Living in a hot vacation destination like Austin means that I often times miss out on visiting some of the nicest hotels and resorts the city has to offer. I love a great hotel and I've been making more of an effort to try out the local hotels and resorts and enjoy a few staycations here and there. Here are my four favorite Austin staycation spots:
- Lake Austin Spa- Beautiful views, amazing food and THE BEST spa treatments in the entire city make this one of my favorite staycation spots. Even if you don't want to stay overnight, I highly recommend spending an entire day out there: two spa treatments, lunch and a little pool time out by the lake. It's gorgeous and the service is fantastic. If you are looking for a relaxing staycation, this is the one!
- South Congress Hotel- This is one of my favorite spots for a relaxing but also fun Austin staycation. Spend the day walking around South Congress. Enjoy a coffee at Jo's and shop the boutiques during the day. Enjoy their beautiful pool and then get ready for an amazing dinner (try Otoko if you are a sushi lover and Vespaio for something more romantic). Grab a drink in the lobby bar after dinner or visit Continental Club for a little music. Brunch the next day at Cafe No Se rounds out the perfect staycation, no car needed!
- Lakeway Resort- If you are like me you love a little lake time during the summer! Lakeway Resort is a great staycation spot. You could make this a couple's only staycation or a family friendly one! They have two beautiful pools, gorgeous lake views and boat rentals right from the resort. The only downside to a staycation here is the food choices (unlike the two above that really have incredible food).
- Hotel Van Zandt - This is a similar staycation to South Congress Hotel, but perfect if you want to actually go out to bars later at night. This hotel is located right on Rainey Street so it is walking distance to all sorts of fun Bungalow bars and restaurants. With plenty of restaurants to pick from, you should save room for late night food truck bites as well.
Here are a couple of staycation spots I am dying to try but haven't gotten around to yet!
Collective Retreats- Just outside of Austin, luxury glamping has made its way to the Texas Hill Country. I am eager to try it, but I read they don't have AC so possibly in the spring!
Llano AirBNB- This Airbnb is a few hours outside of Austin, but was sent to me by a friend and looks absolutely incredible!
Hyatt Lost Pines- Another great spot for a family staycation. I'm looking forward to checking out the lazy river when my son gets a little bit older.
Do you love to staycation? What other resorts should I check out?