Enjoy a Spring Break Staycation in Austin

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Didn’t make any plans to go away for Spring Break this year? No problem! Austin is such a fun tourist destination anyway, so there is plenty to do right here in our own backyard! Here is our round up of fun ways to spend spring break in Austin.


Take a Hike

  • Secret Beach
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Bull Creek
  • St. Edwards Trail
  • Walnut Creek
  • River Place Nature Trail
  • Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
  • Turkey Creek Trail
  • Balcones District Park
  • Great Hills Park.


Take a Day Trip

  • Waco – Take the kids to the Cameron Park Zoo, the Mayborn Museum, and the Dr. Pepper Museum!
  • San Antonio –  A few of our favorites include the zoo, the DoSeum, and Sea World.
  • Marble Falls – Take the family strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm, then stop for pie at the Bluebonnet Café!
  • Dripping Springs – Explore the famous Hamilton Pool or Westcave Discovery Center (make sure you make reservations before you go)!
  • Fredericksburg – Hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock or pick your own Fredericksburg peaches at a local orchard!


Have Some Indoor Fun

  • Check out a local museum like the Blanton Museum of Art, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, or the Texas Memorial Museum.
  • Take the family climbing at the Austin Bouldering Project.
  • If you have littles ones, let them bounce and play all day at Mt. Playmore, Little Land Play Gym, Hop N Happy, Inflateble Wonderland, Urban Air, Catch Air, or Jumpoline.
  • Take bigger kids to Blazer Tag, Dart Em Up, Main Event, Punch Bowl Social, or Austin’s Park and Pizza.


Play Tourist

  • Visit the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, or go on a street art/mural scavenger hunt and take selfies in front of all our famous murals (like Welcome to Austin or I Love You So Much).
  • Wander around the Cathedral of Junk.
  • Visit the State Capitol.
  • Spend the day at Zilker Park. You can try SUP, canoeing, or kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, have a picnic and play at the park, ride the Zilker Zephyr, go for a (chilly) swim at Barton Springs, or visit the Zilker Botanical Gardens or Austin Nature and Science Center.
  • Take pictures among the bluebonnets at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  • Spend an entire day at 3 of Austin’s best places- all right next to each other! Go for a hike at the Mayfield Park, explore the art of the Laguna Gloria, and hike to the top of Mt. Bonnell.
  • Picnic at a local park. Some favorites include Mary Moore Searight Park, Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park, Springwoods Park, Lake Pflugerville, Katherine Fleisher Park, Little Stacy Park, Pease Park, Ramsey Park, Mueller Lake Park, Play For All Abilities Park, and McKinney Falls State Park.

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