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GOT AUSTIN: Gearing Up For Fall

The weather is finally starting to cool down and it is one of the best times to be in Austin, mostly because you can finally be outside without the temperature hitting triple digits. From pumpkin patches to patio dining, take full advantage of this beautiful season with our guide to having the best autumn in Austin!

Gearing Up For Fall: Activities

From pumpkin patches to Hill Country adventures, celebrate fall in Austin with tons of socially distant, seasonal activities.

Barton Hill Farms  |  Head on down to the farm for some old-fashioned harvest fun, such as picking your own pumpkins and gourds from the pumpkin patch at Barton Hill Farms.

1115 FM 969 | 855.969.1115

Dig Into All Things Pumpkin  For breakfast, indulge in the famous pumpkin pancakes at Kerbey Lane Cafe. At lunch, pick up some pumpkin empanadas from La Mexicana Bakery. Then for dinner, try the homemade pumpkin ravioli at Andiamo Ristorante. And don’t forget some sweet pumpkin treats from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop.

Go On A Camping Adventure  |  Enjoy fall’s cool weather with an overnight adventure at one of the many state parks and campgrounds just outside of Austin: Emma Long Metropolitan ParkMcKinney Falls State ParkInks Lake State Park, or Pedernales Falls State Park.

Pioneer Farms  |  Venture onto the haunted trails with a Ghost Tour at historic Pioneer Farms to find funny and super-scary surprises along the way.

10621 Pioneer Farms Dr | 512.837.1215

Sip A Seasonal Beer at a Craft Brewery  |  Savor the suds of the season at one of Austin’s many craft breweries. Enjoy the Wiesn Festbier, from Celis Brewery or Austin Beerwork’s seasonal Montecore, a balanced Oktoberfest featuring all German malts, hops, and yeasts.

Sweet Berry Farms  |  Explore the Texas-shaped maze and feed the farm animals at Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls.

1801 FM 1980 | 830.798.1462

Take A Hike  |  From downtown Austin to the nearby Texas Hill Country, you’ll find no shortage of places to explore. Take in scenic city views along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, or follow the nature trails at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge near Marble Falls or Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Texas Trail Rides  |  Enjoy fall foliage and the quiet charm of the Texas Hill Country with a guided trail ride on horseback with Texas Trail Rides, just outside downtown Austin.

8601 Bluff Springs Rd | 512.697.9722

Try A Refreshing Cider  |  Enjoy a glass of hard cider made from freshly pressed apples from Meridian Hive Meadery. Or stop by the new Austin Eastciders restaurant and taproom to try the limited-edition Spiced cider.

Gearing Up For Fall: Patios

Head to one of our favorite Austin patios where you can safely eat and drink alfresco while enjoying the cooler weather.

Alta’s  |  Enjoy a sustainable wine and artisan cheese board while overlooking Lady Bird Lake at Alta’s Cafe.

74 Trinity St | 512.499.0470

Bar Peached  |  Laid-back bar with cocktails on draft, global comfort foods, and a large patio under a historic tree.

1315 W 6th St | 512.992.0666

Culinary Dropout  |  Grab a drink and some pork belly nachos then head to the patio filled with games like ping pong and cornhole. 

11721 Rock Rose Ave #100 | 512.777.3394

Irene’s  |  Retro drinks and classic eats, Irene’s is the perfect place to enjoy a strong cocktail alongside some pimento cheese on the expansive covered patio.

506 West Ave | 512.298.0853

Justine’s Brasserie  |  This picturesque courtyard with strung lights is the perfect late-night patio dining spot. Try the moules frites or escargots with parsley.

4710 E 5th St | 512.385.2900

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya  |  Experience a lively combination of Texas and Japanese fusion dishes with a great covered patio to enjoy the fall weather.

2713 E 2nd St | 512.803.2224

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters  |  Because what is better than lounging with your pup nearby, on a massive deck overlooking Lake Austin.

3825 Lake Austin Blvd | 512.477.2900

Olive & June  |  This Italian restaurant offers a stunning patio with a beautiful ancient oak tree, perfect for happy hour cocktails.

3411 Glenview Ave | 512.467.9898

Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar  |  One of Austin’s original high-end patio dining experiences, and still one of the best.

1400 S Congress Ave | 512.291.7300

Gearing Up For Fall: Take-Out

Here are a few places to grab some Thanksgiving essentials. 

Aviary Wine & Kitchen  |  Do not forget the beverages and Aviary Wine fills in the gaps with wine-to-go packs that come in two sizes, three and six-packs.

2110 S Lamar Blvd | 512.916.4445

Cake and Spoon  |  This favorite sidekick to Franklin’s Barbeque has a sizable menu of pies and quiches that will be available for preorder. 

3008 Gonzales St #200 | 512.426.7697

Counter Culture  |  For a completely vegan holiday meal down to the sides and dessert.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.524.1540

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon  |  Get everything in one stop! A roasted turkey with gravy, chorizo stuffing, spicy citrus-serrano cranberry sauce, and choice of sides.

915 N Lamar Blvd | 512.428.5077

Lee’s Meat Market  |  Order a Thanksgiving gift box that can be picked up in-store or delivered. Boxes range from the prime filet box to a twice-baked potato one, with an option to build-your-own box. 

1601 W 38th St #12 | 512.467.6700

Mongers Market + Kitchen  |  Order seafood platters, smoked salmon, crab cakes, and pints of chowder, and more for a seafood-focused dinner.

4119 Guadalupe St | 512.215.8972

Olamaie  |  The famed biscuits are available by the dozen, need we say more?

1610 San Antonio St | 512.474.2796

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery  |  This Hyde Park bakery is the spot to grab your holiday array of cookies, luscious cakes, and sweet treats.

411 E 43rd St | 512.453.3399

Salt & Time  |  Visit the meat counter for an array of different meat options for your Thanksgiving table. 

1912 E 7th St | 512.524.1383