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Explore Greater Austin, Texas

ENJOY ALL THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA HAS TO OFFER

Part of the Hutto, Texas is appeal is its proximity to Austin and surrounding areas. Find more than 100 things to do in the Greater Austin Area that we've visited. Hope you enjoy too!

Whether you are looking for things to do this weekend, next month, or next year, there is always something happening in Austin to keep you, and everyone in the family, busy. From Austin’s action-packed calendar of events to the little-known places that hold a lot of fun, you’ll never know what to expect when looking for things to do in and around Austin, Texas.

America's Largest Water Park

Round Rock, Texas

The excitement has been all the buzz in Round Rock, Texas with the country's largest water park coming. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is expected to open in November 2020 and will include nearly 1000 rooms, the water park, convention center, five restaurants, a spa, and so much more. The locals in Hutto and Round Rock are excited to have this newest attraction coming.

 

Granger Lake

Taylor, Texas

For those that love to go fishing, boating, camping, or cooking out by the shoreline, Granger Lake in Taylor, Texas requires a mandatory visit. One of many lakes in the area, Granger Lake is the most popular in the Hutto area and only a short drive away. 

Emma Long Metropolitan Lake

Austin, Texas

Looking to spend the day on the water but want plenty of shade to beat the brutal Texas heat? Located off FM 2222 and Capital of Texas Highway in Northwest Austin. Plan a day trip, go hiking, tent camp for the weekend, or bring the RV for extended time at the lake. Walking trails surround the park, boat ramps available, and a pavilion for group events.

Austin Steam Train

Austin, Texas

All aboard the Austin Steam Train! From Murder Mystery fun to Signature Cocktail Series, there’s so much more to the Austin Steam Train than you could imagine. Enjoy the Hill Country Flyer for a 66-mile round-trip through gorgeous Texas Hill Country or enjoy a shorter 44-mile trip on the Bertram Flyer over the San Gabriel River. Visit online at AustinSteamTrain.org for more info.

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Innerspace Caverns

Georgetown, Texas

One of those places where the beginning of time meets present-day man. There are tours available for all ages, deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Above ground, you’ll find food workshops, and even animals! Visit them online.

See Exotic Animals at Austin Aquarium

Austin, Texas

The Austin Aquarium is located at 13530 US-183 #101, Austin, TX 78750 and is an awesome time for anyone that loves the aquarium or other exotic animals.

Austin Zoo

Austin, Texas

Every time you visit the Austin Zoo you are contributing to this non-profit sanctuary for wild animals. Located in Southwestern Travis County, the Austin Zoo is an ideal location for a day trip with the family, summer youth programs, and a great place to host a wild birthday party! Learn more at AustinZoo.org.

Fun Times at Hawaiian Falls

Pflugerville, Texas

Another refreshing place to visit during the hot summer months in Texas is Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Located where Pflugerville meets Round Rock, near the 130 Toll Road, you’ll find Hawaiian Falls Waterpark with tons of water slides, wading pools, games, food, and so much more. Visit www.hfalls.com to learn more.

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Lake Pflugerville

Pflugerville, Texas

If you love to kayak or just enjoy time on the water, Lake Pflugerville is open for swimming, fishing, jogging the trail, and even wind surfing. Located at 18216 Weiss Lane, you'll also find watercraft rentals and a pavilion rental in case you want to host a party on the lake. 

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The Railhouse

107 East Center Street, Kyle, Texas

It's like a party for family and friends in your own backyard, only you have live music, 5 bars, sand volleyball, and yard games, all in one place. The Railhouse has something different happening every night of the week. If you're looking for something to do in the Greater Austin area, this is a must. Call them at (512) 268-7245 to get more information! Or visit them online.

  

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Hutto Sports Complex

Hutto, Texas

Another big headline in the area comes out of Hutto, Texas and the new sports complex development coming soon. Expected to open in May 2021, Perfect Game is expected to be a $800 million mixed-use development that will draw baseball enthusiasts from near and far. Be sure to check back with iHutto as we're releasing a resource website for everything around the sports complex that you may want to know. 

Family Fun Time at Sparetime

Pflugerville, Texas

Located at 1724 Farm to Market 685, Pflugerville, TX 78660, Sparetime is a great place for family fun, a night out with friends, and more. 

Round Rock Outlet Mall

Round Rock, Texas

Open 7 days a week, Round Rock Outlet Mall is home to many wonderful, name brand stores like Coach, Calvin Klein, Disney Store, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Converse, and many more. You’ll also find activities for the kids and plenty of places to eat when you need to take a break from all that shopping.

Glass-Bottom Boat Tours

San Marcos, Texas

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment offers a serene experience with their glass-bottom boat tours. A unique outlook on the area eco-system. 

Photo: Facebook/The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash Shack

Cedar Park, Texas

A micro indoor water park in Cedar Park caters to those that love the water all year long. Adults can play too! Visit Splash Shack online.

Bastrop Lake

Bastrop, Texas

Open 7 days a week, Round Rock Outlet Mall is home to many wonderful, name brand stores like Coach, Calvin Klein, Disney Store, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Converse, and many more. You’ll also find activities for the kids and plenty of places to eat when you need to take a break from all that shopping.

Visit Three-Legged Goat

Pflugerville, Texas

Pflugerville's newest edition, the Three Legged Goat, is a cozy little Texas Wine Bar with a friendly atmosphere, a host of selections on the wine menu, and activities to keep you occupied and relaxed. Their bar is filled with "delicious Texas wine and beer for you to sip on while you listen to some live music or play giant Jenga." They also have free WiFi and lots of charging stations.

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Dell Diamond

Round Rock, Texas

One of America’s oldest traditions has a home in Round Rock, Texas at the famous Dell Diamond, official home to the Round Rock Express. Baseball enthusiasts will enjoy season passes to the home games while the general public also enjoys other events that take place throughout the year with concerts, carnivals and more. It is also the entrance to the Trail of Lights in December. Visit MILB.com for more information.

Go Skating

Austin, Texas

Playland Skate is located at 8822 McCann Dr, Austin, TX 78757 and is a fun time for those that enjoy skating.

McNeil Bat Bridge

Round Rock, Texas

See the famous bats, by the millions, in Round Rock under the McNeil Bridge at IH-35.

​LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA IN 2020?

 

Here's more than 100 ideas to get you started. 

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Austin’s very own Alamo Drafthouse is perfect for date night or just spending time with friends. Enjoy adult beverages or indulge in the delicious menu while watching a movie on the big screen. Visit Alamo Drafthouse online at Drafthouse.com for special offers, upcoming films, and show times. 

AUSTIN BALLOON RIDES

Up in the sky you may find more than airplanes passing over the city. Austin Balloon Rides provides an experience to never be forgotten as you glide over Austin as the sun comes up. Visit them online at AustinBalloonRides.com or call 512-851-8009 for specials and reservations.

AUSTIN CARRIAGE

Enjoy the horse drawn carriage ride around Downtown Austin with Austin Carriage. Visit them online for hours of operation and to make reservations at AustinCarriage.com or call 512-243-0044 as they book quickly most weekends.

AUSTIN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The family will enjoy spending time at Thinkery, the Austin Children’s Museum evolution, for a little science that is always changing. Located at 1830 Simond Ave in Austin, learn more at thinkeryaustin.org.  

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (ACL)

Enjoy the famous Austin music scene at Austin City Limits Music Festival or take in a live performance at the ACL Live at The Moody Center. Learn more at ACLTV.com for upcoming artists and special events. 

AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER

There’s always something happening at the Austin Convention Center with the convenient Downtown location and loaded calendar of events. From concerts and trade shows to sporting events and more. The Austin Convention Center is jam packed with activities happening every month. 

AUSTIN FLEA MARKET

For thrift shop adventurers or garage sale enthusiasts, Austin Flea Market is the perfect place to venture on the weekends. You’ll find deals galore and feel like you’ve experienced a true treasure hunt. There is no admission fee but, there is tons of booths with original trinkets, fair like foods, and live music. You can spend the day trekking throughout the flea market.  

AUSTIN GHOST TOURS

Have a haunted good time with Austin Ghost Tours located at 303 Red River St in Downtown Austin. The average cost is $20 per person and private group tours are available. Tours begin every Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm. Learn more at AustinGhostTours.com. 

AUSTIN’S PARK AND PIZZA

Austin’s Park and Pizza offers a day of family fun with go-karts, rock climbing, bumper boats, mini golf, and so much more! Perfect for hosting birthday parties or spending the day with friends. Visit their website for more at AustinsPark.com.

AUSTIN PANIC ROOM

There’s something about haunted houses, mysteries, and thrillers that keep the locals entertained all year long and Austin Panic Room is just such a place.

AUSTIN POETRY SLAM

Austin Poetry Slam is a premiere location for the spoken art of words. There are shows every Tuesday at the Spider House Ballroom on 29th Street. Find more online at AustinSlam.com or through their Facebook page Austin Slam on Facebook.

AUSTIN STEAM TRAIN

All aboard the Austin Steam Train! From Murder Mystery fun to Signature Cocktail Series, there’s so much more to the Austin Steam Train than you could imagine. Enjoy the Hill Country Flyer for a 66-mile round-trip through gorgeous Texas Hill Country or enjoy a shorter 44-mile trip on the Bertram Flyer over the San Gabriel River. Visit online at AustinSteamTrain.org for more information, rates, schedules, etc.

AUSTIN TROLLEY COMPANY

Known as the original party trolley bus for Austin, the Austin Trolley Company offers guided tours around the Downtown area for your enjoyment. Give them a call at 512-323-9955 to learn more today!

AUSTIN ZOO

Every time you visit the Austin Zoo you are contributing to this non-profit sanctuary for wild animals. Located in Southwestern Travis County, the Austin Zoo is an ideal location for a day trip with the family, summer youth programs, and a great place to host a wild birthday party! Learn more at AustinZoo.org.

BARTON SPRINGS POOL

Austin is full of hidden gems, one of the most popular is the Barton Springs Pool located within Zilker Park and a short distance to the UT Campus. Four springs make up this popular and refreshing location, Main Spring, Old Mill Spring, Eliza Spring, and Upper Spring.  Because Texas is full of hot, simmering days, you’ll appreciate the Barton Springs to cool off and relax in the shade. Visit EdwardsAquifer.net for more information.

BAYLOR STREET ART WALL (GRAFFITI WALL)

The artist in you will appreciate the Baylor Street Art Wall. Visit their Facebookpage for more information about this awesome artistic area. Also, the perfect backdrop for awesome pictures.

BLUE STARLITE URBAN DRIVE IN

Experience the drive-in like it used to be with family friendly films under the stars. Blue Starlite Urban Drive In features films that will take back to those innocent days complete with popcorn and an outdoor big screen. Visit them online to see what’s playing tonight. BlueStarliteDriveIn.com.

BOB BULLOCKS MUSEUM

History buffs of all ages will enjoy Bob Bullocks Museum, conveniently located in Downtown Austin on Congress Avenue. Discover Texas history that you may have never known before, enjoy the IMAX theatre onsite, or take part in the ever-changing exhibits. There’s so much more to the Bob Bullock Museum than you could have ever imagined. Learn more at TheStoryofTexas.com.

 

BROKEN SPOKE

One of those Texas traditions, since 1964, that promises a true two-stepping Texas experience, the Broken Spoke has hosted such celebrity guests as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Harry Connick Jr. just to name a few. See whose playing this weekend at brokenspokeaustintx.net

CAMP HUACO SPRINGS

Located in New Braunfels, Texas, it is the location for those looking to excape the hustle and bustle of the city. 

CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB

If you’re in the mood for a laugh or two, good food, and great atmosphere then Cap City Comedy Club is the place you want to be. Visit them online at CapCityComedy.com to see who the headliner is this week. With nightly shows, there is always something going on so no matter what night of the week you are looking for something to do in Austin, here’s one place that is always happening.

CEDAR STREET COURTYARD

Live music every night, an awesome drink menu, and delicious food isn’t all you can expect at Cedar Street Courtyard. The lively ambience is perfect for meeting up with friends for a laid-back night out. Located on 4th Street in Downtown Austin, you’ll find four bars with a courtyard for hosting live bands. Visit CedarStreetAustin.com for more information.

CERAMICS BAYOU

Paint-your-own pottery, create clay sculptures, or learn about glass fusion and more at Ceramics Bayou. With the ongoing calendar of events, found on CeramicsBayou.com, there is always something new to try. Whether you are looking to have a creative night out, want to plan a party, or looking to reserve a private room for your own event, Ceramics Bayou is an award-winning DIY pottery studio that provides everything you need. Great for birthday parties or ladies’ night out events. There are endless possibilities to what you can create here.

CONGRESS AVENUE

You can spend an entire afternoon and evening along Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin. From the Historic Congress Avenue District and modern, trendy SOCO District to the famous Sixth Street District and the ever-growing East Side District, everything begins and ends along Congress Avenue.

 

CONGRESS AVENUE KAYAK

Looking to spend a little time on the water without the drive out to Travis Lake? Check out Congress Avenue Kayak at CongressKayaks.com for rental information, to schedule a lesson, or to schedule a group tour. Lady Bird Lake is the ideal scenic route for kayaking in Downtown Austin.

CONGRESS BRIDGE

The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is famously home to the largest urban bat colony in the world. During the summer months, thousands of spectators come out to see over one million bats emerge from under the bridge at sunset. It’s an amazing site to see. Visit BatCon.org to view the schedule and the best times to witness the magnificent flight of Austin’s bats.

CRAFT PRIDE

Enjoy a glass of wine, or two, at Craft Pride on Rainey Street in Downtown Austin. Open 7 days a week, in the afternoon around 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and opening at 1 p.m. on the weekends, you will find them on the corner of Rainey St. and River St. on the West Side of IH-35.

DEEP BLUE SCUBA

Whether you are an avid diver or an amateur looking to learn the ropes, Deep Blue Scuba is eager to help you explore the mysterious depths only few dare to venture. With two locations, one in Austin and one in Aransas Pass, you have the opportunity to expand on your adventures with their help. Visit DeepBlueScubaTx.com for more information.  

DELL DIAMOND

One of America’s oldest traditions has a home in Round Rock, Texas at the famous Dell Diamond, official home to the Round Rock Express. Baseball enthusiasts will enjoy season passes to the home games while the general public also enjoys other events that take place throughout the year with concerts, carnivals and more. It is also the entrance to the Trail of Lights in December. Visit MILB.com for more information.

DOUBLE DECKER AUSTIN TOURS

For the ultimate experience in Austin sightseeing and activities check out the Double Decker Austin Bus Tours. Take the 90-minute tour to see historical sites and cultural attractions and more. Enjoy the Zilker tour or get in on the awesome Scavenger Hunt in Austin. Learn more at DoubleDeckerAustin.com

 

DRISKELL HOTEL & GRILL

One of Austin’s oldest, most luxurious, and to some, most haunted hotel in the Downtown Austin area, the Driskell Hotel is more than a luxury overnight experience. It is also home to the Driskell Grill, with delicious cuisine to satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner. If you’re looking to book a weekend getaway or have family coming into town that are seeking hotel reservations, visit DriskellHotel.com for more information. Book in advance as they are always filled to the max. 

ELEPHANT ROOM

For the jazz enthusiast. If you can appreciate local artists for sounds to soothe your soul, you’ll love Elephant Room. If good music, hanging out with your friends and enjoying happy hour to the soothing sensation of jazz music, you will love this place. Casual and inviting, head over to the Elephant Room, located at 315 South Congress for an evening of relaxed fun.

 

EMMA LONG PARK

Looking to spend the day on the water but want plenty of shade to beat the brutal Texas heat? Aren’t we all? One of Austin’s best kept secrets, but not for long, is Emma Long Park. Located off FM 2222 and Capital of Texas Highway in Northwest Austin. Plan a day trip, go hiking, tent camp for the weekend, or bring the RV for extended time at the lake. Walking trails surround the park, boat ramps available, and a pavilion for group events. Visit Austin Parks and Recreation for more information.   

ENCHANTED ROCK

Approximately 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, TX you’ll find the mystical area of Enchanted Rock. Also, known as the “Spirit Song Rock” from native legends, there are many superstitions that plague the huge formation but visitors still come to see and hike the beautiful area.

FORMULA ONE

Taking Austin by storm is the Formula One Race Track in South Austin. Hosting the Grand Prix and other famous events, the new site offers more than races. Concerts, races, and good times are waiting for you. Located near the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, across IH-35.  

FABI+ROSI

Award winning and fabulous tasting Fabi + Rosi is considered a European Kitchen in the Heart of Austin with a delicious menu sure to please even the most finicky eater. Visit www.fabiandrosi.com to find out more. 

FIREHOUSE LOUNGE

Experience happy hour in one of Austin’s oldest buildings, erected in 1885 as a fire station, Firehouse Lounge is a great hang out for happy hour and time with friends. If you’re looking for a casual night out on the town, with good drinks and even better music, this is the place to visit.

FLEMINGS PRIME STEAKHOUSE

Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is located next to the Convention Center in Downtown Austin and is a great place to experience mouthwatering steak and your choice of over 100 wines from the Fleming’s 100 list.

FLIX BREWHOUSE

Eat, drink, and enjoy the big screen when you visit Flix Brewhouse for new movies and a good time. The newest releases and a custom menu help make your night out a good experience for all. Alcoholic beverages served. Visit FlixBrewhouse.com for more information.

FLY TEXAS

Hang gliding at its finest at Fly Texas. If being in the sky is on your bucket list, the pros here can help make that dream a reality. Visit them online at FlyTexas.com.   

 

​​FRANK ERWIN CENTER

Known for concerts and UT Basketball, the Frank Erwin Center hosts lively events all year long. Visit online to buy tickets to upcoming events at UTErwinCenter.com.

GATTILAND

Imagine delicious pizza and more games than any one person can handle. Fun for everyone in the family, visit Gattiland for dinner and fun, birthday parties, and more!

GRAFFITI PARK AT CASTLE HILL

One of Austin’s most artistic attractions is not found in a museum or art gallery, it’s located at 1008 Baylor St in Central Austin. Artists, anonymous and otherwise, come to the park to express their artistic side. A true hidden gem, and every art lover’s dream, Graffiti Park is a colorful old construction site that has been turned into a clever collaboration from all over the city.

GUADALUPE RIVER

One of the best places to be during the hot Texas months is Guadalupe River for tubing and swimming fun to cool you off. Between South Austin and San Antonio, the perfect spot to enjoy the river is in New Braunfels. Rent a cottage for the weekend, enjoy live music, and taste great small town cuisine. It’s all here. Visit online at GuadalupeRiver.com. 

HAWAIIAN FALLS

Another refreshing place to visit during the hot summer months in Texas is Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Located where Pflugerville meets Round Rock, near the 130 Toll Road, you’ll find Hawaiian Falls Waterpark with tons of water slides, wading pools, games, food, and so much more. Visit www.hfalls.com to learn more.

HIPPIE HOLLOW PARK

Around for many ages, Hippie Hollow Park is located at 7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX and sits on over 100 acres. It is the only ‘clothing optional’ public area in the State of Texas but, is also perfect for swimming, hiking, and enjoying nature. This is a day use park only that opens at 9 am until sun down. No camping allowed. Learn more at parks.traviscountytx.gov.

HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY

Hope Outdoor Gallery is an awesome addition to Austin. Their mission is to connect creativity with a cause. Welcoming local artist and musicians, the Hope program strives to help people everywhere. Visit them online at www.HopeCampaign.org.    

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH WALL

The “I Love You So Much” Wall on SoCo is a popular spot located at Jo’s Hot Coffee that many tourists and locals visit to take photos. Beside the wall, Jo’s is known for great food and hot coffee. Learn more at joscoffee.com.

INNERSPACE CAVERNS

One of those places where the beginning of time meets present-day man. There are tours available for all ages, deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Above ground, you’ll find food workshops, and even animals! Visit them online to learn more at www.innerspacecaverns.com.

K1 SPEED

Those with a need for speed will appreciate the indoor go kart racetrack. Located at 2500 McHale St, Austin, TX, K1 Speed is open seven days a week. Learn more at www.k1speed.com.

KRAUSE SPRINGS

Plenty of shade, cooling spring water, and the ideal location in Austin’s Hill Country to escape the hustle and bustle of Downtown Austin. Krause Springs is great for day trips or weekend camping excursions. Visit www.krausesprings.net.

LADY BIRD LAKE

Once known as Town Lake, the newly named Lady Bird Lake still offers the same great scenic backdrop it always has for those looking for a good spot to run or bike around the lake, or kayaking and boating fun on the water. Located in Downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake is great for a picnic, bat watching, or sunset cruises.

LONGHORN CAVERNS 

The Longhorn Cavern State Park allows you to experience cavern adventures on a whole other level. Tours are by reservation only so visit online at www.LonghornCaverns.com for more information.

LUSTRE PEARL

Nestled in Downtown Austin on Rainey Street, in an old home converted to a quaint bar and grill, Lustre Pearl offers drinks and snack good complete with an old jukebox and picnic tables and games in the backyard. It’s like going home to visit family for an evening. Located at 114 Linden St, Austin, TX and open seven days a week. Learn more at lustrepearlaustin.com.

MAIN EVENT

Fun for all ages, Main Event is filled to the brim with things to do. From go karts, rock climbing wall, food, and adult beverages, you’ll find it all here. Learn more at www.MainEvent.com or visit Austin’s location at 13301 North US Hwy 183, seven days a week.

MCKINNEY FALLS

Located at 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway in South Austin, McKinney Falls is one of those places to experience natural beauty and a diverse history while enjoying a relaxing day among waterfalls, fishing, walking trails, and swimming holes. Managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Visit tpwd.texas.gov to learn more about the State Park.  

MESSINA HOF

Perhaps, just possibly, some of the finest Texas grown wine in the state, Messina Hof can be found in three locations, Fredericksburg, Grapevine, and Bryan. The Fredericksburg location is closest to Austin and boasts continuous wine tours and tastings. Visit MessinaHof.com to learn more about this delicious winery.  

    

MILK AND HONEY SPA

For a day of massage, facials, and skin treatments, Milk and Honey Spa is the destination to consider when you just want to relax a little. Centrally located in Austin, schedule your heavenly experience by calling 512-236-1115 to book an appointment at their convenient location at 100 Guadalupe St online at milkandhoneyspa.com  

MOONIE’S BURGER HOUSE

You’re bound to get hungry when spending the day trekking Austin. When your stomach starts rumbling, stop by one of three area locations for a Moonie’s Hamburger. Homemade and mouth-watering buns deliciously house a thick, juicy, and well-cooked patty. Dress up with your favorite condiments and you’re on your way to a party in your mouth. Each location is individually owned but visit MooniesBurgerHouse.com to find a location near you.

MOUNT BONNELL

Also known as Covert Park, the history of Mount Bonnell is almost as tall as the Austin attraction itself. From stories of love and despair, to the history of Native Americans in this region, and even how it came to be named, Mount Bonnell is perfect for sightseeing, hiking, and picnicking. You can learn more at austinparks.org read the blog here.

 

MOUNT PLAYMORE

You won’t hear the kids whining they are bored here. Mount Playmore is Austin’s largest indoor playground with food, games, prizes, and lots of fun. Admission is reasonable with toddlers free, and birthday party space is available. You’ll find Mount Playmore located at 13609 IH-35 in North Austin, on the cusp of Pflugerville. Learn more about play time, birthday parties, and fun at mtplaymore.com.

MUSEUM OF WEIRD

The Austin Museum of Weird is filled to the brim with bizarre creatures and freaky shows. Located in the heart of Downtown, at 412 E 6th St, the museum is open daily from 10 am – midnight and is $12 for anyone 8 and over, $7 for kids under 8. All admissions include a live performance and a gift shop onsite to buy a token for your memories of this fantastic place. Weird isn’t all you’ll find here, creepy, spooky, and a little mysterious. Learn more about what else can be found here at museumoftheweird.com to learn more.

OMNI HOTEL

Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury at the Omni Hotel located at 700 San Jacinto Blvd in the heart of Downtown Austin. With spectacular views, convenient access to the Austin Convention Center, and accommodations that make you never want to leave the high life, the Omni Hotel is an experience. Book your room today at omnihotels.com.  

PALO DURO CANYON

Texas has its very own Grand Canyon and not many people know about it. With over 30 miles of trails, stunning views, and magnificent canyons, the Palo Duro Canyon is perfect for those looking for a Texas-size day trip.

PENNYBACKER BRIDGE

Found in the gorgeous Northwest Hills of Austin, the Pennybacker Bridge has become a tourist attraction for locals and visitors alike since it’s erection in 1982. Connecting the northern and southern sections of Loop 360 highway, it is also referred to as Capital of Texas Highway. The Pennybacker Bridge connects over Lake Austin. Great photo opportunity.

PFLUGERVILLE LAKE

Opened in 2006, Pflugerville Lake is a man-made lake that sits on over 180-acres of prime land in the northern portion of Pflugerville. Bring the canopy, as there isn’t a lot of shade, but the water will keep you cool. Complete with a 3.1-mile trail surrounding the lake, areas for fishing, and kayaking or jet skiing. The incorporated beach area will have you feeling like you’ve travelled to the coast of Texas. It’s the perfect getaway for a day trip, bathing in the sun, and just having some good ole fun.

PFLUGER PARK

Around the corner from Pflugerville Lake you’ll find Pfluger Park with plenty of shade, grilling areas, and a playground. Sitting on 30-acres, this public park also includes picnic tables, basketball courts, and sand volleyball. Located at 515 City Park Rd in Pflugerville.  

 

PIONEER FARMS

Experience the living history at Pioneer Farms, taking you back to the simpler days of the 1880’s. Found in the Walnut Creek area, located at 10621 Pioneer Farms in Austin, Pioneer Farms is full of fun times for all ages. With exclusive exhibits, birds-eye tours, nature programs, and the ability to live like a pioneer. Plan your day trip at PioneerFarms.org.  

POINT VENTURE GOLF CLUB

On the outskirts of Austin, situated on Lake Travis, you will find Point Venture Golf Club for the golf enthusiasts. Located in Leander at 422 Venture Blvd. South, the golf club boasts a quiet tee off in a tranquil setting nestled in gorgeous Hill Country. Known as “one of the best 9-hole course in Texas” as awarded by the Austin Business Journal. 

RAINEY STREET

The Rainey Street Historic District is lined with historic homes turned into bars and a close proximity to Lady Bird Lake and IH-35. 

ROCKIN’ RIVER

Round Rock’s very own Rockin’ River Waterpark is a family-friendly waterpark located just behind the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. It also includes playground area, slides, tubing river, concession stand and more. Enjoy a day in the sun while cooling off in the sparkling blue waves at 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Learn more about this city attraction at roundrocktexas.gov .

 

ROUND ROCK OUTLET MALL

Open 7 days a week, Round Rock Outlet Mall is home to many wonderful, name brand stores like Coach, Calvin Klein, Disney Store, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Converse, and many more. You’ll also find activities for the kids and plenty of places to eat when you need to take a break from all that shopping. Visit premiumoutlets.com and find the Round Rock location for a day full of shopping and fun.

ROWING DOCK

For kayaking, paddle boarding, and rowing on Lady Bird Lake, you’ll find Rowing Dock “off the beaten path” at 2418 Stratford Drive in Central Austin, just west of Zilker Park. Enjoy a day on the water, surrounded by friends, enjoying the hot Texas weather. Reserve your rental, learn more about the establishment, or inquire about group events at rowingdock.com.

     

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

In the heart of Downtown Austin, you’ll find a delicious lunch and dinner option at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Known for an elegant atmosphere and mouth-watering cuisine, this is the perfect place for a night on the town or planning an office get together. Visit RuthChris.com for menu options, what’s nearby, or to make a reservation.

SAN JACINTO STREET FOOD AND WALKING TOUR

Explore Downtown Austin while enjoying personalized tastings at local eateries along the way, meet restaurant owners and make new friends. Learn the area’s history along San Jacinto and Congress too. It’s all part of the fun. Learn more at FoodTastingNetwork.com. 

SCHLITTERBAHN

The state’s largest waterpark, also family owned and operated, is just down the road from Austin, heading south on IH-35 toward New Braunfels. Around since 1979, Schlitterbahn is a great way to cool off in the infamous Texas heat while enjoying time with family and friends. For ticket information, parking guides, and more, visit Schlitterbahn.com to plan your weekend or day trip. It is also home to Schlitterbahn Resort for more than day trips.

SIXTH STREET

Austin is recognized as the Live Music Capital of the World, and Sixth Street is where it all began. A great place to venture during the day but, at night is when the music scene really comes to life.   

 

SNAKE FARM ANIMAL WORLD

For the reptile lovers in the family, visit Snake Farm Animal World in New Braunfels. There's so much more to this place than snakes and lizards however. Go see the new sloth addition and petting zoo for a wide variety of wild animals.

STEINER RANCH STEAKHOUSE

Enjoy the views over delicious cuisine at the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse located at 5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd, Austin, TX 78732. Sink your teeth into mouth-watering appetizers, exquisite steaks and seafood, and delectable desserts. 

SWISS ALPS OF TEXAS

With 80 to 130 miles of stunning hilltop views, explore the Medina and Sabinal River areas in Leakey, Texas. Enjoy fishing, hiking, tubing, or an actual dude ranch.

TEXAS PAINTBALL

With ten bunkers, inflated obstacles, and Normandy-style trenches, Texas Paintball offers a day of fun and excitement. Perfect for family bonding, corporate events, and a friendly competition. Located in Jonestown. 

TEXAS ROLLER DERBY

Texas Roller Girls are in town February through August, and an experience on wheels like no other. Learn more about the sport of roller derby, calendar events, and more here.

THE BLACKHEART

For the hip and moody vibe you seek in a dive bar, The Blackheart is where it is at. Part of premiere Rainey Street, this swanky little place offers live music, beer on tap, and the atmosphere of Austin.

THE CARILLON

If luxury is what you seek, The Carillon in Austin is where you'll find it. Enjoy the lounge menu, American fare cuisine, from within the AT&T Center on University. 

THE DOMAIN

High end shopping, luxury dining, and an atmosphere reminiscent of New York, The Domain in Austin brings it all together and then some. You'll need to spend the entire day just to take it all in. 

THE "ROUND" ROCK

Where the city got it's name. (see photos above) You can find the rock, wagon wheel tracks , and history of how the city came to be nestled in Brushy Creek in Round Rock, just off 620. Read more about things to do in Round Rock here. 

THE W

Experience the luxury of this Austin hotel, The W, located at 200 Lavaca in Downtown. Stunning views, nearby exquisite dining, and next door to the Austin City Limits.  

TREATY OAK PARK

See the historic southern live oak in Austin at Treaty Oak Park. The massive tree is the last of a grove that once held 14 giant oaks and served as a meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes.

TWIN FALLS

Part of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Twin Falls is an adventure for everyone in the family with hiking trails, striking natural backdrops, and beautiful views. Accessing the trails to Twin Falls is easiest from Mopac. 

UT CAMPUS: HOME OF THE LONGHORNS

Longhorns, football, and higher education are just part of what makes the University of Texas a grand part of Austin history. Visit the campus, enjoy a game, or just stroll through the massive campus.

UT TOWER

Filled with extensive history, the UT Tower is a distinguished landmark and symbol of accomplishment. The structure of 307 feet tall can be found at 110 Inner Campus Drive in Austin.

VOLENTE BEACH (NOW BEACHSIDE BILLY'S)

This lakeside waterpark is ideal for family fun during the hot summer days of Texas weather. Beachside Billy's boasts fun rides, delicious food, pools, and more. Host a party or just enjoy the day. You an also visit during off season to enjoy the views.

ZILKER PARK

Known as Austin' most-loved park", Zilker Park is surrounded by well-known destinations like Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool for swimming, running, kayaking, paddle boarding, and so much more. It is also home to many events like the Blues on the Green, Bob Marley Fest, and the Zilker Tree.

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