Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Hill Country Travel Guide

Lake Travis and Lakeway

Lake Travis, the fifth in the series of Highland Lakes fed by the Colorado River, is a refreshing playscape for the Austin and Lago Vista areas, with dramatic Hill Country slopes. When the sun sets on Lake Travis, some of the most brilliant views are enjoyed from the decks of hillside restaurants, where spectators applaud the visual pyrotechnics.

Along the southwest shores of the lake, the town of

Lakeway is home to some of Austin's most celebrated golf courses, tennis centers, and boating operations. The 1970s retirement community Lakeway was little more than a quiet retreat for Austinites. Today, with new renovations to the more than 30-year-old Lakeway Inn, countless upscale residential subdivisions, and the myriad restaurants and shops that have popped up along the southern stretch of RR 620, the area is a thriving extension of the Austin-metro area.

Read More

Explore Lake Travis and Lakeway



Trip Finder

Fodor's South Africa

View Details

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.