It is time for one last trip before the kids return to school following a successful summer break. If you live in an area where Labor Day marks the end of summer, you will want to squeeze in a little bit more fun. That is why you want to spend your Labor Day weekend with us right here in Austin. Our Texas home has everything you need for a little late summer fun. Take a look at what you can find to do over Labor Day weekend in Austin.
Celebrate the Culinary Workforce
There are many ways to celebrate our nation’s strong workforce but there are none who work harder than those in the food industry. During your Labor Day weekend trip to Austin, you will find some truly incredible restaurants to dine with. It all starts with a delicious morning meal for breakfast so head over to Lamberts. They offer an incredible brunch selection featuring tasty breakfast items such as their breakfast frito pie (a Texas classic) and their tomatillo chilaquiles. Or try out The Peached Tortilla’s incredible selection of BBQ pork buns, steak and egg bowls, salads, and so much more. If you are out for brunch over the weekend, make sure to relax with an adult beverage in hand such as a michelada or mimosa.
Hit Up the Local Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries
Austin is a beer mecca for Texas, with dozens of breweries found all over the city. Each brewery features locally produced beer with styles and selections that include your favorites. Austin Beer Garden Brewing has become a local hit and continues to pull in awards from beer festivals from all over the country. They offer local favorites such as the Beginning with a dash of honey and their helles lager. The brewery features beerhaus picnic tables with shared seating; make sure to get there early on a weekend day as the tables can fill up quickly when live music hits the stage. Additional brewery favorites also include Austin Beerworks, Pinthouse Pizza, and St Elmo Brewing Company. Make sure to check out their menus to see what kind of food is also available with the beer! Austin’s surrounding area is also home to a variety of wineries too if beer is not your drink of choice.
Make the short drive out to Hye to visit William Chris Vineyards. They offer a Food and Wine Tasting where you can sample their acclaimed wines with a food option it was meant to be paired with. The vineyards also offer some stunning views of the rolling Austin hills. The final option for your adult beverages are local distilleries that produce delicious-tasting spirits for cocktails. Still, Austin Distillery is known for its bourbon whiskey served neat in the expanded patio area. Austin is also the home of Deep Eddy who produces their wildly popular vodka. You have plenty of options in Austin when you want to grab an adult beverage straight from the source!
Go See Live Music
Austin is known for live music so you cannot miss the opportunity to see it in action. Check out one of the many well-known and iconic Austin music venues over Labor Day weekend. Locations such as Broken Spoke, Carousel Lounge, Antone’s Nightclub, and Cactus Café are just a few of the many options. You will be able to see incredible local musicians hit the stage for a set of high-energy performances. You may even get to see the next big act before they become well-known!
Cool Off at the Local Rivers
Austin is a hot spot for water fun so make sure to head out to the Texas Hill Country. You will find many people enjoying their Labor Day weekend on the water with a tubing adventure on the San Marcos River. Make sure to grab a spare tube so you can throw a cooler full of drinks into it for the trek down the river. Additional options also include the Comal River located in New Braunfels just outside of Austin. Their shuttle service makes it easy to park and ride up to the starting point for water tubing. Visitors can get tubes and gear from local shops near both rivers.
Relax on the Local Lakes
Austin is also home to three lakes: Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake. Each lake is located around Austin making it easy to find a day at the lake. When visiting Lady Bird Lake, you can book a boat cruise with a local charter such as Capital Cruises that oversees the incredible Austin landmarks and views. The end of summer is best spent cooling off in the water!
Book Your Stay for the Labor Day Weekend in Austin
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