Group-Friendly Day Trips from Austin
Published on: September 14, 2022
A charter bus with palm trees in the background

If you’ve been in Austin long enough, you know—there’s no shortage of new cuisine to sample, new events to check out, and new trails to explore. But what if you’re looking to get out of town? And what if you’re balancing the needs of a large group, to boot?

Never fear—GOGO Chargers are professionals when it comes to group transportation. They’ve assembled this list of their passengers’ favorite places to travel in the Austin area and a few ideas as to how your group can spend their time once they get there. Here are just a few of the places they can provide direct bus rental services to:

Fredericksburg – Here’s your ticket to Texas Wine Country! The road between Johnson City and Fredericksburg is home to more than 40 wineries, ranging from elegant tasting rooms to outdoor distilleries for more casual crowds. Make sure everyone has a reliable ride between the vineyards by booking a winery tour shuttle that operates on your schedule. That way, a professional bus driver can be your DD for the day, no one has to miss out on the tasty drinks the Fredericksburg area has to offer, and you can explore the wineries at your own pace.

San Marcos – While many groups come here for Texas State University campus tours, San Marcos is a fun place to visit even if you’re not traveling with aspiring academics. Tubing enthusiasts from Austin and San Antonio alike say the mellow waters of the San Marcos River offer an easy-going drift without the weekend crowds you’ll find on the Guadalupe River. The town is home to plenty of outfitter options when it comes to renting tubes, kayaks, and the like—but if your group is set on bringing your own gear, GOGO Charters will be happy to connect you to a bus rental that can accommodate your equipment as well as your passengers.

Temple – For groups seeking outdoor adventures, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place with as many opportunities to get outside as the Austin area. And located an hour outside city limits, Temple is a great small-town getaway where you can take in the great outdoors. (Just consider a pitstop in Pflugerville, Killeen, or Waco if you’re not opting for a charter bus rental with built-in restrooms. Access to bathrooms may be limited in some recreation areas.) Plan a group hike, bike ride, or canoe trip at Miller Springs, pack up for a group camp-out at Sam Houston National Forest, or coordinate your next company picnic or a family get-together at Belton Lake.

New Braunfels – Home to the world-famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark and tons of quaint German-inspired buildings along the downtown strip, a day trip to New Braunfels is a no-brainer if your group needs a change of scenery. While you’re in the area, also consider a quick tour of the Natural Bridge Caverns. There, you’ll find ancient and beautiful rock formations and 70-degree temperatures year-round—the perfect place to escape the sweltering Texas heat come summertime.

Why Rent a Charter Bus or Minibus?

Great question! When renting a charter bus from GOGO Charters, you get more than just a ride between Point A and Point B. Every group receives a customized transportation plan that is tailored to your itinerary, passenger count, and onboard amenity needs. That means you’ll never have to settle for a bus rental that isn’t what you need, and your charter bus or minibus will always be waiting for you whenever you’re ready to embark. A bus rental can also provide a variety of comforts you won’t find on other modes of transportation, including WiFi, TV screens, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms—all available upon request.

GOGO Charter’s 24-hour reservation team and nationwide network of motorcoaches make it easy to find the ideal motorcoach for your Austin group trip. Give them a call at 1-855-826-6770 when you’re ready to book, and they can offer you a no-obligation, free quote for your Austin charter bus rental!