Still scratching your head when it comes to Spring Break? We’ve rounded up a list of our residents’ favorite places to go and things to do. Grab the family and have fun!
Picnic in the Park
Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course
There’s so much to do at this 46-acre park it’s hard to know where to start. Play disc golf, hit the batting cages or challenge your kids at the skate park. There are also Little League games every weekend in the spring, hike-and-bike trails, a playground, pavilion, BBQ grills and more.
Devine Lake Park
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
Grab your fishing poles and putter by the water. This 45-acre regional park features a fishing pond, picnic area, playground, trails and BBQ grills.
6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Unleash Fido at the dog park or launch kayaks on Lakewood Lake. There’s also a fishing pier, skate park, playground, pavilion and sports courts.
Trail of Trains
Traverse downtown Leander and take in the sight of artfully decorated concrete trains.
The Esports Cave
3-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
You could play video games at home, or you could join other gamers at this high-tech, state-of-the-art gaming center featuring 48 PCs and lots of Switches, PS4s and the latest games.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
$135 per person
The longest and fastest zip line in Texas is something your family must do at least once. Reserve a three-hour tour that includes all necessary equipment, boat transportation, and bottled water as well as access to a private lake.
Take in a Game
7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 17
$15-$30 per person
The Spurs take on the Birmingham Squadron at H-E-B Center for a basketball game you don’t want to miss!
7 p.m. Sat., March 12
$18-$52 per person
Cheer on the Texas Stars as they take to the ice for a game against the Tucson Roadrunners.
Windy Point Park
There are 17 parks on Lake Travis but only Windy Point is considered a hot spot for scuba diving. In addition, there are primitive camp sites and a beautiful picnic area.
The largest restaurant in Texas is a must-see after a day on the lake. Located on a bluff 450 feet above Lake Travis, the 30,000-square-foot restaurant offers a spectacular menu, beautiful views and live music.
Want to set sail on the lake but don’t own your own boat? No problem. Lake Travis has more than 50 boat rental venues operating on the lake.
Austin Day Trips
Leander Metro Rail
$2.50 for a day pass, kids 10 and under ride free
Why drive when you can hope on to Capital Metro? The Leander MetroRail provides train service between the City of Leander and downtown Austin.
5 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
The 361-acre park in the heart of Austin is the perfect place to play. The park is home to picnic facilities, bike/canoe rentals, a disc golf course, a large playground for children, the Zilker Zephyr train and Barton Springs Pool, an urban oasis where swimmers plunge into 68-degree, spring-fed waters.
8 a.m-10 p.m. Sun.-Sat., March 12-26
Ticket prices vary
Rodeo Austin returns with “Gritty Fun” for the entire family. Enjoy Pro-Rodeo events, live music, a carnival and more.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
$16.95 adults, $13.95 kids 2-12
Walk and talk with the animals! There are plenty of animals to see plus opportunities to chat with the zookeepers, ride a train and get up close with Galapagos Tortoises and Capybaras.