Austin Staycation: Lodging
From boutique hotels in eclectic neighborhoods to swanky downtown properties, here are a few of our favorite hotels that offer more than just a comfy bed.
Fairmont Austin | The towering icon brings exclusive luxury to Austin and is located within the vibrant Central Business District. They are also currently offering a complimentary second night during the same stay.
101 Red River St | 512.600.2000
Lake Austin Spa Resort | A picture of refined simplicity, all-inclusive Lake Austin Spa Resort in the Texas Hill Country marries waterside luxury with welcoming comfort. Opening on July 1st.
1705 S Quinlan Park Rd | 512.372.7300
The LINE Austin | At the crossroads where Lady Bird Lake meets downtown, the LINE Austin draws influence from both the surrounding natural beauty and the creative energy that fuels the city.
111 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.478.9611
Austin Staycation: Day Trips
The fun continues outside of the city limits. Here are some quick day adventure ideas located in nearby towns.
Fredericksburg | The 75-minute drive to the quaint German settlement is worth the trip. Visit the charming houseware and gift shops on Main Street and stay the night in one of the town’s many bed and breakfasts.
Lockhart | This tiny, historic town 20 minutes south of Austin is the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of Texas and has the meat to prove it. Be sure to visit the four famous BBQ joints: Black’s, Chisholm Trail, Kreuz Market, and Smitty’s Market.
Marble Falls | Only a 45-minute drive northwest of Austin, this town is on Lake Marble Falls. While there, you will want to stop at the “World Famous” Blue Bonnet Cafe for Pie Happy Hour. Then visit Sweet Berry Farms for some berry picking.
New Braunfels | Located about halfway between Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfels boasts plenty of outdoor water activities like floating the Comal River, a town square, and the Natural Bridge Caverns.
Wimberley | A quick 30-minute drive south of Austin, this town is perfect for shopping at the quaint boutiques, floating the Blanco River, Zipline Adventures, and don’t miss the Wimberley Pie Company.
Austin Staycation: Foodie Hot Spots
Austin is a nationally-recognized foodie town. Be sure to try a few of these foodie hot spots that offer either patio dining, curbside pickup, or delivery.
Elizabeth Street Café | A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery in South Austin known for: great croissants, bánh mì served on house-baked baguettes, steaming bowls of pho, and tropical macarons. Available via curbside pickup.
1501 S 1st St | 512.291.2881
Loro | An Asian smokehouse and bar brought to you by James Beard Award winners, Chef Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue. Available via dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery.
2115 S Lamar Blvd | 512.916.4858
Austin Staycation: Favorite Local Shops
Here in Austin, we love embracing our local businesses. Check out these shops for some unique Austin finds.
Austin Staycation: Local Fun
Austin is home to so many one-of-a-kind activities and beautiful outdoor spaces. We’ve picked a few favorites that are perfect for social distancing.
Austin Staycation: Treat Yourself
Head to one of Austin’s best bakeries or ice cream parlors to enjoy all the baked goods, desserts, and sweet treats. The perfect addition to any staycation!
Lick Honest Ice Creams | Visit hip ice creamery, Lick, who churns out offbeat flavors made from local, natural, and sustainable ingredients. Available via curbside pickup and delivery.
Little Lucy’s | For sweet tooths, Little Lucy’s, is the answer! Dishing out mini-donuts with creative flavors, toppings, and dipping sauces. Available via pickup and delivery.
75 1/2 Rainey St | 424.235.8297
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop | One of Austin’s sweetest bakeries! A Southern bakeshop with a flair for the old fashioned offering anything from cupcakes to wedding cakes. Available via pickup and delivery.
1905 S 1st St | 512.448.3727
Upper Crust Bakery | This well-known European-style bakery is family-owned and operated, offering award-winning pastries, breads, and specialty cakes for over fifteen years. Available via curbside pickup.
4508 Burnet Rd | 512.467.0102
The Yard Milkshake Bar | Known for their indulgent ice cream creations, The Yard offers customizable milkshakes in a wide range of ice cream flavors and toppings. Available via pickup.