The holiday season is a special time for Austin, Texas. We really get into the spirit here, from the fun seasonal events to the gorgeous scenery to the twinkling Christmas lights that turn the city into a holiday postcard dreamscape. For Christmas in Austin this year we have some exciting events we’re looking forward to, so make sure to save them on your calendar!
Wake up in comfort in your cozy rental home and enjoy a slow morning in your lovingly decorated living room as you open presents together. Then you can grab a hot cup of joe at Bennu Coffee, which will be open 24-hours through the holidays.
Have a quiet day with your loved ones at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Through the 23rd you’ll find the Trail of Lights Event here, so make sure to visit before the 25th! On Christmas Day, this park makes for a quiet and serene escape into nature. Here you’ll find Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Gardens, five volleyball courts, three picnic sites, Zilker Playscape, and more.
Options for Christmas lunch include fine eateries such as Cannon and Belle, Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum, and 24 Diner (which is open 24 hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Visit the downtown area for some awesome sights, twinkling lights, and a fun evening on the town. Grab a seasonal cocktail to spice things up! Plan to have your Christmas in Austin dinner at Caroline, one of our favorite establishments in town. At Caroline they’ll be serving up tasty holiday specials all the way until midnight on Christmas, including seasonal delicacies like fried duck leg, peppermint cocktails, and the delicious naughty & nice cake.
Visit Lady Bird Lake at sunset for a magical end to the day as the light hits the water. It’s a great place to go walking, and you can even paddle out on the water! After all the excitement of the day, you’ll be happy to end up back in the comfort of your rental home where you can all unwind and relax with some hot cocoa and holiday dessert by the fireplace.
There’s no better way to spend your holiday this year than by heading to Austin and spending your stay in one of our lovely and comfortable rental homes. Simply call us today at 833-241-7651 and you’ll be one step closer to your 2019 Christmas in Austin Getaway!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
Fourth of July is almost upon us, and we know where you should be spending yours: Austin, Texas! Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes an Austin 4th of July celebration that will put your hometown’s to shame. The hardest decision is what party to go to!
The iconic country singer Willie Nelson is headlining his 46th annual 4th of July Picnic, which lasts all day and includes stars like Johnny Bush, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Alison Kraus playing on not one, but two stages! Doors at the Austin360 Ampitheatre open at 11, while the music starts from 11:30 until the fireworks display after sunset.
The Austin Symphony is never to be outdone, so they’re also hosting their annual Austin 4th of July concert of patriotic tunes. You probably wouldn’t have guessed this, but this is actually the largest celebration in the state! The concert starts at 8:30pm, with a firework display over Lady Bird Lake afterward, at about 9:30pm. Located on Vic Mathias Shores, it’s important to show up early to get the perfect grassy spot to kick back and enjoy the show.
We’re personally leaning towards the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration, for the sole reason that we want to bring our dogs along! This dog-friendly festival is completely free and has a million and one activities to keep you occupied all day long. This is a party for locals, by locals, including some of the area’s awesome art vendors – over 100 arts & crafts booths to peruse – plus live music starting at 4pm on the outdoor stage.
We expect to eat our weight in the festival’s barbecue and festival food, not to mention making pit stops at some of the regular restaurants and bars located there. We’re not worried about it, though, because we’ll be spending hours moving around, either trying to ride all of the countless fair rides, or shopping ’til we drop to take some of the unique handmade jewelry, clothing, and artwork back home with us! This place also has its own jaw-dropping fireworks display at the end of the night!
This only skims the surface of the Austin 4th of July scene this year, and yet we’re already making summer plans for 2020 to hit up anything we can’t make it to this year. We can’t wait for 2019’s incredible Independence Day in Austin, Texas, and we hope you join in as well! Contact us today to book your stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals in Austin. Check out the best journeys to Austin, Texas!