts Foundation worked in conjunction with the City to create this beautiful park. Whether you want to come and take in the art or simply enjoy the natural setting and have lunch, the Bee Cave Sculpture Park is a gem that is not to be missed!
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990. Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle, however, the pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought.
The Hill Country Galleria is a lifestyle center, home to over 100 shops & restaurants including Barnes & Noble, Cinemark 14 Theater, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, and Whole Foods Market. The community is welcome to enjoy the center's extensive hike & bike trail, splash pad, shopping and dining, and special events like free concerts, festivals, fashion shows, and holiday entertainment. Visit hillcountrygalleria.com for further information.
The Hill Country Galleria invites you to explore several outdoor works through our Self-Guided Mural Tour. Each work of art was commissioned by local artists and inspired by Bee Cave and Central Texas. Visit hillcountrygalleria.com/murals or print the handheld guide here.
Pace Bend Park has more than nine miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis, Pace Bend is one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes region, offering visitors a wide range of recreational opportunities. The west side of the park features high, limestone cliffs and numerous rocky coves with some of the most impressive views available of Lake Travis, especially at sunset.
The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many potential park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views Reimers Ranch as a destination with world class rock climbing. The active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape. Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country.
At the Shops at The Galleria, shoppers will enjoy breath taking views, open courtyards, and fountain ponds. This impressive retail destination is home to a mix of national and regional tenants like Lowe's, Marshall's, PetSmart, and Best Buy and local favorites such as Mandola's Italian, Maudie's Tex-Mex, and Woody's Tavern & Grill. Shops at the Galleria is sure to satisfy all your needs.
Star Hill is a re-creation of a Texas Hill Country community typical of the early 1900s. All of the buildings have been relocated from around the state and carefully restored. Star Hill is centered around the historic Pontotoc Chapel, which has hosted hundreds of public worship services and weddings since it opened there in 2004.
The hotel features a central courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool and sun deck, fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary local shuttle service, lounge and rooftop bar aptly named Meridian 98 which is a must see when visiting Bee Cave. This contemporary hotel features 10,000 square feet of function space for meetings and events, including a ballroom (divisible into 5 sections), two meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom. Additionally, guests are welcome to hike and bike, see special events, and explore over 100 stores and restaurants all within walking distance at the Hill Country Galleria.