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As the long and hot summer season draws to a close, this year, more than any before, we are excited to see what fall brings—especially the drop in temperatures that accompany the season! Texas in the fall is a beautiful place, filled with love, laughter, and all the pumpkin spice you dream about, and if your fall journey has your feet turned in the direction of our favorite place on earth, this guide to all the fun you can have will ensure this vacation will be one you never want to end.

Get Outside

We’re still trying to social distance, and the easiest way to do so is to get outside and play, something that is even more fun to do as the temperatures drop and the rainy season ends. We pride ourselves as a city that encourages art, and the Art is Everywhere driving tour allows visitors to explore the work of the extremely talented artists who make Austin their home. The interactive map can be found here and will take you through a treasure trove of talent!

Throw a Family Halloween Party

You already have the masks, so why not pick up the ingredients to your favorite fall foods and desserts and throw a bash for your party of however many? Chili is an easy dish to create in the fully equipped kitchen of your Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaway, and if you don’t feel like baking a dessert, you can pick up candy or ready baked goods at the local Safeway! Make use of your satellite radio subscription and choose their Halloween playlists or use the state-of-the-art televisions in the living room to watch spooky movies the entire evening. For those with kids, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” is always airing at some point during the Halloween season!

Bringing It Home to Austin Vacation Rentals

Whether you are hiking Turkey Creek Trail, paddling on Lake Travis in a rented kayak, or simply telling ghost stories in front of a roaring fire on Halloween, your fall fun will be that much more special when you choose Austin Vacation Rentals for your vacation escape. During these uncertain times, spending time with the ones you love most is what’s important, and if you happen to be doing so in the comfort of one of our vacation properties, all the better! Contact us to learn more about our homes and reserve yours today!

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!

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