19 Best Road Trips From Austin

With Austin being in Central Texas it's a great starting point for road trips. I’ve rounded up the best day trips and overnight trips from Austin sorted by North, South, East, and West!

The most popular road trip from Austin and people love this German-influenced town in the middle of Texas for the scenic views of hill country and vineyards.


Dripping Springs is one of my favorite weekend getaways from Austin for all the outdoor activities that are both dog and family-friendly.


This laid-back town is known for boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, camping, swimming, bird-watching, and geology.


I go swimming in Krause Springs at least once every summer but to be honest, I haven’t explored much of the area.


Finally made the trip out to West Texas in 2020 to Marfa and Terlingua – the 7 hour drive honestly wasn’t as bad!


We also went to Terlingua on the same West Texas road trip. Driving distance from Austin is 485 miles west.


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