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The temperature is rising here in the Southwest so you know that summer will be here before you know it. Get ready for an exciting summer getaway to nowhere else but Austin. Our Texas capital has everything you could want for an exciting getaway for the family. You will find exciting attractions in the area and events that take place in the summer. Take a look at how you can plan for the best vacation this summer in Austin:

Kayak Lady Bird Lake

When you visit Austin you may be surprised that the city has small lakes right within the city limits. Cooling off over at Lady Bird Lake is a popular pastime for locals in the area. Join everyone else out on the water by grabbing the nearest kayak or standup paddle board to explore the lake. Visitors will find plenty of rental shops right by the water including Greenbelt Outdoors and Rowing Dock. If you want to take a guided tour Austin Kayak Tours has you covered. Lady Bird Lake is also big enough to enjoy a sightseeing cruise where you can relax from the comfort of a huge boat with either Capital Cruises or Lone Star Riverboat. Visitors will also find a hiking and biking trail that surrounds the lake and offers great views. Stop by Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop or Barton Springs Bike Rental to grab a rental bike for the day to explore on. The trail is found at Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and is approximately 10 miles in length. Plenty of fun right here on Lady Bird Lake!

Find the Austin Murals

Austin is a city full of vibrant art all around you. Head out and find the iconic Austin murals during your summer stay. There is nothing more Instagram worthy than taking a pic with your friends or family in front of the ‘I love you so much’ mural found by Jo’s Coffee off South Congress Avenue. Another popular mural is the ‘Hi, How Are You’ mural that is close by the University of Texas Austin campus. Don’t forget about the ‘Greetings from Austin’ postcard mural that is another local favorite and perfect for a fun family picture to send to your extended family in South Austin.

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Grab Some Craft Ice Cream

The heat can be real in Austin but you can always cool off a bit by grabbing a post-meal treat with ice cream. Austin is home to a variety of craft ice creamers who offer delicious treats made fresh in-house. Lick Honest Ice Creams features artisanal flavors with seasonal options too that can served by the bowl or in a waffle cone. Amy’s Ice Creams lets you top off your ice cream with creative options like ginger snaps and more. The kids are sure to love a little ice cream on a warm summer day!

Enjoy the Local Craft Breweries

Austin is home to a variety of craft breweries that offer a great way for the adults to unwind during their vacation. If you want to make the short drive to South Austin visitors can enjoy a pint over at Jester King Brewery. This is no small brewery though and is instead a massive 165-acre farm and brewery that produces farmhouse ales and unique beers to try out. The property features a huge outdoor patio area with several bars to order from. For those who prefer to stay close to Downtown Austin you can always hit up Austin Beerworks and Live Oak Brewing Company. Each brewery produces handcrafted beers and in your favorite styles too.

Head Over to Lake Travis

Lady Bird Lake is not the only lake found right here in Austin. Visitors will also find Lake Travis a short drive away where different activities are available and is the largest lake in the city. This includes Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures that features the longest zip line in the entire state of Texas. Head over to Pace Bend Park nearby where you will find limestone cliffs to explore. Visiting Lake Travis is perfect for those thrill seekers here in the summer.

Events This Summer in Austin

There are also plenty of events taking place this summer here in Austin. The Sips and Sounds Summer Festival put on by Coca-Cola takes place June 29-30 with a lineup of country all stars. Austin is the music capital of the country and various concerts of big-name artists are always taking place at local venues. There are always fireworks for the Fourth of July here in the city at Zilker Park and Deep Eddy Park to celebrate with. Don’t miss out on these incredible events!

More Summer Fun

You can have all the summer fun when you book a stay here with our Austin vacation rentals for summer.

When you travel to Austin, you may have the idea to see some live music here in the city. Austin is well known for live music. Our Texas capital sees a variety of music events take place here in Austin during the year, including SXSW and Austin City Limits. One special event that is not always held in Austin will be taking place here in the city in April. Make sure to come visit Austin for the CMT Music Awards 2024. This is one of the biggest nights of the year for country artists, as they take to the stage for well-deserved awards. The show will also present with live musical acts too. Take a look at what you need to know about this year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin:

Where to Find It

This year’s CMT Music Awards will be held right here in Austin, Texas. Specifically, you will find this annual awards show taking place at the Moody Center. This will be the second year in a row where the CMT Music Awards will be held here in Austin after previously being hosted in Nashville for over 20 years. The Moody Center is a world-class arena that showcases the biggest artists each and every year. It is still a recent addition to Austin, having just opened in the Spring of 2022. You will find modern amenities inside this arena, including stadium seating, concessions, and much more. If you plan on sticking around after the CMT Music Awards, you can catch a variety of artists performing in April, including Tyler Childers, Tim McGraw, Madonna, and more. Take a look at tickets today to see what tickets are still available!

Purchasing Tickets

When it comes to one of the biggest nights of the year for country music, you would expect tickets are no longer available for purchase for the CMT Music Awards. Fortunately, tickets are still available for this exclusive event. Tickets are currently available for purchase through Ticketmaster with ticket prices starting at $229 per person. Tickets will get you entry into this event that goes from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Sunday April 7th. Resale tickets are also available for purchase, but please make sure to purchase from a reputable seller. The Moody Center is nearby many parking garages, so make sure to plan for your arrival appropriately to the event. The Moody Center also provides a premium experience for special suites and amenities. Reach out to The Moody Center for additional details.

What to Know

This year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin will be hosted by Kelsea Ballerini for a night of fun and country music. Kelsea is a world-renowned pop singer who released her debut solo album, The First Time, in 2015. Expect her to bring out some of the top names in country music. The top awards for the CMT Music Awards include Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Breakthrough Video of the Year. Recent years have seen artists including Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Carrier Underwood, Luke Bryan, and more take home these big awards. Now that the CMT Music Awards are being held in Austin going forward, you can look forward to an incredible experience here each year!

Additional Music Activities in Austin

The CMT Music Awards are not the only music activity going on down here in Austin this spring. As mentioned, Austin is a live music mecca, and has plenty to see and do. Antone’s Nightclub has been a music staple here in the city since 1975. This smaller music venue has seen legendary artists walk through its doors, including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and many more. The nightclub is still running to this day and offers incredible musical performances. Mondays features Blue Monday, with local blues artists holding down the stage. You can also see artists go on tour and perform at Antone’s as well. Additional venues that have become famous here in the city also include Stubbs, Mohawk, Emos, and Parish. No matter what time of year you come to visit, you are sure to find some incredible live music waiting for you. And best of all, it is sure to be near your vacation rental!

Get Ready for More Fun in Austin

Do not pass up the incredible opportunity to come and see the CMT Music Awards taking place here in Austin. Make sure to book your Austin vacation rentals today and see what all the fun is about. The CMT Music Awards will be here before you know it!

Plan your spring retreat to a year-round warm climate full of sun and fun that heats up as the weather turns from winter to spring in anticipation of summer. There are a number of things to do and see to make your spring vacation one to remember for years to come.

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Capitol

Austin is the capital city of Texas and plays host to all the government buildings needed to maintain everything that keeps the state running. The capitol building that stands today was completed and dedicated in May of 1888. If you’ve been to the U.S. capitol in Washington, DC, you may feel like the Texas capitol building is bigger.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including our capitol building! In fact, the Texas capitol building is 14.64 feet taller than the U.S. capitol, as measured from the ground to the top of the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. capitol and from ground to the tip of the Goddess of Liberty on the Texas capitol.

Texas Military Forces Museum

Wander and take in all of the 45,000-square foot facility to explore the history of the Texas militia and volunteer forces dating back to 1823 – before Texas joined the United States. Permanent exhibits include samples of uniforms, weapons, equipment, soldiers’ personal items, film, music, and more that reflect life in the military at various times in history. The museum also hosts several “living history” programs, as well as battle reenactments and other special events. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Austin Aquarium

Meet the wildlife that make their home in the water. Encounter sting rays, sharks, tropical fish from all over the world, as well as koi fish, and many more. You’ll learn about coral reefs and how they nourish the underwater environment and provide shelter, then watch sharks as they swim silently through their tanks. Once you’ve gotten to know the aquarium’s inhabitants, schedule a special encounter where you can feed stingrays, tortoises, and even sharks for an unforgettable experience this spring.

Austin Zoo

Spend some time outdoors this spring, wandering the zoo and getting to know its residents. You’ll meet lions, tigers, cougars as well as other cats. Marvel at majestic mammals including North American black bears, wolf hybrids, or the unique coatimundi – a member of the raccoon family that lives 7-15 years and can weigh up to 17 pounds!

Primates include the ring-tailed lemur and a variety of monkeys. The zoo showcases native Texas wildlife too, including the Texas leaf-cutting ant and the eastern fox squirrel. Wrap up a visit with domesticated animals like longhorns, miniature donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, and even llamas!

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

A great way to see and experience Austin in the spring is to get out and get right in the middle of it. With the scorching summer temperatures not yet upon us, spring is the perfect time to be outside in Austin. Lace up your walking shoes or hop on a bike and head to the Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake and the surrounding area.

The low-grade, paved trail is fit for pedestrians and cyclists alike and winds its way through downtown. You’ll get a beautiful view of the Austin skyline. Because of its location, the ten-mile loop is dotted with parking and access points so you can create an adventure that takes in just a little bit or even all of the route. There are restrooms, water fountains, foot showers and other conveniences, too. There are boat launches into the lake, and a pedestrian/cyclist-only bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Haunted History Walking Tour

Much of Texas, and especially its capital city of Austin, has a storied history consisting of many battles and events. These have left behind echoes and spirits of bygone eras. There are organizations and tour companies around Austin that will take you on walking tours of the downtown historic areas of the city and fill you in on what made Austin what it is today.

Some companies even offer a paranormal investigation where you can actively seek out the spirits for an encounter and spirit story of your own. Before making your plans, contact your company of choice and inquire about age or other restrictions. If you’ve brought your pup along with you on your Austin spring retreat, some invite your dog along for the journey!

Zilker Botanical Garden

The garden was created in the 1950s in a part of Zilker Park in Austin. The garden boasts over 30 acres of land that plays host to hundreds of plants that thrive in Austin’s arid southwestern conditions. Wander the garden or take part in any of its many special community programs, including wellness programs, the Woodland Faerie Trail, Music in the Garden, Dog Days, and more.

Breweries & Distilleries

Enjoy some adults-only time this spring on your Austin retreat. The city is home to a variety of breweries and distilleries. Grab something to eat and wash it down with brews from companies like Austin Beerworks, Austin Craft Brewing Company, Treaty Oak Distilling, Still Austin Whiskey Co., and several others. You may even be able to buy some to bring back to your rental to enjoy with your next home-cooked meal.

Spas

Achieve total relaxation on your Austin spring vacation. Austin hosts a number of spas and salons offering a myriad of relaxing services. Head home relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed when you select from services including manicures, pedicures, body wraps or scrubs, massages, and more.

The spa isn’t just a ladies’ day. Many spas and salons offer men’s services including manicures, pedicures, scalp treatments, and more that cater to “his” unique needs. Select spas even have salons where you can get a new haircut or color, or have your makeup done by a pro – while also getting an informative lesson to keep up the routine once you’re home.

The Driskill

It’s like walking into a piece of Austin history. Opened in 1886, the hotel was considered “One of the Finest Hotels in the Whole Country” by the Daily Statesman. The hotel was built for approximately $400,000 at the time, an equivalent of over $92 million today. The hotel features a variety of rooms, including suites, rooms, and handicap accessible accommodations that keep the vintage style and feel of the historic hotel in its heyday.

Fishing

Not many people think of fishing when they think of a busy city like Austin. But there are a number of ponds and lakes within the city and nearby that offer the relaxing activity. Hit Kingfisher Pond and Bullfrog Pond in Travis County East Metro Park, or McKinney Falls State Park. Cast a line into Lady Bird Lake while you’re there enjoying its other activities, or find your way to Lake Austin, Walter E. Long Lake, or Red Bud Isle for some of Austin’s best fishing.

Austin Mural Tour by Pedicab

While you may think the “Greetings from Austin” mural is the only mural you’ll want to get a selfie at, you’d be wrong. Austin is full of murals and street art, each perfect for a photo op. The tour includes stops at the famed “Greetings from Austin” mural, as well as the “I Love You So Much” mural, “Willie for President” mural, and many others throughout the area.

Urban Axes Austin

Try out an activity that has been growing in popularity across the U.S. Axe throwing has become increasingly popular in the last several years, and you can try your hand at it during your Austin spring vacation. The indoor venue is located on Austin’s East Side and is fun for patrons 12 years old and older. They are a “BYOB” venue, but please no hard liquors. They also offer complimentary drinks to patrons based on the length of your stay.

Cap City Comedy Club

If you’re looking for a laugh during your Austin spring retreat, Austin is the place to find it. Now located in The Domain shopping center, the club is celebrating 35 years of providing comedic relief to the people and visitors of Austin. The location features two state-of-the-art showrooms hosting a variety of national acts, local comedians, and up-and-coming talent. Choose from a wide variety of food and drink offerings while you enjoy the show.

Visit their website to see who’s on the bill and make sure the show is appropriate for all ages in your group.

Museum of Ice Cream

The frozen treat is sure to keep you cool during your spring trip to Austin, so why not celebrate its history? Learn all about the delicious treat and its history across several multi-sensory installations, or play in the world-famous “sprinkle pool.” In addition to all the fun, you’ll be able to enjoy your pick of unlimited treats in nostalgic flavors across five different ice cream shapes and forms. There’s also an indoor play space where you can climb, slide, or even ride replica iced animal cookies!

Shopping

The are a variety of shops, boutiques, and malls to explore. Many malls and outlets offer national brands like Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Bath & Body Works, and more. Local shops and boutiques offer items that are unique to Austin. No matter where you shop, you’ll find a sweet Austin souvenir to remember your trip.

Dining

From national chain restaurants to local eateries, Austin has a delicious food scene. Local flavors you don’t want to miss include Stella San Jac, Corner Restaurant, Moonshine Grill, La Barbeque Austin, and Magnolia Cafe. Those are just a few of the delicious dining options you’ll have to choose from during your springtime Austin retreat.

Thinkery

If your Austin spring retreat comes while the kids are off school, you might want to save this one until the end of the trip. The museum features nearly a dozen separate rooms where you can learn about motion, light, electricity, and more. Visit the Innovators’ Workshop – a mix of art and science to challenge your skills and imagination for building and inventing. Take some time out to hear a story in the story nook, or head to the Move! Studio or Bloom where kids can run and play to their heart’s content.

The Escape Game Austin

In the last several years, escape rooms have become a popular activity for fun for the whole group. Work together with your group members to solve a series of clues and puzzles and break out in 60 minutes to win the game. There are different themed rooms to choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. Choose the topic or difficulty that’s right for you and make sure to book in advance. Book your time at the downtown Austin venue and choose from themes like Gold Rush, The Heist, The Depths, Playground, and more.

Texas Music Museum

Learn about the Texas music scene throughout the years. The museum collects and preserves various artifacts, documents, and other reference material related to the diverse traditions of music in Texas. The items are displayed in a variety of presentations and exhibits. The museum also offers several educational programs, as well as performances and music festivals highlighting the achievements of Texas musicians to the art and culture of the state.

Ultimate Accommodations for an Ultimate Spring Stay in Austin

When you stay in a vacation rental in Austin provided by Renter’s Club this spring, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many area attractions, shopping, dining, and more to make a spring respite to remember for everyone. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, all the way up to a ten-bedroom unit for a unique spring retreat to Austin with all your loved ones.

Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near a private pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, table tennis, a putting green, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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Plan your family’s next retreat to a year-round warm climate full of sun and fun. Make sure the fun is extra big when you set your sights on Texas . Zero in on the capital city of Austin for all the fun and excitement with plenty family-friendly things to do in Austin for the littlest vacationer all the way up to the adults of the group.

Capitol

Austin is the capital city of Texas, which means it plays host to all the government buildings needed to maintain everything that keeps the state running smoothly. The capitol building that stands today was completed and dedicated in May of 1888. For visitors who have also been to the U.S. capitol in Washington, DC, you may feel like the Texas capitol building is bigger.

You’d be right, because everything is bigger in Texas, including our capitol building! In fact, the Texas capitol building in Austin is 14.64 feet taller than the U.S. capitol, based on measurements taken from the ground to the top of the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. capitol and from ground to the tip of the Goddess of Liberty on the Texas capitol.

Texas Military Forces Museum

Wander and take in everything in the 45,000-square foot facility while you explore the history of the Texas militia and volunteer forces dating back to 1823 – before Texas joined the United States! Permanent exhibits include samples of uniforms, weapons, equipment, soldiers’ personal items, film, music, and other items that reflect life in the military at various times in history. The museum also hosts several “living history” programs, in addition to battle reenactments and other special events. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Austin Aquarium

Meet the wildlife that make their home below the waves. Encounter sting rays, sharks, tropical fish from around the globe, as well as koi fish, and many others. Learn about coral reefs and how they help to nourish the underwater environment and provide shelter or watch sharks as they swim silently through their tanks. Once you’ve gotten to know some of the aquarium’s inhabitants, schedule a special encounter where you can feed stingrays, tortoises, and even sharks for an unforgettable experience this spring.

Austin Zoo

Spend some time outdoors this spring and wander the zoo while you get to know its residents. Meet lions, tigers, cougars and other cats. Marvel at majestic mammals like North American black bears, wolf hybrids, or the unique coatimundi – a member of the raccoon family that lives 7-15 years, with adults weighing up to 17 pounds!

Friends in the primates’ area include the ring-tailed lemur and a variety of monkeys. The zoo showcases the native wildlife of Texas, too, such as the Texas leaf-cutting ant and the eastern fox squirrel. Wrap up your visit with domesticated animals like longhorns, miniature donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, and even llamas!

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

A great way to see and experience Austin with the family is to get out and get right in the middle of it. Lace up your walking shoes or hop on a bike and head to the Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake and the surrounding area.

The low-grade, paved trail is the perfect path for pedestrians and cyclists alike, as it winds its way through downtown. You’ll get a beautiful view of the Austin skyline while you’re at it.

Because of its location, the ten-mile loop is dotted with parking and access points so you can create an adventure that takes in just a little bit or even all of the route. Make use of available restrooms, water fountains, foot showers and other conveniences. There are boat launches into the lake, and a pedestrian/cyclist-only bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

6th Street

It’s the place to be in Austin! There’s almost nowhere else in the city that captures the city slogan “Keep Austin Weird,” than this bustling, eclectic area. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and more, including the Museum of the Weird. The museum houses many curiosities and oddities. The stop is often included on organized sightseeing tours of the city.

Zilker Botanical Garden

Fun and relaxing for the whole family, the garden was created in the 1950s in a part of Zilker Park in Austin. The garden is over 30 acres of land that plays host to hundreds of plants that thrive in Austin’s arid southwestern conditions. Wander the garden or take part in any of its many special community programs, including wellness programs, the Woodland Faerie Trail, Music in the Garden, Dog Days, and more. Since it’s part of Zilker Park, the garden is close to the open areas of the park, as well as the children’s playground.

Breweries & Distilleries

The adults can enjoy some adults-only time on a visit to Austin. The city is home to a variety of breweries and distilleries. Grab something to eat and wash it down with brews from companies like Austin Beerworks, Austin Craft Brewing Company, Treaty Oak Distilling, Still Austin Whiskey Co., and several others. You may even be able to buy some to bring back to your rental to enjoy with your next home-cooked meal.

Austin Mural Tour by Pedicab

While you may think the “Greetings from Austin” mural is the only mural you’ll want to get a family selfie at, you’d be wrong. Austin is full of murals and street art, each perfect for a photo op. The tour includes stops at the famed “Greetings from Austin” mural, as well as other popular murals like the “I Love You So Much” mural, “Willie for President” mural, and many others throughout the area.

Treaty Oak

You may be wondering how an old oak tree is a landmark your family must see on a visit to Austin. This particular tree is a 500+ year old tree that is the last marker of the boundary between Anglo and Native American territory. At one time there were a total of 14 trees that marked the area where Comanche and Tonkawa Native American tribes held meetings. The tree that stands today was poisoned in 1989, and after an effort to save the tree, it is now protected by a chain fence.

The Driskill

Walking into the hotel is like walking into a piece of Austin history. Opened in 1886, it was considered “One of the Finest Hotels in the Whole Country” by the Daily Statesman. The hotel was built for approximately $400,000 at that time, an equivalent of over $92 million today. The hotel hosts a variety of rooms, including suites, rooms, and handicap accessible accommodations all keeping in the vintage style and feel of the historic hotel in its heyday.

Fishing

Not many people think of the relaxed activity of fishing when they think of a busy city like Austin. But there are a number of ponds and lakes within the city and nearby that offer the activity. Stop by Kingfisher Pond and Bullfrog Pond in Travis County East Metro Park, or McKinney Falls State Park. Cast a line into Lady Bird Lake while you’re there enjoying its other activities, or find your way to Lake Austin, Walter E. Long Lake, or Red Bud Isle for some of Austin’s best fishing.

Cap City Comedy Club

If you and your family are looking for a laugh during your Austin retreat, Austin is just the place to find it. Now located in The Domain shopping center, the club is celebrating 35 years of providing comedic relief to the city’s residents and visitors. The club features two state-of-the-art showrooms hosting a number of national acts, local comedians, and up-and-coming talent. Choose from a wide variety of food and drink offerings while you enjoy the show.

Visit their website to see who’s on stage and make sure the show is appropriate for all ages in your group.

Museum of Ice Cream

It’s the perfect place for the kids and kids-at-heart in the group. Learn all about the delicious frozen treat and its history across several multi-sensory exhibits or play in the world-famous “sprinkle pool.” In addition to all the fun, enjoy your pick of unlimited treats in nostalgic flavors across five different ice cream shapes and forms. There’s also an indoor play space where you and the kids can climb, slide, or even ride replica iced animal cookies!

Shopping

Shopping knows no age limits! The are a variety of shops, boutiques, and malls to explore with the family. Many malls and outlets offer national brands like Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Bath & Body Works, and more. Local shops and boutiques offer items that are unique to Austin. No matter where you shop, you’ll find a sweet Austin souvenir to remember your trip.

Dining

From national chain restaurants to local eateries, Austin has a delicious food scene. Local flavors you don’t want to miss include Stella San Jac, Corner Restaurant, Moonshine Grill, La Barbeque Austin, and Magnolia Cafe. Those are just a few of the delicious dining options you’ll have to choose from during your Austin retreat. Select restaurants offer smaller portions or children’s menus for smaller bellies.

Thinkery

Everyone can stretch their minds at the museum. It features nearly a dozen separate rooms where you can learn about motion, light, electricity, and more. Take some time at the Innovators’ Workshop – a mix of art and science to challenge your skills and imagination for building and inventing. Settle in and hear a story in the story nook, or head to the Move! Studio or Bloom where kids can run and play to their heart’s content.

The Escape Game Austin

Escape rooms have become a popular activity for fun for nearly all ages. Work together with your group members to solve a series of clues and puzzles and break out in 60 minutes to win the game. There are different themed rooms to choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. Choose the topic, age recommendation, or difficulty that’s right for you and make sure to book in advance. Book your time at the downtown Austin venue and choose from themes like Gold Rush, The Heist, The Depths, Playground, and more.

Texas Music Museum

Learn about the Texas music scene and its history and development through the years. The museum collects and preserves various artifacts, documents, and other reference material related to the diverse traditions of music in Texas with items displayed in a variety of presentations and exhibits. The museum also offers educational programs, as well as performances and music festivals highlighting the achievements of Texas musicians.

Pinballz Arcade

Perfect for the kids and kids at heart, the arcade hosts over 80 pinball machines, along with dozens of “modern” games, video games, and more. The arcade has a BYOB policy (available on website). They also host various events such as trivia nights, tabletop gaming nights, karaoke, and more.

Texas Trail Rides

Get a chance to go on a trail ride like the Texas cowboys of the past. Book a group horseback riding lesson and explore the Lone Star Ranch trails in South Austin. Riders will be fitted with all the proper safety gear, then led across the scenic creek and into beautiful open nature of the ranch, all within Austin city limits. Rides take place rain or shine, unless it is deemed to be unsafe.

Please note Lone Star Ranch is a working ranch and trail rides are by appointment only. Please book online, bring a water bottle and trail snacks for yourself, and cash (no credit or debit cards).

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Ultimate Family-Friendly Accommodations for an Ultimate Stay in Austin

When you stay in a vacation rental in Austin provided by Renter’s Club, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many area family-friendly activities, attractions, shopping, dining, and more to make a spring respite to remember for everyone. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, all the way up to a ten-bedroom unit for a unique retreat to Austin with all your entire family.

Prepare the family’s favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near a private pool.

Contact us today!

We hope you arrive hungry when you finally make your way to Austin, Texas. Our vacation destination has plenty of delicious food all around the city for you to try out. You have probably heard that Texas offers the best BBQ in the country, but you will also be pleasantly surprised at how many options Austin has. This includes a variety of incredible food trucks found around the city. Food trucks are a great way to try something unique and delicious and typically at a fraction of the cost at eating at a formal restaurant. Take a look at the top food trucks in Austin you can find during your trip.

Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster

One of the types of cuisine you do not expect to find in a place landlocked like Austin is fresh seafood, especially lobster at that. However, Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster has done the impossible and has brought fresh and delicious lobster right here to the folks in Austin. Garbo’s has been serving the Austin community since 2015 when Heidi Garbo decided to bring her home-style cuisine of the East Coast to the sunny skyline of Austin. What started as a brick-and-mortar restaurant has now included their food truck that provides their tasty lobster rolls at many events in Austin. You can find their food truck at a variety of breweries, special events, and just hanging out in Downtown Austin. Browse their website to see where they will be at next!

Dee Dee Thai

Come experience the country-style northeastern Thai cuisine that you didn’t know you needed to try. Dee Dee Thai is the local Thai food truck has become a staple here in the Austin community. This food truck has been selected as a top 10 restaurant in the city and typically sells out of their delicious selection wherever they are housed at for the day. Owners Lakana and Justin bring authentic northeastern countryside Thai cuisine to Austin for a delicious selection. Their main menu includes a tasty selection of stir fry, spicy minced pork, BBQ skewers, salads, and mango and sticky rice for dessert. Their Thai iced tea is always a treat to sip on during your meal too. Check out their seasonal special that rotates throughout the seasons. Check out their online menu where you can order in advance to make sure you grab a meal from them before they sell out for the evening!

Veracruz All Natural

Don’t miss out on the chance to try one of the top 5 tacos in the country by stopping by Veracruz All Natural. This local food truck is stationed at Radio Coffee & Beer where you can find authentic and fresh tacos. The selection of tacos is no joke and includes local favorites such as the breakfast taco, the traditional taco, the grilled fish taco, grilled steak taco, and much more. You will find plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too that is usually rare for taco joints. Once you grab your food you can enjoy an adult beverage at Radio for quite the meal. Veracruz All Natural needs to be on your itinerary for Austin!

Churro Co

Not all food trucks serve up meals for lunch or dinner. When you are in the mood for a sweet treat head over to Churro Co. They offer two locations including their food truck where you can find rich and decadent churro treats. Try out local favorites such as their Campfire which includes two churros with graham sugar, Mexican chocolate sauce, toasted marshmallow, and whipped cream. Each item on their menu will leave your sweet tooth satisfied. You can stop by the food truck to try something out or even book the truck for a private event. Churro Co. has your dessert needs covered!

Spicy Boys

Looking for a little spice during your visit to Austin? Head over to St Elmo Brewing Company to find the Spicy Boys food truck on hand. This local food company has four locations including the food truck that has become a staple at Elmo’s. You will find Pan Asian-inspired cuisine that includes delicious options such as fried chicken, sandwiches, wings, roti and curry, and plenty of sides. The food truck is open daily for lunch and dinner and since it is located at St Elmo Brewing Company you will always be able to pair your meal with a cold beer. Add a little spice to your life at Spicy Boys.

Start Planning for Your Stay in Austin

The countdown is on right here in Austin for your vacation getaway. Book one of our vacation rentals for a relaxing stay like no other. Our vacation rentals are private homes that can be found near these wonderful food trucks in Austin. Take a look to see what Austin will be like for you.

If you want accommodations with great amenities and a fantastic view, check out our Austin pool view rentals here to enjoy all the style, luxury, and privacy you deserve.

Try something new this year for Valentine’s Day by booking you and your loved one an excursion to Austin. You will find that Austin has plenty of romantic activities and events that will make the most of your trip. Take a look at the most romantic events and activities you find can find here exclusively in Austin, TX for Valentine’s Day:

Hit the Spa

Treat your loved one to a relaxing first day for your Austin, TX Valentine’s Day trip by hitting up the spa. Austin features many wonderful spas in the city that offer a variety of services. Viva Day Spa offers their Delicious Duet Couples Spa Package that includes services such as massages and body treatments. Additional spa locations in Austin also include Spavia Day Spa and Hiatus Spa + Retreat. Take a look to see what kind of Valentine’s Day specials they offer exclusively for the holiday.

Go to the Drive-In

There is nothing more romantic than a date at the drive-in, especially when you visit Austin. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In is the ideal spot for a drive-in date in the city. This local drive-in typically features cult classics and indie films so there is something that is sure to catch your eye for your date. If you are looking for more bigger studio tent pole movies head over to Doc’s Drive-In Theatre so the biggest hits on the big screen.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance 2024

Come support the Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation by attending their annual Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance again this year. The event features the Sentimental Journey Orchestra led by Ted Connerly along with the Memphis Belles singers. Enjoy a meal provided by Austin Catering before you hit the dance floor at this World War II themed dance. A bazaar will be on hand where you can purchase items to help with proceeds for the museum. Don’t miss out on this fun event here at the Texas Military Forces Museum. The party starts at 6:30 PM with tickets on sale now!

Fine Dining for Austin TX Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day celebrations always go hand in hand with a nice meal with your loved one. You can continue this traditional Valentine’s Day experience by visiting one of the many romantic restaurants here in the city. J. Carver’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse is known as a refined experience thanks to their incredible seafood, wood-fired steaks, and a lengthy wine list. Book a private dining room for a whole new experience like nothing else.

Emmer & Rye is a local favorite that has been named one of the top restaurants in the country. Their menu features cuisine with seasonal ingredients which always have an inventive appearance. You won’t find the same menu each day at the restaurant, but their nightly dim sum specials are a treat. The covered patio is a great spot to enjoy a meal under the heaters as you look out at Downtown Austin.

You can’t stop by Austin without picking up some delicious Mexican food. Enjoy a meal with your loved one at Suerte where you will find high end Mexican cuisine that can be paired with their rose sangria. The options are near endless here in Austin. Valentine’s Day is always a busy night in the restaurant industry, so reservations are highly recommended.

Grab a Drink

Make sure to take your loved one out to a night on the town here in Austin. You will find that Downtown Austin is thriving with speakeasies that offer handcrafted cocktails in intimate settings. Garage is a hidden cocktail lounge located inside an actual parking garage; you will find “Cocktails” on the wall letting you know you found the right spot with an imaginative space inside. Midnight Cowboy is located inside a former massage parlor where you can reserve a table for inventive libations; if the vacancy light is turned on out front you can head inside without a reservation! Buenos Aires Café takes you back to 1950s Argentina where you can enjoy tasty cocktails and empanadas. Make sure to have a reservation for Valentine’s Day night at any of these cocktail lounges!

Explore the Urban Trail

Austin has plenty of hiking to enjoy too when you head over to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This area features 13 miles of highly rated hikes such as Twin Falls along with Sculpture Falls. Or grab a bike from a rental shop and bike around Lady Bird Lake where you will have plenty of incredible views.

Austin Is Waiting

Romance never quits here in Austin so make sure to start planning your own romantic getaway for two. Book one of our Austin area vacation rentals to enjoy fine amenities and luxurious features. Austin is a city not quite like anything else out there.

There is nothing better than starting off a brand-new year with a visit to somewhere you have always been wanting to see. Come check out the jewel of the southwest, Austin! Our Texas capital is the ideal destination for those wanting to enjoy some thrilling holiday activities along with winter-based fun. Best of all, our vacation rentals are some of the finest homes in the city and are available to be reserved for your stay. Take a look at how you can kick off your new year with a trip to Austin, Texas.

New Year’s Eve 2024 Extravaganza at The Belmont

There is no better party to start your new year off with than the New Year’s Eve 2024 Extravaganza at The Belmont. This annual event continues to be the hottest party in town and is sure to be the highlight of your trip. This 21 and up party features over 500 attendees who are looking to dance the night away. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. where the live DJ will kick off the dance floor with the hits. Starting at 10:00 p.m. the party becomes a Silent Disco Experience where LED wireless headphones will provide three different live DJs to listen to as you dance around the dance floor. Make sure you document the evening by snapping some pictures in the photo booth. Of course, the party really kicks it up a notch once the New Year’s Eve countdown results with the balloon drop. Make your experience at Extravaganza the best it can be with a VIP pass that will allow you access to a private rooftop deck and complimentary beverages and hors-d’oeuvres. Purchase your tickets today to the New Year’s Eve 2024 Extravaganza only at The Belmont!

Austin’s New Year at Auditorium Shores

For those traveling with family or children, you will want to participate in an all-ages event for New Year’s. This New Year’s head over to Auditorium Shores for an experience that everyone in the family can enjoy. The party takes place at the venue where you can enjoy live music and refreshments. You will be able to ring in the new year once the clock strikes midnight and a dazzling fireworks display lights up the night sky.

Additional New Year’s Eve Parties

Extravaganza and Austin’s New Year are not the only celebrations happening in town. Make sure to explore all the other options that will be available such as New Year’s Eve at Lone Star Court, Midnight Cowboy New Year’s Eve Party, Y2K Your NYE, and many more. The options are nearly endless here in Austin for New Year’s Eve!

Hit Up the Local Breweries and Distilleries

When you visit Austin for the new year make sure you find time to stop by one of the many breweries or distilleries in the area. Jester King Brewery is a local favorite found on a 165-acre ranch just outside of the Austin city limits. They specialize in wild and farmhouse ales using local grains. Still Austin Whiskey Co. and Treaty Oak Distillery are nearby distilleries that produce their very own spirits to sip on. The Austin Winery features classic local favorites such as the Texas High Plains Rose. Adults can purchase a bottle or pack of their favorite beverage to go at either location to celebrate New Year’s at their vacation rental.

Find Your Favorite Comfort Food

Austin is a culinary combination of many delicious restaurants right here in the city. Make sure to warm up with your favorite comfort food when you visit for New Year’s Eve. Dive into a bowl of hot ramen at Ramen TatsuYa or head over to The Soup Peddler for something lighter. Emmer & Rye features tasty dim sum specials or stick to something classic such as Texas Chili Parlor and their delicious chili. Visitors may find that many restaurants in the area will be busier with the New Year’s Eve holiday, so reservations are always highly encouraged when available.

Enjoy Your Vacation Rental

The best part of visiting Austin at the turn of the new year is to enjoy one of our vacation rentals. Each of our properties is privately owned and features a unique set of décor and amenities. These properties can be found in all the desirable neighborhoods around town and keep you close to the New Year’s Eve activities you want to stick close too. Enjoy gourmet kitchens will full-size appliances, spacious living rooms with fireplaces and huge smart TVs, along with bedrooms and bathrooms to offer plenty of privacy. The fun starts here when you find your favorite property to host you and your family. Take a look today and get ready for Austin!

The holiday season is already almost here and with it comes our favorite time of year in Austin: Christmas! You will not find a more cherished holiday to celebrate with family. For this year’s festivities, come join us here in Austin for a new and exciting family tradition. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable during every day of your stay. There are plenty of exciting holiday events and activities taking place in the city too. Here are the top reasons to spend your Christmas in Austin this year:

Austin Trail of Lights

One of the longest traditions here in Austin for Christmas is the annual Austin Trail of Lights. This is not your run-of-the-mill Christmas light sightseeing but instead, a wonderful adventure that brings out the spirit of the holidays. The Trail of Lights takes over Zilker Park for a holiday experience like no other. The park will be decorated with over two million Christmas lights that will light up the park. Additional displays include 90 lighted Christmas trees with other holiday displays and lighted tunnels. The 2023 Austin Trail of Lights will be the 59th year for it to take place making it a tradition for all generations. This year’s Trail of Lights will be open December 8 through the 23rd and tickets are on sale now. Come experience the holiday magic for yourself this year!

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

We all have plenty of holiday shopping to do when it comes to Christmas. You can still get all of your shopping done when you are visiting Austin for the holidays especially when you stop by the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. This is not your typical shopping experience as the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an immersive and vibrant music and fine art festival that lets you enjoy a bit of shopping too. This event has grown year to year and is the top destination in the city for those looking for high-quality artwork. Live music and artisan gifts will also be available with the bazaar. The event will once again be held at the Palmer Events Center in Austin and is open December 15th through the 23rd from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM each day. Come check out this Austin-exclusive event just before Christmas!

Peppermint Parkway

Austin is also the home of the Circuit of the Americas, a premier racing circuit that hosts some of the biggest racing events in the world. This year the Circuit of the Americas will be bringing back Peppermint Parkway for another festive event. Peppermint Parkway is a drive-thru holiday experience where you drive by a mile full of holiday displays lights and dancing characters. Austin Monthly has rated the event as the top holiday event in the city in past years. Tickets will be on sale soon for this immersive event so don’t miss out on Peppermint Parkway!

Shop at Kwanzaa Ujamaa Marketplace

For those celebrating Kwanzaa during the holiday season, you will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Kwanzaa Ujamaa Marketplace located at the George Washington Carver Museum. A variety of family-friendly and educational activities will be on hand. This year’s details have yet to be announced but expect the opportunity to shop with small business owners and local artists to find the perfect holiday gift for a loved one.

Ventana Ballet’s The Watchmaker’s Song

One of the most timeless traditions for the holidays is seeing ballet at the local theatre for a holiday performance. Austin is home to the Neill-Cochran House Museum which will be featuring the Ventana Ballet’s The Watchmaker’s Song this holiday season. This unique performance is a jazz-centric rendition of The Nutcracker, one of the most popular Christmas performances. The Watchmaker’s Song will be an immersive experience that you will want a seat for. The performances are scheduled for December 7th through the 10th and the 14th through the 16th. Tickets are on sale now so make sure to purchase yours before this event sells out!

The Very Best Vacation Rentals for Christmas in Austin

Of course, no holiday stay would ever be complete with feeling like royalty and our vacation rentals will do just that. You will find some of the finest Christmas rentals in Austin that include resort-like amenities such as gourmet kitchens, private hot tubs, fire pits, and much more. Each of our homes is absolutely unique from one another so you can find something perfect for you. These properties will even keep you close to the exciting attractions in the area. If this sounds like something that you and your family will enjoy make sure to reserve your favorite property today before it is taken. Come see why Christmas in Austin is an incredible experience for all.

We all want a little more when we travel somewhere new and find a vacation rental. You can always go basic and book a reservation at a quaint hotel room that offers barely any room to move around inside—or you can find your new home away from home that will offer a private property with unique features found nowhere else. That is exactly what you will find and then some when you reserve your time at Fancy Fierce Mullet. This unique Downtown Austin property is a vibrant and funky home that will be stunning on the eyes. Expect to find a private home right in Downtown Austin to keep you close to everything you want to see and do. Take a look inside Fancy Fierce Mullet:

A Home Like No Other

You truly have not experienced luxury in Austin until you have booked a stay at Fancy Fierce Mullet. This gorgeous home is the combination of eclectic modern design paired with the austerity of West Austin. Even the architecture takes in a modern pop influence that is further exacerbated with the retro furnishings inside. As mentioned, Fancy Fierce Mullet is located in downtown Austin, so you can expect a metro home close to all of the attractions of the city. Guests will arrive at the property and find a modern style home with stylized accents on the exterior. Step inside and find your senses taken to a new level. Fancy Fierce Mullet retains the natural wood flooring but pairs it with vibrant wall colors such as navy blue, neon green, bright white, and more. Fancy Fierce Mullet features three levels with different areas spread out for you to find.

The fun starts on the main level, where guests will find the formal living room and gourmet kitchen within feet of one another. The formal living room is where you will find yourself engaged in conversation on the plush sofa. For a more relaxed time head back to the living area where there is a Smart TV connected to the complimentary Wi-Fi of the home. Incredible modern art adorns the walls, and a half bathroom is nearby. Guests will also find the gourmet kitchen where you can find an easy time making a meal for your family. The room features natural wood colored cabinetry and flat black that will hit the senses. Granite countertop space is plenty and the stainless steel appliances make it easy to prepare your meal with. Use the countertop space for additional barstool seating or for a weekend brunch. The formal dining room table is just off to the side and overlooks the patio door so you can have a view with your meal.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fancy Fierce Mullet features a total of 6 bedrooms and will accommodate up to 12 guests a night making it ideal for extended families. The first bedroom is found on the main level with a queen murphy bed and an en suite bathroom connected to the room. The master suite is located on the upper level of Fancy Fierce Mullet and is a luxury room. It comes with a king size bed and luxurious spa like bathroom. Here you will find a spa like walk in shower with a colorful mosaic tile backsplash. There is also a huge soaking tub perfect for unwinding in the evening with. There are two guest bedrooms on the upper level that are connected, and each have a queen size bed. These rooms share a full-size bathroom. The lower level of Fancy Fierce Mullet comes with a guest bedroom with a queen size bed along with a common area that also features a queen murphy bed. A full-size bathroom with a shower is located on this floor along with an additional kitchen space making it a mini suite. Finally, Fancy Fierce Mullet features a separate casita with a queen size bed, full-size bathroom, and living area with a kitchen perfect for those looking for additional privacy.

Additional Amenities

Fancy Fierce Mullet has plenty to celebrate on the amenity side as well when you book your stay here. The home comes with hidden reading nooks, a full-size laundry room, and multiple kitchen areas. The fun continues outside too when you step out onto the covered patio. Relax in the shade or take a dip in the private pool that can be heated during the winter. You will also find a rooftop patio connected to the main level that features outdoor seating and a propane grill. There are plenty of fun attractions nearby, so make of your Austin journey as you see fit.

Fancy Fierce Mullet is a highly desirable property and is sure to book up quickly. Reserve your stay today and see what the fun is all about here in Austin!

Each year we prepare for another busy holiday season. The holidays are the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and be thankful for everything you have. After so many years of celebrating the same way, you might be ready for something a little different. If that is what you are feeling a trip to Austin for the Thanksgiving holiday is just what you need. Visiting Austin for Thanksgiving will provide you with plenty of ways to celebrate through unique holiday events and activities. You can also enjoy the city’s regular activities during a time when there are fewer visitors in the area. Here is your guide to celebrating Thanksgiving in Austin.

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

No matter where you go for the Thanksgiving holiday you are sure to find a turkey trot event waiting for you in that city. Austin is no different where we feature the annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot here in Downtown Austin. ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot started as a smaller event back in 1991 where a handful of volunteers put it on for the city.

The event has now grown to be the biggest race in all of Texas where 20,000 participants join the fun each year. This year the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot will benefit the Caritas of Austin, a non-profit that battles against homelessness right here in the city. Ever since COVID happened the event now offers both in person and virtual races to participate in. The in-person races include the timed 5-mile run perfect for those looking to be a top runner during the award ceremony.

The untimed 5-mile run is perfect for going at your own pace even walking. There are shorter races too including the 1-mile run or walk and the Stepping Stone School Kids K perfect for younger children. If you cannot make it to the event itself, you can always join the virtual run. Participating in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a great way to build up your appetite along with supporting a great cause. All participants must register for the event in advance.

Prepare a Thanksgiving Meal

If you prefer to stick to the tradition of making a Thanksgiving feast you will be pleasantly surprised that the kitchens offered in our vacation rentals will more than do the job. Your stay will include access to a full-size kitchen where most properties feature full-size appliances and plenty of countertop space. Many of our properties often come with modern renovations so you will be using state-of-the-art appliances making it a breeze to prepare multiple dishes at once. Separate kitchen islands offer plenty of room to lay out your sides and entrees so everyone can make a plate buffet-style for the meal. All you will need is to purchase your ingredients at a local market! The properties typically feature dining room tables with room for a maximum occupancy of the home. That is one way to continue your regular family tradition of a Thanksgiving meal made from scratch.

Thanksgiving Day Restaurants

If you want to spend your time in Austin away from the kitchen you will also be thankful to know that there are plenty of restaurants open during holiday hours. This is a great way to spend time together as a family instead of working hard in the kitchen. Several different steak houses in the city will be open for Thanksgiving and regular menus include Fleming’s, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, and Truckluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House. You can also grab a table at Trace for a tapas-style menu that uses locally foraged ingredients. Many local breweries are also open on the holiday so you can grab a holiday beer as you enjoy your time together.

Fishead Tim’s Frozen Turkey Tourney

If you are in the mood for a little friendly competition this Thanksgiving, make sure you sign up for the annual Fishead Tim’s Frozen Turkey Tourney. This is the city’s disc golf tourney taking place at Zilker Park. The event has grown every year and will be holding its 7th consecutive event in 2023. A variety of prizes will be made available to those with the best game. The event benefits local charities and encourages participants to bring frozen turkeys for those in need. Don’t miss out on this popular event only taking place in Austin!

Memorable Thanksgiving in Austin

You will find a Thanksgiving holiday like no other when you book a holiday stay in Austin. The city is always known for unique events and activities and Thanksgiving is no different. Book one of our vacation rentals today and come see what Austin has to offer your family for yourself. You will not be disappointed with the holidays in Austin!