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Every season is the best season for an unforgettable visit to Austin, but we won’t lie to you. Fall holds a special place in our heart, and if you are planning on traveling here during the season, (and staying in one of our luxurious Austin Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries) you may never want to go home again! Offering all the traditional traits of the season—cooler weather, fiery trees, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING—your stay is destined to be more fun than you knew you could have, especially when you follow this guide to our favorite fall activities in Austin!

Oktoberfest at Bangers Sausage House and Beer Garden, September 23-25, 79 Rainey Street

As the pandemic loosens its grip on the world, fun events like Oktoberfest are slowly reappearing, and we couldn’t be more excited to talk about the Oktoberfest celebration at Bangers! Offering beer and brats, live music, and more beer and brats, every minute spent raising a toast to friends, good times, and to having more beer will be some of the best minutes of your Austin fall getaway!

Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E Cesar Chavez Street #300

As if you haven’t already enjoyed a beer or two at Oktoberfest, the fall is the perfect time to sample the craft beers for which we are famous, and Blue Owl Brewing is one of our favorite places to explore! Offering a tasting room that is open Wednesday through Sunday and a delicious selection of Austin based brews, right now they are still featuring summer delights that include Teeny Hopper, a juicy sour session with grapefruit undertones and a 4 % ABV, but starting September 22nd, the fall flavors will emerge, starting with another sour session, the Pastry Gose, which offers a 3.4 % ABV and tastes as yummy as your grandma’s peach cobbler, just with a little more kick.

Take a Hike With These Fall Activities in Austin

The best way to enjoy the changing of the season and all the beauty that comes along with fall is to get out there in the midst of it all, and a hike through the natural landscape is sure to take your breath away. The McKinney Falls State Park’s Homestead Trail is one of our favorites, taking you along just over 3 miles of simply spectacular fall beauty! The pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, however, is the view of the lower falls, and of course, the forest of trees you will be walking through, all dressed in their autumn finest. The vibrant colors, the coolness of the air, and the tranquil serenity of McKinney Falls makes this adventure one that will speak to your soul!

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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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