Austin is the state capital of Texas and well-known for its wide-ranging live-music like country, blues, and rock. There are many parks and lakes popular for hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. What better way to start your holiday in Austin than a visit to the most popular theatres? Opt for a live show at Moody Theater or a musical concert at ZACH Theatre. The two theatres are approximately 1.7 km (1.1 miles) apart. Stroll by the riverside with great views at The Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake or begin your brisk walk from Ladybird Lake & Bike Trail if you want to unwind after a long day. Prefer paddling? Then rent a kayak from Live Love Paddle canoe & kayak tour agency. Don’t forget to request for a guided tour of Austin & Congress Bridge with views of its bat colony! Let’s check out these top Airbnb Plus homes for a comfortable and unforgettable stay in Austin.
Set on one of Central East Austin’s urban farms and close to Govalle Elementary School, this guesthouse sleeps up to four guests. You will be greeted by the bunnies, chickens, geese, and ducks during your stay here. Govalle Neighborhood Park is a 15-minute walk away. Take a 15-minute drive to the city center of Austin and you will be able to pop by George Washington Carver Museum, Museum of the Weird and The Contemporary Austin Jones Center dedicated to promoting Texas-based artists.
Charming Guesthouse on Urban Farm
The farmhouse style meets mid-century modernity in this 1930s apartment. Situated in Zilker next to Lockout Austin - A Live Escape Room Experience, this accommodation sleeps up to five guests with two bedrooms and one bath. Take a 20-minute drive to Greetings From Austin Mural and walk down South 1st Street which is packed with restaurants and cafes. If you’re travelling with the family, then you may want to spend the day at Gillis Neighborhood Park, a community park with a playground, pool, basketball courts, picnic facilities and a multi-purpose field.
Lovingly Restored 1930s Sears Kit Home in Zilker
A wall-mounted buffalo skull keeps watch over the open living and dining area of this modern apartment. The bedroom for two offers a clean and stark-white ambience with classy wooden floorings. You will be a 10-minute walk away to Shipe Neighborhood Park and Elisabet Ney Museum. Or take a 20-minute walk to Central Market, a huge gourmet grocery store with an in-house cafe, food events, and live music. AFS Cinema and Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre are about a 10-minute drive away.
Explore Austin from an Airy, Modern Apartment
Feel the cool vibes of this 1930s bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath for six people. Located next to South Austin Recreation Center, you’re a 20-minute walk to H-E-B Grocery. A 10-minute drive will land you in the city center of Austin, where you can visit HOPE Outdoor Gallery, Texas Capitol, and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Drop by Whole Foods Market if you’re looking to purchase natural & organic grocery items and housewares. Or head to Pease District Park, an urban park featuring trails, picnic space, and sports courts.
Cozy, Trendy House near Bouldin Creek
Just a street away from Plaza Saltillo Station, this two-bedroom apartment for six blends classic, colonial charm with a vibrant, fresh aesthetic. You’re a 5-minute drive to Statesman Bat Observation Center and a 10-minute drive to Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, a stylish theatre for new and classic films featuring cocktails & bites served seat-side. After catching a film, maybe have a bowl of ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya? Want more options? You’ve got it. Get the best fusion of Korean-Mexican eats at Chi'Lantro, located right beside Ramen Tatsu-Ya.
Eclectic Luxury Lodge East of Downtown Austin
Wake up to stunning treetop views of Wild Basin Preserve at this beautiful suite for two that blends luxury with eco-friendly amenities. You get the best of both world - charm of the countryside and the bustling city center of Austin just a 20-minute car ride away. A 15-minute car ride will land you at the public trails at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Or drive another direction to get to Barton Creek Greenbelt in 15 minutes. Chill by Twin Falls waterfall before heading to Barton Creek Square shopping mall for your dose of holiday shopping!
Views of Wild Basin from a Westlake Hills Suite
With stylish touches throughout and a mid-century modern feel, this open, contemporary floor-planned apartment is ideal for four guests. Open up the patio doors from your kitchen and sit outside with a cup of warm coffee, a great way to begin your day. Located in the heart of Zilker and close to fibercove co-working space, you’re walking distance to ILoveKickboxing Austin kickboxing school and South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. You are a 10-minute drive to The University of Texas at Austin, where the observation deck of the 1937 tower infamous for 1966 shootings is located. Here’s the place to get that 360-degree view of the city.
Contemporary Home near Barton Springs and SoCo
Thoughtfully drafted by a local designer, this one-bedroom condominium for four has an interior that gives off a sophisticated ambience of modern urban savviness. Stand in awe of the amazing views of Austin from the private balcony and enjoy shared access to a pool and gym. Located close to West 6th Street in the heart of Austin, you will be spoilt for choices when it comes to dining options. You will also be a short walk from Whole Foods Market and SFC Farmers’ Market-Downtown.
Chic, Designer Condominium in Downtown High-Rise
Situated along West 6th Street, the famous entertainment district, this entire loft for six is in between two museums - Museum of the Weird and Mexic-Arte Museum. You will have access to Gold’s Gym and the host’s lounge. Walk on for 10 minutes towards the Colorado River and you will see Congress Avenue Bridge and Statesman Bat Observation Center. You may opt for a tour from Capital Cruises or Lone Star Riverboat agency. Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue is also in the neighbourhood.
Downtown Loft Apartment Near Driskill Hotel
With two bedrooms and two baths, this air-conditioned apartment sleeps up to six guests. Located in South Lamar, you’re a 10-minute drive to Barton Creek Greenbelt where Twin Falls waterfall is at. You will be within walking distance or a short drive to Broken Spoke dance hall and two shopping malls - Lakehills Plaza and Brodie Oaks Shopping Center. For activities, drive for 15 minutes to get to Austin 360 Bridge and Pennybacker Bridge Overlook, two observation decks providing scenic views. Austin Country Club is located right across the observation decks.
Walk the Greenbelt from a Hip SoLa Apartment
Are you game for a bold experience in Austin?
We got you. If you’re over 18 years old, then you might want to visit Hippie Hollow Park, a clothing-optional park on Lake Travis offering swimming and sunbathing. It’s a 30-minute drive away from the city center of Austin. But that’s totally optional. You can chill at Lakeline Mall instead, a large indoor shopping mall with several departmental stores featuring up to 150 shops with a cinema and food court. Bring the kids to Austin Aquarium after that, a 10-minute drive from Lakeline Mall. Or you can visit Austin’s Park N Pizza amusement center with attractions like go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages and even a rock-climbing experience!