Austin January 25, 2019
9 Beautiful Austin Locations You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
We all know that Austin is stunning, but there are even more gorgeous places tucked off the beaten path. Get to know your city inside and out. These spellbinding spots will make you fall in love with Bat City all over again. These are nine beautiful Austin locations you probably didn’t even know existed.
1. The Colorado River along The Longhorn Dam
This place is especially stunning at sunrise. Brew some coffee and venture to this tranquil spot. It's the best way to start your day.
2. The Westin's rooftop pool
Take the elevator up to the top floor and experience the tallest rooftop pool in Austin. You don't have to be a guest at the Westin in order to soak up the sights. From here, you'll get a jaw-dropping view of the Frost Bank tower and the gorgeous Austin skyline. Head over to 310 East 5th Street to see for yourself.
Want to learn more? Check out our feature article
3. Red Bud Isle
This short and sweet hike is only a half mile, but it's packed with wonderful views. Austinites love walking their dogs along this scenic loop. Head over to 3401 Redbud Trail to see what the fuss is about.
If you want to see even more lovely photos, read our feature article
4. The Stephenson Nature Preserve
This little-known gem sits in South Austin, and it's chock full of peaceful views. Take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. The tranquil trails are calling your name. The Stephenson Nature Preserve is located at 7609 Longview Rd.
Want to see more photos of this secret spot? Read our feature article
5. The Homestead Trail at McKinney Falls State Park
This 3 mile trail will take you past historic sites, under shaded trees, and along glistening waters. When you need to escape from life's hectic hustle and bustle, there's no better place to run to than McKinney Falls State Park.
To see more of this tremendous trail, read our feature article
6. Natural Bridge Caverns
Take a day trip to San Antonio and see the earth in a whole new way. At Natural Bridge Caverns, you can whip through the air on a zipline and plunge to the depths of caves. Take a tour through these majestic caverns and prepare to be amazed. Nature Bridge Caverns is located at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road.
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7. The scenic Hill Country drive along The Devil's Backbone.
The Devil's Backbone may sound ominous, but it's actually totally heavenly. This glorious drive begins at Johnson City and heads south on US-281. You'll pass through the enchanting town of Blanco, drive beside glistening limestone cliffs, and end in Canyon Lake, Texas.
For the full route, head over to our feature article
8. Garner State Park
Pack your bags and take the family on a weekend adventure. Garner State Park is only three hours away from Austin. The shimmering emerald pools and breathtaking night skies will give you goosebumps. Set your GPS to 234 RR 1050 in Concan, Texas to see what it's all about.
For even more unbelievable photos, check out our feature article
9. Pease Park's magical stickwork sculpture.
You'll feel like you entered a fairy tale when you see this whimsical display. Made entirely of natural pieces, this unique work of art is spellbinding. Head over to Pease Park to soak up the magic.
What’s your favorite scenic Austin spot?