Memorial Day in Austin

Stay in Austin This Memorial Day

05/13/2022 | by Joshua Guerra | Holidays

After what seems like an eternity without any long weekends, it is time to start planning your Memorial Day getaway and like many other travelers, you have already decided that Austin is the place in which you want to spend your holiday weekend! Offering beauty, excitement, and the opportunity to celebrate our all-American holiday in all the ways you love most the only thing that will make your Austin escape shine brighter is by choosing to stay in one of our Renters Club holiday hideaways! These are the spaces where your family will play, sleep, and explore luxury amenities in between all the adventures you are having in Austin, and this guide to staying and playing in our favorite place on earth will give you a sneak peek at a Memorial Day in Austin Weekend that will outshine all others!

Building up to Wonderful

Why is it that upon unpacking and settling into our vacation abodes, the first words out of our mouths are always “What’s for dinner?” Fortunately for our guests, Austin is a foodie paradise and even though our fully equipped kitchens are anxiously awaiting use, your first night of the long weekend will be better spent enjoying a taste of the town! The unofficial meal of the Memorial Day in Austin holiday is, of course, barbecue, and our town is home to some of the best barbecue joints in the nation! For your first night in town, we recommend a traditional taste of Austin, with a visit to Sam’s Barbecue. Located at 2000 E 12th Street, this barbecue joint is destined to become your newest obsession, unless you are seeking white tablecloths, snooty wait staff, and prices so high you wonder if you will need to take out a loan, that is! Sam’s has been a local tradition since the namesake himself opened its doors all the way back in 1957 and today this simple establishment offers no pretensions or frills. The barbecue is fresh, juicy, and so tender, you will soon understand the words hand-painted on the front of the inauspicious cottage that offers such flavor, informing guests that no teeth are needed to enjoy their meats!

Hot Luck Festival, May 26th through 29th

A holiday weekend without some sort of special festival is a sad one indeed, one that you won’t even have to contemplate during your Austin getaway as you celebrate at the Hot Luck Festival, held in various places throughout town. Offering live music and hot food, a huge selection of chefs are all gathered together to give you more of what you are craving in the form of a barbecue competition that rewards all that participate with deliciously prepared meats! Make Memorial Day in Austin 2022 the holiday of charred meat as you explore this incredible festival and listen to live music performed by musicians destined to become your new favorites! For all you kids of the 80s and the 90s, you may be excited to hear that DJ Jazzy Jeff is scheduled to perform!

The Reason for the Memorial Day in Austin

Generally, we tend to think of Memorial Day as the kickoff to summer adventures, but the underlying reason for this holiday has not been forgotten in Austin. Paying homage to heroes past and present, heroes that have sacrificed everything so we can continue to enjoy the freedoms our beautiful nation provides, is an important part of the celebration and one that can be experienced during your stay. The Memorial Day Service in Lakeway, held in nearby Lakeway, Texas at Emmaus Catholic Church 1718 Lohmans Crossing Road offers a color guard ceremony and the presentation of the Memorial Day Wreath in between speeches made by keynote speakers. Held on May 30th and starting at 10 AM, this ceremony is a beautiful one as is the Annual Memorial Day Celebration held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery 14501 N Interstate Hwy 35 in nearby Pflugerville. This ceremony will take place in the Veterans section of the cemetery and promises to be emotionally fulfilling for all who attend. Both towns are located less than 25 miles away from your Renters Club sanctuary and feature many of the small town amenities that make Texas great!

Choose Renters Club

You have a lot of choices when it comes to vacation accommodations in Austin and our Renters Club escapes promise to be the best of the bunch! Pick a property with its own pool and throw an old-fashioned Texas-style barbecue in the backyard, charring your own meats on provided barbecue grills, sipping margaritas on lounge chairs that surround the pool, and watching the kiddos practice their cannonballs in the cool and clear waters. Every moment enjoyed in our homes will be that much more special when enjoyed with family and the creature comforts we offer will ensure you will never forget the time spent with us! Reserve your favorite Renters Club holiday hideaway today!

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