Austin’s Favorite Memorial Day Weekend Ideas

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2023. A three-day holiday means it’s time to relax indoors or get out and enjoy some fun in the sun. We’ve put together some festive summer kick-off ideas for your Memorial Day in Austin, Texas.

Take a Dip

It’s no secret that things get a little HOT around Memorial Day in Austin. Local wisdom says that water is the answer! Whether you’re chartering a boat, paddle boarding or floating on the river, there’s nothing better than chilling on one of Austin’s local bodies of water.


Park It

Take a trip to the park and enjoy the views at Reimers Ranch, Krause Springs, or McKinney Falls. Photo by @haleyplotkin



Ahoy, Captain

Captain a pontoon boat on Lake Austin or Lake Travis from Float On Boat Rentals or hire them to captain one for you! With great rates, new boats, and a friendly staff they are the highest rated Austin boat rental company. May we also recommend the BYOB Sunset Boat Tours!?


Float On

Take a free-flowing float on the San Marcos River with Texas State Tubes. Or experience the exhilarating sensation of zipping through the New Braunfels “Tube Chute” on a fun-filled float trip down the crystal-clear, spring-fed waters of the Comal River with tube rentals from Texas Tubes.



Grab a Paddle

Hop onto a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak from Rowing Dock ATX or Live Love Paddle. Both are one stop shops on Lady Bird Lake for watercraft rentals. They offer kayaks in all shapes and sizes with single man and tandem rentals plus kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards for SUP enthusiasts!


Take a Load Off

It wouldn’t be Memorial Day in Austin without some relaxation – both in the sun and in the A/C. The three day weekend is the perfect time to relax and unwind. Whether that means an adventure just out of town, a staycation or a relaxing spa visit, be sure to find some time to take it easy.


Get Out of Dodge

Drive out to the Hill Country for spirits, barbecue, and outdoor activities at Treaty Oak. This 28 acre ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas is scattered with ancient live oak trees in a serene hill country setting. The historic property dates back to the pioneer days of Texas and embodies the spirit of exploration.



Make It a Staycation

Grab a frozen cocktail and lounge poolside at Hotel San José. Built in 1936 as an “ultramodern” motor court, the property has transformed into a 40 room urban bungalow-style hotel tucked behind stucco walls and set amidst lush garden courtyards. The San José is located on South Congress Avenue, a few blocks from downtown and Lady Bird Johnson Lake in the heart of one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods.


Treat Yourself

Need a break from the sun? Relax indoors (and in the A/C) at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. Book an appointment for a relaxing massage, rejuvenating facial, or fresh mani-pedi. You can also pop into our med spa for a quick Botox or filler appointment. Or get ready for summer with 50% off a Laser Hair Removal series. But hurry, spaces for these services over Memorial Day weekend fill up fast. Call us at 512-300-2256 or Book Online now.

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