Activities & Adventures

Experience Austin & The Surrounding Areas 

Most famously known for being the live music capital of the country, today’s Austin offers so much than that (don’t worry – there’s still plenty of live music). With activities ranging from kayaking in one of the many local bodies of water, brushing up on Texas history by visiting the multitude of museums, or sipping the day away on a tour of local Texas wineries – the experiences are limitless. Austin and the greater Austin area are home to thousands of must see attractions, venues, festivals and adventures. That’s why we’ve created a list of our favorite activity suggestions.

Don’t worry if you can’t see or do it all during your visit – you’ll just have to come back and stay with us again!

Activities – Around The Lake

Boat & Jetski Rentals

Liquid Thrillz has got you covered! Offering wakeboard boats, ski boats, pontoons and jetskis. PLUS skis, kayaks, tunes, knee boards and more!!!

Slip Rentals

If you're bringing a boat of your own, or renting a boat overnight - you're going to need a place to put it! Ask our team for information on slip rentals today!

Viking Ship Kayak Rentals

Providing single and double kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Fishing Kayaks. Offering delivery, guided fishing tours and kayak and SUP lessons

Briarcliff Marina

Your one-stop-shop for all your lake needs during your Hill Country Vacation. Pontoon and Ski Boat rentals, PLUS wave runner rentals, slips, launching, water toys and a convenience store for fueling up and purchasing snacks for the day!! Ask us how to receive a discount on rentals

Waterloo Adventures

Waterloo Adventures is an on-the-water Lake Travis waterpark & challenge course. Offering a 600ft floating water playground with climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, hurdles and balance beams. Admission includes beach access, umbrella, chairs and hammocks, lockers and MORE!! Ages 7+

Adventures and Tours

There’s more fun to be had than than just being on the water… Here are a few suggestions for fun in the air and on the ground!


The greater Austin area is home to dozen of public and private golf courses – many designed by pros!

Here are a few guests favorites. For more suggestions visit golftexas.com

Swimming Holes

There’s no doubt about it – Texas summers are hot!  If you’re looking for a way to cool down that offers more variety than  any of the lakes, checkout some of the nearby swimming holes. With so many options, it’s hard to narrow it down to just 2, be sure to see a full list of local swimming holes at austintexas.org

Nature Reserves

Texas’s vast and spectacular landscape is dotted with more than 100 national and state parks – and they’re not all desert.

Balcones Canyonlands

A national wildlife refuge located in Texas Hill Country. Home to many endangered species. Offering hiking, exploration, camps, hunting and more.

Pace Bend Park

Offering lake recreation, cliff trails, mountain biking and climbing. Plus, various sports fields and courts. Located in Spicewood, TX

West Cave Adventure Park

Take a guided tour through Texas Hill Country as you explore behind waterfalls, inside of caves and tour the historic grotto. Admissions fees apply

Local Texas Wineries & Tours

You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: That Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With over 50 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each place has its own personality, and style of winemaking, yet all share a commitment to quality and passion for what they do. We invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer.

Stone House Vineyard
Flat Creek Estate
Bent Oak Winery
Spicewood Vineyards
Duchman Family Winery
Becker Vineyards
William Chris Vineyards
El Gaucho Winery

Heart of Texas Wine Tours

Self proclaimed 'premier wine tour company of Texas' offering custom wine tours tailored to your specific tastes.

Discover Texas Wine Tours

Private local wine and brewery tours in Austin, Driftwood, Fredricksburg and the surrounding Hill Country

Need Restaurant Suggestions??

We take the guess work out of restaurant choices too! View our recommendations before making your next meal plans!

Still Looking For Your Austin Area Vacation Rental??

If you haven’t already booked your vacation rental, we have several options that are likely to fit your needs.

Take a look at these stunning properties!!

Memory Lane

Located in beautiful Texas Hill Country just minutes from Briarcliff Marina and Lake Travis

Lakeside Serenity

Located on and surrounded by Lake Travis. With expansive lake views and top-notch luxury accommodations.

Send us your questions, comments or suggestions. We’d love to hear from you!