West Austin is what most people think of while dreaming of the Austin Hill Country. Surrounded by lush, green mountainous hills, beautiful lakes, and dreamy sunsets, you’ll find neighborhoods like West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lost Creek, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Lake Travis, Lago Vista, and even out to Spicewood, and Marble Falls.
West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, and Lost Creek
Home to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, some of Austin’s best schools, beautiful Lake Austin views, Sunsets over lush hills, and some of Austin’s most expensive real estate.
Eat: Hula Hut, Rudy’s, Tacodeli, Mozarts, County Line, 360 Uno, Marye’s Pizza, Blue Dahlia Cafe, Texas Honey Ham, Hat Creek Burger Company, Las Palomas, Sway
Drink: Abel’s on the Lake, The Grove Wine Bar
Play: Lake Austin, 360 Overlook, Greenbelt/Sculpture Falls, Barton Creek Mall, Lost Creek Country Club, Barton Creek Country Club, Omni Barton Creek Golf + Spa, Mount Bonnell
Lake Travis, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and Lago Vista
Lake Travis is the lake people think of when they think of Austin. Fed by the Colorado River, it holds some of the clearest lake water in central Texas. Surrounded by beautiful hilltop homes, breathtaking patio restaurants and booming school districts, this is a favorite area to locals and folks moving to the Austin area.
Eat: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, The Oasis, Don Mario, SP Brazilian Steakhouse, Santa Catarina, Mangieris, The Grove, Cafe Lago, Sundancer Grill, The Lighthouse, Verona Ristorante Italiano, Toss Pizzeria, Tony C’s, Maudies, Cafe Blue, Buenos Aires Cafe, Schmidt Family BBQ, Rosie’s Tamale House,
Drink: Hops & Thyme, Proof & Copper, The Backyard at Bee Cave, Beachside Billys, Woody’s Tavern & Grill, Infamous Brewing Company, Hudson’s, LT Corner Pub, Emerald Point Bar & Grill, Meridian 98, The Buzz Bee Cave
Play: Lake Travis Zipline, Hike River Place Nature Trail, High 5 Laser Tag Bowling & Axe Throwing, Hippie Hollow Nude Beach, Sail Austin Boat Charter, Pace Bend Park, Waterloo Adventures Water Park, Volente Beach Water Park, Mansfield Dam Park, Bee Cave Mall
Spicewood and Marble Falls
For those wanting to be a bit further out of town, Spicewood is just beyond the Lakeway and Bee Caves areas, and on your way out to beautiful Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay, and Marble Falls.
Eat: Apis, J5 Steakhouse, Blue Bonnet Cafe, Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill, R Bar & Grill, Grand Central Cafe, Ginger & Spice, Julie’s Cocina, Russo’s Restaurant, Bella Sera
Drink: Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, El Gaucho Winery, Iron Wolf Ranch Distillery, Flat Creek Enoteca Winery, Perissos Vineyard & Winery, Double Horn Brewing, Tottie’s, Hiccups Sports Bar & Grill, Bear King Brewing Co., Double Horn Brewing, Fiesta Winery, Brass Hall, Boaters Bistro, Save The World Brewing
Play: Longhorn Cavern State Park, Exotic Resort Zoo & Safari Cabins, Inks Lake State Park, Sweet Berry Farm, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Hidden Falls Adventure Park, Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, Sana Vida Wellness Spa & Tea Bar, Black Rock Park