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Top Things to Do In Lake Travis

by Rebecca Shahan

The 4th of July may have passed us by, but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  If you live in or near Lake Travis, there's plenty of ways to continue to enjoy the week. Whether it's having an amazing sunset dinner, cruising the lake, relaxing at a spa, or ziplining, there's something to keep the whole family active and have fun in lake Travis this summer.  Take a look at the top 4 things to do in Lake Travis:

Watch the Sunset

Lake Travis is known for it's spectacular sunsets. There's plenty of outstanding vantage points to view it from, whether on water or land. One particularly great place to enjoy these sunsets is at Beau Theriot’s “Sunset Capital of Texas”The views from it's terraces perched 450 feet over the lake will leave you breathless. And so will the food. The Oasis, as it's known, is home to some of the best live music anywhere on the lake.

Have a Spa Day

Why not pamper yourself with a spa day at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. This full service spa and resort features a great array of ways to enjoy yourself. In addition to the full-service spa, there's three large swimming pools, a whirlpool, a swim-up bar and a slide area perfect for the kids. After a day of relaxing and playing, you can cap off the evening with a splendid meal at restaurant with outside seating featuring spectacular lake views. 

Zip Along on an Adventure

With 5 zip lines spanning from 250 to 2800 ft, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures will put you on the fast track to thrills and chills with he longest zipline in Texas. As you hike up to your zipline launching point, your professional tour guide will offer an educational and fun experience.  Then you launch off a cliff and soar for over 2800 ft. What could be more thrilling?

Play or Relax at Volente Beach Resort

Volente Beach Resort is a great place for the whole family to relax and play. The resort features a waterpark with a number of themed areas for the kids. You can also enjoy a casual meal at Beachside Billy’s restaurant with a beach bar and grill. You can even rent a bungalow to stay overnight and enjoy the amenities even longer.

There’s more to Lake Travis than meets the eye.  Make sure to check back on our blog for more great things to do in Lake Travis and Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Experience the Lake Travis Pub Crawl

by Rebecca Shahan

Experience the Lake Travis Pub CrawlWhat could be better than enjoying amazing food and drinks by the lake? Lake Travis is the jewel of the Highland Lakes, making it the perfect setting for the restaurants and pubs that dot the coastline.  Not only do these restaurants have spectacular views, but you can access most of them by boat. So why not fire up the boat and take a delicious and refreshing Lake Travis On the Water Pub / Restaurant Crawl? There are 8 restaurants and pubs you can get to by boat on Lake Travis. You can stop for drinks at one of them, then food at the next.  Then top off the evening with live music at most of these venues. Here’s a few of the great dining experiences you can look forward to enjoying on the lake.

Volente Beach Restaurant & Waterpark

If you’re out with the whole family, pull into the private dock for the perfect blend of food and fun. You can enjoy burgers, chicken sandwiches, fresh-made pizza, great salads, wings, entrees such as pan-fried snapper, Ahi Tuna or MMMac n Cheese. Or have a drink at the full bar with lake views, along with live music. The whole family can have fun at the waterpark, featuring thrilling rides and a pirate themes park for the kids to explore. Then you can relax in the Lazy Lagoon featuring a waterfall fountain.

Shack 512

Enjoy Southern cuisine in this relaxing Hill Country setting.  This casual outdoor venue lets you indulge in the extraordinary panoramic views of the Lake Travis and the hills. Pull into the courtesy walk and it’s just a short walk up the ramp.

Cedar Street Dockside

Located just 3 miles southwest past Starnes Island and the infamous Devil’s Cove, this floating restaurant and bar features a large dock to accommodate all diners.  Dine indoors or outside while enjoying  live music and dancing.

The Oasis

As the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, The Oasis has certainly gained a reputation for amazing food and equally splendid sunset views as “the Sunset Capital of Texas.”  You’re guaranteed spectacular dining with the outdoor seating in this venue located 450 feet above Lake Travis. When the sunset bell rings, get out your camera to capture the gorgeous sunset.  With live music on 2 stages, it’s the perfect way to top off your restaurant crawl experience.

There’s more to Lake Travis than meets the eye.  Make sure to check back on our blog for more great things to do in Lake Travis and Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Eat Great Food For Less in Lakeway

by Rebecca Shahan

Looking to save a few dollars while you enjoy your time on the lake?  There's no need to break the banks to eat great food in Lakeway.  TripAdvisor.com has reviewed the best places to eat in Lakeway on a budget. Here's some of the top picks from the list.

Cafe Lago

Not only does Cafe Lago have the best breakfast in town, it's one of the most affordable.  This coffee house / diner is the perfect hometown place to get your morning started, or for a delicious lunch.

P. Terry's Burger Stand

Inspired by the burger stands of old, but with a focus on fresh, all natural ingredients, making this a burger stand like no other in town. Along with the amazing view and retro dining room, classic shakes and huge orders of fries, you can't go wrong with this burger experience.

Mod Pizza

Who doesn't want an artisan pizza made their way right in front of them? That's how Mod Pizza does it. And there's only one price, no matter how many toppings!

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Rebecca Shahan
Keller Williams Realty, Austin
1921 Lohmans Crossing, #100
Austin TX 78734
512-657-4467
Fax: (512) 263-0109