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If you’re looking to hit up Austin when the tourists are few and the weather is nice, winter is the perfect time to do it. It rarely snows and the weather usually hangs around the 60s, making it a comfortable kind of winter where you’re free to enjoy all the magic of the winter season without having to bundle up too much. And we certainly have a lot of Austin winter magic to enjoy!

So Much to Do in Town

There are endless opportunities for fun in the city. Hit up one of the weekly dance parties at Highball Karaoke. Check out the comedy and improv side of the stage here in Austin at Cap City Comedy Club and Coldtown Theatre. There’s always someone hilarious in town, and you won’t want to miss it. If you’re itching for a little exercise and adrenaline rush, take a spot in the Austin Marathon. Or, if you want to enjoy one of the most cherished winter sports, head to the Ice Rink at Whole Foods (open from the end of November through January) for some wholesome and magical Ice Skating on the Plaza.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

When the weather is this nice, you’ll want to enjoy it to the fullest by exploring the natural side of Austin. One of our favorite things to do here in the city is bike along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, which can be found at the lovely Lady Bird Lake. Another local treasure is the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Take a day to explore the 13 miles of trails on the greenbelt; soak in the lush forest, the softly rushing waters, and the views of the sparkling city skyline peeking through the trees.

‘Tis the Season

There are some Austin treasures that you can simply only enjoy in the wintertime. For instance, the winter tent at Justine’s, a hip and chic French dining establishment. Enter and find yourself in a designer ‘old Hollywood’ wining and dining experience unlike any other. Enjoy an Austin winter with the Winter Wonderland Christmas Gala on December 13th and stay for the Winter Tree Fest at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on January 25th. There’s a fun-filled winter event happening somewhere practically every day here in Austin!

Spend an Austin Winter in an Austin Vacation Rental

The best part about winter is the magic in the air, and we have endless amounts of it here in our Austin Vacation Rentals. Call us today at 833-241-7651 to find out more about the comfortable and spacious rental homes we have to offer! Somewhere among them is one with your name on it.

Prepare to end your search for the perfect holiday destination. Austin, Texas has it all, from shopping bonanzas and delicious food to live musical performances and holiday displays. Austin is the whole package, and it’s the perfect candidate for an Austin holiday getaway that the entire family will remember for a lifetime.

The Weather Is Just Right

Austin sits in the magic medium of climates, where the winters get cold, but not too cold. It usually dips to the 40s at night during the winter months, while the days remain palatable through fall and winter, moving from breezy and mild in October to brisk in November to verging on chilly in December. If you love winter as a concept but not enough to brave blizzards, head to Austin for the holidays.

Indoor and Outdoor Adventures

Austin is the place to be, whether you’re looking for day-long outdoor adventures to embark on, or cozy indoor corners to curl up for coffee with a loved one. Try the Blanton Museum of Art, or Ellsworth Kelly: Austin, where the colored glass windows are perfect for a holiday photo op. Run the Austin Marathon or pay a visit to one of Austin’s famous wineries, like Duchman’s Family Winery. Explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt and all its natural wonders: a lush forest, 12+ miles of trails, and two waterfalls. It’s also the perfect vantage point to view the crisp Austin skyline.

Austin Holiday Magic

The Austin holiday spirit is alive and thriving! You can’t step out the front door without feeling the holiday magic in the air. On November 20th, go on a shopping spree at the unparalleled A Christmas Affair event, a 5-day market with over 200 merchants. On November 30th you’ll get to see Chuy’s Christmas Parade, featuring marching bands and vintage cars and holiday floats and more. When December hits, you can find the Austin Trail of Lights 2019 at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Explore the Eden East Annual Solstice Festival & Craft Market on December 21st. And if you’re staying here through the New Year, you won’t want to miss the New Year’s Eve party of a lifetime at Gatsby’s House. End 2019 with a bang!

Your Holiday Home Awaits

Austin holiday getaways entail a lot of planning, and the most important factor is the place where you’ll make your home-away-from-home for the festivities. Austin Vacation Rentals awaits your arrival in Austin for the holidays! Get in touch with us today at 833-241-7651 to get started.

When you come to Austin, you’ll want somewhere to stay that fills you with that vacation excitement and yet also makes you feel right at home. At Austin Vacation Rentals, we specialize in balancing those two feelings to bring you the most comfortable Austin rentals.

Your Vacation Home is Ready and Waiting

We take our job seriously. Our rental homes are maintained with great care, and we always keep you in mind when we’re readying the space for your arrival. Our prices are both competitive and fair, and our homes are grand and spacious while also retaining the comfortable feel of a lived-in home. The moment you walk in, you’ll feel like the space is yours, whether you’ve chosen a quaint smaller home like our Rooftop View Cottage, or one of our luxury homes like The Gold Door.

Location and Convenience of Our Austin Rentals

You’ll find our rental homes right in the heart of Austin, placing you in the middle of all the best features of our wonderful city. Austin International Airport lies to the southeast, and you’ll find Lady Bird Lake nearby as well, along with countless other landmarks and activities, like Zilker Metropolitan Park, Blunn Creek Natural Preserve, museums and more. Use our search filters to narrow your search and find the home that’s closest to the activity you’re most excited to see here in Austin. One of the loveliest sights in all of Austin is the gorgeous and sparkling Colorado River, and you’ll find many of our rentals in convenient proximity. They also share proximity with countless shops and dining options that we love, such as Magnolia Cafe, Vinaigrette, and The Continental Club.

Stay Here in Style

We provide a plethora of amenities, from luxuries like private parking and Wi-Fi to ones more specific to each individual rental, like gorgeous modern architecture and decor, soft furnishings, and wide-open spacious living areas. Our appliances are well-maintained, and the kitchens are equipped with dishes, utensils and appliances for cooking or making tea or coffee. You’ll love the private backyard in such homes as The Red House, or the designer bathroom fixtures in such homes as The Orange Door. Every rental home we offer here is wholly unique, which is one of the things that makes Austin Vacation Rentals so special.

Experience Austin Through Us

Whatever kind of home you’re searching for, we’ll have the one for you. Get in touch with us today to get started browsing our Austin rentals.

Austin is a cultural wonderland, and you couldn’t pick a better place to spend any holiday. This year cast off the chains of normal holiday tradition and take a trip to see us here in Austin! Whether you love art, music, nature, or hanging out in the late-night scene, you’ll have it all at your fingertips. Here are some ideas for how to spend your Thanksgiving in Austin this year:

Outdoor Autumnal Activities

Visit Lake Travis—you’ll want to come back to the lake again and again while you’re here. Go swimming, get crazy with the floating obstacle course at Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures, ride the zipline at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, and catch waterside sunset views that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You can even take a pub crawl out on the water with a chartered boat.

Go biking on one of our favorite trails! Try the Walnut Creek Trail, where you’ll get some rough terrain providing you an exciting challenge on your Austin vacation. For something more relaxing and kid-friendly, bike the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, where you’ll get a lovely view of Lady Bird Lake on your peaceful ride through green foliage and quaint neighborhoods under the shining skyline of Austin.

Unique Adventures for the Whole Family

Explore the Manor Ghost Town on the eastern outskirts of Austin. The fall season is a great time to explore spooky abandoned places like this, and you’ll all get a kick out of it. Check out their calendar to see upcoming events such as movies and concerts.

Head into the mystical and otherworldly Inner Space Cavern, a natural underground cavern where you’ll see stalactites and stalagmites galore, and fossils dating all the way back to the Ice Age. Caves like this tend to keep stable inner temperatures, so this is one adventure you can take year-round.

Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All over Austin, restaurants are preparing for Thanksgiving in Austin brunch and dinner.  For quintessentially Texan food, have your Thanksgiving brunch at Jack Allen’s Kitchen. When the evening rolls around, get comfy at the Holy Roller rock ’n’ roll diner on Rio Grande, where you can find delicious 9” pies that feed up to 8 people.

Spend Thanksgiving in Austin with Austin Vacation Rentals

When you’re planning your 2019 Thanksgiving getaway to Austin, take special care to find the best rental home to fill out your vacation and make it something truly special. Get in touch with us today at 833-241-7651 and we’ll help you take the first step.

If you want to experience the perfect day in Austin, one great way to do it is to book a tour with an experienced guide here in town. There are plenty of options with a wide variety of adventures to embark upon. Here are some of our favorite Austin tours offered!

Best of Small-Group Guided Austin Tours

This isn’t your typical bus tour. It’s a ‘bucket list’ tour, and on this ride offered through Austin Detours you’ll get to experience the best of Austin in just two short hours! It’s a whirlwind adventure where you’ll see some fun and off-the-beaten path spots that only locals know about, and you’ll get around quickly with your friendly guide. See places like the Capitol Building, Graffiti Park at Castle Hill, and even a dessert truck.

Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour

Explore the world of Austin, Texas from the seat of a bike with this exercise-heavy tour offered through Barton Springs Bike Rentals & Austin Tours. You’ll get to soak in the sights and sounds of the city as the wind rushes around you; everything from the Capitol building to the downtown party spots.

Austin Craft Beer and Brewery Tour

If you’re a beer aficionado, or even if you’re just a casual lover, you’ll enjoy this tour of the Austin brewery scene offered through Brewery Austin Tours. Learn all about the brewing process as you visit some of the most popular breweries in the area, explore the Rainey Street district, and enjoy tastings along the way.

Ghost and Bat Segway Tour

This tour is 2.5 hours of spooktacular fun, offered only once a day at 7:00pm through Segway Nation. It’s a short learning process when it comes to riding a Segway, and then, you’ll get to take this thrilling tour to see Austin’s historic buildings and hear the haunted tales behind them. You’ll also get to make friends with the famous bats of Congress Avenue Bridge. You’ll even get to see the Texas State Capitol Building and the Austin Convention Center on this tour!

Start Today with Austin Vacation Rentals

Spend your stay in style by choosing a rental home through us here at Austin Vacation Rentals. Just get in touch with us today at 833-241-7651 and we’ll help you take the first step on your vacation! Contact us now!

Austin is a bustling and eclectic city, home to many unique neighborhoods and a stellar lineup of local eateries, BBQs, and breweries. Whether you’re on the go wanting to grab a cup of coffee while exploring Austin’s vibrant streets, or simply looking for a place to have a relaxing lunch, check out these local Austin cafes below!

Austin Java

301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

(512) 481-9400

Monday-Friday: 7 AM to 5 PM Saturday-Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM

Austin Java is a diverse space with classic coffeeshop vibes and an impressive café menu. It’s the coffeehouse where you can work for hours uninterrupted with your laptop or meet with friends and family to enjoy all-day breakfast with lively conversation. Their menu has an impressive assortment of benedicts, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. Try something with an Austin flair, such as the brisket tacos with jalapeno slaw and queso fresco, or the Lemon Garlic Shrimp Linguine, Texas gulf shrimp in a lemon garlic cream sauce. The atmosphere is just as colorful as the menu, with local artwork hung inside that you can purchase if a piece strikes your fancy! As a bonus, there’s lovely outdoor seating facing City Hall where you can take in the bustle of downtown as you enjoy your beverage or meal!

Cenote

1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

(512) 524-1311

Monday-Friday: 7 AM to 10 PM Saturday: 8 AM to 10 PM Sunday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Located just east of downtown in the Cesar Chavez neighborhood, this little café is a piece of local history in more ways than one! The owners are from the neighborhood, and Cenote started as a dream of bringing a place with excellent coffee and food to the area they call home. It’s housed in a historic building from 1887, and the site was actually featured on Austin’s first ever hand-drawn map! Today, you’ll find them serving up not just fantastic coffee, but a full food menu with farm-fresh eats and local ingredients, such as vegetables, eggs, and bacon from Texas farms. In addition to the food and coffee, they offer a selection of Texas craft beer and have an impressive wine list. This is definitely one of the best Austin cafes!

Jo’s Coffee

1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 444-3800

7 AM to 9 PM daily

If you’ve ever been browsing pictures of Austin online and come across the iconic “I love you so much!” graffiti, then we’re pleased to let you know that Jo’s Coffee is its home! Located in the neighborhood of South Congress, Jo’s is famous for more than just its trademark graffiti—they’ve also won the Austin Chronicles “Critic’s Coffee” choice for three consecutive years! Here you’ll find refreshing lattes and coffee creations, as well as freshly baked goods, and if you get there early, you’ll be able to order delicious and hot breakfast tacos. Stop by when the weather is gorgeous to enjoy their outdoor-only covered seating, or during one of their community events such as the Pet Parade or Chili Cookoff! And of course, be sure to take your own photo with the graffiti painted on the side of the building of one of the best Austin cafes!

Austin Cafes and Vacation Rentals—Your Ticket to the Perfect Vacation

From high-rise condos to single-family homes to waterfront luxury rentals, we truly have it all in our extensive portfolio of high-quality vacation rentals. We aim to create a seamless home-away-from-home experience for our guests and go above and beyond to ensure that you have the vacation of a lifetime! Give us a call and speak to one of our property specialists, and we’ll help you find the perfect Austin vacation home today! Browse some of the most popular activities to explore during your stay in Austin!

When you bring the whole family to visit us here in Austin this coming fall break, you’d better be prepared for a whirlwind of family fun. This city is a great place to enjoy a vacation as a family unit because we have something here for everyone to enjoy! Here are some helpful suggestions to experience Austin fall activities:

Eating Out Together

The Silver Grill Cafe is one of our favorite places to go out and eat as a family. The service is great, the atmosphere is friendly and local, and the food is to die for. Try the Hot Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, or the Key Largo Chicken Salad, or maybe the Vaquero Borracho, a gourmet Mexican-style burger. Your kids will probably love the cheesecake the most! They’ll also love Ski Shores Cafe, which sits right at the edge of the Colorado River and provides an amazing view while you eat of the waterfront and all the boats as they pass by.

Exploring Austin Fall Activities Together

Take the kids to Austin Zoo and enjoy the fall weather while exploring the different exhibits housing over 300 rescued animals. There’s even a scenic train ride! Head over to Top Golf if your kids are a little older; here you can dine and play golf together at the same time at a multi-level golf course with an awesome view. Check out McKinney Falls State Park for some outdoor Austin fall activities like hiking, fishing, and biking. There are even events that take place there sometimes (like guided hikes) so take a look at the calendar before your trip!

Relaxing Together

Have a picnic at the Barton Creek Greenbelt or spend some time during the day at Zilker Metropolitan Park. This park has a relaxing Japanese garden where you can have a picnic or just grab a seat and enjoy the lovely foliage for a while between these Austin fall activities. There’s also a theatre here, a sculpture garden, and places for the kids to play! If you really want to go all out, rent a canoe, some kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards and head out onto the gentle waters of the river. Another great place to enjoy some water activity is the Barton Springs Municipal Pool, fed by natural spring waters.

At Austin Vacation Rentals we value family experiences, and we’re eager to help you find the best vacation rental for your family’s stay in Austin. Call us today at 833-241-7651 to get started! Click here to learn more about us!

The city of Austin is always alive with community events, and when the Halloween in Austin season hits, we’re more alive than ever. It’s a beautiful time of year here with the change of the leaves, and you can feel that autumn vibe in the air every time you step outside. When you choose to spend Halloween in Austin, there are some events you won’t want to miss. Here are the ones we’re most excited for this year:

Spooky Sprint

Ready to get active this Halloween season? Come out and join us on the first-ever Spooky Sprint. This fun-filled race is a great event for the whole family to attend. There’ll be shirts and medals for every participant, awards, free photos, face painting for the little ones, a kids’ dash for those too small for the bigger races, and a costume contest where you can wow everyone with your awesome getup. There’s an entry fee of $34 for either the 5K or the 10K, but it’s only $29 if you sign up before August 25th!

When: Sat, Oct 19th @ 8:00am – 10:00am
Where: 3300 Brushy Creek Rd

Steiner Ranch Trunk or Treat

You can participate in this community event in two totally different ways. You can either bring your children to trick-or-treat at all the different decorated cars all gathered in the Towne Square parking lot, or you can decorate your own vehicle’s trunk or tailgate and participate yourself! If you want to participate in that way, make sure to sign up ahead of time on the website, and be prepared to decorate your car with creative flair and Halloween spirit, and to provide candy for the little trick-or-treaters running around and having fun.

When: Sun, Oct 27th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Towne Square, 12550 County Trails Ln

A Live One (Phish Tribute) – Halloween Late Show

Live music is a great way to close out a spooky Halloween in Austin evening. Come and see Austin’s favorite tribute band perform at one of Austin’s premier event venues, The Parish. This show is 18+ with a $5 minor surcharge. Check out their website now to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

When: Thu, Oct 31st @ 10:30pm
Where: Parish, 214 E 6th St

Spend Halloween in Austin This Year

It’s time to start planning your Halloween getaway to Austin! You’ll want the best rental home to stay in while you’re here, and that’s where Austin Vacation Rentals can help you out. Give us a call today at 833-241-7651 to get started. Check out some of the best events in Austin!

Austin in September is absolutely breathtaking, and it’s one of the best times of year to come and pay us a visit. You’ll be grinning ear to ear at the temperate weather and the lively local culture. The three-day weekend for Labor Day in Austin is a perfect time to come to have a memorable experience because there’s so much to do here. Here are a few helpful suggestions for your Labor Day in Austin:

Saturday

Austin is an exciting city filled with more opportunities than you could ever fit into one weekend. You can sure, try though! Start your weekend off with a bang by visiting Circuit of the Americas for the thrill of a lifetime racing your family and friends in COTA Karting. Afterward, hang out around South Congress Avenue, sometimes considered the heart of Austin. Grab lunch at the South Congress Cafe and check out the wide variety of shops there too. Pick up the excitement in the evening again by heading to The Escape Game for a 60-minute adrenaline-fueled adventure in one of their themed escape rooms.

Sunday

Yesterday was a day of action, so why not take it easy on Sunday with a day of tubing down the San Marcos River with Texas State Tubes? It’s your choice between a public tour or a private tour, and all tubing equipment is included. You’ll have a three-hour float down the river in which to relax and enjoy yourself. Since it’s already a water day, cap it off by taking a nighttime tour with Live Love Paddle to see the famous bats in their hordes out by the Congress Bridge. Now that’s one sight that you’ll never forget!

Monday

The best way to combine relaxation with adventure is a good old fashioned zipline. You can find one of those at the gorgeous Lake Travis, with Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. On your last afternoon and evening, one of the best things you could treat yourself to is a trip to the Boardwalk Trail on Ladybird Lake. This is a perfect way to end your visit to Austin because you’ll have a lovely view of both the skyline of the city and the water. This will definitely be your favorite family photo from the whole trip.

Where Do I Start to Plan My Trip for Labor Day in Austin?

The first step when planning your three-day weekend excursion to Austin is to zero-in on the perfect vacation rental home to stay in while you’re here. Get in touch with us today at (833) 241-7651 to get your Labor Day in Austin started. Visit some of the best restaurants in the area!

Austin is a wonderful vacation destination with much to see in the way of outdoor attractions. Even if you’ve come for some of those great outdoor activities, you’ll want to check out a few of in the Austin indoor attractions we’ve listed below.

Austin Indoor Attractions – Vigilante Gaming Gastropub

The name of this place speaks for itself! It’s a gaming bar with dozens of hit, award-winning tabletop games to choose from, from Splendor to Taboo to Cards Against Humanity, which makes it automatically twice the fun of any regular bar. You don’t just come here for a drink or two; you come here when you want to have an absolute blast with your family and friends.

Blazer Tag Adventure Center

If you want a fast-paced afternoon of fun to get the blood pumping, filled with laughter, strategy, alliances, and double-crossing, Blazer Tag Adventure Center is the place for you. Games are 20 minutes long, so it’s a short and sweet way to fill a slice of the day between bigger activities. Or, since it’s so cheap, you can stay for a while and play game after game! Tickets are $8.99 per person, per game. This is one of the more popular Austin indoor activities among the locals and tourists.

Austin Maze Rooms

If you’ve never done an escape room, it’s an active game (typically lasting around an hour) you play where you’re locked in a room with your party and you must use the context clues and elements within the room to solve the puzzle and make your escape. It’s a wild time, and it’s perfect for families or groups of friends. At Maze Rooms you can choose between The Shed (dinner party horror theme, 2-4 players), Spy Safehouse (Soviet espionage theme, 2-7 players) and Pharoah’s Tomb (archaeological explorer theme, 2-6 players). Prices are $30 per player or $45 each for exclusive groups of 2.

Austin Bouldering Project

This is a great way to get moving and get your exercise in while still escaping from the summer heat outside! Go rock climbing with the comfort of A/C at Austin Bouldering Project. You can participate in an adult bouldering class if you’re new to the sport, book a group climb if you’re bringing a large group, and even try out yoga and fitness workshop if that’s your thing. An adult day pass here is $18, while kids/students are only $14.

iFly Austin

Come and experience all the wonder of skydiving—indoors! Flyers can be as young as 3 years old, with no upper age limit, so this is an experience of a lifetime that the entire family can enjoy. Enjoy a gentle and safe flight in the wind tunnel with experienced flyers to guide the way at every step, and make sure to check out the VR too while you’re there! The basic first-time flyer package at iFly starts at $59.95. This is one of the most exciting Austin indoor attractions to experience.

Your Austin Vacation Starts Here

No matter what you plan to do here in the city this summer, Austin Vacation Rentals is the best place to get started. Get in touch with us today at (833) 241-7651! Browse these cool Austin attractions today!