If there's a city tailor-made for a staycation, Austin is it. Make the most of your last few weeks of summer by booking a room at these hotels and resorts that allow you to discover the many different sides of one of the country's most happening cities—all without the hassle of traveling far.
Situated on 405 scenic acres next to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa offers a wilderness escape with plenty of options for fun. There’s always something to do, whether you want to play the championship-level golf facilities, enjoy weekly live music, explore on-site hiking and kayaking, or make some new furry friends (“mascots” include Texas longhorns, miniature horses, and alpacas). 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Cedar Creek, 512-308-1234
Lake Austin Spa Resort has received too many accolades to list (including being on the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” list for 10 years in a row). You’ll understand why as you peruse the daily wellness activities while lounging by the lake, and snack on healthy chef-prepared cuisine. With 100 not-to-be-missed spa treatments, relaxation is inevitable at this serene, adults-only setting a mere 30 minutes from downtown Austin. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road, 512-372-7300
Named after the patron saint of music and poetry, Hotel Saint Cecilia combines old-world decadence with rock-and-roll irreverence on lush, secluded grounds in the heart of south Austin. Their “Soul” pool makes for a must-have Instagram shot, and it’s also the perfect place to enjoy a rosé cocktail. 112 Academy Dr., 512-852-2400
Travaasa offers a little bit of everything—from a tranquil atmosphere to a mechanical bull workout. Set among the natural beauty and undulating hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, guests can choose from adventure, fitness, wellness, cultural, or culinary activities (the on-site farm supplies the kitchen). 13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, 877-261-7792
After successfully recreating Tuscan splendor in Houston, Italian-born developer Giorgio Borlenghi is opening Hotel Granduca Austin. The hotel, inspired by Granduca Adalberto Malatesta of Monfallito and slated to open in November, will be situated at Bee Caves Road and 360, with sweeping views of the hills, a majestic courtyard, and all the details expected of a palazzo fit for royalty. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B, 512-646-3007