Staycations Near Austin, Texas

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It’s summer in Austin and you need a break from the norm! Whether you just need a change of scenery or you have some guests in town that need showing around, we’ve rounded up our favorite road trip “stay”cations near Austin. Relax and explore all Central Texas has to offer and fall in love with your hometown all over again. Leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite place is to explore on a long weekend getaway!

INNER SPACE CAVERN

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WHERE: 4200 S Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX 78626
WHY: Located just off I-35 in Georgetown (about 1/2 mile from Teravista), the Inner Space Cavern is a spectacular karst cave that has been open to visitors since the mid-1960s. Visitors can choose between three educational tours according to their skill and experience ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

KRAUSE SPRINGS

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WHERE: 404 Krause Spring Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669
WHY: Home to more than 30 springs, the scenic Krause Springs provides a unique escape from the summer heat. Included in the National Registry of Historical Sites, the 115-acre privately owned site is located just about 30 miles west of Austin and is great local spot for camping and swimming.

ENCHANTED ROCK

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WHERE: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624
WHY: Best known for its giant pink granite dome, the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is so much more! It covers an area of over 1,600 breathtaking acres perfect for hiking, rock climbing, picnicking, camping, birding, stargazing and more. Please note that swimming and bike riding on trails are not allowed, and pets are allowed only on designated areas. The park is approximately 95 miles northeast of Austin but can be reached in less than 2 hours.

HAMILTON POOL PRESERVE

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WHERE: 24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
WHY: Perhaps one of the most popular natural swimming spots near Austin is Hamilton Pool. Known for its 50-foot waterfall, Hamilton Pool Preserve is located 23 miles west of Austin and can be accessed via a short trail from the parking lot. You’ll need a park reservation if you plan to visit before September 30th and be sure to check the Travis County Park website before heading out, swimming is occasionally restricted regardless of reservation.

THE ALAMO

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WHERE: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
WHY: Officially called the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, the 18th century Roman Catholic mission and fortress complex isn’t only one of the most visited historical sites in Texas, but the entire United States! The Alamo, made known for the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, was declared a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Antonio Missions in 2015. It is located in the heart of San Antonio, just 80 miles southwest of Austin. While you’re there, stroll down to the famous Riverwalk for dining and shopping.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

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WHERE: 199 Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
WHY: A National Historical Park since 1980 (before that, a National Historic Site), the LBJ Ranch or the “Texas White House” is both the birthplace and final resting place as well as the former home of the 36th U.S. President. It is located about 13 miles east of Johnson City and some 50 miles west of Austin.

LAKE TRAVIS

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WHERE: 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732
WHY: Located 20 miles northwest of Austin, Lake Travis is a manmade reservoir on the Colorado River created with the building of the Mansfield Dam in the 1940s. Critical for Austin’s water supply, the lake is also one of the area’s most popular destinations for water sports including swimming, fishing and scuba diving as well as various land activities, picnicking and camping. Experience some of the best views of Lake Travis from the nearby Oasis Restaurant where you can wine, dine and listen to live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.

Where will this summer take you?

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