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Experince Austin's Vibrant Music, Food, and Outdoor Adventure

Located just outside of Austin, Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a unique getaway that allows for the ideal escape from the daily routine and respite into nature while offering proximity to Austin’s exciting live music and food scenes. Whether you spend a day checking out Austin’s sites prior to heading to your quiet retreat or take a day trip into the city during your stay, check out our list of must-visits and answers to questions you may have about eclectic Austin, Texas.

What are the best venues for live music in austin?

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is filled with venues big and small offering music for every taste. Immerse yourself in Austin’s country roots at the Broken Spoke, a historic honky-tonk that has been around since 1964 and has hosted legends such as Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson.

For bluegrass and Americana live performances, The White Horse is the place to be while the Paramount Theatre hosts performers from all genres on its historic stage that originally opened in 1915 as a vaudeville house. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q pairs delicious barbecue with some of the most popular local bands in Austin and features a gospel brunch on Sundays.  And for even more two-step fun, the Little Longhorn Saloon is another historic honky-tonk that hosts bands on a nearly nightly basis.

You’ll find live music aplenty in Austin — find the perfect venue that suits your groove and get dancing!

Does Austin have good outdoor activities?

Outside of music venues, Austin is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and there's no shortage of adventures awaiting you. Start your day with a leisurely walk around Lady Bird Lake, taking in the skyline views and soaking up the Texas sun. For a taste of history, explore the sprawling Zilker Park, perfect for hiking, biking, or enjoying a relaxing picnic surrounded by lush greenery. If you're craving a bit of an adrenaline rush, head over to the Barton Creek Greenbelt for rock climbing or cool off in the natural swimming holes. 

And don't forget to catch the awe-inspiring bat colony take flight at Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset. With McKinney Roughs Nature Park just a short drive away from the resort, you've got even more opportunities for hiking, fishing, and immersing yourself in the beauty of Hill Country.

Outdoor adventure awaits within Lost Pines itself with activities ranging from horseback riding to pickleball, a float around the lazy river, and biking around the 405 acres of serene scenery. Find yourself connecting with nature at our outdoor haven just outside of Austin.

Does austin have a good food scene?

Austin's food scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, where Tex-Mex classics, smoky barbecue, and innovative fusion cuisine come together to create a culinary experience like no other. Here are a few of our standout destinations for getting a taste of Austin’s food scene. Since 1954, the iconic El Patio has delighted diners with vibrant Tex-Mex classics like sizzling fajitas and signature queso dip in an authentic patio setting.

For a taste of true Texas barbecue, head to Sam's Bar-B-Que. This family-owned gem has been a staple since 1957, serving succulent brisket and smoky ribs with their secret sauce, creating an unforgettable experience. Or visit Terry Black's BBQ Austin location for a taste of legendary Texan barbecue and southern-style sides.

And back at your Lone Star home-away-from-home, Lost Pines Resort and Spa offers delectable Southern-style cuisine. Make yourself at home at Maude's Bar & Terrace. The indoor/outdoor venue is complete with fire pits and shareable plates to enjoy while sipping on craft cocktails or mocktails.

Experience the charming Stories Ranch Kitchen that boasts farm-to-table dining, a unique and intimate experience at Sushi by Scratch, and Maverick's Roadhouse for a modern twist on the Texas roadhouse.

Experience hill country at lost pines Resort & Spa

After exploring the excitement of Austin, escape into nature at Lost Pines Resort and Spa. Sitting on 405 acres of gorgeous Hill Country landscape, Lost Pines invites you to relax and connect with nature. With unique Southern activities like horseback riding and amenities including a water park and lazy river, our Texan resort is an oasis itself. Our accommodations offer homey amenities and touches that will have you feeling right at home in the Lone Star State. Start planning your next Southern-style stay today!