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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.

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!

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.

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!

Memorial Day in Austin

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 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!