Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Awesome place if you want to get away from the city life and if you like taking pictures of beautiful natures such as plants, flowers, trees and other greeneries. The whole site of the garden looks like a dream.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave
LBJ Wildflower Center contains an expansive area of gardens, fields, majestic trees, and interactive structures centered around environmental education for all ages.
5000 Plaza On The Lk
A beautiful way to start a morning. Hike through nature and discover the 360 bridge.
Barton Springs Pool
2201 Barton Springs Rd
This natural pool is a great place to cool off and hang out. Bring inner tubes and $3 cash. Great for families: lifeguards & no alcohol.
Gus Fruh Park
Do you love intermediate hiking trails and big fat rocks to sun yourself on? If you're craving a new look at the Greenbelt beyond the 360 entrance, this one is a must try.
The park is huge and is great for picnics, jogs, and dog walks! The park centers around a scenic pond where visitors can fish (catch and release only!) Parking is plentiful around the park perimeter.
Bring a blanket and a speaker and some refreshing bevvies and it's almost like you've transported to the west coast. Don't forget the coconut oil!
Lone Star Riverboat
208 Barton Springs Rd
Take a lovely boat ride around Lady Bird Lake & catch an amazing view of the Austin skyline, day or night. The night rides are super romantic and a favorite of couples. Check Groupon for their deals!
Zilker Park Boat Rentals
2201 Barton Springs Rd
Great place for a short time kayak rental! They have singles and doubles, and are perfectly situated below Barton Springs with easy access to Town Lake. Not to mention the great prices!
Onion Creek Greenbelt
7000 Onion Creek Dr
A great spot in southeast Austin for an adventure with the dog. The park is HUGE and other than the playground is entirely off leash. As you can imagine there are a ton of swimmn' holes along the way!
Lake Travis, Tx
16409 Stewart Rd.
Thanks to the recent plethora of rain, Lake Travis is only about 20 feet away from being at full capacity! The lake hasn't been this full for the last 2 years!
Scissortrail Equestrian Center
9513 US HW 183
Summer Camp! Private & group lessons. For all ages. Boarding & event facility. Wonderful experienced instructors. http://www.scissortailhillequestrian.com
Red Bud Isle Park
3401 Redbud Trail
A beautiful dog park island where pups can swim, play, and explore to their heart's content. Limited parking but worth the half hour wait for how much the dogs loved it there!
Butler Park and Republic Square
My favorite park in the city! Never crowded & parking's a breeze. Plenty of open space to play with your pup, and a fountain that lights up at night. Plus you just can't beat that view of downtown!
Mary Moore Searight Off Leash Trail
9400 S 1st St
Great spot in south Austin for a hike with the dog. Off leash area at the northeast corner of the park and some fun, adventurous creek side trails along the southern edge. Your dog will love it!
McKinney Falls State Park
7102 Dee Gabriel Collins Rd
Parked at the upper falls and hiked our way downriver to these lower falls for a swim and some summertime fun
A hidden beach in the middle of the woods? Sounds like an adventure to me! A nice little get away that's not far way. Great place for a picnic date or just to hang and listen to music with friends.
2418 Stratford Dr
Paddle boarding on Town Lake. Wednesday nights are student night with BOGO, so I brought my student ID and 17 of my intern friends. We went at 7 and paddle boarding while the sun was setting was rad!
Mary More Searight Park
907 W Slaughter Ln
The park is a great option to the Greenbelt for those living in south Austin. The southern boundary of the park has lots of creeks and pools the dogs can swim and play in, a must on a day like today!
2402 San Gabriel St
If heaven served a meal this would be it. Not pictured is the even more amazing smoked & salted chocolate mousse!! The meat is so tender and flavorful it will have you back for more, guaranteed!
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