Who said the Southwest is not a great place to visit for a romantic getaway? If someone has told you that, they probably have never been to Austin, Texas. This historic city is a staple for Texas culture with roots in live music, arts, and the great outdoors. A romantic getaway to Austin is now even easier when you book one of our exclusive vacation rentals. Here is how you can plan for your romantic getaway to Austin:
Hiking with a View
There is nothing better than getting in views of the perfect scenery during a romantic getaway where you can snap plenty of pictures with your loved one. Mount Bonnell should be your destination for views like no other. You can get 360 degrees of the incredible scenery that overlooks all of Austin. Find time to sneak in that kiss with your loved one from the top of the peak!
Quiet Time on the Water
Get in some quiet time with your loved one with a trip to Lady Bird Lake. This local lake is found right by downtown Austin and was formerly known as Town Lake. Take your loved one on a romantic kayak or canoe boat ride down the coast with luscious scenery. Austin is a lively city, so why not slow things down with a loved one during a quiet moment at Lady Bird Lake?
Dripping Springs Wine Trail
Once you have had your fun outdoors during the day, make sure you relax during the evening with a trip to the Dripping Springs Wine Trail. This interconnecting loop of three local wineries is perfect for couples who enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during a romantic getaway. There is even a shuttle that will take you around the loop, running from March to October. For your winter travelers, you can easily schedule a ride-share out to Dripping Springs, but it may cost more than your typical fare.
Dinner for Two
Foodies flock to Austin for the delicious fare found here, from casual food trucks serving up surprisingly high caliber dishes to upscale restaurants overlooking the city skyline. Be sure to set aside at least a few meals during your stay in Austin to intentionally treat yourself to some of Austin’s best dining scenes!
Justine’s offers an edgy mood with a twinkling courtyard and a Paris vibe – perhaps not something you would expect to find in the heart of Texas. This eatery is ideal for experiencing a venue that will whisk you away to another time and place with your loved one by your side. The outdoor dining bungalows are perfect for setting a romantic tone for the evening.
For dinner or drinks, step onto the patio at Lenoir, where white lanterns strung in the canopy of trees drape over an intricate weaving of gardens, fire pits, and rustic white tables. Situated in a structure that was formerly a home, the interior of Lenoir is equally as cozy and atmospheric. An affordable prix-fix three-course menu awaits for those who choose to indulge in dinner here, which will not disappoint!
Old-Fashioned Movie Night
Take a step back in time to the simplicity of a drive-in movie night. Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-In is Austin’s tribute to indie films, cult classics, and childhood favorites that can be enjoyed from the comfort and privacy of your vehicle. This boutique venue is a special way to experience an Austin evening of entertainment. Frequently rotating films, old-fashioned theater snacks, and dinner theater options keep things fresh and fun at Blue Starlite, drawing patrons back to a simpler time in life.
Enjoy the Outdoors
There’s nothing that awakens the senses quite like spending some quality time outdoors. And though Austin offers city life at its finest, there are also a surprising number of opportunities to experience the beauty of the outdoors right within the heart of the city. Set aside an afternoon to take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool, followed by a picnic in the shade of the trees at Zilker Park. Quality time can also be spent together walking or cycling along scenic Austin paths such as the Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail or the miles of exploration possibilities along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
Our Austin Rentals
If you are ready to plan your next Austin adventure, look no further than Austin Vacation Rentals. Our exclusive listings of privately-owned Austin rentals are second to none and will have you near all of the incredible Austin attractions. We also offer luxurious vacation homes situated in the romantic setting of the Texas Hill Country, where you’ll find wineries and beautiful scenery. Come experience the luxury, style, and amenities, all offered at low prices, for an Austin getaway like no other. Call today or use our easy to navigate online system to book your next Austin vacation rental. Browse through these amazing vacation apartments in Austin, as well as our best vacation villas and isolated rentals today!