Enjoy the Best Day Trip to Horseshoe Bay: 11+ Things to Do

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UNATION Austin has created a guide to help you enjoy a Day Trip to Horseshoe Bay, not including the scenic views along the way. Here you’ll find fun things to do, yummy things to eat, and spots to visit nearby. Grab some snacks for the drive, your favorite traveling buddy but solo trips are also fun, and enjoy the day!

Where to Eat & Drink

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Bay View Restaurant and Bar

We love our sunset views in Austin but you’re in for a treat if you decide to have some grub at Bay View Restaurant and Bar. Not only are the views spectacular but the food and cocktails are just as great! This front water dining spot is perfect if you’re feeling romantic or looking to treat yourself. We’ve got our eyes on the Crispy Oysters Rockefeller, Sautéed Sea Scallops, and Amalfi Margarita!

Mon & Tues | Closed
Wed-Sun | 4:00pm–10:00pm

📍 4401 Cottonwood Dr, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657

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Save The World Brewing Company

You can literally save the world by enjoying at least one beer during your day trip to Horseshoe Bay! Save The World Brewing Company is “America’s 100% Philanthropic Brewery” and all profits will go to charity. Sip on cold brews for a good cause? Count us in! Peep the extensive beer list here and figure out which one you’ll be trying first. In case you start getting hungry there’s a grab-and-go section that gives you the option to create your own charcuterie spread!

Mon-Wed | 3:00pm–6:00pm
Thurs & Fri | 3:00pm–7:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–6:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 1510 Resource Pkwy, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Other Spots to Eat & Drink

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Activities to Enjoy

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Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina

It’s no surprise that Texas has scorching hot weather about 80% of the time, which is why water activities are always on our to-do lists! Lake LBJ Yacht and Marina give you the option to play and stay by the water. It’s a place where families go to play! In case you won’t be staying the night and are not interested in boating, grab yourself a delicious meal at Forno’s Bar and Grill. The Calamari Fritti and Fried Clam Strips sound just as glorious as that waterfront dining!

Mon | Closed
Tues-Thurs | 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri & Sat |  9:00pm–6:00pm
Sun | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 200 S Wirtz Dam Rd, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

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Longhorn Cavern State Park

We definitely suggest visiting the Longhorn Cavern State Park during your day trip to Horseshoe Bay. You’ve got to experience the scenic cavern yourself whether you decide on the walking tour or if you’re feeling spontaneous and adventurous, the wild cave tour is for you! Not only will you get to soak in the beauty and learn some history and facts but you all get the chance to hike and explore the grounds above!

Pro Tip: Make your way up to the Historic CCC Observation Tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of our Texas Hill Country.

Mon-Fri | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat & Sun | 9:00pm–6:00pm

📍 6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, TX 78611

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Horseshoe Bay Nature Park

Be one with Mother Earth and explore Horseshoe Bay Nature Park during your day trip. Personally, we enjoy a nice hike in different settings. Plus, it helps when the new spot is beautiful and offers multiple things to explore. From bird watching to just getting yourself active, we know you’ll enjoy the scenery!

Want to make it fun and interesting for the kiddos? Click here for some activities that can be had at Horseshoe Bay Nature Park! Don’t forget to pack a picnic and enjoy some snacks after your exploring.

  • ½ Mile Loop Trail
  • Observation Deck
  • Bird Watching
  • Beautiful Rest Areas & Benches
  • Water Fountains
  • Nesting Boxes
  • Bee Hives
  • Chimney Swift Towers
  • Wildlife Watering Station
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Sweet Berry Farm

A quick 12-minute drive from Horseshoe Bay, Sweet Berry Farm is a must-visit! From picking out delicious berries and pretty flowers to feeding the friendly goats, you’re sure to have a great time! During the spring and summertime, you can expect flowers like Tulips, Iris, Ranunculus, Sunflowers, and Strawberries. During the fall time there will be tons of pumpkins and a fun corn maze!

Pro Tip: Make sure to wear a cute outfit because you’ll definitely want to take photos for your Insta feed!

Mon-Thurs | Closed
Fri & Sat |  8:30am–5:30pm
Sun | 1:00pm–5:00pm

📍 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Other Activities to Enjoy

Here are a few more activities to enjoy in Horseshoe Bay and near by spots because the fun doesn’t have to stop. Anything water related is always a great idea due to the Texas heat and getting active is always in season!

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Horseshoe Bay Resort

In case you decide to stay a few days in Horseshoe Bay, you can always relax at the gorgeous, upscale Horseshoe Bay Resort. Whether you decide to stay in a room, suite, or villa, you’re guaranteed to feel relaxed in the modern ambiance. Not only will you get a comfortable sleep but there are loads of things the whole family can enjoy here! 

  • Boating
  • Tennis
  • Golfing
  • Restaurants
  • Spa services
  • Jet Ski rentals
  • Pool fun

Before You Go

Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide. You’ll want to reference back when you’re ready for a fun Day Trip to Horseshoe Bay!

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Austin check out the UNATION website. There’s something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Austin adventures, be sure to follow us on InstagramTwitterTikTok, and Facebook!
Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!