Best Spring Break Vacations around Austin

spring break around austin texas – premiere team real estate

March is right around the corner… Do you know what that means? SPRING BREAK. Stay-cations, or participating in a vacation near home, are ever popular now, so let’s look at fifteen fun, for the whole family, activities to make your spring break stay-cation perfect! Here’s a list of Premiere Team Real Estate’s Top 15 favorite places to visit.

  • Zilker Park (& Barton Springs)

 

    1. Family friendly to the max with options for every member of your family! There’s a mini train for the kids, canoeing, an all-age playground, larger-than-life musical instruments, and trails of different difficulties to hike and bike. There’s even a botanical garden! Best of all, the popular Barton Springs, a 3-acre spring, calls Zilker Park its home. This spring holds a year-round temperature of just below seventy degrees, making it a great spring break location. Visit www.zilkerpark.org for more information.
  • Austin Duck Adventures

 

    1. For those families looking to learn with the kids during spring break, this tour is for you. The whole family can ride in a Hydra Terra, a car-boat combination, which is an experience in itself. The tour lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes, and ends at a food truck location so the family can refuel before returning home! Check out http://austinducks.com to view the tour stops.
  • McKinney Falls, Pedernales Falls State Park, or other state parks

 

    1. There are many state parks in the area, and each includes different activities like: hiking, mountain biking, swimming, rivers, streams, waterfalls, fishing, camping, picnicking, and even horseback riding! Visiting a state park allows your family to stay active, enjoy nature, and appreciate the beautiful March weather. Check out http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/nearby/austin to see all of the state parks nearby.
  • Austin Rodeo (3/12/16-3/26/16) @ Travis County Expo Center

 

    1. The rodeo in Austin is a great family friendly event! Be sure to check the schedule – there are concerts you won’t want to miss! Visit www.rodeoaustin.com for more details.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival (3/17/16)

 

    1. Venture out on the seventeenth to experience the Irish culture! Watch Irish dancing, listen to traditional music, learn a little Irish, and let your kids have their faces painted for free! Visit www.stpatricksdayaustin.com to view the schedule of events.
  • Hike Colorado Bend State Park

 

    1. Amateurs and expert hikers alike enjoy this beautiful park. Rumor has it that taking a mile and a half hike leads to Gordon Falls, a big waterfall! Cave tours are also an option at this park. Entrance fee is $5/person. Visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend to learn more.
  • Innerspace Cavern in Georgetown

 

    1. This site has attracted visitors from all over for years. Walk through a real cave while listening to your guide narrate the history and science behind the cavern. For the extra adventurous persons, intermediate and advanced tours spent exploring hidden passages is also an option. Tours priced under $25. Explore online at https://innerspacecavern.com
  • “Tarzan” Musical in Georgetown

 

    1. Did you and your family love the book/movie Tarzan? You’ll love this musical presented at Georgetown Palace. Visit https://www.georgetownpalace.com/eventpage.php?eventID=442 for more information.
  • Zipline Lake Travis

 

    1. Calling all adventurous families! Spend three hours ziplining over beautiful Lake Travis. Prices: $95+ Requirements: Must be between 70 and 250 pounds to enjoy this adventure. Call 512-614-1996 for more information. Check out https://www.ziplaketravis.com and book if you dare.
  • iFly Indoor Skydiving

 

    1. Not sure if you want to try outdoor-jumping-from-a-plane-skydiving? Try iFly first! This is a unique, indoor skydiving experience that can be enjoyed by those aged three and older. Height is less of an issue for this attraction because you don’t have to jump out of a plane at 10,500 feet. Prices: start at $59.95. Visit https://www.iflyworld.com/austin/ for more information. Additional locations are available.
  • Austin Children’s Museum (Thinkery)

 

    1. This place is filled with hands-on activities that {younger} kids will LOVE. Kids are able to create, learn, and express themselves all in one place. Check their website, http://thinkeryaustin.org They offer many discounts!
  • Jordan-Bachmann Pioneer Farms

 

    1. A fun, back-to-the-future trip for families! Tour guides take families through the 1800’s describing chores completed during the time period. There are many animals with which to interact plus many other activities. Visit http://www.pioneerfarms.org to learn more about the Pioneer experience!
  • Go see the bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge

 

    1. Millions of bats make the Congress Avenue Bridge their home, and close to sunset they fly out for the evening to dine on insects. This attraction has become super popular and includes a beautiful view of the capital! Learn more about the history of the bats here http://www.batcon.org/index.php/our-work/regions/usa-canada/protect-mega-populations/cab-intro
  • Kiddie Acres

 

    1. Kiddie Acres is a playground/amusement park dedicated to families with children aged ten and younger – a carousel, pony rides, mini golf, and more! Check the website before you go to see prices and discounts. Additional information can be found at http://www.kiddieacres.com
  • State Capital

 

  1. Finally, top off your stay-cation with a visit to the Texas State Capital! Free guided tours allow families to learn all about our big state. Visit http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/plan/tours/tours.html to read about the general and specialized tours.

For more great ideas or if you are looking to buy, sell or lease, call Mike Cusimano with Premiere Team Real Estate. Article provided by Premiere Team Real Estate’s Editor Meredith Sims