The following is a sample three-day itinerary for a weekend with friends. For an itinerary customized to your specific interests, please contact our Concierge.
Day 1 – Hit the Ground Running
- A run (or walk) around Lady Bird Lake is the perfect way to situate yourself in the city while working up an appetite for the adventures ahead. Practice yoga out on the hotel’s back lawn or at one of the numerous studios downtown. Next, stop by Jo’s Coffee downtown for a hearty breakfast and excellent Stumptown coffee.
- After a fairly active morning, soak in the Hotel’s ambiance at our saltwater pool (heated to a comfortable 82°F year-round). An assortment of books and magazines are also available for reading while you relax.
- Time to explore the city! The best place to start is with a tour of the University of Texas, the literal and figurative heart of Austin. The sprawling campus is home to the UT Tower, as well as the Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Bob Bullock State Museum and the Harry Ransom Center. If you really want to blend in with the locals, stop at the on-campus Co-op where you can snag a burnt orange souvenir.
- Venture out to one of Austin’s most unique music venues, Spider House Café offering coffee, beer and wine.
- Start your immersion into the Austin music scene in the Rainey Street District, just a 10-minute walk from the Hotel. Once a row of quaint bungalow houses, the area has been converted to a strip filled with hip restaurants and unique bars, most of which feature live music and sun-filled patios perfect for lounging with a craft beer in hand.
Day 2 – Southwestern Staples
- Fill up with an early breakfast at TRIO, our main restaurant, before heading out for your next southern adventure. Local favorites include the Enchiladas de Migas and Huevos Rancheros or satisfy a sweet toast with the decadent Trio of Pancakes.
- At Texas Trail Rides, a ranch located 40 minutes away, try your hand at skeet shooting, horseback riding, archery or four-wheeling on ATVs. Best of all, Texas Trail Rides is just 10 minutes away from the famous Salt Lick BBQ.
- Enjoy a walk to the Saturday farmer’s market in downtown Austin. There, you can sample some of the state’s best local produce and artisanal foods and load up on unique gifts such as handmade soaps or delicious jams, honey and salsa.
- A similar culinary extravaganza can be found seven days a week at Whole Foods’ global headquarters and flagship store, featuring 80,000-square-feet filled with five restaurants, 600 varieties of cheese and a gelato counter with 20+ different flavors daily. If time allows, pop into one of the many local art galleries on your return trip.
- Exploring the South Congress area is a must on any trip to Austin. Located 1.5 miles away from the Hotel, SoCo is home to an eclectic mix of boutiques, antique shops, food trucks and live music.
- No visit is complete, at least from a culinary perspective, without a taste of traditional Tex-Mex. Matt’s El Rancho is a long-time favorite that caters to large groups, pleasing crowds with its renowned Bob Armstrong queso dip and fresh lime margaritas. Ask for your drink “en fuego” for an extra spicy kick!
- Discover your inner cowboy and line-dance and two-step the night away at Austin’s iconic dance-hall, the Broken Spoke.
Day 3 – Any Day Fun-Day
- Grab a cappuccino and a muffin at the complimentary coffee bar in the Hotel lobby before heading downstairs to the award-winning Spa for a relaxing and detoxifying eucalyptus steam. Now that you’ve nurtured your skin, dine at our restaurant for brunch.
- Soak up Austin’s 300 days of sunshine with an aquatic-adventure on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Groups can take advantage of boat and pontoon rentals or partake on an individual basis with a stand-up paddleboard or wave runner session.
- You’ll most likely want to relax and enjoy some down time after an eventful few days. Stay in and order room service with our in-room dining menu.