The list goes on for how many awesome getaways there are in the fall. Some of us choose to head to the northeast for breathtaking scenery, while others stick to the city life.
Austin, Texas is a mix of both. What was formally known as a quirky college town is now more mainstream as it has grown tremendously.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear locals demand, “Don’t Dallas my Austin!”. Austinites are a proud community that embraces their inner freakdom.
While more skyscrapers have popped up in recent years, don’t let them overshadow what makes Austin truly unique.
If you’re seeking a fun fall trip, Austin is for you.
Here are 5 reasons why fall is the perfect time to visit this trendy Texas city:
Summer Is Scorching
Texas becomes blazing hot in the summer. There is really no escaping the heat. In Austin, it’s not only the heat but the unbearable humidity too.
Austin is still fun in the summer since you can cool off with a dip in the famous Barton Springs or find a local Tex-Mex restaurant for an ice-cold margarita.
But fall just hits differently. The weather is so much more comfortable come October and onward. With so many places to explore, the nice weather makes it all the more enjoyable.
September is still prone to heatwaves so it’s best to plan a visit in the following months.
300 Days Of Sunshine
The capital of Texas proudly boasts about their weather year-round, even though they exclude the humidity part.
Fall brings cooler weather, but you can still expect beautiful sunny days ahead. The city claims it has “300 days of sunshine” each year, but another Texas city stole the title of Sun City.
Austin is a gorgeous city where exploring the outdoors is a must. There is a huge cycling community here with dedicated bike lanes and paths through many areas.
Some would argue seeing the city by bike is the best way, given its horrid traffic. The charm of Austin is it has a small-town feel yet has become the fastest-growing city in the U.S.
Many of the top sights are centrally located, whether you want to kayak the lake along Austin’s pristine skyline or go out for a fun night on the town.
A Gateway Into One Of Texas’ Most Stunning Regions
Hiking, boating, and floating the river are all popular activities nearby. Lake Travis is a popular trip just 30 minutes away with amazing views and nice restaurants.
Others may enjoy Mount Bonnell or the smaller towns known as the Texas Hill Country. A little longer of a drive is the quaint town of New Braunfels with a neighboring charming town of Gruene (pronounced Green).
This trip is the ultimate fall getaway for your quintessential fall activities, such as spotting the beautiful fall colors, pumpkin patches, and overall small-town charm.
Here, the backroads are gorgeous, with tree-lined streets full of vibrant fall foliage. So gorgeous, in fact, you will probably find yourself pulling over the car to take it all in.
A Foodie Paradise
Austin is one of the trendiest cities in America, and it reflects with their food. A popular food truck destination, you can truly find just about any type of cuisine here.
World-renowned chefs have come to Austin and it’s harder to find a bad meal than it is a great one. Seriously, you will be stuffed by the time you go back home!
Many fall vacationers seek out all the pumpkin flavors, and Austin does have that. With a plethora of cafes, you can start your day with a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
But Austin offers so much more and is known for their tacos and queso, particularly in the fall. They say soup is perfect for fall weather, but here in Austin it’s queso weather.
Ain’t No Party Like An Austin Party
Austin has become more than a college town, but the massive campus of the University of Texas remains.
The best time to go out for a fun night in the city is in the fall. The college kids are back in class, and the nights are much cooler.
That means it is time to hit up world-famous 6th Street or nearby Rainey Street, where houses have been converted into trendy bars and restaurants.
The streets are blocked off to easily bar-hop from one place to another for a night you will never forget. With new comedy clubs, restaurants, and seemingly endless bars, you will have a blast!
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