Looking for something to do over Labor Day Weekend? Here are a few of the events happening in the greater Austin area!
1. Round Rock Labor Day Concert
A free Labor Day Concert featuring the Blues Crawlers from 6pm – 7pm and then the Classic Hiphop Live from 7:30 pm – 9pm at Centennial Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this fun and free concert on the lawn provided by the AFM of Austin. Face Painting by Lisa and Balloons by Tony with Food and Drinks trucks...
American Airlines recently announced they will begin the first non-stop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Eagle County Reginal Airport in Vail, Colorado starting December of 2022. This is one of 38 non-stop destinations their airline offers Austin residents.
The flights to Vail, CO will begin daily from December 15th-January 9th, weekly from January 10th-February 15th , and back to daily again from February 16th-April 3rd.
“Austin continues to grow, and we’re proud to support the growth with new routes,” says Philippe Puech, American’s director of short-haul network planning. “This winter, American will offer nonstop service to 38 destinations from the Texas capital. From connecting Central Texans to the slopes this winter to bringing...
It’s summer at last! Make the most of these next few months by getting off your couch and going out to explore the city. Austin offers a variety of events and activities to keep people of all ages and interests entertained. Explore museums, outdoor parks, live music, famers markets and more! Rain or shine, this list of Top 50+ Things to Do in Austin Texas has something for everyone. You better get started – there’s so much to do and so little time! View full list here
As we move into the summer months ahead, it’s the perfect time to check out your local farmers market! Austin is home to over 40 famers market locations that serve our community in a unique and personal way. Enjoy shopping fresh, seasonal produce and artisan goods while meeting your neighbors and local vendors. Supporting local business’ is essential to Austin living and these top-rated farmers markets make it easy and fun to do! Check out 3 top-rated locations below:
Texas Farmers Market at Mueller
Sundays from 10am - 2pm
Location: 2006 Philomena St. Austin TX, 78723
Website: Texas Farmers Market at Mueller
SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley
Saturdays from 9am – 1pm
Have you heard about The Pitch yet? It is the newest hotspot in Northwest Austin! It is located at 13000 Harris Ridge Boulevard. The Pitch is a sports, dining, and entertainment development! They have just started hosting Austin FC watch parties, trivia nights, and more! The food scene is incredible with options such as Taco Flats, Ranger Burger, Smokeshow, and Garoti. Two featured bars at The Pitch are Sand Bar and Corner Kick Bar. There is also a coffee shop called Coffee Club. There are so many fun things to check out at The Pitch with your family or friends!
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If you’re like most American’s, there’s a good chance that your living room has become the hub of your world over the past couple of years. With many living rooms now acting as multi-functional spaces, knowing how to declutter them is a must!
Here are a few tips to get started. Begin with the coffee table. Clear off old magazines, newspapers and piles of mail. Recycle what you don’t need and organize what you do need into a dedicated basket.
Next, purchase a large bin to place in the living room corner or at the bottom of your stairs. Make a habit to collect out-of-place items such as kids toys, house slippers and unfinished projects into the bin each night, and clean that bin out at least once a week.
Take inventory of unnecessary couch pillows and throw blankets. Any items that look warn or don’t match your aesthetic need to go. Items that are still in good shape should be donated.
If you are still holding on to outdated...
Big Bounce America, owners of the “World’s Biggest Bounce House,” will be at Carson Creek Ranch on Dec. 13th. They are bringing the massive inflatable playground with it. The 13,000 square-foot bounce house, certified by Guinness as the world’s biggest, is just one of four attractions that will be at the ranch. There will be a “Sport Slam” arena, a 900-foot long obstacle course known as “The Giant” and a space-themed area called “airSPACE.” There are even “Adult Only” jump sessions available. So bring your kids, your family, or your friends to this super fun event!
The Museum of Ice Cream opened in New York City in 2016 and it has been extremely successful ever since. The famous museum has just announced its new pop-up museum in Austin this summer at the Domain! Starting mid-August, Ice Cream lovers from all over can come visit for tasty treats, fun interactive exhibits, and some ice cream history!
The Museum of Ice Cream Austin offers tours during the day or night. The nighttime experience comes with a complimentary welcome cocktail. Both tours showcase the 3 most famous experiences, the Sprinkle Pool, Banana Forest, and Rainbow Tunnel. This new museum has a Texas...
Austin is known for its stunning scenery and its plethora of exciting things to do! One of the most popular attractions definitely includes the bats! People visit from all over to see these bats. From March until September, Mexican free-tailed bats fly from the South Congress Bridge every night at sunset. Nearly one and a half million bats in Austin call the South Congress Bridge home during this time period. At sunset, they emerge from underneath the bridge for their nightly feeding and aerial show. They eat about 20-30 thousand pounds of insects on each night flight. The show lasts about 60 minutes. It is truly a bat-tacular sight.
Hundreds of spectators line the bridge every night for this unique experience This is a perfect activity to walk to after dinner at one of the excellent South Congress restaurants. You can also easily access the South Congress bridge...
Want to feel like you’re on vacation in your own city? A trip to the LINE hotel on East Cesar Chavez could be a wonderful option. There are three amazing restaurants to choose from with swanky atmospheres. P6 is one of the most popular restaurants with a cool lounge area and one of the most beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake. Being immersed in the bright and colorful decor, you will feel an instant mood boost and all of your worries will fade away. They have excellent cuisine options and craft cocktails.
If you would like to make a staycation out of the glamorous LINE hotel, the accommodations are incredible and hard to pass up. Their saltwater infinity pool overlooks the Congress Avenue bridge and...
With the crazy year we’ve had, we all deserve a getaway. However with covid rates still fairly high, some places have remained closed and there are a number of travel restrictions in place currently. A fun option to add to your travel ideas could be a luxurious staycation in our own amazing city! The W Austin offers discounted rates for Texas residents at their stylish and entertaining hotel. Some other swanky hotels that you could consider for your staycation include the Fairmont Austin, the LINE hotel, and the Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection. There is also a chic new bed and breakfast called Adina Austin. Learn more about these Staycations here.
Commodore Perry Estate is a treasured Austin landmark, re-envisioned with modern glamour. The picturesque grounds offer a welcoming 10-acre setting in the heart of the city.
Set walking distance from UT, Austin’s newest luxury boutique hotel is set on nearly 10 secluded acres in the heart of Downtown Austin. Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, is a treasured Austin landmark re-envisioned with modern glamour. 54 bespoke guest rooms and suites are surrounded by manicured gardens. Connect with friends, new and old, over craft cocktails and locally-inspired fare at Lutie’s -- named for estate matriarch Lutie Perry. This glamorous social hub and exquisite architectural jewel is listed on the National Register of Historic...
The emerald pools look like something from a classic painting
Pack up your bags and gas up the car. A fabulous natural getaway awaits you. Full of shimmering water and colorful hiking trails, Garner State Park continually dazzles visitors. A scenic, three hour drive southwest of Austin will lead you to a tranquil oasis. You’ll want to visit this riverfront state park time and time again.
Nearly three miles of the gorgeous Frio River runs through this land, and it was meant to be enjoyed. Visitors can wade in the crystalline waters and canoe across the streams. Avid fishers love searching for their next big catch
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If you’re going to become an Austin local, you’ll want to know the inside scoop that current locals have had years to learn about. A newbie or a tourist wouldn’t know about things like the major lake life scene at Lake Travis or the best place to get a vegan meal.
People look at Austin and think they have us all figured out, from our Texan country roots to our interest in politics as the capital of the state. What they don’t see is our fit lifestyles, our amazing green spaces, our love for the water, and our love of food. Take a closer look at the things only locals to Austin know so that you can feel a part of the scene as soon as you arrive.
We love good food
One of the things that might surprise people that have never been to Austin is that we love to eat. Obviously, we have our big BBQ scene, but there’s...
December is a busy month with plenty of things to do, places to go, and events to attend. With the holiday season in full swing, there's certainly something on the calendar you'll enjoy. Here's a look at some of the top things to do throughout Austin for December 2018.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar - November 23rd to December 24th
With all types of original work on display and for sale, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is one of the top spots to find a unique holiday gift. You'll be supporting local artists when you head out to shop here. Many of the items are handmade and provide excellent gifts.
You'll find plenty of paintings, jewelry, clothing, glassworks, ceramics, prints and so much more. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is found at 6100 Airport Boulevard in Austin.
It's that time of year again and many will be looking for the right place to pick up their Austin Christmas tree. Whether you want to cut down your own tree or you're searching for an artificial tree, there are plenty of places to go throughout the city. Here's a look at some of the best choice for your Christmas tree this year.
Brungot Farms Christmas Trees
The trees found at Brungot Farms Christmas trees show up just days after they were cut from a mountainside field. They come in a refrigerated trick and they are stored in a 2,000-gallon water pit. These trees actually come from New Hampshire and North Carolina.
In addition to the trees, this farm provides handmade Fraser Fir wreaths, Christmas tree stands and more. You can find the farm at 204 East Little Elm Trail in Cedar Park and at 100 North Brushy Street in ...
Austin is filled with parks. When you're trying to choose a new neighborhood to call home, finding one with a park or near a park may be a priority. Here's a look at some of the best parks you will find all throughout the Austin area.
Katherine Fleischer Park
Found in North Austin, the Katherine Fleischer Park is right in the heart of Wells Branch. It's a park with a very popular playground and playhouse. There's a pool here and plenty of sports courts, as well.
Odom School Park
A location in South Austin, Odom School Park was recently renovated. It offers a new shade structure and plenty of fun equipment for the kids. This park even has musical play equipment to enjoy.
Play for All Park
A Round Rock park...
The summer may over, but that just means the heat gets dialed down a little bit in Austin. It will still remain a bit hot and a refreshing snow cone can still be found.
When you just cannot live without that perfect snow cone, you need to know where to go. Austin has plenty of great choices for excellent snow cones all throughout the city. Here are a few of the top options.
Bahama Buck's - 105 East Stassney Lane
They call it shaved ice, but it's a snow cone and it's delicious. Bahama Buck's offer a great choice for your craving with plenty of original flavors to choose from. They have 91 total flavors all unique and not found anywhere else.
Along with snow cones, Bahama Buck's offers lemonades, frostalattes, and sodas. You can...
Sometimes, you don't have the time or money to leave your hometown and go on vacation. This is where the staycation comes in. You can go right down the road in Austin and find plenty of great places to stay and things to do. Why not create a staycation to get away from your regular day-to-day life?
Whether you're trying to go out with a group or just relax yourself, there are staycation options in Austin. Here are some of the top choices to consider.
An Adult Staycation
If you want a staycation just for you or for you and some adult friends, the Kimpton Hotel offers a good choice. This boutique hotel is a great choice with a convenient location on Rainey Street. It won't attract many families or children, so you can enjoy an adult trip by staying here.
When you stay here, make sure you hit...
Every month, there are several great things you can do and enjoy throughout Austin. New events come and go, but when one goes, another is coming. Here's a look at some of the top things you can do in Austin for September 2018.
Unplugged at the Grove - September 6th, 13th
Held at Shady Grove in Austin, this event will feature all types of free live music. It will also include plenty of food and plenty of fun. As the longest running free concert series in Austin, this is one of the best free things to do in September.
Waterloo Music Festival - September 7th to 9th
Held at Carson Creek Ranch, this amazing music festival will feature some of the very best jam bands and musical acts in Austin. It's a three-day festival with camping and plenty of fun to be had....