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3 Itineraries for the Best Weekend Getaways from Austin

April 8th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Austin, TX boasts an exciting culture known for its music scene, culinary creations and nightlife! The city has become a popular to move, especially for the twenty-something crowd. If you’re searching for one of the best weekend getaways from Austin, look no further than Murski Homestead B&B in Brenham! Less than two hours east of Austin in Texas Hill Country, Murski Homestead B&B is the perfect place to unwind, take in the beautiful scenery, and explore the area’s attractions. Keep reading to find out why Brenham is one of the best weekend getaways from Austin.

Your Guide to One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Austin, TX

Day 1

When you arrive at the Murski Homestead, you’ll be greeted with the kind of hospitality you can only find in Texas. Put your bags down and relax – you’re home for the weekend. No matter which of our rooms you stay in, you’ll enjoy amenities including private two-person baths, flat screen TVs, breakfast and a jacuzzi tub in our Garden room. Once you’ve settled in, you can stay in for the night, step outside marvel at a Texas night sky, or explore local nightlife. A weekend night is the perfect time to visit The Kenney Store! Featuring live music on Friday and Saturday nights, classic American food, beer and more, The Kenney Store is a great place to get a taste of the area.

Day 2

One of the best things about staying at the Murski is the breakfast! Choose either the self-serve breakfast or the Gourmet Ranch tray delivered to you. Enjoy a delicious start to your day, highlighted by items like bake Caribbean scones, grilled sausage, pan fried breakfast breads, and much more! Items vary depending on the breakfast option you choose.

There’s quite a few things to do and see in and around Brenham, and more than enough to fill an entire day’s schedule! You can find art, history and a welcoming downtown culture here. Look into Brenham’s past and tour the Giddings Wilkin House Museum (the oldest home in Texas!), the Texas Cotton Gin Museum, and the Washington County Memorial Plaza, a tribute to the veterans from the area. If you’re willing to make the drive to College Station, about 45 minutes north of Brenham, you can visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To experience the best of small town Texas, head to Brenham’s Main Street district, where you’ll find dozens of shops and an atmosphere reminiscent of years gone by. Book shops, clothing stores, the Brenham Heritage Museum and much more can be found here. On Saturday nights in July, Main Street comes alive with the “Hot Night Cool Tunes” event series, featuring live music from area bands, food, drinks and more!

Check out the local art scene while you’re there too! Browse the Downtown Art Gallery and see fascinating pieces from Brenham artists! The Unity Theatre features some of the best (and funniest!) local shows from Brenham’s finest actors and actresses. Visit unitybrenham.org for more information.

Located on Blinn College’s campus, the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center is another great local venue for both music and theatre. This center’s Performing Arts Series is a great way to spend an evening, especially for art-inclined visitors.

If you’re not ready to head back to the Murski, then head over to the Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten! Taste the best Texas craft beer (the largest selection of craft beer in Washington County, according to their website) artisan cheeses and more, while enjoying live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Nothing beats closing out an exciting day than live entertainment and quality beverages.

Day 3

Before you hit the road, you’ll want to fill up on fine local dining. For brunch, try out 96 West on South Baylor St, or Must Be Heaven (the top ranked Brenham restaurant on tripadvisor!). Must Be Heaven lives up to its name; you’ll enjoy a menu here that features savory sandwiches, fountain soda and more!

You’d be making a mistake if you left without taking a trip to Blue Bell Creamery. You won’t find better ice cream in the state, and you can try it all here in the birthplace of this delicious dairy dessert. For information on visiting, tours and more, visit bluebell.com.

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Use the above itinerary as your guide, and you’ll soon see why Brenham is one of the best weekend getaways from Austin! Of course, you don’t have to do everything listed above. Add or subtract, but either way, visiting Brenham while staying at Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is a weekend trip from Austin you won’t forget. Make you download our free Washington County vacation guide, too!

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