Loc’s Austin to San Antonio Guidebook

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Loc’s Austin to San Antonio Guidebook

Sightseeing

An Austin must-see, especially at sunset, the view of Lake Travis is breathtaking. Amazing atmosphere, excellent food.
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The Oasis On Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
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An Austin must-see, especially at sunset, the view of Lake Travis is breathtaking. Amazing atmosphere, excellent food.
Just Amazing. If you want to know about Texas History or just want to take in everything Texan, this is the right spot for you. It’s the embodiment of everything Texan. Right from the entrance to the Gift shop, everything is so beautifully designed. The staff and government officials are amazing and courteous to answer all the questions I had. They even let you go into the statehouse and senate which is great!
505 recommandé par les habitants
Capitole de l'État du Texas
1100 Congress Avenue
505 recommandé par les habitants
Just Amazing. If you want to know about Texas History or just want to take in everything Texan, this is the right spot for you. It’s the embodiment of everything Texan. Right from the entrance to the Gift shop, everything is so beautifully designed. The staff and government officials are amazing and courteous to answer all the questions I had. They even let you go into the statehouse and senate which is great!
Very scenic. Must go if you are in Austin. Be careful not to leave valuables in plain sight. Lots of car windows and windshields on the ground from thrives breaking into cars.
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Mount Bonnell
547 recommandé par les habitants
Very scenic. Must go if you are in Austin. Be careful not to leave valuables in plain sight. Lots of car windows and windshields on the ground from thrives breaking into cars.
One of the best places to visit if one is visiting Texas. Super cool spot, must have reservations to get in. Feb and March are good for hiking and watching this beautiful place as it won’t be that too hot and too cold.
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Puits de Jacob
68 recommandé par les habitants
One of the best places to visit if one is visiting Texas. Super cool spot, must have reservations to get in. Feb and March are good for hiking and watching this beautiful place as it won’t be that too hot and too cold.
An excellent place on a cloudy summer day! Booking is available on the website which is for one car not per person. Visit the restrooms prior and bring your picnic backpack and water also make sure your swimming suit is there and wear trek shoes for trails. Beware of snakes and poison ivy and armadillos on the trail and don’t go near falling rocks. There are 2 trails one is the pool trail takes 5-7 mins to visit this one first and then proceed to the river trail which is 0.75 miles trail and 1.5 miles the whole round trip. There are scenic overlooks throughout the river trail so stay hydrated. Have a great day at Hamilton pool and recreation activities are allowed till 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
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Hamilton Pool
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An excellent place on a cloudy summer day! Booking is available on the website which is for one car not per person. Visit the restrooms prior and bring your picnic backpack and water also make sure your swimming suit is there and wear trek shoes for trails. Beware of snakes and poison ivy and armadillos on the trail and don’t go near falling rocks. There are 2 trails one is the pool trail takes 5-7 mins to visit this one first and then proceed to the river trail which is 0.75 miles trail and 1.5 miles the whole round trip. There are scenic overlooks throughout the river trail so stay hydrated. Have a great day at Hamilton pool and recreation activities are allowed till 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Comal Park is hands down one of the cleanest lake parks I've ever been to. The amenities are fantastic. Plenty of restrooms, washing stations, picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a kid-friendly beach area. It's a bit slippery without shoes so come prepared. $10 per car.
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Comal Park
1178 Comal Park Rd
36 recommandé par les habitants
Comal Park is hands down one of the cleanest lake parks I've ever been to. The amenities are fantastic. Plenty of restrooms, washing stations, picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a kid-friendly beach area. It's a bit slippery without shoes so come prepared. $10 per car.
Scripture Falls is a 25- to 45-minute hike from the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trailhead (depending on whether you’re a fit adult or you have kids and/or curious pups in tow). Watch for signs warning when it’s not safe to be in the water (there’s toxic algae that grow). It’s scenic and there’s lots of space to hop between the rocks, just sit and take in the scenery, or (if it’s safe) enjoy a swim. The trail to/from is well maintained and easy to follow. There aren’t water stops or bathrooms on the route, so be sure to take that into account when planning your visit. A great afternoon hike to enjoy getting into nature without having to venture far out of the city.
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Sculpture Falls
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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Scripture Falls is a 25- to 45-minute hike from the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trailhead (depending on whether you’re a fit adult or you have kids and/or curious pups in tow). Watch for signs warning when it’s not safe to be in the water (there’s toxic algae that grow). It’s scenic and there’s lots of space to hop between the rocks, just sit and take in the scenery, or (if it’s safe) enjoy a swim. The trail to/from is well maintained and easy to follow. There aren’t water stops or bathrooms on the route, so be sure to take that into account when planning your visit. A great afternoon hike to enjoy getting into nature without having to venture far out of the city.
An amazing place to immerse yourself in nature. About an hour and 15 mins outside of Austin. It's a beautiful, inexpensive way to enjoy the great outdoors. Pictures really don't do this place justice. I can't wait to go back when people are able to swim again!
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Parc d'État des Pedernales Falls
2585 Park Road 6026
135 recommandé par les habitants
An amazing place to immerse yourself in nature. About an hour and 15 mins outside of Austin. It's a beautiful, inexpensive way to enjoy the great outdoors. Pictures really don't do this place justice. I can't wait to go back when people are able to swim again!
This experience was GREAT!! I suggest everyone do this at least once. I do caution anyone who is claustrophobic, has mobility issues, has trouble breathing, or walking steep inclines. And please wear good shoes. You will descend 150 ft on pathways that are wet and sometimes slippery or muddy. The ascent out gets pretty steep near the end. The temperature was mild in March but I imagine it would be very hot and humid during warmer months. There are handrails. I suggest you use them. Guests are not allowed to touch anything. You can take pictures and there are several stops where you can rest while the guides talk about the caverns. You can even taste the water near the end of the tour. Get your tickets in advance and arrive at least 15 minutes before to find parking and walk to the tour area. Tours run on time every 7 minutes. It's a very well-run facility complete with 2 restaurants, gift shops, panning for gems, and a nice sized ropes course. I highly recommend this activity!!
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Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road
124 recommandé par les habitants
This experience was GREAT!! I suggest everyone do this at least once. I do caution anyone who is claustrophobic, has mobility issues, has trouble breathing, or walking steep inclines. And please wear good shoes. You will descend 150 ft on pathways that are wet and sometimes slippery or muddy. The ascent out gets pretty steep near the end. The temperature was mild in March but I imagine it would be very hot and humid during warmer months. There are handrails. I suggest you use them. Guests are not allowed to touch anything. You can take pictures and there are several stops where you can rest while the guides talk about the caverns. You can even taste the water near the end of the tour. Get your tickets in advance and arrive at least 15 minutes before to find parking and walk to the tour area. Tours run on time every 7 minutes. It's a very well-run facility complete with 2 restaurants, gift shops, panning for gems, and a nice sized ropes course. I highly recommend this activity!!
A chance to see wild animals up close. Ranch contains herbivores animals from African continent. We could purchase packs of animal food at the entrance. Two bags were sufficient for us. Fun time for children and adults too. Be prepared to spend 2 hours at this location.
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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Road
61 recommandé par les habitants
A chance to see wild animals up close. Ranch contains herbivores animals from African continent. We could purchase packs of animal food at the entrance. Two bags were sufficient for us. Fun time for children and adults too. Be prepared to spend 2 hours at this location.
Great chill place. Lots of people but plenty of room to have fun. Bring chairs and towels. Water is calm and not too deep for younger ones. Cool place for kayaking or paddling canoes. Note: There is an entrance fee of 8$ for non-locals
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Cypress Falls Swimming Hole
1 Woodcreek Cir
12 recommandé par les habitants
Great chill place. Lots of people but plenty of room to have fun. Bring chairs and towels. Water is calm and not too deep for younger ones. Cool place for kayaking or paddling canoes. Note: There is an entrance fee of 8$ for non-locals
A literal hidden gem right off of I-35. There are three levels of tours: -- The Adventure is best for families with young children or those who aren’t interested in crawling into tight spaces. -- The Hidden tour is a medium challenge for anyone over age 7. -- The Wild requires participants to be over 13 and involves crawling and getting into and through tight spaces. It looks amazing and we will come back and do it at another point. The caves are really cool and the tour gets you to see a wide variety of formations and features. There is also an area above ground where you can buy bags or buckets of dirt pre-loaded with semi-precious stones, replica arrowheads, or fossils and then “pan” for your treasures in the sluice. There’s also a small playground which is well maintained. Overall, highly recommended. Although the tours aren’t cheap, they are well worth the money and give you a good amount of time underground.
64 recommandé par les habitants
Inner Space Cavern
4200 Interstate 35
64 recommandé par les habitants
A literal hidden gem right off of I-35. There are three levels of tours: -- The Adventure is best for families with young children or those who aren’t interested in crawling into tight spaces. -- The Hidden tour is a medium challenge for anyone over age 7. -- The Wild requires participants to be over 13 and involves crawling and getting into and through tight spaces. It looks amazing and we will come back and do it at another point. The caves are really cool and the tour gets you to see a wide variety of formations and features. There is also an area above ground where you can buy bags or buckets of dirt pre-loaded with semi-precious stones, replica arrowheads, or fossils and then “pan” for your treasures in the sluice. There’s also a small playground which is well maintained. Overall, highly recommended. Although the tours aren’t cheap, they are well worth the money and give you a good amount of time underground.
This is a great and fun experience! A little hiking required, and all worth it. A very knowledgeable, fun, and engaging staff!
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Wimberley Zipline Adventures
376 Winn Valley Drive
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This is a great and fun experience! A little hiking required, and all worth it. A very knowledgeable, fun, and engaging staff!
A picturesque and serene place to come and just enjoy nature and relax. You can take a swim in the lake. Just remember dogs are allowed in, but they're not allowed to swim. Also, you cannot picnic. The entrance fee is $6 per person over the age of 13.
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McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
159 recommandé par les habitants
A picturesque and serene place to come and just enjoy nature and relax. You can take a swim in the lake. Just remember dogs are allowed in, but they're not allowed to swim. Also, you cannot picnic. The entrance fee is $6 per person over the age of 13.
Beautiful sunny days are definitely for coming here! It was very relaxing to take the different scenic walks, and there walks even a museum you could enter (for $5). The gift shop had something for everyone, and they even did displays of loading and shooting an old musket just at the entrance of the Alamo. HIGHLY recommend visiting! We loved our visit and learning the history of this place. Also highly recommend doing the guided tour, because you get access to areas of the grounds that the general public does not and a lot more information from the guide. It also includes entry to the church. Recommend going early, as later in the day the lines are long and there are lots of people.
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Mission Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza
295 recommandé par les habitants
Beautiful sunny days are definitely for coming here! It was very relaxing to take the different scenic walks, and there walks even a museum you could enter (for $5). The gift shop had something for everyone, and they even did displays of loading and shooting an old musket just at the entrance of the Alamo. HIGHLY recommend visiting! We loved our visit and learning the history of this place. Also highly recommend doing the guided tour, because you get access to areas of the grounds that the general public does not and a lot more information from the guide. It also includes entry to the church. Recommend going early, as later in the day the lines are long and there are lots of people.
A great place for a sunset and sunrise view. The walk up to the viewpoint actually has two ways parallel and people who have difficulty can use the path that's less strenuous to climb however it's not that bad. Also once you climb up you will have a great view of the bridge, lake, and a glimpse of the city. You can also do jet skiing if interested. There are rentals. Also once you are at the viewpoint there's a trail if interested. Overall a good place to have a scenic view. Parking is difficult during weekends as it's very crowded however lots of street parking is available.
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Pennybacker Bridge
5300 North Capital of Texas Highway
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A great place for a sunset and sunrise view. The walk up to the viewpoint actually has two ways parallel and people who have difficulty can use the path that's less strenuous to climb however it's not that bad. Also once you climb up you will have a great view of the bridge, lake, and a glimpse of the city. You can also do jet skiing if interested. There are rentals. Also once you are at the viewpoint there's a trail if interested. Overall a good place to have a scenic view. Parking is difficult during weekends as it's very crowded however lots of street parking is available.

Shopping

The biggest Premium outlet in Texas! It was everything you need to shop. Most of the big brands are located here with big spaces to showcase all their items.
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San Marcos Premium Outlets
3939 I-35
127 recommandé par les habitants
The biggest Premium outlet in Texas! It was everything you need to shop. Most of the big brands are located here with big spaces to showcase all their items.

Food scene

Local coffee shop. Very lovely atmosphere. Make sure to order with "full moon" because it is their signature milk.
Summer Moon Coffee (Kyle)
4217 Benner Rd
Local coffee shop. Very lovely atmosphere. Make sure to order with "full moon" because it is their signature milk.
Growing up with Viet food, I must just say this has been by far the best Pho and rice dishes I’ve had around the Austin area. I’ve tried many other places and nothing has been as good as this. Authentic Vietnamese food here.
Phở Thái Sơn -Kyle
Farm to Market 1626
Growing up with Viet food, I must just say this has been by far the best Pho and rice dishes I’ve had around the Austin area. I’ve tried many other places and nothing has been as good as this. Authentic Vietnamese food here.
Pie person? This stop is a must. Sandwiches are good, but dessert is the main course. Pimento cheese has black pepper and it's good and unique. Rye bread is tasty. Also had the Almond Joy 🥧♥️, strawberry peach & Blueberry with a crumble crust. So full, but still want to keep eating. Pie heaven.
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Texas Pie Co
202 West Center Street
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Pie person? This stop is a must. Sandwiches are good, but dessert is the main course. Pimento cheese has black pepper and it's good and unique. Rye bread is tasty. Also had the Almond Joy 🥧♥️, strawberry peach & Blueberry with a crumble crust. So full, but still want to keep eating. Pie heaven.
The best spot for some drink and some good music from the DJs to the live music, Tejano Thursday night is the best!
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THE RAILHOUSE
107 E Center St
6 recommandé par les habitants
The best spot for some drink and some good music from the DJs to the live music, Tejano Thursday night is the best!
Very cute place and has amazing customer service. Clean and nice snacks available to buy.
Tea2go TeaN'ergy Kyle
22420 Interstate 35
Very cute place and has amazing customer service. Clean and nice snacks available to buy.
This is a very good Mexican restaurant in Kyle. They have a full-service bar. Food is very good. Prices are reasonable. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is kept very clean.
Texican Cafe
856 Kohlers Crossing
This is a very good Mexican restaurant in Kyle. They have a full-service bar. Food is very good. Prices are reasonable. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is kept very clean.
Super awesome pizza and the beer was delish.
Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse
856 Kohlers Crossing
Super awesome pizza and the beer was delish.
Delicious and affordable with great service. The menu seems quite authentic Italian. Some of my favorites are the Italian beef stew, chicken cacciatore, and seafood lasagna. The pizza is also worth checking into and some of my favorites are the Tuscany special, Carne extraordinaire, and the veggie delight. The hours are great and the parking is easy.
Ilario's Italian Cuisine And Catering
5401 Farm to Market 1626
Delicious and affordable with great service. The menu seems quite authentic Italian. Some of my favorites are the Italian beef stew, chicken cacciatore, and seafood lasagna. The pizza is also worth checking into and some of my favorites are the Tuscany special, Carne extraordinaire, and the veggie delight. The hours are great and the parking is easy.
An amazing AYCE BBQ experience that is a must if you are in the Austin area. The best part of the experience is the BYOB! The sauce and service are amazing! Definitely recommended.
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The Salt Lick BBQ
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
232 recommandé par les habitants
An amazing AYCE BBQ experience that is a must if you are in the Austin area. The best part of the experience is the BYOB! The sauce and service are amazing! Definitely recommended.

Adventure

Best water park in Texas. Not many people are aware that it's so big you have to take a shuttle to the other side of the park. The one with the extremely tall castle is the more adult-friendly one. There's a pool that has a bar in it and the pool is shallow and small enough that your kids can swim right next to you and it's easy to keep an eye on them. Time does pass fairly quickly tho so if you want to ride everything in both parks go on a less crowded day. Some lines can take an hr and most take anywhere from 20-40 minutes. Cell phone cases hold phones and cards. Lockers are digital at a kiosk so no lost keys. The staff is awesome too.
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Schlitterbahn
400 North Liberty Avenue
172 recommandé par les habitants
Best water park in Texas. Not many people are aware that it's so big you have to take a shuttle to the other side of the park. The one with the extremely tall castle is the more adult-friendly one. There's a pool that has a bar in it and the pool is shallow and small enough that your kids can swim right next to you and it's easy to keep an eye on them. Time does pass fairly quickly tho so if you want to ride everything in both parks go on a less crowded day. Some lines can take an hr and most take anywhere from 20-40 minutes. Cell phone cases hold phones and cards. Lockers are digital at a kiosk so no lost keys. The staff is awesome too.