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Austin Getaway - 1 day downtown, 1 day visiting vineyards/staying off Lake

Full Trip Details - Please read over everything!


Remember this trip is all about how much you want to participate. If something doesn't interest you, then feel free to do your own thing during that time.

If you have ideas for dinner downtown saturday night, please post them.


I've listed links to each stop, so please click them and explore!

YOU are responsible for buying the duck tour ticket online, as well as booking your hotels.  The wine tasting will take cash.

I will send out an update once I hear back on the Follie's tickets.


Saturday 5/18

1:30 PM  Austin Duck Adventures Tour

Tours start at 2pm at the Austin Visitor Center located at 209 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Tickets cost $28.09 tax include.  Buy ticket

Austin Duck Adventures is Austin’s best tour with 75 minutes of sightseeing that includes Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion, and Lake Austin


After the tour I plan to check into our hotel.  Check in is at 3pm.

I'm booked at Extended Stay Southwest about 5 miles southwest from downtown.  I wanted something cheap, because I don't plan on being in the room much, but to sleep.  The location works great for when we take off Sunday morning to the Vineyards.


5:30 PM Meet downtown for dinner.  After the duck tour we can come up with a place to meet.  Something on 6th street would be fun.

7:30 PM Head to Esther's Follies for the 8pm show.  The show will end around 9:30pm

Reserved price is $29. 

After the show - maybe bar hop down 6th street - see what bands are playing.


Sunday 5/19

You need to give yourself 45-60 minutes to get here from downtown, so plan ahead.

NOON Meet at Spice Wood Vineyard

$5 wine tasting - 3 whites and 4 reds

Tasting are held inside at the bar, then we can buy a glass/bottle and sit outside and enjoy the view.

1419 Country Road 409, Spicewood, Tx 78669

Phone: (830)[masked]

2 PM Head out to Stone House Vineyard

$10 wine tasting - champagne, 2 white, 4 reds and their reserve collection which includes more reds and port.

We will have the patio reserved for the tasting and afterwards.

***You can bring food to this place, so I plan to buy crackers and cheese sunday morning before leaving downtown and keep in a small cooler.

24350 Haynie Flat Rd
Spicewood, TX


4 PM to 5 PM - Head to Hotel and Check In.

I'm staying at the Vintage Villas and they have told me if we show up as a group, then my groupon won't be valid!  Anyhow...I suppose we can stagger in and act like we don't know each other lol.

There are other places to stay in this area called Lakewood.


7 PM  Meet for dinner at Iguana Grill off Lake Travis

This is 5 minutes from the Villas and 5-10 from Lakewood.


Monday 5/20

I plan to sleep in and enjoy breakfast at the villa's.  Before heading home I might go to Lakewood and check out the shops.


I'm very excited about our 2nd trip to Austin.  The last one was so much fun, I hope I can make this one just as awesome! 




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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in Austin (Lakeway) on Sunday and should be able to make one of the vineyard excursions.

    May 14, 2013

  • Terry S.

    Sorry one more comment. If someone has a reservation at extended stay and doesn't snore I'd love to share the reservation...

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made a reservation at Extended Stay Austin Southwest

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • Jackie

      did you change your mind? I just put you on my confirmed list, then realized you moved to a No!

      May 9, 2013

    • Terry S.

      Sonja if you didn't cancel your reservation I'll take it..

      May 12, 2013

  • Terry S.

    Let me know if anyone wants to carpool... I am in Ft. Worth..

    May 12, 2013

  • Shelby

    I was really looking forward to this but I have a family situation that is going to prevent me from going.

    May 10, 2013

  • Jackie

    Okay peps- I need to get a head count, so i can call the vineyards TOMORROW! I know Terry, Tamaryn, Shelby, Ken and Sonja are good. what about the rest of you???

    May 9, 2013

  • Terry S.

    If someone ends up not going let me know and I'll take your extended stay reservation!

    May 7, 2013

  • Terry S.

    Except the extended stay is sold out...

    May 6, 2013

  • Terry S.

    The extended stay looks nice, remodeled. If you join their email program you can get $10.00 off your stay!

    May 6, 2013

  • Jackie

    Please comment here if you bought the groupon for the villas. also, please comment if you didn't, but plan on staying there.

    I will call tomorrow and check how many rooms are open.


    February 1, 2013

    • Jackie

      Terry, I see you already called them. Can you still go the following week? If so, I can move your reservation on Monday .

      February 1, 2013

    • Terry S.

      I can still go the following week so if they will let you move it that is fine.

      February 2, 2013

  • Shelby

    I will split a groupon with someone? We can do it 4 ways.

    December 7, 2012

    • Jackie

      Email Tamaryn - she might be up for it

      January 3, 2013

  • Terry S.

    Bought groupon already made reservation

    December 18, 2012

  • felicia R.

    Some other plans came up, company coming into town.

    December 6, 2012

  • Anita F

    Hi, this sounds lovely. The groupon though - it says that checkin would need to be Sun-Thursday, so a Saturday check in date won't work for this. Did you have some other info on this?

    December 5, 2012

    • Jackie

      Sorry, I meant to out I'd look for a hotel downtown Saturday night, then Sunday spend the day/night by the lake

      December 5, 2012

  • Ken

    I bought the groupon and made the reservation for the 19th

    December 5, 2012

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