Man putting on a golf course in Lago Vista.


The city of 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 are plenty of things to do in the area. Here are 7 must-see attractions in Lago Vista.

  1. Arkansas Bend Park
    Located along a bluff overlooking the north side of Lake Travis, Arkansas Bend Park is the perfect local getaway to camp, bike, boat, swim, or fish while enjoying picturesque views of Lake Travis. 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 family-friendly hiking trails, plenty of shady picnicking spots, natural scenery for photography, birdwatching and stargazing opportunities and easy access to the water. With Austin’s mild weather, spring and fall are ideal times to enjoy this spot.
    1. Key information:
      1. Located near Lago Vista, TX
      2. Accessible by car, parking available
      3. Family-friendly
      4. Pet-friendly
  1. 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. Wake up at the Estate by booking a room in the Vintner’s Quarters. 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 tour and tasting in the afternoon. Offering several vineyard tours and 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.
    1. Key information:
      1. Located in Marble Falls, TX
      2. Check winery policies on children
      3. Check winery policies on pets
      4. Live music and special events hosted
  1. 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. 
    1.  Key information:
      1. Located in Lago Vista, TX
      2. Accessible by car, parking available
      3. Check policies on children
      4. Not pet-friendly
  1. Lago Vista Golf Club
    This 18-hole championship golf course is located northwest of Austin, TX. It 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. The club offers junior golf programs and has a playground on-site so the family can enjoy a day at the course, together.
    1. Key information
      1. Located in Lago Vista, TX
      2. Public course 
      3. Includes pro shop, driving range, putting green and bar
      4. No strict dress code but they do require proper golf attire
      5. Family-friendly
      6. Not pet-friendly 
  1. 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 for all nature enthusiasts. 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 perfect for photography and birdwatching. Below the ground lies Edwards Aquifer, which provides water for almost one million people. The picturesque refuge is a wonderful place to explore, whether with friends or just your DSLR camera.
    1. Key information:
      1. Located in Marble Falls, TX
      2. Family-friendly but some trails may be too difficult for young children
      3. No pets allowed to protect wildlife 
      4. Check the refuge website for ranger-led programs, volunteer opportunities and special events.
  1. 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 like boating, paddleboarding, hiking, biking, ziplining, and more. Over 65 miles long with over 271 miles of shoreline, the lake is full of secluded swimming spots, calm waters for boating, plenty of coves for fishing and even a waterpark for family fun filled days of slides, pools and activities for all ages.
    1. Key information:
      1. Rentals for boats, paddleboards and jet skis are available
      2. Family-friendly
      3. Some parks and beaches allow dogs on leash. Research specific locations for policies
      4. Special events include festivals, concerts, fireworks displays and more. Check local calendars.
  1. Veterans Memorial Park
    Honor those who have served throughout American history by visiting Veterans Memorial Park. Situated in the heart of Lago Vista, this serene and meaningful destination 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 includes the “Axis of Freedom” sculpture of a majestic bald eagle by artist Marley Porter, symbolizing freedom and vigilance, bolstering the patriotic atmosphere of the park. The park 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. Veterans Memorial Park is a place for quiet reflection, appreciation, and learning about the history of those who served our country.
    1. Key information:
      1. Located in Lago Vista, TX
      2. Free to enter and explore
      3. Family-friendly and suitable for all ages
      4. Pet-friendly but must be leashed

Lakeside at Tessera

Living in Lakeside at Tessara, Lago Vista means getting access to these 7 great attractions and having many opportunities to explore all the things to do in the area.  

Don’t miss out on living at Lakeside at Tessera, located in Lago Vista. Just a short drive from Austin, Lakeside offers an unparalleled quality of life in a beautiful part of Texas Hill Country. Contact us today to schedule a tour. 

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