Lago Vista, Texas located on the North Shore of Lake Travis, is a hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country. Whether you live here or are just visiting, there is plenty to do in the area. Here are 7 must-see attractions in Lago Vista.
- Arkansas Bend Park
Located along a bluff overlooking the north side of Lake Travis, Arkansas Bend State Park is the perfect local getaway to camp, bike, boat, swim, or fish. Recently renovated, each of their 18 spacious campsites offers water and electrical hookups, a picnic table, and a barbeque grill. This 323-acre park is full of hiking trails, plenty of shady picnicking spots, and easy access to the water. With Austin’s mild weather, spring and fall are ideal times to enjoy this spot.
- Flat Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard
An entire day trip can be spent at Flat Creek Winery, located in Marble Falls, just a short 18 minutes northwest of Lago Vista. Start the day off with a round of disc golf on their private course, eat lunch inside their beautiful cedar vaulted dining hall, and go on to enjoy a wine tasting in the afternoon. Offering several wine tasting packages, some even customizable, sample wines from grapes grown on-site. Finish off the day eating dinner at The Enoteca, their urban wine bar and the only restaurant in the area with a wood-fire oven.
- Twilight Concerts
It’s no secret that Austin is a hotspot for musical talent, and Twilight Concerts is the perfect intimate event to get to hear local musicians. Held every second Tuesday from September through February, the concerts are organized by community volunteers and sponsors such as Villa Antonia, the beautiful venue that hosts the events. Residents are encouraged to bring wine and cheese baskets for mingling time before the performance, and sponsored receptions afterward provide ample opportunity to meet with the musicians and chat with neighbors.
- Lago Vista Golf Club
Opened in 1971 as a nine-hole course, Lago Vista Golf Course was created to help promote lot sales in the undeveloped neighborhoods that now make up Lago Vista. Shortly after, the course expanded to a private 18 hole course until the 1990s when it was opened to the public. Lago Vista Golf Course is owned and operated by the city and open year-round, with some of the lowest pricing in Texas. Enjoy a fun, casual game followed by a bite to eat at The Bunker Bar & Grill, located onsite.
- Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Five miles west of Lago Vista in Marble Falls, lies the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Created in 1992 to serve as a conservation shelter for two endangered songbirds, the Golden-Cheek Warbler and the Black-Capped Vireo, the land is also home to an abundant array of wildlife. With 72 square miles of protected land, the refuge offers easy to moderate hiking trails spanning over 24,000 acres. Hugged by the Colorado and Brazos River on either side, these hiking trails take visitors through thickets of various elm, oak, and ash juniper trees. Below the ground lies Edwards Aquifer, which provides water for almost one million people. The refuge is a wonderful place to explore, whether with friends or just your DSLR.
- Lake Travis
Just 30 minutes northwest of Austin, Lake Travis attracts thousands of Austinites and out-of-towners each day. While the lake provides drinking water to the greater Austin area, it is known for providing hours of endless recreational activities. Over 65 miles long with over 271 miles of shoreline, the lake is full of secluded swimming spots, calm waters for boating, and plenty of coves for fishing.
- Veterans Memorial Park
Honor those who have served by visiting Veterans Memorial Park. Situated in the heart of Lago Vista, it was established in 1999 to recognize those from the area who served in one of the five branches of the military. In 2002, a gazebo was added to maintain the park’s beauty. The park also features the Path of Honor with engraved names of newly honored veterans and is guarded by five granite totems representing the military’s five branches. The city continues to add bricks to the Path of Honor.
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