The state capital of Texas, Austin, is a city where visitors can live different unique experiences that range from live music to the Texan lifestyle and a variety of outdoor adventures. Those who plan to visit Austin should know that the city provides them with many outdoor activities they can enjoy during their visit.
Walking, Hiking And Other Outdoor Activities In Zilker Park
Austin is home to over 200 parks, but Zilker Park is definitely the most beautiful and the one that offers the best experiences. If you plan to visit Zilker Park for hiking, you will be able to see the Lady Bird Lake and to stop at the Austin’s Botanical Gardens. Since Zilker Park hosts the city’s most popular outdoor festivals, you might found yourself in the middle of a local theater production or the annual Kite Festival. The best musical festivals in Austin are also organized in the park so make sure you check the schedule to see what activities you can enjoy besides walking and hiking.
Hiking And Biking At Barton Creek Greenbelt
Those who prefer a more serious hiking experience can stop at Barton Creek Greenbelt. Situated a few minutes from downtown, this is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts who love trails that offer them access to gorgeous natural landscapes, such as limestone cliffs, beautiful waterfalls and lush vegetation. The cliffs are also perfect for mountain climbers and those who want to relax after a hiking or biking expedition can enjoy swimming in the natural swimming holes that can be located everywhere in Barton Creek Greenbelt.
Swimming At Barton Springs Pool
Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring-fed pool with warm water year round. This is a popular Austin destination for the hippies and the free spirited inhabitants of the city but also for families with children who are looking for cooling off during a sunny day.
Stand-up Paddleboarding Lessons, Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake, the wonderful lake situated in downtown Austin is the place where visitors can discover the awesome experience of learning a new water sport. Stand-up paddleboarding is a casual sport that can be learned pretty fast and if practiced in Austin it offers the opportunity to admire the amazing skyline of Lady Bird Lake.
Kayaking And Canoeing At Red Bud Isle
Lady Bird Lake is not only amazing for stand-up paddleboarding but also for kayaking and canoeing, especially in the western waters of the lake that surround the Red Bud Isle. The scenic shore of the lake and the relaxing activities are perfect after a busy day in the city.
Seeing A Live Show
Ok, seeing a live show is not necessarily a sporty outdoor activity, but Austin is the live music capital of the world so you cannot miss this opportunity! There are numerous outdoor spaces and venues that host live concerts on a regular basis but also popular annual shows that shouldn’t be missed. Austin was included many times in the Top 10 Fittest Cities and we are pretty sure the live concerts are the reason because you have to dance at a concert, right?