Venture deep into the Lone Star State, to the beating heart of Texas, when you book an RV in Austin. This shining city is the state’s capital. Everything's bigger in Texas, and the capitol building is no exception. Made of stunning, sunset red granite, the Texas Capitol is the largest capital building in the United States. The capitol and grounds feature some of the state’s most valued treasures, including paintings, historical documents, and sculptures. Austin is the musical mecca of the state, a melting pot of eclectic live-music for country, rock, and blues musicians. Centrally located within Texas Hill Country, the city also attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. Refreshing rivers, lakes, and waterways dot the rugged landscape all around. Austin is an RV friendly city with wide roads and multiple lanes of traffic, but there are plenty of public transportation options for when you’ve found the perfect place to park your rig. Capital Metro and Capitol MetroRail service the entire city and some outer areas. Plus, Austin is the most bike-friendly city in the state. Bring your own or take advantage of one of the many places in the city offering rentals on bikes, beach cruisers, tandems. Some even offer bike tours.
The Great Outdoors
The Austin area is home to some of Texas’ most treasured natural wonders. McKinney Falls State Park is just 13 miles from the capital and offers sites for campers and Austin RV renters. McKinney Falls formed where Onion Creek and Williamson Creek meet. See the beautiful cascade of water any time of year. The creeks are also great for swimming and fishing. The park offers visitors more than 90 miles of trails for hiking, biking, bouldering, geocaching and bird watching. Make sure to stop and see "Old Baldy," the park’s ancient cypress tree (more than 500 years old)! On the west side lies the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Wilderness Park. The Greenbelt in an urban oasis with trails for hiking, biking and running, rock climbing zones and walls, and a natural public swimming area.
If you want to take your Austin rental motorhome out of the city but don’t want to stray too far, check out Buescher State Park. It’s only 45 minutes outside of Austin in Smithville, Texas. They keep the lake stocked here for fisherman, and the water is great for kayaking or canoeing. There are campsites for primitive camping and RV trailers, as well as group facilities, screened public shelters, and air-conditioned cabins. Just down the road a few miles is Bastrop State Park, a family favorite for more than 70 years. It’s home to the forest of the Lost Pines. There are more than eight miles of hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course open all year that winds through the forest, and a jumbo swimming pool open in the summertime. This park is also RV-friendly with full hookup sites available year round so you can settle in no matter when you rent an RV in Austin.
While you’re in the area, there are a ton of places to stay with your RV trailer rental in Austin. One of the most recommended places to go is La Hacienda RV Resort. This Texas-sized luxury resort offers top-notch amenities like an exclusive fitness center, multiple swimming pools, hot tub, clubhouse, and fido-approved dog park. Its central location is the perfect place to take an Austin luxury motorhome rental, putting you close to Austin City Limits Live, the Nature & Science Center, and the Austin Zoo. Another great option is the Austin Lone Star RV Resort. This sprawling spot has more than 150 tree-shaded sites with full RV hookups and free wi-fi. Plus, it’s only 5 miles from downtown Austin. When you’re not at the resort enjoying a swim in the pool or playing billiards in the clubhouse, you’ve got to check out Lady Bird Lake or the Zilker Botanical Garden. There are three Walmarts in the city of Austin, dozens of large fueling stations, and several RV repair shops so you’ll be covered no matter where you go.
Wanting to stay outside the range of the bright city lights? Take a peek at Rio Bonito Cabin and RV Park for a tranquil stay in Texas Hill Country. The park is only 40 miles out of Austin and close to a few other major cities; Leander, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Round Rock, Texas. For an unmatched outdoor experience, take your rental RV trailer to Lake Pointe Resort. Located along the north shore of Canyon Lake, the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas”, it’s the perfect place for water sports like boating, skiing, and fishing. Lake Pointe is pet-friendly and family oriented. They’re member-owned, meticulously maintained, and known for their engaging events for adults and children.
Exploring the City
Austin is the oddball city of the Lone Star State; their unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”. It’s also the Live Music Capital of the World. Each year, Austin hosts one of the biggest conference and festivals in the country, South by Southwest (SXSW). SXSW is an annual fusion of film, interactive media, and music that takes place in mid-March. Austin is one of the sunniest cities in America, boasting 300 sunny days a year! It’s also home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. Austin celebrates these winged creatures with BatFest in late August. Watch as more than 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge at dusk, and enjoy live music, food, games, and more for the whole family while you wait. Austin takes hunger seriously, and they have some serious eats! Be sure to stop for some real southern cuisine and grab a Texas-sized steak. No matter what you choose to do or where you decide to park your RV rental in Austin, you’ll have a grand ol’ time!
Whether you’re heading to the heart of Texas for the parks, the food, the music, or even the bats, start your search for an RV in Austin and get on with exploring!