Savor the final days of summer with a Labor Day getaway to Austin, TX! With an ideal mixture of indoor and outdoor activities and Austin vacation rentals that boast plenty of room for a backyard barbeque, Austin is an ideal place to spend the Labor Day holiday. It’s not too late to enjoy one last vacation this summer if you begin planning now on spending a memorable Labor Day in Austin!
Make a Labor Day Splash
With warm summer temperatures still going strong even into September, finding a place to cool off on Labor Day in Austin is ideal. And fortunately, despite it being known for its city attractions, this charming town is also home to a variety of shady natural areas and hidden swimming holes. Pack a picnic and bring it down to Zilker Park, where the 1,000-foot-long Barton Springs Pool awaits. This natural limestone pool fed by underground springs is a popular swimming spot in downtown Austin, and the rolling hills and shade trees that surround create an ideal destination for a Labor Day picnic with friends or family. Along the Barton Creek Greenbelt, you’ll find more opportunities for taking a dip. Popular spots include the Gus Fruh swimming hole or in the gentle cascades of Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls. And the trail itself provides nearly 8 miles of hiking, biking, and exploring opportunities!
Austin is also home to Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis, all of which offer additional ways to make a splash on Labor Day in Austin. Lake Travis is the largest of the three bodies of water, and here you’ll find opportunities for thrilling water activities such as boating, water skiing, and Scuba diving. Rent your watercraft of choice such as a sailboat, houseboat, or speedboat, or get in some exercise with a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Lake Austin provides additional opportunities for boating, while you’ll find a more serene atmosphere on Lady Bird Lake, where you can leisurely paddle the no-wake waters.
Where to Drink & Dine on Labor Day Weekend in Austin
Many Austin vacation rentals offer plenty of space for a backyard barbeque, perfect for gathering together over Labor Day weekend. If you’d prefer to head out into the city to drink and dine, be sure to add these top locations to your itinerary!
If there’s a couple things you’ll quickly notice about dining in Austin, it’s the availability of live music and ample patio seating. There’s nothing like enjoying a long weekend out on one of Austin’s expansive patios with live tunes filling the air! Feast on green chile queso fries and sip a margarita on the outdoor patio at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, known for their generously sized burgers. Set on Lake Austin, Hula Hut is a great place to soak in scenic water views as you dine. Their Tex-Mex offerings with a Polynesian twist make for delicious menu options, and leisurely sipping a drink from the tiki huts that extend out over the water are a perfect way to close out an amazing summer!
Enjoy special Labor Day festivities at Speakeasy, a favorite destination for Austin nightlife and live music. Their expansive covered rooftop offers comfortable lounge seating and panoramic views over the city. A DJ will be spinning music while you enjoy mimosa discounts before 5pm and a lively vibe. Aside from the city’s downtown opportunities for nightlife, Austin and the surrounding Hill Country are filled with wineries, breweries, and distilleries, offering numerous options for taste testing your way through the area’s locally crafted beverages. Plan a stop at Still Austin Whiskey Co in downtown Austin, where grain is sourced from local Texas growers and distilled and aged in house, creating a true taste of Austin. Tour the distillery and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process, or simply treat yourself to the smooth taste of a locally crafted whiskey.
Labor Day Vacation Rentals in Austin
Whether you’re getting away for a long Labor Day Weekend in Austin or the flexibility of your schedule allows you to enjoy a longer trip, you’ll want to be sure to browse the many Labor Day Vacation rentals in Austin that we have available. From chic downtown lofts to spacious homes in Austin’s surrounding Hill Country, you’re sure to find the perfect home away from home for Labor Day in Austin. Many of our homes feature amenities such as a private swimming pool and hot tub set in well-manicured outdoor grounds, perfect for enjoying the last few days of summer.
At Austin Vacation Rentals, we specialize in accommodations situated both in the heart of Austin as well as in the scenic Hill Country that surrounds the city. Contact us to learn more about how to make the most of Labor Day in Austin!