Top things to do in Austin this Memorial Day weekend

Top Activities for Memorial Day in Austin

We aren’t sure how it’s already the end of May, but we’re not mad about it!! Here in Austin, Memorial Day is the kick off to Summer because, let’s face it, it’s already hot in Texas. Whether you’re a music lover, outdoor adventurer, or a foodie - here in the heart of Texas, we’ve got a little something for everyone! 

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things to do in the Austin/surrounding areas – feel free to snag the list below for your family outing or send to a friend and make the plans! 


Let’s Hike!

Feeling like a little fresh air while getting some movement? Check out one of our many beautiful hiking areas! 

  • Barton Creek Greenbelt - a go-to for Austinites and outdoor enthusiasts!
  • Enchanted Rock - located in Fredericksburg, this massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has become iconic!
  • Mt. Bonnell -  an iconic spot in Central Austin. Perfect for a short hike, great views and we’ve heard there has been a proposal or two!
  • Pedernales Falls State Park - just 30 miles west of Austin, you can swim, hike or camp overnight.
    hiking spots around Austin


    Chow Down! 

    If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place! We swear every day there is a new restaurant popping up in Austin. Here are a few of our top visits! 

    • Aba - Mediterranean restaurant originating from Chicago's historic Fulton Market District.
    • Bird Bird Biscuit - Neighborhood eatery serving house-made buttermilk biscuit sandwiches for breakfast & lunch.
    • Justine’s - Very late night dining. When you think you've gone too far, keep going.
    • Perla’s - Located on South Congress, Perla's offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts.
    • Red Ash - Grab some delicious homemade pasta at this restaurant influenced by the culinary traditions of Northern and Southern Italy.
    Chow down around Austin

    And if you’re wanting the true Texan experience, BBQ is a must!! 

    BBQ around Austin


    Lake Time! 

    Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake…take your pick! Whether you’d like to get on the water or soak up some rays next to it, we’ve got a few of our favorite recommendations below! 

    Lake Austin

      Lake Austin

      Lake Travis

      • The Oasis - shopping, delicious food, and beautiful views of the lake!
      • Pace Bend Park - It’s got it all! From hiking, to camping, to fishing, and of course, the views.
      • Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures - The ultimate lake experience! A revolutionary floating water park, obstacle course, and private Island getaway.
        Lake Travis

        Lady Bird Lake

          Lady Bird Lake


          And of course, if you’re in need of a sweet treat or two, we’ve got you covered! Check out our sweet offerings.




          Images from Travis County Parks, Trip Advisor, Austin Monthly Magazine, 365 Austin, Visit Austin,,,, Culture Map, Aba, and

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