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Are you already being asked what you are doing for your mother this Mother’s Day? If so, you need to step up your plan and provide her with a celebration like no other. Skip out on the basic flowers and card combination and instead gift her with a vacation getaway to Austin. Our southwest home is the perfect spot for your mother to have the wonderful vacation getaway she has been wishing for. The city offers a variety of exciting activities and attractions that are sure to help her remember this trip for years to come. Take a look at what she can expect to do for Mother’s Day in Austin, TX:

Spa Day for Your Mother

There is no better way to help your mother feel completely relaxed than providing her with a spa day here in Austin. There are near endless options to choose from allowing her to find something close to her vacation rental. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa is a local chain that continues to open up more locations around town. Their Lamar Blvd location has been open for over 10 years near downtown Austin. She can enjoy a variety of massages including deep tissue and Swedish. If you are treating your expecting wife to a Mother’s Day trip, they even offer pregnancy massages. Facial services at Viva Day Spa include hydro facials and more. Additional spa options in town also include milk + honey spa located on 2nd street. This trendy spa has won plenty of awards for their services that include massages, pedicures, manicures, fillers, and more. Talk about plenty of ways to help your mother feel completed relaxed!

Mother’s Day Meal

When visiting a new city, you need to check out the local restaurants to see what the locals enjoy. Treat your mother to a meal like no other at one of the many local favorite restaurants that Austin has to offer. Hestia is one great option that features an industrial-style restaurant with a menu featuring creative wood fire dishes. You will find a variety of tapas-style plates that make it easy to share with a loved one. The curated wine list makes sure that each dish has something to be paired with. Odd Duck may have a funny name, but the menu is anything but. This upscale eatery offers New American cuisine and cocktails in an exciting contemporary setting. Some of the popular dishes on the menu include capellini pasta, lamb merguez, and sunchoke cacao e pepe. Or have your mother try something new at Buenos Aires Café, a local Argentinian café that offers both lunch and dinner. The relaxed bohemian setting allows you to comfortably enjoy your meal. There are plenty of options to choose from!

See a Local Show

Austin is known for its live music and Mother’s Day week will not disappoint. There is typically something for everyone playing live here in Austin. Around Mother’s Day, you can find a variety of concerts taking place including Chelsea Grin, The Cure, Classixx, Eladio Carrion, and many more. If she is not a big concertgoer, she will have a great time seeing a ballet rendition of Cinderella on Mother’s Day at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This is one of the top ballet performances in the city and is sure to be an exciting event. Check out what is being played during her upcoming stay in Austin!

Visit Lake Travis

Austin is home to a variety of smaller lakes, but Lake Travis is always a top attraction. Visitors can find Lake Travis on the western outskirts of Austin. While it may be a little drive from downtown Austin, Lake Travis offers its own set of activities. If the family is traveling with your mother, you can throw your own Mother’s Day party on the lake by renting out a pontoon boat; party barges are even bigger and can add on additional amenities such as slides! Lake Travis Zipline is perfect for mothers out there looking to add a little adventure during their stay.

Enjoy Your Vacation Rental for Mother’s Day in Austin TX

The best part of any vacation getaway for Mother’s Day in Austin, TX is the option to stay in one of our vacation properties. Each home is privately owned and can be found in the most desirable areas of Austin. Each property will also feature various amenities to ensure your mother feels completely relaxed. This can include bathrooms that offer a mini spa experience with soaking tubs and huge walk-in showers. You can also find cozy living rooms with sectional sofas, gas fireplaces, and huge Smart TVs to unwind with during the event. Spacious patio decks allow you to enjoy a meal al fresco. There are so many ways to enjoy your time in Austin in our Mother’s Day vacation rentals!

The spring season is full of a few different special occasions that are worthy of getting out and seeing something new. Easter can be one of those reasons for you to see Austin for a wonderful spring getaway. Easter can be an important holiday for some encouraging time with family to celebrate their faith. Many school districts also provide a day off from regular classes to celebrate this holiday. Regardless of how you spend your Easter holiday, you can have the most fun here in Austin. Here are a few different activities and attractions you can expect during Easter in Austin:

ABC Kite Fest

If you happen to visit Austin just before Easter Weekend you can find yourself in town around the time of the ABC Kite Fest. This unique event will take place on April 1st at Zilker Park for a memorable time for all ages. ABC Kite Fest is an all-ages event that has been a family tradition for years. You will find all-day-long activities during this event such as a kite flying contest and Mossfest, a unique children’s music concert. Thousands of Austinites will be at Zilker Park for this free event where you can make a kite and gaze at it flying in the sky. Local sponsors allow this community event to continue year to year. Don’t miss out on the ABC Kite Fest if you are in Austin early for Easter!

Easter Egg Hunts

It will not be a typical Easter holiday without a thrilling egg hunt for you and your family to participate in. Luckily, Austin has quite a few different Easter egg hunts that occur throughout the holiday. Many of the Easter egg hunts occur at local churches in the area. These churches have included Bethany Lutheran, First United Methodist Church Austin, and Riverbend Church. Other organizations that also host Easter egg hunts in the city have included Oak Hill Fire Department and Huston Tillotson Community Center. Each of these egg hunts occurs the Saturday or Sunday of Easter Weekend so you can find an egg hunt that works out for your schedule. Expect these free events to be welcoming and offer your children an exciting way to spend their holiday together. Perhaps the biggest and most exciting Easter egg hunt that happens each year is the one held at the Austin Zoo. Nothing is more exciting than hunting for Easter egg eggs as your family searches around the Austin Zoo with exciting animal exhibits nearby. This event will take place on Saturday April 8th with check-in at 8:30 AM. This Easter egg hunt requires registration beforehand to participate in the fun. All you need to do is to bring your Easter basket so your children can find all the eggs they can muster. There is a Little Hunters area that is designed for children ages 3 and younger. Registration for this year’s event will open soon; call the Austin Zoo for any questions by dialing 512-288-1490.

Easter Brunch

Another great way to enjoy your Easter weekend is by finding an Easter brunch nearby. We admit this is an activity the adults will look forward to the most as Easter brunches around Austin serve up tasty food and delicious drinks. For those looking for a more luxurious meal look no further than Goodall’s. This fine dining establishment has a prix fixe meal for Easter brunch that often includes salmon, steak, deviled eggs, and so much more. Don’t forget the desserts too such as lemon bars and more. Jeffrey’s is another fine dining establishment in Clarksville that features seafood towers and lamb porchetta. For a more family-friendly meal, check out Fareground, which comes with a variety of food vendors and more. Make sure to place a reservation for your Easter brunch, as they are all sure to fill up quickly.

Fusebox Festival

For those sticking around Austin for a few days after Easter, they can check out the Fusebox Festival, a hybrid arts festival that combines theatre, film, dance, music, and visual arts for a unique experience. Hundreds of artists from all over the world will descend upon Austin for this five-day event. Each performance is an intimate affair at local theatres or clubs. Large-scale projects will also be on hand in local parks and warehouses. Many of the artists who participate in the Fusebox Festival are Grammy Award winners. The festival lineup will be revealed soon so you can see what incredible artists you might be able to see in person!

Spend Your Easter in Austin

Get ready for an Easter getaway like no other when you book your stay in Austin. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable for the entire duration of your Easter getaway. Make sure to book your favorite rental with us today.

Each year everyone across the country waits for the fall season to begin. Sure, we all look forward to the cooler temperatures and finding any reason to put pumpkins in our coffees. But the real reason so many people get excited about the fall is to celebrate Halloween again. Halloween is the perfect all-ages holiday to celebrate something spooky with fun activities and events. This year’s Halloween is the perfect excuse to come see Austin for the first or tenth time. Take a look at the many ways you will not regret spending your Halloween in Austin with us:

Infamous Truck or Treat Halloween Party

Austin is home to a multitude of craft breweries that offer lively tasting rooms and restaurants. One such is Infamous Brewing Company which has become a staple among the Austin community. Each year, Infamous Brewing hosts its annual Truck or Treat Party which shows off all kinds of Halloween fun. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 10/29 starting at 2:00 PM. The Truck or Treat Halloween Party kicks off with the Trunk or Treat from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM allowing kids to get in plenty of time to snag all of the candy. Next up is the Kids Costume Contest starting at 4:00 PM with prizes for the best dressed. There will be the annual Electric Hot Dog Eating Contest at 5:00 PM for those who showed up with an appetite. Live music with Mudlark will hit the stage from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with an adult costume contest bringing things to a close at 8:30 PM. The event is sure to have plenty of candy to give away, prizes, free giveaways, and plenty of fun. This is an all-ages event and is absolutely free to attend. Make sure to grab one of their handcrafted brews between activities!

Take a Haunted Tour with Austin Ghosts

Austin is a historic city that has experienced its fair share of hauntings over the years. Austin and Texas as a whole experienced plenty of conflicts early in its founding and this is the backstory to many of the hauntings experienced here in the downtown neighborhood. You can learn all about these incredible stories by booking a haunted tour with Austin Ghosts. This travel tour company has been featured in a variety of news publications and tv shows highlighting their in-depth tours offered throughout the year. Halloween is the perfect time of year to experience their tours for the first time. Each haunted tour offered by them is approximately 70 minutes in length and will have you explore one mile of Downtown Austin at night. You will make between 8 to 13 different stops along the way where your tour guide will explain all of the spooky histories of each building. These tours start at 8:00 PM and occur through all weather. Make sure to book your tours in advance around Halloween as this is a very popular activity. Tickets start at $19 for adults and $12 for children.

Boo at the Zoo

Just when you thought a stop by the Austin Zoo could not be any more exciting you find out that Boo at the Zoo returns this year! Boo at the Zoo is Austin Zoo’s Halloween spectacular and takes place the three weekends leading up to Halloween. Guests of the Austin Zoo can join in on the Halloween festivities for an additional charge whenever they purchase a ticket to visit the zoo. Boo at the Zoo allows children to show up in their best Halloween dresses. Explore the Haunted House where you can see animals that glow in the dark with their special flashlights. The Haunted Train will take you around the zoo and show off the animal exhibits from new heights. The Picnic Grove has been decorated for a family-friendly spooky time. Access to Boo at the Zoo allows you unlimited rides on the Haunted Train and Haunted House. The event will be taking place on the 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th of October from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on those dates. Adults are also allowed to be dressed up but please for adult masks. Make sure to stop by the Austin Zoo a little early to catch all of the amazing animals in their spacious habitats. The Austin Zoo has always been a local favorite and Boo at the Zoo makes it even better.

Book Today & Spend Your Halloween in Austin

Start planning for your fall getaway and celebrate Halloween with us here in Austin. Our vacation rentals will keep you close to each of these exciting Halloween activities. Book today and find the perfect vacation rental for you and your family for the spookiest of Halloween times. See our exclusive list of Austin cabin rentals here.

As you get ready to head out on your upcoming vacation getaway to Austin you may start to realize that costs can really add up. This is not just for Austin but any vacation destination as you pay for lodging, food, activities, and more. Austin also has plenty of exciting events around the city that will make your trip memorable as ever. Luckily many of these events are low-cost and will help you with your overall travel costs. Take a look at some of our favorite family-friendly events in Austin that will go easy on your wallet:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & The Field of Light

Austinites can always look forward to a day spent at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is also known as the Texas Botanical Gardens, has been open for 40 years! And this year is special because they have opened the highly-acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s The Field of Light display which debuted on September 9th of 2022! The Field of Light illuminates 16 acres with 28,000 solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods. This display is meant to showcase the intersection of art, nature, and technology. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM but the Field of Light display will be illuminated every day from 5 PM to 11 PM. So clear your evening for a night of music and lights.

Fall Pecan Street Festival

You probably would not have guessed that one of the largest and longest-running street festivals is right here in Austin and is named after one of our favorite nuts. That is where the Fall Pecan Street Festival comes in every September for a variety of arts and crafts, local vendors, and much more. The Pecan Street Festival technically takes place twice a year, on the first Saturday and Sunday of May and also on the last Saturday and Sunday in September. The Fall Festival is just around the corner with all of its exciting activities. Visitors will be able to explore all of the handcrafted creations that come from various mediums such as wood, metal, glass, leather, and stone. While you are browsing around you can enjoy all of the local Austin musical acts with some renowned veterans across three stages. The Pecan Street Festival takes place along Sixth Street in Downtown Austin between Interstate 35 and Brazos Street. Entry is always free!

Austin Oktoberfest 2022

After the previous 2021 session was canceled the Austin Oktoberfest is back on for 2022. This all-ages event lets you enjoy all things German with delicious food and drinks. Oktoberfest is a famous German celebration that has been going on since 1812. The German Texas Heritage Society brings about the celebration every year for authentic German brews and food along with exciting games. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food such as brats along with German beers. This event will take place at the German Free School, a historical building found in downtown Austin. A variety of kids’ activities will also be on hand so the whole family has fun. Austin Oktoberfest 2022 will take place on October 8th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at The German Free School.

Boo at the Zoo

One of Austin’s most looked-forward-to events is returning with Boo at the Zoo. The Austin Zoo hosts this spooky and exciting family event every Friday and Saturday night in October. Enjoy train rides, a haunted house perfect for all ages, and live musical entertainment. Boo at the Zoo is included in every regular zoo entry making it a wallet-friendly event.

Austin Trail of Lights

Whenever you visit Austin during the holiday season you will find plenty of events taking place. One of them is the Austin Trail of Lights, a jubilant display of holiday lights. This extravagant event has been named one of the top 10 Public Displays of Holiday Lights by USA Today. This event takes place at Zilker Park where you will find over 2 million holiday lights hung up along with 90 light holiday trees plush additional holiday displays and light tunnels. This event is always free and lets you see some of the best holiday lights displays in the country. Don’t miss out on the 58th Annual Austin Trails of Lights taking place Tuesday through Sunday each week from December 8th through the 23rd. You can visit the park for the light show between the hours of 5:45 PM to 10:45 PM.

Events in Austin are Waiting

As you can see there are plenty of exciting family-friendly events in Austin that won’t break the bank. Make sure to book your stay and get ready for the best time in Austin. Contact us today! See our exclusive list of Lake Travis cabin rentals here.

The summer season will be at a close before you know it and with that comes the fall season. If you are looking for the perfect destination to spend a fall break look no further than Austin, Texas. Our Southwestern home is the perfect place to unwind and find some exciting things to entertain you. Luckily Austin is able to do that and so much more. Take a look at fall activities in Austin you can enjoy this year:

Have Some Harvest Fun

The fall season is always popular for the onset of all harvest-related activities in Austin. If you are looking for pumpkin patches Austin will have you covered. Each year local farms will be hosting their pumpkin patches where you can pick your own. All farms are located just outside of the Austin city limits making them easy to get to. Head over to Marble Falls and stop by Sweet Berry Farm. During the month of September, this farm will be hosting their pumpkin patch where you can pick and choose any gourd you see. Barton Hill Farms located in Bastrop has additional activities such as a giant corn maze and farm animals to feed and pet. It doesn’t feel any more fall-related than when it comes to visiting a pumpkin patch!

Visit the Austin Zoo

Nothing is more exciting for a child than seeing some of their favorite animals up close at a zoo. Luckily Austin has that covered with the Austin Zoo. Spacious habitats and exhibits highlight some of the unique creatures that call this zoo home. During the fall season, the Austin Zoo will be hosting their Boo at the Zoo every Friday and Saturday night for the second half of October. This spooky addition to the zoo brings out a haunted mansion and even a thrilling train ride decorated for Halloween. Additional tickets are needed for this spooky activity at the zoo!

Enjoy Some Craft Beer or Wine

Austin is a craft beer mecca for the state of Texas. When you are in the city you are bound to see one of the many craft breweries as you drive around. Make sure you stop by one of these locales for some handcrafted ales. Austin Beerworks is a local favorite with a giant beer garden to relax in. Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom have an enjoyable space and even better brews. Many of these breweries offer tasty food options too so it is not just the adults having all the fun. Since it is the fall you should also go and enjoy some craft cider too. Austin has plenty of cider shops that offer this sweet and delectable treat. Places such as Texas Keeper Cider and Austin Eastciders will take care of your cider needs! Austin also has a variety of vineyards and wineries to enjoy a tasting flight. Many of the wineries are located in the hill country just outside of town. Let Discover Texas Wine Tours offer you one of their wine tours where they take care of the driving for you. Expect to try some of the best wineries that Texas has to offer.

Enjoy some Football

If there is one thing to know about Texas it is that the state takes football very seriously. Join the locals for the fun by cheering on the University of Texas Longhorns at one of their games. If you prefer to enjoy the game in front of the TV you can stop by Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub which has plenty of TVs. Prepare to see a lot of orange every Sunday as the Longhorns thrive in their hometown of Austin.

Go Hiking

Austin is surrounded by hill country allowing you to find some great hiking trails in the area. Head over to Lady Bird Lake where you can enjoy a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. If you prefer to hike outside the city the Enchanted Rock State Natural area offers beautiful hikes with views of the granite batholith. Many of the wild refuge and discovery centers outside the city require reservations so make sure to book before you head out.

Go to the Drive-In Theaters

The fall season is the perfect time to enjoy the weather outdoors. Austin has several different drive-in theaters where you can lay out and enjoy a film on the big screen. Local venues in the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In and Doc’s Drive-In Theatre. Each venue offers tasty food and beverages to pair with your outdoor cinema experience.

Get Ready for These Activities in Austin This Fall

As you can see there are quite a few different ways to spend your time here in Austin this fall. For the most relaxing stay possible make sure to choose one of our vacation rentals here in the area. See our exclusive list of Lake Travis cabin rentals here.