There is no better time to party in the Southwest than by spending New Year’s in Austin TX. Whether you are looking for a rowdy time in the city or a family-friendly vacation, Austin is the city for you. Here are our favorite things to do in Austin for New Years:
Your Austin New Year’s Parties
Austin is known as being a city full of exciting music venues that host events year-round. The New Year’s season brings about truly exciting celebrations full of festivities and beverages to go around. Stop in at Whisler’s for your standard New Year’s party with a live DJ, champagne toasts, and more. Step back into the 1920s with the St. Genevieve New Year’s party that features the revelry and live music you came to expect. Make sure to wear your best Great Gatsby attire for this unique party with Prohibition-style cocktails and live entertainment.
Enjoy a Live Music Event
Austin is known for being the live music capital of the world for a reason. Numerous music venues can be found around town with live performances every night. Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theatre always has a special performance each year, just for your New Year’s in Austin TX. Past performances include Willie Nelson and more. Other live music venues to explore include Emo’s and Hotel Vegas, each with special New Year’s Eve shows for that one night only.
Grab Some Barbecue
While Austin is known as the live music capital of the world, it also features some incredible barbecue that cannot be passed up. Make sure to grab your favorite smoked meats from a variety of local restaurants. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q has all the food along with incredible live music. Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Austin lets you relax in a historic downtown setting while enjoying their delicious fare. Perhaps the most popular of all is Franklin’s Barbecue, which has been documented as one of the best BBQ joints in the city. Our tip: Preorder your meal in advance for pick up and enjoy your feast in your vacation rental!
A Dazzling End to the Year
Leave unwanted memories in the past as you round out the calendar year with a spectacular fireworks display. Austin has several options for enjoying a magnificent display of design and color overhead as you reminisce on the high points from your year. Auditorium Shores is a favorite for many outdoor concerts and events, including a New Year’s Eve celebration. Residents and visitors alike come together at this vast outdoor venue to take in live music on four different stages. A slew of food trucks serve up a wide variety of cuisine to be enjoyed as you listen to tunes of different genres. Count down the final moments of the year, culminating with a magnificent firework display, all backed by Austin’s city skyline.
A handful of other venues offer additional options for taking in Austin New Year’s Eve fireworks. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is known for their fireworks display. And for something unique, consider taking in the fireworks from an unlikely spot – the rooftop of the Austin Central Library. Hushed tones and books are nowhere to be found at this rooftop New Year’s Eve party, which provides a stellar front row seat to Austin’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks!
2022: A New Beginning
Start the New Year off on the right foot beginning on the very first day of the year. With health and fitness being a popular focus for New Year’s goals, Austin truly provides an excellent venue in which to start afresh. Though Austin has a distinct city vibe, it is also known for its abundant green spaces situated right within the downtown area. The Barton Creek Greenbelt offers a lengthy 12 miles of trails that weave their way through the city, making you feel as if you’ve escaped into nature. Occupy your mind as you take in the sights along the trail, which range from a meandering creek to waterfalls and cliffs. Hiking, bouldering, jogging, and biking are all popular ways to get in some physical exercise while enjoying the views.
Mount Bonnell is another favorite spot to get your heart pumping with spectacular views as your reward. Ascending over 100 steps will reward you with jaw-dropping views over Austin and its scenic waterways. Peering down at the landforms 775 feet below provides a spectacular birds’ eye view. Whether you opt to walk, jog, or bike, there are so many ways to experience Austin as you meet your health goals.
Things To Do In Austin To Celebrate Right
Now that you have an idea on how to enjoy your next Austin New Years, explore our listings of exclusive holiday vacation rentals and more. Our properties can be found across all the right spots in town, keeping you close by these incredible activities. Book online or let us help you find the perfect rental during the New Year’s season. Stay at one of our 3-bedroom vacation rentals now!