They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and the capital city of Austin certainly lives up to they hype. From the live music and restaurants, to the unique culture, there is something for everyone in this eclectic city. Whether you’re looking for a couple’s camping trip or a family fun adventure, you won’t be disappointed. Keep reading for everything you need to know before traveling!
Where to Camp
Camping in Austin will give you access to all the amazing restaurants, outdoor activities, and warm weather that the capital city has to offer. Here are some of our top RV campgrounds:
- La Hacienda RV Park – This award-winning RV resort is just 3 miles from Lake Travis, where you can enjoy fishing, water skiing, and sailing. The resort includes a pavilion center, resort pool and spa, that are perfect for a relaxing day at the campground. All RV sites at the campground are easy to navigate, and include full hookups, cable TV, and high speed WIFI. Pull-in, Pull-thru, and Back-in sites are available for daily, weekly, or monthly rates. The resort also has an office/business center, 4-hole chip and putting green, 24 hour fitness center, beautiful laundry facility, bath house, and dog park!
Austin Oak Forest RV Park – Enjoy some peace and quiet at the forested Austin Oak RV Park just 10 minutes from downtown Austin. The grounds include 15 acres of forest, fenced in dog area, and RV sites for fifth wheels, Class A motorhomes and Class C motorhomes. Sites include 30 amp and 50 amp service, free Cable TV and Wi-Fi. You can play golf at the nearby Bluebonnet HIll Golf Course or Morris Williams Golf Course, or go bass fishing at Lake Walter Long.
- Austin Lone Star RV Resort – This RV Resort has 154 spacious, shaded sites with full hook-ups and wifi. The amenities include a seasonal heated pool, club house, on-site store and gift shop. This RV resort is open for all ages, and has a fenced-in pet exercise area for your dogs. The resort is conveniently located 5 miles from downtown Austin, so you can have access to all the fun local events and nearby attractions.
What to Do
Austin is full of awesome attractions, music and culture. The list of activities is endless, but we’ve narrowed down a few top attractions that are worth checking out!
- Bullock State History Museum – This is no ordinary museum. Located in downtown Austin, this impressive space has 3 floors of exhibits, a special effects Texas Spirit Theater, museum store, cafe, and Austin’s only IMAX theater (open 365 days a year)! The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. General Admission is just $14 for adults and $9 for kids age 4-17.
- Georgetown – Known as “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” Georgetown is a must-see stop during your Austin trip. You can see the beautiful lights display from now through January 2nd, or check out the Red Poppy Festival in 2017! Georgetown is home to beautiful hiking and biking trails, parks, shopping, bowling alleys, a skate park, and much more! You may need a couple days to explore all this beautiful city has to offer.
- Racing in Austin – The Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. This 3.4-mile circuit track has hosted events such as MotoGP and the X-Games. Race fans young and old will love to witness one of these spectacular events.
Where to Eat
You better come to Austin hungry. Their famous food truck scene, bbq, and fine dining are sure to satisfy your needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!
Breakfast: Juan in a Million – You haven’t truly experienced Austin until you’ve had the breakfast tacos from Juan in a Million. Since each taco is less than $3, you’re probably going to want to try them all. They also have traditional breakfast items with a Tex-Mex twist.
Lunch: East Side King food truck – “Japanese street food with a touch of Austin soul.” This food truck has become so popular in Austin, they had to expand to a brick and mortar location, another food truck, and catering department. The menu is inspired by Asian and Austin culture, and they only use quality ingredients like their Tender Belly Pork, made from 100% vegetarian-fed pigs raised without antibiotics, hormones or crates.
Dinner: The County Line – This place has been serving up legendary Texas-style BBQ for over 40 years. From the ribs, brisket, and chicken to the coleslaw, potato salad and beans, everything is delicious and homemade.
How to Travel
Whether you’re driving from across the country, or just across the state, make sure your RV is in good condition before you hit the road to Austin. If it’s time for a new RV, visit our website to find an RV that will be perfect for all your upcoming roadtrips. RVUSA is dedicated to connecting you to the top RV destinations and dealers around the country! Check back every Monday for the Find of the Week, Wednesday for Dealer Spotlight, Throwback Thursday and Friday for Tips and Tricks.
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