Parks & Outdoors

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What to Do in Austin this August

Words by Kristen Olson Once the calendar flips over from July to August, it’s easy to start thinking about the busy fall ahead rather than the summer that remains. It may be the official back-to-school seaso...

What to Do in Austin this July

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson Austin has a way of putting a spin on anything it does. This city doesn’t do anything halfway—why watch a movie in a plain movie theater when you can watch in an outdoor cou...
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Free ATX Fun all Summer Long

Austin is great town, arguably the best is Texas, but things can get expensive around here. When your wallet is hurting, you don’t have to be bored. Austin has plenty of free events this Summer that are worth h...
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Best State Parks Near Austin

We all know Austinites love their hiking but visiting Mayfield Park and Zilker over and over again can get boring. Instead of running the same trails, hop in your car and visit some of the amazing state parks t...
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Caving in Austin

The vibrant area that we now call Austin was submerged underwater millions of years ago. Ancient coral and mollusks became limestone bedrock, creating passages and forming beautiful caves. Today these caves att...
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Time For a Tree

As we wave goodbye to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas season is swooping in with full force. With families putting up Christmas lights and decking the halls, Christmas is incomplete without the iconic, ...
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Parks & Outdoors

The City of Austin is designated a Bicycle Friendly Community, and while you’ll find many who bike to work, for most of us biking is for fun or competition. Ride for the Roses Weekend is a long-standing traditi...
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Dog Parks

There are 11 off-leash areas in Austin maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Most parks are open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. barring events or closings for maintenance.   The following are rul...
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Barton Springs

AUSTIN’S SPRING FED GEM-BARTON SPRINGS POOL   Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. Three acres in size, the pool is fed from underground springs and...