Valerie Wilson Travel


Austin, the capital city of Texas, is a vibrant and diverse destination that offers a unique blend of culture, entertainment, and natural beauty, making it a fantastic place to visit. Austin’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in its many museums, art galleries, and live music, offering visitors a chance to explore local history and creativity.

What We’d do:
Explore Barton Springs

Barton Springs offers a refreshing escape in Austin, Texas, drawing visitors in with its natural beauty and cool waters. The spring-fed pool provides an oasis of relaxation, inviting swimmers and sunbathers to unwind in the lush surroundings. Situated along the picturesque Colorado River and a network of hiking and biking trails, such as the Barton Creek Greenbelt, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Explore and walk around Zilker Park

Zilker Park is a haven in Austin. Its expansive green spaces invite picnics, frisbee games, and relaxation. The park’s scenic trails and lush landscapes are perfect for leisurely strolls, and its frequent events, such as festivals and outdoor concerts. Iconic skyline views, kayaking along Lady Bird Lake, and proximity to cultural landmarks like the Zilker Botanical Garden, Zilker Park embodies the heart of Austin’s outdoor charm, making it a must-visit locale for anyone seeking both relaxation and adventure.

The Oasis on Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis is a captivating Texas destination known for its stunning lake views, diverse dining options, live entertainment, and outdoor patios, creating a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment. Whether enjoying a memorable sunset over the lake, savoring a variety of cuisine choices, or relishing live music in a family-friendly atmosphere, the Oasis provides a unique and fun-filled experience for visitors seeking to unwind amidst the beauty of Lake Travis.

Where We’d Stay:
Miraval Austin

Set in the Texas Hill Country, Miraval is a 220-acre natural sanctuary that invites guests to unplug from everyday life. Whether it’s an adventure (the resort boasts ropes courses, hiking trails, and climbing walls), relaxation in the form of reflexology, wraps, and scrubs, or a transformational experience led by expert healers and specialists, this is the right place. Plus, all health-focused meals and snacks are complimentary and made with ingredients harvested from their own farm.

Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection

With its contemporary glamour and unmistakable Austin soul, the ten-acre Commodore Perry Estate has it all. The restored mansion (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) features relaxed dining venues serving playful culinary mashups like white sturgeon caviar on Texas toast and grand suites that bring the past to life through Juliet balconies and vintage heirloom décor. The resort even has a Listening Room where guests can play their collection of vinyl that spans artists from Charles Bradley to Willie Nelson.

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