How to Plan an Epic Getaway Weekend in Austin – LIFESTYLE BY PS

How to Plan an Epic Getaway Weekend in Austin


Every now and then we need to get away from it all. We need to have a different kind of experience to counteract the cynicism that can build up in the soul from the enduring the everyday work grind of life. Like waiting hours to eat world famous brisket barbecue, or being serenaded after riding an electric bike, or learning the Texan Two-Step. You know, the usual things. If you are planning a getaway, the destination at the top of your list should be a trip to Austin, Texas.

Wait In Line at Franklin Barbecue

How can doing something mundane like waiting in line sound like it would be anything fun to do? Well, if you are waiting in line to eat at the world-renowned Franklin Barbecue, it would be considered fun and a privilege. People begin lining up in long queues at 6:30AM just to get a taste of the culinary fixings available at Franklin Barbecue.

Aaron Franklin started out honing his cooking skills in a humble BBQ trailer that slowly grew into a restaurant. The famous Franklin Barbecue Brisket is seasoned, perfectly smoked, and succulently juicy. Simple words cannot convey how delicious it is. Additionally, if there is one thing that Texans excel at, its barbecue. Get in line early because the food usually runs out by mid-day or afternoon.

Spa Day at Viva Day Spa

Nothing is more fun than being pampered with your favourite friends.  Melt away all your stress away by getting a speciality spa package from Viva Day Spa. Their signature massages offer a variety of techniques including deep tissue, Swedish and sports. 

Don’t just relax get that body looking good.  After your message add one of their many popular services like facials, waxing, manicures, or pedicures. This upscale spa was voted the best in Austin, Texas by several major news publications.

Karaoke Night at the Highball

How can a karaoke stop not be part of a fun night out? The Highball is owned by the Alamo Drafthosue Cinema owners, so you know you can expect a quality experience. There is a main bar and seven karaoke rooms of varying sizes with rotating themes to match personal accommodations. The Highball has recurring music themes nights, like Guilty Pleasure Wednesdays and Motown Monday, so plan ahead accordingly.

The facility also has a courteous staff who will personally bring drinks and food to you while you and your friends sing your hearts out. Just remember: there are more songs in existence besides, “Dancing Queen,” (great as it is) so be a bit more song selective for an epic night out.

Dance the Two-Step at the Broken Spoke

You have no business living in or stepping into the state of Texas if you have never or have no intentions of learning the Two-Step. The Broken Spoke is infamous for hosting 8PM Two-Step dance lessons. Whether you are a dance novice or a pro, the Broken Spoke wants you to help it live up to its name as being the best and most raucous dancehall bar in all of Austin. After mastering the Two-Step, make sure that you try the Broken Spoke’s signature chicken-fried steaks and have a cold Lone Star beer.

Rocket Electrics Bike Tour and Serenade

What person doesn’t want to be serenaded at least once in their lifetime? The Serenade, a seeming relic of bygone ages, has been reborn in the Modern Age. Particularly in Austin, Texas through the auspices of modern technology. Rocket Electrics is a local electric bike company which employs local musicians and creative to lead guided bike tours throughout Austin.

It’s famed Private Music Tour includes a serenade at the end of the tour. After visiting several locations of note throughout Austin on an electric bike, your musician/guide will take your group to a rooftop with an aesthetically pleasing view and serenade you at sunset.

Go Big – It’s Texas!

Don’t let your next big getaway weekend be a mediocre event. Doing something creative and out of the ordinary. There is nothing small in the state of Texas, so go big. Go to Austin.



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