Austin area day trip to Luckenbach

June 10, 2013
Luckenbach, Texas isn't just a place, it's a state of mind.

Luckenbach, Texas isn’t just a place, it’s a state of mind. (Photo By Valerie Asensio)

If you haven’t been to Luckenbach, you need to go. If you have been to Luckenbach, well, then you know why you need to go again. If you’re in Austin, for say, the R.O.T. Rally or SXSW, or ACL Fest, Moto GP etcetera, etcetera, this is a prime day trip that combines nice Hill Country back roads with one of Texas’ best laid back destinations. The biggest drama you might encounter is if one of the local wine tour limos stops by and the loopy tasters wander through town giggling and acting silly.

As shown in the photo, people pass time just sitting on the porch watching people walk, ride, and shuffle by. The stage in the back often has free music on the weekends. And you’re guaranteed to have a close encounter with a chicken or rooster while you’re here.

The roads in all directions are great for rides, so you can’t go wrong heading out. Just watch for deer and the wine tasters and you’ll have a great day.

 

The Alamo Springs Café is famous for its hamburgers and long wait times for food.

The Alamo Springs Café is famous for its hamburgers and long wait times for food. (Photo by Valerie Asensio)

Eats

There’s food in Luckenbach, but if you have a hankering for a hamburger and a lot of free time, ride up Old No 9 to Alamo Springs Café. Just head to the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area bat cave and you’ll find the restaurant. The burgers there are truly superior, but this is a real mom & pop restaurant with a teeny-tiny kitchen and a small but dedicated staff.  If you’re going to get ruffled by a long wait for your burger, then don’t go. But if you’re willing to chill out and enjoy the afternoon on their patio you’ll be rewarded.


Austin to Luckenbach

Luckenbach FM 315

Events

$40

Realities Ride, the World’s Largest Poker Run

May 25 - May 26

  Realities Ride, the world’s largest poker run and fundraising vehicle for Realities For Children charity, will host it’s annual rally and ride for the kids on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th, 2019. Advance tickets are now on sale. Celebrating those who’ve served in our armed forces and helping Northern Colorado children in need, Realities Ride has been bringing people together on Memorial Day weekend for the past 18 years. This year’s event kicks off Saturday,…
Find out more »

Free

2019 Basics for the Best

May 25 @ 7:45 am - 10:45 am

2019 BASICS FOR THE BEST This is to honor those that served and can no longer get out and about. To let them know they are not forgotten. It cost nothing but your time for the ride. But we are taking donations either with money or with items the vets are in need of. Tshirts-colored with pockets, slippers military themed hats and t-shirts, blankets and throws. There will be a collection point and the items…
Find out more »

Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycle Demos

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Yamaha has teamed up with 6-time AMA National Champion Jason Raines and his first-class Raines Riding University to bring you FREE motocross and off-road motorcycle demos for all ages and skill levels! Join us May 25th – 26th at Village Creek Motocross Park! A special course will be laid out specifically for the program and riders will be able to demo several different 2019 models like the TT-R 50E, TT-R 110E, TT-R 125LE, YZ65, YZ85,…
Find out more »

$3

Fredericksburg Vintage Motorcycle Show

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DATE CHANGED 3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet Free admission to the public with a donation of 3 cans of food or cash donation for the local food bank. Thanks for your support. Ride out. We have Motorcycle Only parking in the lot. 12-9:00pm Bike show, Swap meet, Vintage ride, Live music, food and drink. Open class Vintage Bike Show $20 entry fee per bike. For more info call: 830-990-4433. Registration will be…
Find out more »

$20.00 – $25.00

16th Annual Big Bike Run for the Little Tryke Fund

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GRAPEVINE HERITAGE AMBUCS CHARITY POKER RUN INSPIRING MOBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE Registration: $25.00 per rider/ $20.00 per passenger per poker hand ($20.00 for additional poker hand). 1st Stop/Registration (2 cards) 9:00am-11:00am at Willhoite’s in Grapevine, TX. (Bikes out by 11:00am) 2nd Stop (1 card) at Roanoke ChopShop Live in Roanoke, TX. Final Stop and HUGE PARTY (2 cards) 12PM – 4PM at American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth, TX. Party featuring live music by Lone Star 92.5‘s…
Find out more »

Bike Nights