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Lake Travis Activities and Things To Do in Austin, TX

Dubbed the "live music capital of the world," Austin is diverse vacation destination with incomparable beauty, compelling attractions and a vibrant entertainment culture. Discover championship golf courses, natural limestone springs, wonderful ballet, world-class museums, unique breweries, and beautiful parks and lakes with hiking, swimming, biking, boating and outdoor adventure. Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort and Spa puts you in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, just 20 minutes from downtown Austin and the Entertainment District. Or you can stay right here at our beautiful Lake Travis resort and enjoy our spa, restaurant, sparkling pools and sailing from the marina into a golden sunset.
Austin Salt Cave, Lakeway

Austin Salt Cave

Relax and experience the healing properties of these treatment rooms with 11 tons of pink Himalayan salt on the floors and walls recreating the climate of a salt cave
4.2 miles
2951 Ranch Road 620 S Suite 102, Lakeway, TX 78738
Bee Cave Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria

Shop the latest fashions and lifestyle brands at this high-style mall, featuring a collection of stores, galleries, and restaurants, including Banana Republic and H&M.
7 miles
12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Bee Cave Sculpture Park

Bee Cave Sculpture Park

Wander through a 7-acre natural setting with permanent and rotating sculptures, a spring-fed pond, native plants and wildlife, and the Playarium, a creative wonderland for kids.
6.8 miles
13333 TX-71, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Austin Mansfield Dam Park

Mansfield Dam Park

Explore in this beautiful Austin park on Lake Travis, where families can swim in secluded coves, fish, and scuba dive. The park offers the largest boat ramp on Lake Travis and a dive park.
8.5 miles
4370 Mansfield Dam Park Road, Austin, TX 78732
Oasis Texas Brewing Company, Austin

Oasis Texas Brewing Company

Sip hand-crafted beer, enjoy live music, chow down on the best burgers in Austin, and watch amazing sunsets over Lake Travis at this cool taproom high in the Texas Hill Country.
12.1 miles
6550 Comanche Trail #301, Austin, TX 78732
Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo

Get wild in the Texas Hill Country at this zoo that rescues animals from around the world. Meet lions, tigers, bears, cougars, primates and native Texas wildlife, or take a private tour.
13.8 miles
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
El Gaucho Winery, Spicewood

El Gaucho Winery

Enjoy a taste of Argentina at this Texas Hill Country winery 40 miles outside of Austin on Lake Travis. Stop by the tasting bar for a glass of Malbec and authentic Argentine eats.
8.2 miles
21301 Kathy Ln, Spicewood, TX 78669
Austin Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery

Enjoy flavorful ales at this authentic farmhouse brewery in Austin. Enjoy local food and a cool vibe at the Jester King's Tasting Room & Kitchen with expansive Hill Country views.
16.7 miles
13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
Crystal Creek Distillery, Spicewood

Crystal Creek Distillery

Tour this family-friendly distillery and live music venue to taste some Austin Hill Country moonshine made from local ingredients and inspired by the Prohibition era.
10.7 miles
906 Pace Bend Rd S, Spicewood, TX 78669
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Volente

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Fly over Austin on the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas. Take a 3-hour day tour or night flight across Lake Travis on 5 ziplines, including one at over 2,800 feet long.
17.7 miles
14529 Pocohontas Trail, Volente, TX 78641
Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Dripping Springs

Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Visit this 2,400-acre forest preserve for epic outdoor activities including rock-climbing, mountain biking, swimming in the Pedernales River, and guided nature tours.
18.7 miles
23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Dripping Springs Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Go for a dip in this scenic natural pool and creek, surrounded by limestone with cliffs and a free-flowing waterfall, or explore the 230-acre park on a guided hike.
19.8 miles
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Round Mountain

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Visit this 76-acre preserve to hike through naturally inhabited savannas in the Uplands and tour the breathtaking grotto, featuring a canyon, cave, and 40-foot waterfall.
20.2 miles
24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
Texas Hill Country Olive Company

Texas Hill Country Olive Company

Tour this family-owned olive orchard and mill before heading to the Tuscan-style tasting room and bistro to sample products, including flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
20.8 miles
2530 W Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Spicewood Vineyards

Spicewood Vineyards

Stroll through the vineyards and taste wines from estate-grown grapes, including some from original vines dating to when the vineyard was first planted in 1992.
20.6 miles
1419 Co Rd 409, Spicewood, TX 78669
Austin Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Located along Lake Austin, this park and beach offers a scenic place to swim, fish, kayak, and sail from the pier, as well as to picnic and play on the grassy fields.
20.7 miles
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell, Austin

Covert Park at Mount Bonnell

Head to the highest point in Austin at this mountaintop park that stretches over five acres long and offers impressive views of Lake Austin from an overlook 775-feet high.
21.1 miles
3800 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin, TX 78731
Volente Beach Water Park, Leander

Volente Beach Water Park

Find wet and wild adventure on the shores of Lake Travis at this family-friendly waterpark with pools, a private beach, and protected swim area in the lake.
19.3 miles
16107 FM 2769, Leander, TX 78641
 
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