A lake weekend may bring to mind peaceful days on a beach towel with breezy nights spent by the water in a wicker chair, but the three days you’ll spend on Lake Travis won’t be sitting on the shoreline. You and your family will enjoy all the water has to offer, with a weekend of jet skiing, tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding in the Texas Hill Country.
No trip into Austin would be complete without at least one BBQ meal, so after arrival head straight to a local joint for your brisket fix. The trip to the lake will provide just enough time after lunch so you can head straight to the water and explore your new surroundings on a kayak, paddle board, or jet-ski all afternoon.
Your lakefront accommodations at the Lakeway Resort & Spa provide more than just water recreation. Named a Conde Nast Traveler Top Resort, it features a full-service spa, three large swimming pools, a whirlpool, a swim-up bar and waterslide for the kids. With panoramic lake views from both the hotel’s restaurant and bar, everything at the resort is centered around the blue waters, beaches and famous sunsets of Lake Travis.
Enjoy one of those sunsets your first night during a sunset cruise, with a marina just steps away from the resort. After a night’s rest, the next day you’ll receive private instruction on a wakeboard, waterski or tube from a pro towing captain who will pick you up next to the hotel in a top of the line boat. After a full day on the water, enjoy drinks and live music at a nearby restaurant, nestled under the live oak trees.
After a final day showing off your skills on the wakeboard and waterskis — or being tossed and tumbled from a tube — you’ll depart for Dallas sufficiently waterlogged. Sink back into your chair and take a nap on the ride home — you’ll need it!