There are so many good eats right here in Central Texas though one of the local Texas favorites are our BBQ joints. We have a number of places ranking in some of USA’s top list of places to eat some of the best BBQ.
We cater to a lot of clients who are looking for transportation to some of the best-known Texas BBQ spots. So, we decided it’s time to make a list for you all to help! If you are looking to go touring through central Texas to try out mouthwatering brisket and ribs, we have you covered with this list.
To hit up as many places as possible while utilizing your time we recommend heading down to Lockhart, TX located about 30 minutes outside of Austin, TX and about an hour drive from San Antonio, TX.
First stop: Black’s BBQ which has been listed on numerous top rated BBQ joints in Texas and in the United States. With two locations, one in Lockhart and the other in Austin. They have been listed on The Thrillest and Business Insider site for best BBQ in America along with a few other Lockhart BBQ places.
Moving forward on the party bus we take a stop at Smitty’s BBQ right around the corner from Black’s to take a sample of their select meats. They have been serving out of the same open fire brick pit from the same family since 1924. How awesome is that! The pits alone are a site to see and something you do not see every day. They also do not accept credit cards so do not forget to bring some cold hard cash so you can avoid any ATM fees.
Last Stop in Lockhart, TX will be Kreuz Meat Market. Have you ever heard of a BBQ place that does not offer BBQ Sauce…? Me either until we stopped by Kreuz Market. Hesitant at first, we decided to go ahead and embrace this change and dig in. We could not have been more pleased that we did the Burnt End Brisket is some of the most mouthwatering brisket I personally have ever had. You can order the sausage in different flavors as well. They sometimes have a band come in which gives this place 5 stars on catering to their guest.
If you still have some time to spare before or after we have guest who like to take a stop at the Lone Star Gun Range located in Lockhart. You can rent out firearms from them. We have linked to their site if interested. This has always been a plus for our Bachelor parties.
If you have any questions, please let us know. If needing more information on some of the places mentioned click and follow the links.
Yes, yes we do rent out party buses for kids bithdays and let us tell you the kids have a blast! The experiance of renting a party bus is 1000x more exciting to someone younger than it is to us older crowds. We do kids birthday parties all the time and from a mom of three girls I can say the buses never get old! They love the lights, music, and just being with their friends on the bus in general. There faces light up every time they see any type of bus now.
We cater to kids of all ages and have set up a list of ideas to help our parent renters out on what to plan for the day.
Our top stops include: Amy's Ice Cream and if downtown the one located with Phils Ice House off Lamar has a great playground to enjoy with tons of seating. Right down the road from this loactation we have Big Top Candy Shop with all the treats and sweets you can imagine! This place is a must go to even if you are not renting a party bus. They even make their own sodas how awesome is that.
Next down the never ending list of things to do in Austin is making a stop at Castle Hill Graffitti Wall for some cool pictures with some of the locals art work. While in the downtown area and if your group of kis are into BMX or skating try out the BMX Pike Park a few miles down the road near the ACC campus.
Then we have a few of Austins top arcades to visit which include Blazer Tag, Dave and Buster's who offers half price games on Wednesday, and Pinballz Arcade offering two locations one in North Austin and one in Buda, TX.
We also have groups who enjoy places like: Chaparralice Ice Skating with a friendly staff and even great for those first time ice skaters. Central Texas Speedway where you are able to race go carts around a real outdoor track and they even have an occasional groupon for those who love saving. Central Texas Spedway is a personal favorite and more for older children and even adults to enjoy. Dinosaur Park located in Cedar Creek is great for all ages with a trail to walk and see the dinousours, clues to track along the way, and fossil digging conjoined with a playground to enjoy at the end. Then last but not least the outdoor mall located in Bee Cave, TX - The Hill Country Galleria. Who doesnt like shopping on their birthday? This outdoor mall has it all from eats, sweets, a movie theater, shopping, and the great outdoors to enjoy while doing it all.
If all else fails and none of these options appeal to your birthday boy or girl just riding around on the party bus and taking in the beautiful Austin scenes never fails. Their birthday will still be one for the books when renting one of our limo buses for the day or night.
So, if planning your kids birthday Red Star Party Bus is here to help with your party bus rental and where to go. Just give us a call today!
Keep in Mind our day party bus rates are lower than our night rates and Sunday - Thursday rentals are the best bang for your buck!
If you are unsure on what to do this christmas season we can help. Book a party bus to one or more of the many holiday light shows in and around Austin, TX. From Round Rock to San Antonio there are many sights to see and places to go with millions of holiday festivities to endure and enjoy with family and friends. In Round Rock you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your car or party bus at Rock'N Lights Holiday Tour. The path is 1.5 miles long of seasonal decorations. Once you have passed through guest are able to visit the Christmas Towne Carnival. You can also find coupons and discounts located on the site linked above.
Next on our list is one of Austin's most historic light show that only grows with age for all to enjoy. The Austin Trail of Lights over 50 years old and help every year in downtown Austin's Zilker Park. This event is a park and walk through light show with many favorite characters and creative displays.
Moving south we have The Sights and Sounds of Christmas in San Marcos, TX. Here you will find fun for all. They have Santa and Mrs. Clause for meet and great along with pictures. They have carols and signers performing throughout the night. There are rides, a petting zoo, shopping, great food, and even soap snow under the main christmas tree.
Further we have Santa's Ranch another great place to visit for a drive through show. Here you can enjoy the comfort of your vehicle along with some hot coco and some holiday cheer. Do not be surprised if your face lights up with joy while driving through this winter wonderland of custom lights.
And last but not least we have San Antonio's River Walk which lights up with some of the most breath taking holiday views. When you have christmas lights, a river, drinks, and food there is really nothing more that you can ask for. This is a place to take a slow walk and take in the beauty this once a year display has to offer. While in San Antonio do not forget to stop by Seawolrds wonderland to hang out with Santa and Rudolph. If you are a local Christmas time is the best time to purchase season passes at a hgihly discounted rate from Seawolds website.
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night"
October is one of our favorite times of the year with the cool weather and fall festivities. There are always things to do and events to attend no matter where you are.
Off in Bastrop and Marble Falls there are pumpkin patches such as Barton Hill Farms and Sweet Berry Farms to enjoy during the day. The two farms were nominated as some of the top pumpkin patches in Texas to visit offering games, live music, hay rides, and so much more.
Then here in Austin we have a festival quite similar to Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Oktoberfest. This is the place to get outside, take in the cool weather, and indulge in savory food and flavorful brews. The festival is ranking high in things to do in Austin so don't miss out and order your tickets today.
If you are looking for events to push you to the edge and bring you into the Halloween spirit check out The House of Torment here in Austin or take a ride with us down to The 13th Floor in San Antonio, TX. You will not be disappointed! The 13th Floor has ranked in the top 15 haunted houses in the country coming in at #6.
Interested in something a little less intense try out the Planet K Texas Fireworks for their annual Dias De Los Muertos Celebration. Embracing heritage and culture while enjoying a firework show is a great way to spend your days this fall season.
Looking for more you can always visit http://www.austintexas.org/visit/events/october-november/ for more events and leads this fall.
Rent a Party Bus to New Braunfels, TX
Through the years we have grown to love the great city of New Braunfels and all of their amazing attractions and festival events. They are almost like a little Austin with festivals, parks, concerts, and the great hill country lifestyle. So we wanted to fill our customers in on some special sweet spots to visit in New Braunfels.
New Braunfels is the place to be during the hot summer days with the many flowing rivers such as the comal all the way to the historic sites such as The Historic District of Gruene. In the small area of downtown Gruene there is so much to offer from visiting the little historic Gruene General Store, to lunch or dinner at the Famous Gristmill restaurant, to floating the Rockin R River, and ending the night at the Gruene Hall.
If you are coming for the events and festivities we transport customer every year to some of their major events such as Wurstfest where they are combining great food and ice cold beer with special events and live entertainment. This great city is also know for their Whitewater Amphitheater where people come together and the music flows live through the crowds.
Of course we could not forget one of the top water parks in the USA... Shlitterbahn! Our company has taken numerous kids birthday parties, corporate team building groups, and large parties to Shlitterbahn. We offer great week and Sunday rates when taking the day off and heading to the water park.
We even travel to Texas Ski Ranch for groups ranging from bachelor and bachelorette parties to birthday parties for during the day. They even offer special days such as Tuesdays Girls Day for all the ladies where you can lay on their beach and catch some rays or get extreme with wake boarding. I mean how fun does that sound? They even offer food, drinks, and shopping on site.
So if you are visiting the adventurous city of New Braunfels let Red Star Party Bus be your next party bus rental company to help service you and your friends with all your transportation needs.
Austin TX Party Bus for Prom
Here at Red Star Party Bus we know how important this day is for our prom renters and this is why we take all measures in making sure our renters have the most memorable day possible while staying safe and worry free. We also have some of the most friendly and reliable drivers around to escort you and your party.
Our booking process is made simpler and easy with no hidden fees or unexpected charges. We have a 6 hour minimum during prom season where the time will start when the bus leaves our office at 4700 Burleson Rd Austin, TX 78744 and end when the bus returns back to our location. We do have a prom special if you book 8 hours your party will receive your 9th and 10th hour free.
Our prices are calculated by the number of passengers the bus can hold by $75.00. So say that you are interested in our 16 passenger. To figure out the cost of the bus for our 6 hour minimum the rate will be $75 X 16 = $1200.00. Please call for rates if interested in the special book 8 hours with your 9th and 10th hour free. We do not include gratuity in our rates. For gratuity to your driver we recommend between 10-20% of the total. To reserve one of our buses we require a 50% non-refundable deposit and the remaining balance will be due the day of.
Note: Friday and Sunday proms are discounted from Saturday rates so please contact us.
Here at Red Star Party Bus we follow all Texas laws and hold a no tolerance rule for any laws being violated while renting from us. We will need two parental contacts during the day of if anything is to occur. We love working with students during their special day and look forward to the many years to come in doing so.
We do book up about a month in advance for prom so please do not wait until a few weeks before. Even if you do not have the destinations, etc in order though know for sure you need a specific bus from any company go ahead and reserve. Most companies can always take additional information on stops later.
Here are some ideas on places to eat, take pictures, or visit while reserving and always make reservations in advance to utilize your rental time:
Places to Eat:
The Oasis: The Driskill Grill
Perry's Steakhouse & Grill: Uchicko
Eddie V's Prime Seafood: Abel's On The Lake
La Traviata Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Some Places to take Pictures:
Texas State Capitol The Bridge on Lady Bird Lake Trails off 1st Street
Baylor Street Art Wall The University of Texas campus (football field)
All of the restaurants have great spots for photos as well.
Keep in mind we service all areas from Waco, TX to San Antonio, TX these are just some places if visiting Austin for prom.
Anyone who knows Austin and has experienced the nightlife of downtown Austin knows that we have some of the best places to go for a night to remember. From the places you go to the people you see Austin will forever leave an impression on you after just one visit, leaving you with a story to tell for the rest of your days.
we understand that booking a bus then scheduling out places to go during your rental time can be tough. Especially if you are not originally from Austin or Texas in general. So Red Star Party Bus is here to help try and make your life and planning a little easier. We want you to be able to utilize your time in the best way possible. We have been doing this for 6 years now so we know a thing or two about the wine vineyards, places to stop for lunch, and even brew tour spots to hit up. These are just a few places listed there are many more options to choose from.
Here are a few of our picks for wine vineyards:
Fredericksburg Wine Road 290: This is the place to be when it comes to wine tasting and visiting multiple places. Though it can become to much for some of the vineyards when having large groups to accommodate. So, to help you plan your trip here are a few tips. Because Road 290 becomes so packed they are unable to accommodate groups larger than 12 passengers during their peak seasons on weekends. Though at times if you reserve a spot with them in advance they may accommodate up to 14 -16 guest. Just make sure to call in advance and give all the details to the vineyards down 290 you would like to visit.
Trattoria Lisina: They offer food, a beautiful scenery, outdoor seating, and even a playground for kids if you decide to go out with the family.
Driftwood Estate Vineyards: They are a great place to relax and take in the day while enjoying and experiencing the many flavors of wine they have to offer. Though we do ask that you read through their larger group policies here: LIMO/BUS
Fall Creek Vineyards: And last but not least Fall Creek Vineyards with an amazing out door patio, customer service, and selection of wine. They are also located right across from the famous Salt Lick BBQ. If attending on a busy Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and looking to visit Salt Lick afterwords we recommend stopping by and picking up a buzzer from Salt Lick first. We have been informed the buzzer will work at the vineyard and still notify you when your table is ready. What a way to utilize your rental time with us!
Twisted X Brewing Company: Our go to Brew Tour company in Driftwood, TX. They have always worked great with our customers. We always receive great feedback from clients on their experience with Twisted X. Give them a call in advance to let them know that you are coming if you have a larger group. This way they will be ready.
A little Salt Lick BBQ info for the road: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays this place can get packed! So be prepared for wait times between 30 minutes and 2.5 hours. If you have larger groups and not sparing time at Fall Creek Vineyard make a reservation. You are able to make reservations up to a week in advance. Salt Lick allows you to bring your own beverages and their wine tasting room next door sells beer by the bucket as well.
Just remember when visiting the vineyards and brew companies they have a calm, laid back environment. These are places to inform guest on the many different wines, beers, their distinct taste, and best ways to pair them. They would like for us as a limo and party bus company to inform customers before arrival to please be respectful of their property, smaller grouped guest, and relaxing atmosphere. If guest are not courteous during their visit they will be asked nicely to please leave. We love our relationships with the vineyards and brew companies and ask that everyone please respect and honor their wishes.
If you have any questions please feel free to call we are here to help as much as we can.
We know that looking into companies to book a party bus can be taunting and even frustrating at times. We want to make your job easier by giving out a few tips in narrowing down your choices.
1: Look over the website. Does it look legit? Do they have pictures on the site that look real and not copied from google? What about connections? Does the site connect to Facebook, YouTube, Yelp, or other social media pages? If so you most likely have a real company and not a fake one.
2: Are you able to reach the company easily by phone or through e-mail? Do they help answer all of your questions without hesitation? How does their customer service come off? If they are easy to work with before reserving then the company you choose will most likely be easy to work with during and after your reservation.
3: One of the big factors: The companies you narrow down to are they willing to let you come in to view the buses, or are they able to send you photos of the limos or party buses they have to offer.
If a company is not willing to work with you on sending over photos, they are hesitant on wanting to book an appointment for you to come see the vehicles, or the website looks fake you might need to move to the next company. We always recommend asking for photos/videos of the bus you will be reserving or if you have the time go view the party bus or limo in person. This may save you a lot of headache the day of your reservation. Here Red Star Party Bus we always invite our customers to come and view our party buses by Appointment Monday - Wednesday.
Some more great tips in Renting a Limo or Party Bus can be viewed here through Angie's List and PartyBusAdvice.com