Austin is nothing like the rest of Texas. In fact, it’s not even like the rest of the United States. And that’s what makes this city so awesome.
Filled with quirky food trucks and uber-cool venues offering live music and a chilled vibe, Austin will captivate you. People who visit Austin invariably love it, except for one thing: you really need a car if you want to make the most of the city. So, if you’re going to have to get yourself a vehicle, why not go the whole hog and hire an RV? Check out some Austin RV rentals, pick whichever takes your fancy and embark on your journey.
Here are a few ideas of places to visit on your road trip.
Bastrop State Park
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature then there’s nowhere better than Bastrop State Park. Located just outside the city of Austin, this is the ideal place to engage in some wholesome fun. Spend your days here hiking, fishing and swimming before retiring to your RV and falling asleep to the sounds of wild birds and animals. Those with an adventurous streak might want to check out the watersports available on nearby Lake Bastrop.
Colorado Bend State Park
Don’t let the name of this park confuse you… It is still located in Texas! Steer your RV over to the beautiful Colorado Bend State Park and enjoy over 35 miles of hiking trails. The highlight of this park is Gorman Falls. Catch these waterfalls on a good day and they are guaranteed to take your breath away. Whatever it is that we love so much about falling water, these guys have it in spades.
McKinney Falls State Park
Situated just outside downtown Texas, the McKinney Falls State Park is a great place to park your RV for a night or two. The site provides a full electrical hookup and is well equipped with picnic areas and BBQ spots. This park is also a good spot to try out some adventure activities, such as mountain biking and rock climbing. At the end of the day you can come back to your RV, throw some meat on the grill and relax in comfort.
Only 20 minutes from the city of Austin is its beautiful Hill Country. Drive your RV over to La Hacienda RV Resort and use that as your base to explore Lake Travis. This lake is a whole lot more than just a stretch of water. Lake Travis is a social hub where people come to eat, swim, sail and party. Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves to a bit of zip-lining or jet skiing while those who want to take it easy can go sailing or sit and dine at one of the marina eateries.
Lone Star RV Resort
When you’ve had your fill of the great outdoors and want to jump back into civilization then this is the place to be. The Lone Star RV Resort is right in the heart of the action of downtown Austin. From here, you can easily access venues with live music as well as some great shopping and eating areas and museums. To top it all off, this resort has fantastic facilities, including a pool, a gym and a full electrical hookup for your RV.