Kyle, Texas residents love living here for its small-town living and Austin’s big-city assets are just a 30-minute drive away. When you choose a neighborhood like Crosswinds community in Kyle, you’ll have many things to do inside the community. It has hike and bike trails that mingle within the community. The Windy Point Amenity Center features a large pool with a splash pad, grilling areas, a playground, and plenty of shady spots.
What’s close to Kyle? Check out these useful and fun places within 30 minutes from Kyle.
AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AUS)
One of the more challenging things about small-town living is the lack of a nearby airport. Even medium-sized cities don’t always have a conveniently-located airport within 30 minutes. And those airports don’t always have many destinations.
Austin-Bergstrom offers many nonstop flights in the U.S. and Canada. It has international nonstop flights to London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris. Many preferred airlines fly out of ABIA. Best of all, it’s just 25 minutes from Kyle.
FRANK ERWIN CENTER
The multi-purpose entertainment facility in downtown Austin has all the big music acts as well as first-class theater and all the sporting events you’d want. Owned and operated by the University of Texas at Austin, Frank Erwin Center serves as the home base for Texas Longhorns basketball teams. Visit the website to see what’s coming.
Cool facts. Its first event was the UT men’s basketball game against Oklahoma University. The first concert and sold out concert was Lawrence Welk in 1978. The fastest sellout ever? It only took 47 minutes for Garth Brooks’ concert to do that in 1992. And the highest-grossing event took place in 2013 with Paul McCartney as the headliner.
SOUTH CONGRESS AKA SOCO
You’ve probably heard “Keep Austin weird.” South Congress, affectionally known as SoCo, is partly responsible for that in a good way. It’s a famous shopping district with funky shops, restaurants, and music venues. They encourage you to “come dine, shop, and rock!” On its interactive website, you can stroll SoCo and see the insides of the stores. It’s also the place to go for information about parking, specials, and events.
Another popular district in Austin is the eclectic East Austin that’s two miles from downtown. Like SoCo, it has bars, shops, restaurants, and things to do. You’ll find old. You’ll find new. You’ll find East Austin has a rich history. If you’re into history, you might like the historic walking tour.
This Austin institution and dance hall has been voted “Best Dancehall in Texas.” Some country music’s legends Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and Tex Ritter have played there. Even Food Network lists it as one of the top places to eat. Food Network stars Bobby Flay and Giada DeLaurentis have two-stepped at Broken Spoke.
Show up anytime Wednesday through Saturday from 8 to 9 pm for dance lessons. Live music plays every night. The calendar lists upcoming events. If you go, be sure to try their famous chicken fried steak.
ST. ELMO BREWING CO.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, St. Elmo Brewing Co. serves all types of beer in their beer hall and beer garden. They also serve coffee, housemade mineral water, and soda. Visit their website for a virtual tour of this charming brewery. Then, check their Facebook page for upcoming events including weekly Tuesday Trivia and Grassy Thursdays. And come hungry as they have an onsite food truck serving Asian food.