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4th of July in Austin: Celebrate the Stars and Stripes in the Lone Star State
If you're looking for a quintessentially American place to celebrate the 4th of July, Austin, Texas, is an ideal destination. Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and a city with no shortage of summer activities. You'll find excellent Austin hotels for the 4th of July and something for everyone in this quirky college town.
Austin is a city of outdoor enthusiasts, so it stands to reason that there are plenty of spots to get out and enjoy the fireworks on the 4th of July. It's also a city known for its music scene, so you'll be sure to find concerts accompanying those pyrotechnic displays. Explore Austin vacation rentals for the 4th of July so that you can enjoy locally made food and drinks while turning your eyes to the sky.
1. H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks has been an Austin tradition for years. Thousands of revelers gather on the grass at Vic Mathias Shores to listen to the Austin Symphony perform patriotic songs as fireworks illuminate the downtown skyline. The event is free and highly popular, so be sure to arrive early!
2. Rowing Dock
For a more private view of the fireworks, head to Rowing Dock, where you can rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Float out onto the calm waters of Lady Bird Lake and take in the fireworks from the water.
3. St. Edward's University
Located at one of the highest points in Austin, the grounds of St. Edward's University provide an excellent vantage point to watch the city's various firework displays. It's also one of the less crowded spots on the 4th of July. Grab a picnic blanket and settle on the grass, or take a seat in the bleachers on the school's sports fields.
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Austin 4th of July Family Activities
Austin is a family-friendly city, with dozens of activities for children of all ages, and their parents! On the 4th of July, parades and festivals abound. Check out Austin hotels for the 4th of July and celebrate America's independence from sun up to sundown, all while keeping your little ones entertained.
1. Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival
Head to Bee Cave, a short drive west of Austin, for the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival. Bring the kids and even your pups to take a stroll along the sidewalks of the Galleria, where dozens of shops and restaurants have outdoor displays.
2. Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
Is your family musically inclined? If so, Austin is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day, and Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic is the ultimate live music experience. Taking place at the Circuit of the Americas, the annual concert is a Texas tradition, featuring famous artists that the whole family will appreciate.
3. Wells Branch FourthFest
Head just north of Austin to Wells Branch for the FourthFest celebration. A parade kicks off the day and is followed by an afternoon of food and entertainment. Kids will enjoy face painting, carnival games, and swimming in the pool, while grown-ups can enjoy the live entertainment under the shade of the big tent.
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Where to Find the Best 4th of July BBQ in Austin
Texas is known for its BBQ, and no 4th of July celebration in Austin would be complete without it. Whether you're craving a heaping plate of brisket or prefer loading up on sides like fried okra and mashed potatoes, you'll find what you're looking for in Austin.
1. The Salt Lick
Perhaps the most famous of Austin's BBQ restaurants, the Salt Lick is like no other place you've been to. Opened in 1967, this Austin institution serves up brisket, pork ribs, sausage, turkey, and chicken bathed in its signature barbecue sauce (which you can literally purchase by the gallon).
2. Franklin BBQ
Featured on many food and travel shows, Franklin BBQ is as famous for its menu as it is for its daily line of customers. If you're hoping to get a taste of chef Aaron Franklin's mouthwatering brisket, join the line as early as possible: Franklin's opens at 11 a.m. and tends to get sold out quickly.
3. Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew
Texas gets hot during the summer. Really hot. If you're looking to cool off, head to the air conditioned indoor dining area at Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew, where you'll find an array of smoked meats, daily specials, delectable desserts, and some fine Texas beer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Austin Hotels & Vacation Rentals for the 4th of July: How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Austin?
The average cost for a vacation rental in Austin is usually between $225 and $503 per night.
Can I find a vacation home for a group of guests for Austin Hotels & Vacation Rentals for the 4th of July?
Usually the size of a House rental is 177 m² and can fit 8 people on average which is ideal for large groups.
What kinds of vacation rentals are available for Austin Hotels & Vacation Rentals for the 4th of July?
There is a lot of Apartment rental and House rental that are great for Austin Hotels & Vacation Rentals for the 4th of July.
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