Fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit Austin, Texas! While we don't have leaves that change colors or temperatures that drop, Fall is full of fun events, slightly cooler temps and an incredible city to explore.
My Fall bucket list is shaping up and here are a few things on it:
1. Attend a UT Game- I am a huge football fan and attending a University of Texas football game is one of my favorite fall activities. For newbies, head over to Scholz's before the game to check out the tailgating scene and enjoy a beer with fellow fans. Once you head down toward the stadium, make sure you are wearing burnt orange and ready to cheer on the Longhorns.
2. Scour for new artists at ACL Fest- ACL Festival is a huge music festival with incredible musical talent, artists, food and more. The festival is two weekends long giving you plenty of time to check out the great bands that will be performing. If this is your first time at ACL, make sure you visit the Mighty Cone food truck for a chicken and avocado cone (trust me). You can also bring in an empty water bottle (or two factory sealed water bottles). There are tons of rehydration stations to fill up with water, which you will need because ACL can certainly be VERY hot.
3. Eat out on a patio- During the summer it is a little warm to eat out on the patio in Austin (unless it's fully covered with AC, which is basically being inside). When Fall hits it is the BEST time to eat and drink outside.
4. Pick pumpkins at Sweet Berry Farms- If you have kids this is the one Fall activity that is a MUST do. Sweet Berry Farms is a short drive from Austin, but has a lot of Fall fun. Between pumpkin picking, the corn maze, art projects and more, this will get you into the Fall mood very quickly.
Just keep in mind that they get busy very quickly, so go early on in Fall and and try to arrive earlier in the morning to beat the rush.
5. Take a day trip - With slightly cooler temps rolling in, this is the perfect time to take a day trip from Austin and explore the beautiful hill country. My favorite day trip is visiting Enchanted Rock! Arrive early to enjoy this beautiful state park and hike up Enchanted Rock for gorgeous views. On the way home, stop by Cooper's BBQ in Llano to refuel :)
Austin in the Fall is just amazing and I can't wait to enjoy it all. What are you favorite things to do in Austin during the Fall?