As 2021 moves along at a brisk pace, we find ourselves not just wanting to travel, but needing to explore! The last 12 months have been interesting to say the least, and although we haven’t reached the end of the uncertainty, we can definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel and the glimmer reveals that traveling is once again easier than it has been. And although we just passed the last of the three-day holiday weekends for a while, you may be thinking that Easter is the perfect time to getaway to Austin for a laid-back vacation and a stay in one of our luxurious and comfortable Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways. This guide will give you some ideas on how to make your holiday away one that you will never forget!
Something Wonderful This Easter in Austin
After many months of seeing the same four walls, it will definitely be nice to see something wonderful and new, and our escapes easily provide both for Easter in Austin! But if you worry that your holiday traditions may have to be put aside for this year, we are happy to explain all the reasons you can put your fears aside. Choose your comfy and serene bedroom, toss your suitcases on the bed, and make your way to our fully equipped kitchens to see how easy it will be to create an Easter feast in the space. Filled with high-end appliances, these rooms look pretty but they also make it easy to get the hard work done as you glaze hams, whip mashed potatoes, and boil dozens of eggs for the children to decorate and the resident Easter bunny to hide. Dining rooms dominated by tables large enough to hold the family and the feast serve multiple purposes, as occupants can play games, decorate eggs, or sip coffee in the early mornings watching the skies cycle through Easter colors as the sun fully rises.
Living areas are cozy and warm, containing state of the art televisions, comfy furnishings, and in more than a few cases game tables that can include foosball or pool. Set up the Easter baskets on the ledge over the fireplace, on one of the empty shelves in a bookcase, or on the coffee table that is perched in front of the sofa and watch your kids joyously tear apart your careful prep work to discover the treats inside! And when the sun sets again and the velvety purple sky lights up from the twinkle of millions of stars, sleep will come easy and dreams will be hoppy in rooms designed for peace and comfort.
Every Day Is Special
This Easter will be one to remember when you choose Austin Vacation Rentals for your awesome Austin holiday escape. Reserve your stay today!
In spite of the turmoil and uncertainty that has hit the world in 2020, the holidays arrived far quicker than we deemed possible! Halloween is just a few short days away and then with another blink, Thanksgiving will have come and gone. There’s still time, however, to make plans for a fabulous getaway to the great city of Austin and a stay in one of our comfortable and stylish holiday hideaways. This guide will give you all the pointers you need to have an unforgettable Thanksgiving in Austin, filled with fun, happiness, and excitement!
Joyful and Serene Thanksgiving in Austin
Although joyful tends to be a word we use to describe that “other” holiday, there is no better way to describe the celebration you will have with your family in our happy homes. 2020 has been a year we will all be happy to put behind us, but as you create your annual turkey feast in the cheerful and fully equipped kitchen of your rental, you won’t be able to stop the smile from blooming on your face! Perhaps this is the year your son will take a turn at making the sweet potato dish he loves so much or your teenage daughter will ask to carve the turkey as you gather round the farmer’s table to eat, laugh, and talk about the good things that have happened this year! After the meal is done, whether you are playing board games in the living area as the parade plays on the state of the art smart television, soaking in a hot tub under the night sky, or simply planning your “strategy” for Black Friday shopping, the comfortable and stylish surroundings will enhance the vacation you almost forgot to plan!
Family Cooks Deserve a Break!
Of course, you may not want to slave over a hot stove for hours only to have the meal you worked so hard on be devoured in mere minutes. This is your vacation too, and you deserve a break; you deserve to have someone else prepare the meal while you sit back and do your own devouring! When you really aren’t ready to get out of your comfy pants, but still want a delicious homemade meal, Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club, located at 2406 Manor Road, offers the perfect solution! Taking Thanksgiving pre-orders right now, they offer choices for your feast that include not just turkey, but turducken sausage, brined quail, smoked ham, and all the fixings. Simply call (512) 524-0688 during business hours and make your selections for Thanksgiving in Austin!
Thankful for You
As we near the end of a really bad year, we would like to thank you, our loyal guests, for sticking by us as we all navigate the new normal. Reserve your Austin Vacation Rentals holiday home today!
By the time you are reading this, summer will have reared its ugly head, offering days filled with heat, humidity, and unrelenting sunshine, which at the beginning of the season, we all love. By the end of summer, however, we are definitely ready for the cooler temps and the final holiday of the season. The good news is that Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. The promise of lower temperatures is just a little further down the road, and now is the perfect time to start planning your Labor Day escape to our beautiful and wonderfully hometown. This guide to the fun you can have in Austin and your stay in one of our holiday hideaways will make the summer heat a lot more bearable.
Picnic in the Park This Austin Labor Day
After the last few months, we’re all still practicing social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can never leave your vacation home away from home! The natural landscape of Austin provides many secluded spots where you can sneak away to enjoy a lovely picnic under the trees. Zilker Park, named Austin’s most-loved park, offers over 350 acres of near pristine wilderness in which you can play. Home to Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, and Zilker Botanical Gardens as well as a variety of paths and trails, once you step inside the borders of the park, you’ll soon understand why this spot is so special, and your Labor Day picnic will be a highlight of your Texas getaway!
A Bird’s Eye View
The best views are generally the ones from above and if you really want to appreciate the luxuriant beauty of Austin, a hike to the summit of Mt. Bonnell is the perfect way to do so. Located in Covert Park, there are 102 steps that will take you to the top, making it a slightly daunting experience, but you have a few weeks still, so if you start practicing now it shouldn’t be a problem! Once you reach the top, you’ll find yourself at the highest spot in town, staring at views that will take your breath away. Bring your camera and snap away—the pictures you take here during the Austin Labor Day weekend are guaranteed to be worthy of framing!
Staying Inside Can Be a Treat
Our properties offer a luxury you don’t often find in today’s vacation rental world. Featuring expansive kitchens with updated appliances, living areas with plush furnishings and state of the art televisions, and bedrooms that are a haven of serenity and peace, luxurious surprises lie around every corner! Choose a home with a private pool and hot tub and spend your Labor Day relaxing, recharging, and reveling in the joys of this last holiday of summer. Reserve your stay today and fall in love with the wonders of our Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways!
Are you searching for the perfect time of year to visit Austin? What about spending your Easter in Austin? Spring is beautiful in Austin – the weather is perfect and it’s still off season, so you might get cheaper flights and you won’t have to battle crowds of other tourists!
Find the Service First
Easter is an important religious holiday for many, and if your traditional Easter Sunday includes an early morning service, Austin has many local establishments that host a special Easter Service. We are home to a wide variety of religious preferences, so you will easily be able to find your perfect fit.
Not Your Traditional Egg Hunt
While we do offer plenty of Easter egg hunts for children, Austin features one unique egg hunt you won’t find just anywhere – an adult Easter egg hunt! Hosted by a local Austin bar, the Jackalope South Shore Annual Easter Egg Hunt boasts an exciting adults-only event with great drink specials and a scavenger style egg hunt that is sure to keep you busy for hours!
Easter Egg Hunting Festival
If you are coming to Austin with kids, though, nothing beats the Easter Egg Festival that takes place at Capitol Lawn every Easter Sunday. This free event is said to be the biggest Easter egg hunt in town and includes so many more fun activities that the day will feel more like a festival! The kids will have a blast getting their faces painted, competing in egg roll races and more. They even divide the egg hunts by ages so it’s fair and fun for everyone.
Must Have: Easter Brunch
Brunch is a popular one in Austin, so once you’ve done some research, book a reservation in advance to make sure you get your table! One popular bunch destination is the Eastside Cafe, features made from scratch entrees like huevos Mexicanos, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, and a picture-worthy apple almond waffle. Other favorite spots for locals include Driskill’s traditional Easter brunch and Threadgill’s, where you can go big and order the unlimited menu and enjoy omelets, pancakes, biscuits and more to your heart’s content.
Plan for Your Austin Easter Now
Time flies once spring kicks in, so Easter will be here before you know it! Plan now for your 100% uniquely Austin travel experience. Let us help you book the perfect vacation home and maximize your time off. All our rentals feature amazing amenities and all the features you need to be comfortable away from home. Book your rental online now or contact us and we’ll happily help you find the perfect property!
The big city is the place to be when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. The city of Austin is gearing up to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, and you’re so wise to join us! Get ready for music and drinks and laughter and more and we head into St Patrick’s Day in Austin in 2020. (Don’t forget to pack a green shirt!)
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Austin
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Parlor and Yard
This $15 ticket includes some complimentary drinks, food and drink specials, waived cover charges at the participating bars, professional photographers, and custom lanyards. There’s even a costume contest with a $500 prize. This is a nice way to get out and see the city at night when it’s all aglow and beautiful, and to get acquainted with the nightlife of Austin.
St. Patrick’s Day Austin
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
Come to a family friendly St. Patrick’s Day event on Sunday! This is great if you have kids to entertain, or if you just want to have a good time. Here you’ll get a crash course on Irish culture, song, and dance, with live Celtic music, Irish food and drink, horse drawn carriage rides, and more.
St. Patrick’s Day Party!
Tue, Mar 17, 11 AM CDT
Latchkey is one of our favorite Austin bars, and it’s the place to be on a night like this. They’re open until 2:00 AM on St. Patrick’s Day, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy this event held at this classy, upscale bar.
St. Patrick’s Day Bagpipe in the Park
Wed, Mar 18, 12 – 1 AM CDT
Katherine Fleischer Park
If you don’t like the bagpipes, you’ve probably never heard them played the right way. Bagpipes are meant to be heard in the wide-open outdoors, like the way they are in the rolling green hills of Ireland, and it’s just your luck for this holiday that there’s a bagpipe event happening in the park! It’s seriously worth it to head down and check this event out, which will include a complete marching pipe band and drummers. It’s the most Irish thing happening in all of Austin for St. Patrick’s Day 2020.
Spend Your Stay with Austin Vacation Rentals
With Austin Vacation Rentals you’ll find everything you could ever want and need of a vacation rental home. Head over to our catalog now to take the first step toward your 2020 St. Patrick’s Day getaway.
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!
Christmas in Austin Morning & Day
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.
Merry Christmas from the Austin Vacation Rentals Family!
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hill Country Galleria
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!
Party Time in Austin for 4th of July!
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!