Spring Break is here and no out-of-town plans? Here are some great suggestions to do in Austin
1. Texas Capital– What a great place to learn about Texas history and the Texas Legislature. Free Tours are available daily: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm; Sat 9:30am-3:30pm; Sun Noon-3:30pm
2. Austin Zoo– fun for the whole family
3. Baylor Street Art Wall-This is one of those Austin stops that uniquely captures the essence of Austin. Once slated to be a condo project that ended up not materializing, the concert foundation has become a canvas for local graffiti artists. It is constantly changing, just like the city. While there be sure to climb to the top to get a great view of the city. Location: 11th & Baylor Street
4. iFly Indoor Skydiving-Kids and adults can get the thrill of skydiving without ever having to actually leap from an airplane.
5. Zilker Park– Zilker Park is a 351 acre, dog-friendly park situated in the heart of south Austin. The park offers many different types of fun outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, jogging, and many more. Take a ride on the Zephyr train, grab a snack, and enjoy the playground.
6. Austin Eats Tour-Both locals and visitors enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at some of Austin’s best restaurants. They offer walking, van, and even electronic bike tours.
7. Lake Austin-You can’t come to Austin and not spend some time on the lake. Shred Stixx offers the ultimate wake surfing and boarding lessons, taught by some of the most experienced and friendly experts on the lake.
8. Swimming holes: here are some local spots to cool off: Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, The Greenbelt
9. Kayaking/Canoeing/Rowing/SUP-ing at Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)-Hanging out on Lady Bird Lake is one of the most relaxing things you can do. You can go out during the day or go for an evening cruise. Many take their kayaks and paddle boards to watch the bats fly. You can bring your own or if you are looking to rent try EpicSUP or The Rowing Dock.
10. Museums-Austin offers many free museums. Learn about History, Culture, Music, and Art! This is a fun activity for families to experience, explore and enjoy at no cost.
11. Listen to Live Music-You can’t come to the “Live Music Capital of The World” and not listen to live music. The Austin music scene is incomparable to any other, whatever genre of music you are feeling you will surely find it here in Austin any day. Don’t know where to start? A few favorite venues are Emo’s, Stubb’s, ACL Live, and Mohawk.
12. South Congress-Eclectic, hip, fashionable, and funky all combined. Surrounded by numerous restaurants, shops and music venues.
13. Mount Bonnell-Mount Bonnell is considered the highest point in Austin at 775 feet. It is a popular tourist destination to view the city of Austin, Lake Austin and surrounding hills.
14. Eat Good Food- Austin has some of the best restaurants. With different variety of restaurants that caters to any taste.
15. Lake Travis Zipline Adventures– This thrilling adventure over Lake Travis will get your blood pressure pumping. Even with the lake levels low, the views while ziplining are absolutely incredible and it’s a one-of-a-kind experience. Be prepared to reach speeds of 60 mph.
16. Alamo Drafthouse-The Alamo Drafthouse is a well-known movie theater which offers food and drink service inside, while enjoying a movie. This theater also host different types of events and showings of all-time favorite classics first run movies. For a real treat go for a Quote-A-Long or Master Pancake showing.
17. South Congress Bats- The kids will be in serious amazement to witness the bats at sunset on South Congress.
18. Jumpoline Park-Two locations for the kids to jump out that extra Spring Break energy
19. SXSW– there is plenty to do for adults and kids.
20. Austin Steam Train– Go on a 6 hour adventure with a 2 hour stop in Bertram for lunch. The kids will LOVE this and it’s an all-day experience!
sources: 365thingsaustin, austinmomblog, culturemapaustin, austinchamberofcommerce