If you are like us, you are eagerly awaiting the summer season. Summer means fun, as the kids are out of school and the warm weather lets you travel to places that you have been too busy to reach. Get ready for an incredible vacation getaway by booking a Memorial Day Weekend with us in Austin. We are the gem of the Southwest in a city full of life and fun. You can find all kinds of summer activities for Memorial Day here too. Take a look at how you can spend Memorial Day in Austin with us:
Spend the Day at the Lake
Austin is perfectly situated in between several different lakes in the area. You will find that getting to lakes such as Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and Lake Austin is incredibly easy, especially when you stay at one of our vacation rentals. These lakes are conveniently located in and around Austin. Spending the day at the lake is the perfect way to cool off as the sun is shining high overhead. In addition to swimming at these lakes, you can also navigate your way around. Stop by one of the many rental shops at the lakes to get a hold of a kayak, canoe, or paddle board so you can cruise around. Each lake offers beautiful shorelines that are worth exploring. Rental shops that you can stop by include Float on Boat Rentals, Live Love Paddle, and Greenbelt Outdoors to name a few. If you prefer to have someone take you around the lake instead, you can always book a boat cruise on Lady Bird Lake with Capital Cruises or Lone Star Riverboat. These boat cruises offer a scenic boat ride that typically takes you past the cityscape and see beautiful Austin landmarks. Hanging out at the lake has never sounded so good!
Another great way to beat the heat is by heading to Hill Country and enjoying the rivers for some river tubing. Float your way down the San Marcos River which always flows at its best just after spring. Stop by Texas State Tubes to grab your floatation devices and enjoy a relaxing time down the river. You can also head further out of town to the Comal River or Guadalupe River to beat the crowds too.
Enjoy Some Live Music
Austin is known as the live music capital of the Southwest for good reason. You will find that downtown Austin features a variety of music venues that offer thrilling performances. Throughout the year you will find big-name artists performing incredible shows. Do not miss out on the opportunity to stop by popular music halls here in Austin that include Emo’s Austin and Moody Amphitheatre. These venues often host a variety of events in between musical performances so you can always find something going on at them!
Watch the Bats at Congress Ave
One of the many unique things that Austin is known for is the colony of bats that live beneath South Congress Avenue. Each summer the bats are awake for the season and take off at dusk every night. Millions of bats will fly out into the skyline, making for a really cool and unique experience. While the bats call South Congress Ave home from March through November it is the summer months that are the best time to see their takeoff at dusk. There will be close to 1.5 million bats by the end of every summer season. There are a few areas that make for the best viewing spots for the bats. Head over to the Congress Bridge or relax at the Hike and Bike Trail. Don’t watch too close to the bridge or you may risk having bat droppings come down!
Enjoy the Local Eats
Enjoying the local food scene is a must-do for any city that you visit. Austin features a variety of incredible restaurants here in the city. Stop by Habana, located in South Austin, for their famous handmade empanadas. Their menu also includes favorites such as delicious Cuban sandwiches and seafood paella. Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar is an incredible fine dining restaurant that offers a beach vibe and patio. Juliet Italian Kitchen offers incredible cocktails along with tasty Italian cuisine. If you are in the mood for late-night drinks simply head over to Rainey Street. You will find a variety of bars and nightclubs that will make for the perfect evening outing.
Experience Memorial Day in Austin
The fun never ends here in Austin, so make sure to find your way here for Memorial Day Weekend. The holiday weekend is almost here, so book your vacation rental as soon as possible. Our selection of properties for Memorial Day does not disappoint and features homes of all sizes!