In a world of absolutes, the gray areas tend to get lost as we seek the opposite of what we already have, especially in the winter months. We either seek out places that are cold and snowy or go to the extreme in the opposite direction, seeking warmth and beaches on which we work hard on our tans to impress those we left behind at home! But what about the areas that have neither snow nor balmy temperatures? Does our tendency for extremes mean that we should ignore the average temperatures and lack of beaches and ski slopes of the perfectly wonderful city of Austin? Of course not! Our guide to all the fun you can have during a winter weekend getaway to Austin and a stay in one of our vacation escapes offers all the proof you need!
Mild and Beautiful
With highs reaching the mid-60s and lows dropping to the low 40s, the weather in Austin is actually quite nice in the winter months, making it the perfect time to head outside for a hike to some of the most beautiful spots in town. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is one of our favorite hiking spots, featuring 13 miles of trails and the opportunity to take a photo for your annual Christmas card at a beautiful waterfall. Bikers may appreciate the views of Lady Bird Lake and the Ann and Roy Hike-and-Bike Trail, and even though it may feel a bit cool at first, by the time you reach the end of the 10-mile trail, we can practically guarantee you will feel nice and toasty!
Rainy Days on a Getaway to Austin
Rainy days are often looked upon with disappointment, but during your weekend of winter wonders in Austin, a little rain allows you to explore all there is to do indoors! The Blanton Museum of Art, located at 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, is open again after a brief closure due to the pandemic, and we are grateful! Filled with some of the most beautiful artwork you’ve ever seen, you could spend an entire year inside its walls and never see it all, and although you need to make reservations in advance and wear masks while you’re there, it’s definitely a site you will never forget.
Come Home to Austin Vacation Rentals
However you choose to spend your winter weekend in Austin, coming home each evening to the quiet luxury and comfort of one of our magical hideaways is guaranteed to be the highlight of your entire trip. Reserve your stay today!