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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy During Spring

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Austin, TX – As the flowers begin to bloom in Central Texas, explore outdoor activities around Austin to get a sense of the fantastic weather and stunning natural scenery the city has to offer. There is no shortage of outdoor activities in Austin for everyone to enjoy.

Austin Spring Fest 

Austin Spring Fest is hosted annually, allowing locals and visitors to spend a beautiful Spring day on Barton Hill Farm. Pick your bouquet from the flower patch, enjoy live music, fresh food, cold beer, hayrides, catch & release fishing, and relax on a swing beneath the shady tree near the Colorado River. This year’s event will be held on select days from April 17th through May 31st. See full details here

Have a Picnic in the Park 

Grab your blanket and a basket full of snacks, and enjoy the spring weather with a picnic in the park! There are dozens of local parks that surround the Austin area with designated picnic spots. Sit out on Zilker Park’s lawn with Downtown Austin as a backdrop, or have lunch by the lake at Emma Long Park.

Get Out on the Lake

Spring is a great time to get out on the lake for a sunset ride or a day filled with learning how to ride the waves. While the water may be a little cold to jump right in, you can still enjoy the Austin lakes from above water. Head out to a local lake for a paddleboard or kayak adventure or rent out a boat for a small group and enjoy the views as you cruise along. 

Take a Twilight Stroll Through the Garden

Located at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, every Tuesday is a night to relax with the wildflowers! Whether it’s a date night, a distanced picnic with friends, or some solo solace, all visitors are welcome to purchase tickets. Each evening will feature live music from local musicians, featured visual artists, a rolling lineup of Austin’s favorite food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages will be available for purchase too. 

Hike & Bike

Hike and bike trails are some of the many great attractions in Austin! With Austin having such a wide range of landscapes, you can either hike and bike downtown or in the hill country. Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors for a brisk walk, run, or bike ride.

Go Camping 

For nitty-gritty outdoor lovers, camping is a beloved activity. 15+ state parks surround the Austin area, with many different options for camping. Pack up the RV and head out of the city for a memorable trip. Those who choose not to travel, set up a campsite in your backyard and have just as much fun with family and friends.

Zipline Through the Forest

Go ziplining through the treetops and get up close and personal with the fresh green leaves. This is an excellent activity for those looking to try something new while being surrounded by nature, including vast trees, forest animals, lakes, and rivers. Austin has a few options for the surrounding area Ziplining, such as Lake Travis Zipline Tours, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, and Zip Lost Pines

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