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Weekend Getaways From Austin

July 24th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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If you are always looking for new weekend getaways from Austin, Texas, we’ve got news for you! Brenham, a small town just one hour and 35 minutes from downtown Austin, is the perfect spot for a quiet weekend away in the beautiful Texas countryside. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, Brenham also offers many quaint small town activities for visitors, as well as a burgeoning foodie scene that has yet to be tapped by the farm-to-table enthusiasts from Austin. If a peaceful weekend away with great food and a pretty setting is in order, don’t overlook the charming Brenham, TX and the Murski Homestead bed and breakfast.

Popular Activities in Brenham on Weekend Getaways From Austin


  • Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten – This new local business started as a the local organic farm which continues to supply fresh produce to restaurants all over Austin. The Market and Biergarten is a new hotspot in downtown Brenham not only to shop for lovely local goods but also to catch some great events on the weekends. Spaghetti Western Fridays is a fun movie night accompanied by great beer and food. Saturday nights are for live music, also with food and local beers on tap. Check out their website to catch one of their farm-to-table dinners or other great events.
  • Hot Nights Cool Tunes Put on in Courthouse Square in Downtown Brenham, this summertime event features great local artists from around the state, a classic car cruise-in, a fun environment for the whole family, and the perfect date night. The concerts are completely free with concession sales going to support the event, so don’t fill up on dinner when you head out on Saturday nights for Hot Nights Cool Tunes!
  • Antiquing – If you love thrifting and collecting antiques, you won’t find a better place to do it than Brenham. Downtown is covered in reputable shops with great collections to peruse while in town. There are also numerous antique shows throughout the year.
  • Cooking Classes – Murski Homestead, in addition to serving delicious breakfasts with each night’s stay, also offers wonderful cooking classes that introduce guests to inventive and delicious ways to cook up local seasonal foods. Offering everything from a brunch cooking class to making herbal liqueur and herbal cheeses, and even an all inclusive foodie escape package for you to enjoy on one of your weekend getaways from Austin.


We all need a fresh new place to get away to and explore every couple of years. If you live in or around Austin, we would definitely recommend the convenient escape found in Brenham. Small town Texas has never been so charming, be it during the gorgeous Bluebonnet season, or to spend some time on the lake. Watch the storms roll in from one of the Murski Homestead porches, or enjoy an evening under the stars in the outdoor spa. Brenham is just waiting for you to enjoy and unwind between your busy weeks.

For more ideas on what to do in the area on a weekend getaway from Austin, check out this free vacation guide!

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