16221 Crystal Hills Dr., Driftwood
This gorgeous, open-air, Spanish-style chapel is a free (except for a $200 reservation deposit for Monday-Thursday weddings and $400 for Friday-Sunday weddings) and, naturally, very popular venue for small, intimate wedding ceremonies. But if you’re just in for a visit, it also makes a great hiking destination. Perched on the precipice of an ancient walking trail in Texas hill country—on the grounds of the nontraditional business school, Wizard Academy, about 20 minutes south of Downtown Austin—the sweeping panoramic views from the chapel are stunning. Check in at the visitor’s welcome center to access the trails.