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Wait Out the Winter at One of These Central Texas Attractions

Central Texas is known as a place where you can warm up until the spring. But a drop below 50 degrees will make any Texan or vacationer head indoors. These local places are spots that will excite you about laying low and waiting on warmer weather from the Localeur.

Alamo Drafthouse

It’s award season but you haven’t seen a movie in weeks. When is a better time than now to cozy up with a good flick and food at one of the most unique theatres in Central Texas? The Alamo Drafthouse presents a movie-going experience that will turn anyone into a cinephile. They offer a great selection of popular current films as well as a signature series that features special events such as “The Action Pack,” where viewers can quote or sing along with the film. If interaction isn’t your thing, try one of the Film and Food events where the food is themed to go along with the movie.

The Driskill Hotel

If you want to take the ultimate staycation there’s no place like The Driskill Hotel. Located in downtown Austin, The Driskill is a quick walk from The Texas Capitol and Austin City Limits at the Moody Theatre. If you prefer to avoid the winter weather completely, stay inside and enjoy a massage or have dinner at the the Driskill Grill. A meal at the Driskill Grill is the ultimate Texas experience, the restaurant features a revolving menu with locally sourced ingredients.

Texas Chili Parlor

There’s nothing like a big bowl of chili to warm you up in winter weather and The Texas Chili Parlor is a cold-weather staple in Austin. Its reputation is long-standing in Central Texas with clientele that ranges from Texas legislators to University of Texas students; Quentin Tarantino has even filmed a movie scene here. The intensity and categories of chili widely differ at the Texas Chili Parlor. Try the XXX if you love heat or the sampler if you are having a hard time deciding, any choice is a good choice.

Carnaval Brasileiro

Carnaval Brasileiro has been called the biggest public bash in Austin by Texas Monthly Magazine. If you’re in search of a cultural festival to heat up your winter, this is an event you have to try. Founded by a local Brazilian population wanting to bring the legendary Rio celebration to Austin, this tradition began in 1975 and continues to grow. Don’t know how to Samba? No problem, the crowd and energy are so big no one will notice!

Santa Rita Ranch is a growing community that’s daily adding amenities to keep you and your family entertained no matter the season. Tour our community today and find out why we are so much more than just buying a new home in Austin.

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